Kkori (kkoli) Gomtang 꼬리곰탕 in translation is Korean Oxtail Soup which is tasty, delicious and comforting soup.
This particular soup made it frequently in front of me while I was sick last month.
I made a huge pot of this soup and ate it in two days. Then I made it twice after I recovered.
It was so good that I simply could not stop eating, plus it was really good for my stomach.
At that moment It was just what I needed and to honestly tell you the truth it is way better than any chicken noodle soup.
The best part for me about Korean cuisine besides tastiness is how many dishes are spicy with a special unique aroma and distinguished taste.
It just opens up your appetite and you would ask for more. The color of the dishes is always just incredible too.
Korean table setting or “bansang” Banchan (반찬 panch-an) is a central fixture of a Korean meal.
It refers to the small side dishes where Koreans serve their most traditional delicacies such as red chili pepper paste, soy sauce, kimchi, etc.;
Additionally, if you didn’t know, Soups and Stews are not considered as a part of the bunchan.
Oxtail Soup looks difficult but it’s actually very simple not at all. Even though it takes a long time to cook, it’s totally worth the wait! But you can always use a pressure cooker.
I made Napa(Chinese) Cabbage Kimchi (배추-baechu 김치-kimchi) that you see in the photos.
Koreans have many kinds of Kimchi depending on the season and over 200 types, but one made from Napa or Chinese cabbage is the most common one.
For some of you that don’t know what Kimchi is.
Well, basically it is a fermented vegetable. The difference between regular Sauerkraut and Napa Cabbage Kimchi is in preparation and spices.
It is very flavorful and if you make it at home you can adjust the heat, too although you have nonspicy kimchi which is called “white kimchi/
I like my food with a lot of heat, so mine was very spicy because I used more Red Chili pepper powder or gochugaru, but it is again optional how much is too much for you.
We bought a jar from my local store and it was mild, almost not as spicy so I decided to get everything and give it a try.
Thankfully my first try was a success and I started to make kimchi from that moment on; because not only that it is delicious but it is considered one of the healthiest foods.
Why am I writing about kimchi? Well because Koreans eat kimchi with
almost every meal.
Hey, if you get inspired and make this Korean Oxtail Soup, please tag me on Instagram.
@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see all your tasty creations. Thank you so much in advance!