1. Wow wee!
    Kudos to you Amanda for taking a stab at making this!
    From the onset it doesn’t seem too complex but marrying the right amount of flavors, to your point, is the tricky part.
    Well done lady love ❤

  2. in the summer before 6th grade i went on holiday with my parents to S.Korea for a week. we typically ate bulgogi and didn’t venture toooooo far from that. until a local friend took us out to eat and ordered this soup for me. i remember when i tried it i exclaimed: IT’S COLD SOUP, IT’S COLDDDDD!
    what a novelty for a kid. i tried it again recently at our local restaurant and it didn’t taste like my childhood. which basically means i either need to find another place that serves this or make it myself.

    • What a great memory. My first cold soup was gazpacho and I was borderline offended. Now I love it. I’d love to go to south Korea to try it there. Until then I’ll stick to ktown!

  3. This is new to me and sounds amazing. No chance of being overheated right now in England (we’ve had two weeks worth of cold rain in 4 hours 🙁 ) but the idea of eating out of a mixing bowl…..bring it on I say!

    • Ha! Thanks. We’ve been traveling up north a bit and it’s not terribly hot here either. Lot’s of rain. But the soup is so good, especially out of a mixing bowl.

  4. This is one of my favorite dishes!! I used to get it when I visited a Korean spa in Chicago where they had a little restaurant inside that you could eat at in your spa bathrobe. I love Korean food it’s one of my favorites.

    • Thanks, Michelle. My very close friend/coworker is Korean and I let him do all the ordering. This one was a deeper for sure. I’d love to eat with you through New York city. 🙂

  5. Lovely soup, Amanda. I wouldn’t know where to get most of those ingredients, but it sounds truly delicious, and I love cucumber and noodles in a cold soup, I’ve been doing Asian inspired miso soups and cold dishes all summer using those two ingredients, just not in such as sophisticated way as you did here!

    • Awesome, md. So funny you’d say that because I remember having gazpacho for the first time and thinking it wasn’t real soup because it was cold. I was 11. But it’s real soup and so much more just like this one. Give yourself some time to prepare it because the brisket takes time. Hope you’re well!

  6. You almost make me wish I lived in a big city! The soup is so intriguing and I love your photos! I was once walking around Boston by myself when my husband was doing something at Harvard, and I stopped into a little Vietnamese place and bought a pre-packed lunch, which isn’t what I typically do but I wanted to cover more ground, and it was an unbelievably fabulous meal, and it cost $4.

    • So funny you’d say that. I’m in Maine now rediscovering how much I love being out of a city and yet this is one if the very things I love about being near a cultural center. The soup is such a great way to cool off and such a wonderful experience to eat, slurping though a giant bowl. Boston us a fun city. Im glad you got to galavant a bit.

  7. This is one of my Korean husband’s favorite dishes, and yours looks great. I haven’t made a Korean dish in ages because we usually just go to Koreatown when the cravings strike, but you have inspired me to try again. I will definitely make your recipe. Thanks!

    • I hear you. The most authentic and easiest is just to hit up ktown. If you really want to impress him i also have an easy recipe for bi bim bap that came out amazingly well and soondubu for colder days. I really love Korean food. So cool that your husband loves this dish. Enjoy!

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