Sunday, June 17, 2018

miyeokguk -

Miyeokguk (미역국) is the guk which is the main ingredient miyeok, (brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida). The fruit is made from bone beef bone and soy sauce. According to tradition, Korean people provide seaweed soup to newborn mothers because it is believed miyeok can multiply asi. Eating miyeok soup is also done on birthdays.

In ancient times, the father-in-law who waited for his grandson was born would buy his own long-sized miyeok in the market. In order not to crumble, miyeok brought home on the back tied straw ropes. Straw is believed to drive out evil spirits. They believe, if miyeok broken or broken, the mother will trouble during childbirth.