Bugeo Guk (Korean Dried Pollack Soup)
We had ourselves a light and healthy bugeo guk (dried pollack soup) with our meal tonight. We have been holding off on this dish simply because it's a ripoff to buy at our local Korean market (we paid $13 for an 8 oz bag) and wanted to wait until our next trip to Chicago where we could buy some higher quality and less expensive Korean goods. Anyways, we bought it in the end and the taste alone proved its worth. Just some quick info, the soup is known as "hangover soup" with many alcohol-loving Koreans seeking this out after a hard night of drinking (I used to be one of them). It has a light taste and the fish pieces have a soft and inviting texture that goes perfect with a bowl of rice and some refreshing side dishes. There are several variations but I included the basics down below.