If there’s one thing that you should know about Koreans, it’s that Koreans love their soup! That’s why you’ll find countless different dishes that involve a hearty broth that captures the essence of both meats and vegetables alike.
Seolleongtang, or Sul Lung Tang, is a beef broth soup that is made by extracting flavors from ox bones. The broth simmers for hours so that the bone marrow and collagen from the bones melt slowly. The result is a broth that is milky white in color and filled with minerals and nutrients that will cure almost any sickness (yes, even that dreaded hangover!). Add some glass noodles and tender beef brisket, grab a bowl of rice, and your seolleongtang is ready!
Seolleongtang is usually served without any additional seasoning in order to preserve the purity of the broth. But you can cater your seolleongtang to your liking by adding salt, pepper, green onions, and kimchi juice. Yup, feel free to just pour kimchi juice into your broth to give it a bit of a spicy kick.
Han Bat Sul Lung Tang in L.A.’s Koreatown is THE place to go for seolleongtang. It’s exactly the kind of hole-in-the-wall place, which serves a rendition of this dish that is nothing short of authentic perfection.
Han Bat Sul Lung Tang
4163 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 383 – 9499
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[Photos: Melissah Yang]