Alternative names Noodles in cold soybean soup
Type Guksu
Course Cold
Place of origin Korea
Main ingredients Noodles (wheat flour), soybean soup
Food energy
(per 1 serving)
110 kcal (461 kJ)[1]
Cookbook: Kong-guksu  Media: Kong-guksu
Korean name
Hangul 콩국수
Revised Romanization kong-guksu
McCune–Reischauer k'ong-guksu
IPA [kʰoŋ.ɡuk̚.s͈u]

Kong-guksu[2] (콩국수) or noodles in cold soybean soup[2] is a seasonal Korean noodle dish served in a cold soy milk broth. It comprises noodles made with wheat flour and soup made from ground soybeans.[3] It is unknown when Korean people started eating kongguksu; however, in accordance with the mention of the dish along with kkaeguksu (깨국수, sesame noodle soup) in Siui jeonseo, a Joseon cookbook published around the late 19th century, it is presumed to have originated at least as early as the 19th century.[4]

See also


  1. "kong-guksu" 콩국수. Korean Food Foundation (in Korean). Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. 1 2 (in Korean) "주요 한식명(200개) 로마자 표기 및 번역(영, 중, 일) 표준안" [Standardized Romanizations and Translations (English, Chinese, and Japanese) of (200) Major Korean Dishes] (PDF). National Institute of Korean Language. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2017-02-15. Lay summary.
  3. Koo Chun-sur (Fall 2003). "Kongguksu and Kkaeguksu: Health Food for Keeping Cool". <Koreana> hosted by The Korea Foundation. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  4. "Kongguksu (콩국수)" (in Korean). Korean traditional food resource portal. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
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