Sagol Guksi (사골국시): Bone Marrow Soup Noodles


[sagol: bone marrow, beef bone stock, guksi: noodle soup]

I made a delicious and fast (if you already have sagol broth) noodle soup with sagol broth or bone marrow broth. In fact, it was my first time experimenting with this dish and came out so yummy, it became my favorite noodle dish. It only took about 15-20 minutes and was simple to make yet extremely satisfying. This dish came from a few inspirations, a Korean TV show that featured a famous restaurant in Seoul that specializes in a noodle soup with beef/bone marrow stock and my favorite restaurant in Seoul, Hanwoori (한우리) that has the best guksoo-jeongol (국수전골, beef noodle stew). You can make it spicy or mild.

Related recipes: sagol-guk

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 5-6 cups of sagol broth (사골국, bone marrow stock)
  • 2 servings (about 150g or 5 ounces) of kalguksoo (칼국수, Korean wheat noodles), dried or fresh
  • 1/2 medium sized yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • About 1 cup of mushrooms, thinly sliced (I used enoki and shitake mushrooms)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoons of gochugaru (고추가루, Korean red pepper powder) – optional
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper chili, thinly sliced – optional
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  1. Bring the sagol broth to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, cut the vegetables.IMG_3487
  3. Add the kalguksoo or Korean wheat noodles, onion, garlic and mushrooms.IMG_3004IMG_3490 IMG_3492
  4. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. I used the dried kind, so the total cooking time for the noodles was 8 minutes.
  5. When the noodles are about 2 minutes shy of being fully cooked, add the scallions and season with salt and pepper.IMG_3493
  6. Add the gochugaru (고추가루, Korean red pepper powder) and red chili. You can skip the gochugaru and red chili if you don’t like it spicy. Another option is if you have family members who like it spicy and others who don’t like it spicy like children, simply serve the non-spicy sagol-guksi first. Add the gochugaru and red chili at the end and serve the spicy version. The gochigaru only needs a minute or two to cook in the soup.IMG_3495 IMG_3500IMG_3503

3 thoughts on “Sagol Guksi (사골국시): Bone Marrow Soup Noodles

  1. hey, v. can i use oxtail soup broth? i made ggorigomtang, and we had it yesterday and was planning on using it for mandoo guk, but you think the kalguksu would work, too?

    • HI Janet!
      Yes- what a great idea! Simply remove the bones from the kkori-gomtang. It will look even better if you garnish with the meat on top. If your broth is too thick, simply add a little water.

  2. Pingback: Sagol-guk (사골국): Beef Bone Marrow Soup/Broth | Gangnam Kitchen

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