Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is not an unpopular market to visit, though it’s still relatively difficult if you can’t speak any Korean. Gwangjang Market is Korea’s...
While it looked similar and it had duck as the main ingredient, it wasn’t as thick as the oritang that I had become accustomed to eating in the north. My father-in-law explained that this was actually oritang and what I had wanted based on my description was oribaesuk (오리백숙). I had never heard of the latter and was sure that my teacher friends had always ordered the former, but it seems there is quite a difference.
Fermented soybean paste soup, or deonjang jjigae (된장찌개), is one of those very common soups to see on restaurant tables as well as in the home. It’s one of those soups that also might take a little time to get used to with it’s salty taste.