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I was just watching a Korean recipe video that claims gamjatang is “hangover soup”. I mentioned that the hangover soup I became familiar with during the 10 years I lived in South Korea was haejangguk (actually means “hangover soup”). My Korean wife (lived in Korea most of her life) disagrees, but she doesn’t cook much at all (…and that’s why I visit your site often… to make her happy).

Anyhow… who calls gamjatang “hangover soup”? Is that correct at all? I asked the question on the woman’s facebook page and she said that gamjatang was the same, but potatoes are the only difference. That is definitely not my experience, if Korean restaurants in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do can be trusted. What do YOU think????