Korean Food

This soup smells like wet socks?

I tried 청국장 for my very first time. 청국장 (Cheonggukjang) is a thick soup that's made from soybeans that have been fermented, and fermented soybeans smell a bit like wet socks. Actually, the closest thing to 청국장 is a regular soup called 된장찌개, but 청국장 has a stronger flavor as it's more condensed. If you've tried 된장찌개 before, just imagine that the flavor is much stronger and you have 청국장.

Personally I'm not a big fan of it, but it was good enough to eat and I'd be fine having it again.

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