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Miyuk Gook, Seaweed Soup, is known as the Birthday soup. Just like birthday cakes, it's a ritual most Koreans would follow. One would ask the birthday person if he/she ate Miyuk Gook that day.
Some actually skip a birthday cake, but still eat Miyuk Gook and the other way around...OR BOTH!
Recently it was my friend's, Gwen (Hi, Gwen!), Birthday. We happened to talk about Miyuk Gook and started to wonder about why Koreans actually eat Miyuk Gook. Why Miyuk Good for birthdays???
I guess I was very ignorant about it till now. So thanks to Gwen, I researched and is as follows:
Miyuk Gook is a birthday soup but also given to post-partum mothers who just had a child. This is where it was all connected. So let me explain about the new moms first.