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Can you really cook an egg in it?

I’ve written many times about soon dubu — the Korean tofu soup that arrives at the table bubbling furiously in a superheated crock made of volcanic stone. You then crack an egg into the soup and let it cook.

People who have never tried the soup — or even visualized it — have asked me if it really cooks the egg. Well, take a look at this soon dubu, soon after it arrived at my table at So Kong Dong, my favorite soon dubu house on Buford Highway. This video should leave no doubts.

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Jere

June 29th, 2010
3:58 pm

OMG — this looks delish — I’ll be going there for lunch tomorrow

Minjenah

June 29th, 2010
4:36 pm

HotlantaHobo

June 29th, 2010
5:18 pm

It would not only be cooked, but hard-boiled in no time in that cauldron. Korean egg-drop soup.

A

June 29th, 2010
5:45 pm

I can make a poached egg with a baggie.

JDHGT

June 30th, 2010
11:02 am

Soon dubu is my favorite Korean dish…this post made me so hungry

LindaB

June 30th, 2010
1:33 pm

Since we discovered the tofu soup at So Kong Dong, we can hardly eat anywhere else on Buford Highway. Sinus-clearing perfection.

[...] John Kessler posts video proof that soon dubu, a Korean tofu soup served bubbling hot, can really cook an egg after it’s brought to the table. [...]