Bajirak is a type of shellfish and found mostly in Korea, Japan, and China. Its English name is Manila Clam or Little-neck (short-neck) Clam, often used for making broth.  Kalguksu means hand made, knife cut noodles. It is a summer time meal.


  • Water 1500ml (3 pint)
  • Raw kalguksu noodles for 2 people ~ 300 gm
  • Shellfish 200g (including shells)
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1/6 a zucchini
  • 1 medium size potato
  • 1/6 a carrot
  • 1 stalk of spring onion
  • Anchovy powder 2 tsp
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Salt


  1. Soak the shellfish in salt water for about 1 hour.
  2. Thin slice all the vegetables.
  3. Boil the water.
  4. Add the anchovy powder and shellfish and boil until the shells open.
  5. Rinse the noodles in cold water.
  6. Add the noodles. Stir them with chopsticks. (Make sure the noodles don’t stick to each other.)
  7. Add all the vegetables.
  8. Boil it for about 5-6 minutes.
  9. Add the soy sauce. Adjust the taste with salt as you need.
  10. Serve it in a bowl. (Recommend with Kimchi.)