맵다), meaning "hot and spicy", and tang, meaning "soup". As its main ingredient, fresh or saltwater fish is cut into several pieces and boiled with ground beef, green vegetables such as watercress and garland chrysanthemum. Onion, radish, chilis, crown daisy, garlic and sometimes zucchini and bean curd are added to the mixture to absorb the chili pepper paste which is the main flavoring of this dish. It is then seasoned with chili powder, garlic, soy sauce, and additional gochujang may be added once more to taste.
This soup is one of Korea's most popular dishes while drinking soju. If ordered with hoe at a restaurant, the soup is often then made from the leftover part of the fish.