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Wahiawa family’s spicy kim chee soup carries matriarch’s spirit

  • RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Gloria Nakea, top, adds tofu to her kim chee soup, a recipe passed down from her mother, Ruthie Wee Becht.

  • RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Ruthie Wee Becht is pictured in a framed photo next to a bowl of soup that her daughter made using a recipe Becht developed.

Gloria Nakea’s mother reinvented the classic Korean dish of kim chee soup, adding nontraditional ingredients and developing a cooking process that keeps it just spicy enough, with all the ingredients the right texture. Read more

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