Tteokbokki – Spicy Korean Rice Cakes

October 2, 2022
Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki – Spicy Korean Rice Cakes

Tteokbokki is one of Korea’s most popular street meals. With this simple tteokbokki recipe, you can prepare it at home. It’s spicy, slightly sweet, tasty, umami-rich, and incredibly addicting! So much so that even if your stomach is already full, you’ll have room for these spicy rice cakes!

What is tteokbokki?

Tteokbokki (떡볶이), also known as simmering rice cake, is a famous Korean dish made from small-sized garae-tteok (long, white, cylinder-shaped rice cakes) known as tteokmyeon (떡면; “rice cake noodles”) or more popularly tteokbokki-tteok (떡볶이 떡; “tteokbokki rice cakes”). Tteokbokki is frequently coupled with eomuk (fish cakes), boiled eggs, and scallions in meals. It can be seasoned with either a spicy gochujang (chili paste)-based sauce or a non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce)-based sauce; the former is the most frequent form, while the latter is less common and often called gungjung-tteokbokki (royal court tteokbokki).

Curry-tteokbokki, cream sauce-tteokbokki, jajang-tteokbokki, seafood-tteokbokki, rose-tteokbokki, galbi-tteokbokki, and other types are now available. Tteokbokki is often purchased and consumed in bunsikjip (snack bars) and pojangmacha (restaurants) (street stalls). There are also restaurants that specialize on tteokbokki, known as jeukseok tteokbokki (impromptu tteokbokki). Because rice cakes (garae-tteok) may be purchased pre-packaged and semi-dehydrated, it is also a popular home food.

Source:

Tteokbokki. (2022, June 5). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tteokbokki

What are the ingredients tteokbokki recipe?

Tteokbokki sauce

For increased spice, gochugaru (고추가루, Korean red chili pepper flakes) is sometimes added. It ups the heat without changing the saltiness or sweetness. Simply use sugar or other sugar substitutes to add sweetness.

Tteokbokki Spicy Korean Rice Cakes

How to make tteokbokki

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Ingredients

If using, anchovy broth

Sauce Tteokbokki

Optional

INSTRUCTIONS

FAQ

Where can I buy tteokbokki rice cakes?

Rice cakes for tteokbokki can be found in the refrigerated or frozen area of Korean grocery stores or most Asian retailers. They will be delivered vacuum-packed in a sealed container.

How to store tteokbokki?

Tteokbokki can be refrigerated for up to two days. Add little extra soup stock or water when reheating. It won’t be as raunchy as the first time.

What other broth can I use if I don’t have anchovy broth?

Water is widely used to make tteokbokki. You can also use any type of broth, such as vegetable or chicken broth.

How can I reheat tteokbokki?

When refrigerated and cold, rice cakes become firm. Microwave leftover rice cakes for 1 minute, or until soft and tender. If necessary, add 1 tablespoon of water and mix to blend.

Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki – Spicy Korean Rice Cakes

Tteokbokki is one of Korea’s most popular street meals. With this simple tteokbokki recipe, you can prepare it at home.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Korean
Servings 3 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of tteokbokki tteok about 24 3-inch long rice cake pieces
  • 1-2 sheets eomuk fish cake
  • 4 oz green cabbage yangbaechu
  • 1 or 2 scallions
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

If using anchovy broth

  • 8-10 medium to large dried anchovies about 0.5 ounces (15 grams), Alternatively, a broth package might be used.
  • 1 dasima dried kelp piece, approximately 3-inch square
  • ¼ medium onion coarsely chopped

Sauce Tteokbokki

  • 3 cups water or anchovy broth use 4 cups for more sauce
  • 3 tbsp of gochujang
  • 1-3 tsp gochugaru
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar use 1 tablespoon for less sweet tteokbokki
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup or oligo syrup – if not using, use more sugar

Optional

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs

Instructions
 

  • Soak the rice cakes for approximately 20 minutes (can be longer for refrigerated rice cakes).
  • Cut the fish cake, cabbage, and scallions into 2-inch strips.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the dried anchovies, dry kelp, and onion with 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and keep it there for 10 minutes. If your heat is really high, reduce it to near-medium. Remove the anchovies, dasima, and onion from the soup and set aside.
  • Stir in the sauce ingredients to dissolve the red chili pepper paste (gochujang).
  • Mix in the rice cakes. Boil for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the rice cakes are extremely soft and the sauce has thickened. This may take longer depending on the size of your rice cakes. Stir constantly to prevent the rice cakes from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the veggies, garlic, and fish cakes in the pan. Continue to boil for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Depending on the rice cakes, you may need to cook them for longer to achieve the ideal level of tenderness. As needed, add more broth or water. With 2 to 3 minutes left, add the scallions and the eggs. Adjust the seasoning to taste if necessary. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Tteokbokki can be refrigerated for up to two days. Add little extra soup stock or water when reheating. It won’t be as raunchy as the first time.
  • Water is widely used to make tteokbokki. You can also use any type of broth, such as vegetable or chicken broth.
  • When refrigerated and cold, rice cakes become firm. Microwave leftover rice cakes for 1 minute, or until soft and tender. If necessary, add 1 tablespoon of water and mix to blend.
Keyword Spicy Korean Rice Cakes, Tteokbokki
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