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Korean Food: Royal Palace Tteokbokki (궁중 떡볶이)

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Tteokbokki is one of the most popular Korean street food snacks in Korea. If you are familiar with tteokbokki, you may easily imagine the spicy red tteokbokki. However, today I will show you a very different flavor of tteokbokki, “royal palace tteokbokki.”
Ingredients
Main ingredients:
  Sticky rice cakes 30 Medium (2-inch)
  Beef 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (3 ounces)
  Dried shiitake mushrooms 2 Medium, thinly sliced (Soaked and drained)
  Onion 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sweet peppers 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chop (cut into 2-inch length and 1/4-inch thin strips)
  Carrot 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chop (cut into 2-inch length and 1/4-inch thin strips)
  Hot pepper 1 (Optional)
Seasoning ingredients:
  Soy sauce 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon (3- 3 1/2)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon (1 1/2-2)
  Minced garlic 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped green onion 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Shiitake mushroom broth/Water 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Soak the shiitake mushrooms in water for 10 minutes. Take out the mushrooms after 10 minutes and squeeze out the water. Save the broth for later. Slice the mushrooms into thin pieces.

MAKING
2. In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the seasoning except the sesame seeds. Adjust the amount of soy sauce and sugar as per your taste.
3. Take a bowl and add into it the beef, mushrooms and 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mixture and mix well. Marinate and set it aside while you prepare the other ingredients.
4. In a pan of boiling water add the frozen sticky rice cakes and cook for about 2 minutes until they become soft.
5. Once the rice cakes are done cooking drain the water
6. In a heated pan brown the marinated beef and mushrooms on medium. Add the onions and carrots and fry for about a minute on high heat.
6. Add the rice cakes, sweet peppers, hot peppers and the rest of the seasoning mixture. Fry for 5 more minutes on high heat until the rice cakes and all the vegetables absorb the flavor of the seasoning. Add 2 tablespoons of water or the mushroom broth.

SERVING
7. Once done cooking, sprinkle sesame seeds before serving and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Korean
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Subtitle: 
Korean Royal Palace Rice Cakes, Beef And Vegetable Stir Fry
On the list of most popular Korean street foods, Tteokbokki is one that is surely going to be one of the top. The Koreans love this red spicy rice cake snack and make it at home too. Aeri shows us a different version of this classic Korean street food. It is the Royal Palace tteokbokki, like the one served to the king and his royal family. Wow, a dish that Korean kings and queens used to eat, isn’t it special? Well make a royal dish in your kitchen too. Stir fry the sticky rice cakes with shiitake mushrooms.

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