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Korean Food: TteokBokKi (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.
Ingredients
Main ingredients:
  Sticky rice cake sticks 2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into 2-inch pieces (15 sticks approx)
  Fried fish cakes 2
  Cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into 4-inch long pieces
  Onion 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), cut into 4-inch long pieces
  Carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut diagonal 2-inch pieces
  Green onion stalks 1 Large, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Broth ingredients:
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Kelp seaweed 6
  Dried anchovy 1 Packet (Optional)
Sauce ingredients:
  Red pepper paste 3 Tablespoon
  Red pepper powder 1 Tablespoon
  Corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic cloves 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon (For garnishing)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a medium pan, add water, kelp, dried anchovy and 2 pieces of fish cake. Boil for about 10 minutes.
2. After 10 minutes remove the fish cakes, anchovies and kelp pieces from the broth. Retain the fish cakes for later use in the recipe.
3. Into the broth add all the ingredients for the sauce and cook it for 5 minutes.
4. To the pan now add the rice cakes, cabbage, onion and carrots into the sauce. Cook it until the cakes becomes soft.
5. Meanwhile cut the fish cakes into 2-inch pieces.
6. Once the rice cakes are soft, add the fish cakes and cook for one more minute. Add the green onions and cook for another minute and turn off the heat.
7. Remove from the heat and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top to garnish.

SERVING
7. This dish is best served warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Subtitle: 
Korean Sticky Rice Cakes In Spicy-Sweet Sauce
This classic Korean street food snack barely needs any introduction. Ask a Korean what is the most popular and favorite food to be found in almost any corner of the city at almost any hour sold in Pojangmacha or “covered wagons”. “Tteokbokki,” will be the answer. While the street vendor sanitation can be questionable, not many people really care when it comes to this deliciously spicy and comforting snack. Watch Aeri make her home version of this thick chewy tteok covered in the red hot, slightly sweet sauce.

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2 Comments

Hasan Gok's picture
WOwwwww looks so tasty i was almost eating my computer :P thank you so mcuh i can't wait to try out teokkbokki 캄사함니다! ^_^
Hasan Gok's picture
by the way i liked that you put Cooking Cooking by Super Junior ^_^