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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.
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)

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.

7. This dish is best served warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1212 Calories from Fat 148

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.4%

Saturated Fat 3 g15.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.3 mg7.1%

Sodium 2045.7 mg85.2%

Total Carbohydrates 235 g78.3%

Dietary Fiber 16.5 g65.8%

Sugars 17.7 g

Protein 31 g61.9%

Vitamin A 116.3% Vitamin C 46.1%

Calcium 16.9% Iron 31.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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