Tongin Market Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

In Korea, tteokbokki (tech-boke-ee) comes in many guises. The ubiquitous street-food version consists of rice cakes floating in a sweet-spicy sauce made with corn syrup and gochujang (Korean chile paste). This take, served in only one particular market in Seoul, was the simplest and most delicious I had--crisp on the outside and chewy within. You'll find rice cakes for tteokbokki at Korean markets; they're about the size of a thumb. There really is no substitute for gochugaru (Korean ground chile). It's earthier and far less spicy than many other ground chiles.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

More From Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands On: 7 Minutes
Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 264
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.9g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 254mg
  • Calcium: 5mg

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces rice cakes for tteokbokki (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground Korean chile (gochugaru)
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add rice cakes; boil 2 minutes or just until rice cakes float. Drain and rinse well with cold water. Drain.
  2. 2. Place rice cakes in a medium bowl. Add chile, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add rice cake mixture; sauté 5 minutes or until rice cakes are crisp and evenly blistered, stirring frequently.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Tongin Market Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes) Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy