Tteokbokki (dukboki) is a popular Korean snack food, but we enjoyed it for dinner on Sunday evening. It is very easy to make, and only takes a couple of minutes.
1 T sesame oil
1 cup water
1.5 cups rice cakes (buy frozen in a Korean market)
2 T Gochujang paste (the best condiment in the world)
1-1.5 T sugar
2 Korean fish cakes (pressed fish - you buy in a package at a Korean market)
2 green onions, chopped
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
Heat the oil in a wok. Add the water and rice cakes. Add the gochujang paste. Chop the fish cakes into bite sized strips about the same size as the rice cakes you're using. Toss those in. Add sugar. Stir and cook until rice cakes are softened, and some of the water has evaporated/absorbed creating a nice saucy dish.
Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds & enjoy.
We had kimchi on the side, because it's awesome.
Have you tried gochujang paste yet?
If not, get on it! You can thank me later.