Tteok-bokki (떡볶이): How To Cook Korean Food (Stir-fried Spicy Rice Cakes)

Tteok-bokki is spicy and sweet stir-fried rice cakes that is a common Korean street food and very popular with kids and everyone in South Korea. In this episode of Waecookin’| Rachel teaches Paul how to cook Tteok-bokki and Paul tries to put his western twist on the dish. What is he going to do? Whose will taste better?

Special guest judges Lee and Won from Korea join this episode to determine which one taste better for the final episode of season 1 of WaeCookin’!

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Show Notes
0:33 – What is Tteok-bokki?
1:01 – Ingredients for cooking Tteok-bokki.
2:02 – Step 1: Add 200 ml of water to the frying pan and heat.
2:40 – Step 2: Add 2 table spoons of chili pepper paste and mix.
3:10 – Step 3: Add 2 level table spoons of red chili pepper powder and mix.
3:26 – Step 4: Add 2 spoons of soy sauce and mix .
3:42 – Step 5: Add 4 table spoons of brown sugar and mix.
4:22 – Stop 6:Cut the fish cake into even slices.
5:42 – Step 7: Add the rice cake to the frying pan.
5:59 – Step 8: Cut the green onions.
6:10 – Step 9: Add 1 table spoon of crushed garlic and stir.
6:57 – Paul talks about what street food he likes and has tried.
8:10 – Step 10: Add the fish cake to the frying pan and stir.
9:11 – Step 11: Add the green onions| stir and finished.
10:13 – Rachel and Paul taste test the Tteok-bokki.
10:31 – Paul shows how he will add his western twist to the Tteok-bokki.
12:57 – Paul and Rachel taste test Paul’s fusion dish.
13:58 – Guest judges Won and Lee join to taste and judge the dishes.
15:41 – The judges make her final judgement and picks the winner.
16:40 – End show credits.
17:02 – Final message from Rachel and Paul.

Ingredients for Tteok-bokki (떡볶이)

– 5 slices of fish cake
– 4 green onions
– cylinder rice cake
– soy sauce
– red chili pepper powder
– chili pepper paste
– sesame oil
– crushed garlic
– brown sugar
– salt

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I have lived and worked in South Korea for over 15 years now. I have spent those years in the Changwon City area, including JinHae and Masan. I run a podcast on South Korea, local social media sites, and run events for giving back to the community here.