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Tteokbokki – rice cakes with sweet and spicy sauce

What is better than a delicious and full of flavor snack? Today we will talk about tteokbokki (떡볶이), one of the most appreciated Korean street food within Korea and abroad. Tasty rice cakes cooked with fish cakes and green onion in a sweet and spicy sauce. Let’s cook together


tteokbokki ingredientis

  • 1 pound ( 500 grams) of tteok (rice cakes)
  • 1/2  (250 grams) pound fish cakes (250 grams)
  • 1 ts of curry powder
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 ts gochujang (chili paste)
  • 1 ts gochugaru (chilli powder)
  • 1 ts brown sugar
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 cups (400 ml) of water



  1. Slice fish cakes in small pieces
  2. Slice the green onion
  3. Put all ingredients in a big pan and pour the water

tteokbokki ingredients in the pan


  1. Start cooking setting the fire to medium heat
  2. Stir often with a wooden spoon, untile the rice cakes will be soft and the sauce will be thick (10 – 15 minutes), adding a bit of water if needed. If you use frozen rice cakes, after taking them from the package, soak them in cold water and defrost them before cooking.


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We prepared a version that is not too spicy and well balanced with sweet taste, but if you fancy some real Korea taste add more gochujang or gochugaru 🙂

Buon appetito!