What is ddubokki? That's what I wanted to know when I watched a number of Korean dramas! Well it's Korean rice cake cooked in some spicy Korean paste and other ingredients.
After a number of searches for recipes (there are quite a few), and a search for a small pack which I could try on (I found some in See Woo Supermarket 泗和行 (si wo hong) - in Lisle street)... I forgot the price, I think it was under £2.
|Korean Rice Cake - ddubokki|
So here's a couple of pictures of my attempt to make ddubokki... I used half the packet of rice cakes. I used honey instead of sugar... And I also used a Japanese fishcake (because I forgot to buy the Chinese ones).
|Rice cakes are cooking in hot paste, water and honey with some added Japanese fishcake|
|It was nice - can't say it was spectacular!|
Update 28/06/2012 - forgot to put the recipe on here...
Packet of ddubokki (Korean rice cakes)
Korean chilli paste
Honey or sugar
How to cook:
Here I improvised by reviewing a few recipes online...
1. Add water (about 2 cups) into a pan and bring to boil
2. Add the ddubokki into the water (amount is up to you!)
3. Add 2 teaspoons of Korean chilli paste (I used a new tub in my second attempt)...
4. A teaspoon of honey (I drizzled mine in - so I didn't really use a spoon!)
5. Add fishcake if you want, in my 2nd attempt I added frozen veg - but that's just me being geeky! ^_^
5. Simmer for 5-10 minutes
6. Serve in a bowl (In my second attempt I enjoyed it a lot!!)
Forgot to give myself a rating too:
My geeky rating (for my own cooking): 3.5/5 - rice cakes could have been softer on first attempt and I need to make sure I refridgerate the paste in future!