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The Hirshon Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Tteok-Bokki – 떡볶이

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Units Scale
  • 1 pound tteokbokki tteok 떡볶이 떡 (about 24 3-inch long rice cake pieces)
  • 4 ounces green cabbage yangbaechu, 양배추
  • 3 cups anchovy broth
  • 3 Tbsp. Korean red chili pepper paste gochujang, 고추장
  • 2 tsp. Korean red chili pepper flakes gochugaru, 고추가루 preferably finely ground) – grind to a fine powder in a spice grinder
  • 1 Tbsp. Korean soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soju (TFD addition, omit for original recipe)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar (or use 1 tablespoon if you like it less sweet)
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup (used in original recipe) or TFD’s preferred choice of oligodang (올리고당)
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil – TFD endorses only Kadoya brand
  • 1 tsp. Korean mugwort vinegar – TFD addition, omit for original recipe
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • Lightly hard-boiled eggs, each chilled and sliced in 1/2 lengthwise


  1. Make anchovy broth according to instructions on package. Soak the rice cakes for about 20 minutes if hardened or refrigerated. Cut the fish cake, cabbage, and scallions into about 2-inch long pieces.
  2. Add the anchovy broth to a large pan. Stir in the garlic, gochujang and gochugaru. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the red chili pepper paste (gochujang).
  3. Add the rice cakes. Boil until the rice cakes become very soft and the sauce is thickened, about 8 – 10 minutes. Stir frequently so the rice cakes don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the cabbage and continue to boil, stirring constantly, for an additional 4 ½ minutes. In the last minute, stir in the sugar, corn syrup, vinegar, sesame oil, oligodang and soju.
  5. Depending on the rice cakes, you may need more time to reach a desired level of softness. Add more anchovy broth as necessary. Taste the sauce, and adjust the seasoning if needed to your preferred levels of spice and umami. Add in hard-boiled egg slices and spoon some sauce over them. Sprinkle with scallion rings and serve immediately.
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  • Calories: 530.8 kcal
  • Sugar: 11.85 g
  • Sodium: 1132.13 mg
  • Fat: 5.27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.99 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 109.51 g
  • Fiber: 6.44 g
  • Protein: 11.88 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg

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