[Gireum: oil, Ttuckbokki: marinated sautéed rice cake]
If you are on a diet, beware of this dish… fried rice cakes! Gireum-ttuckbokki (기름떡볶이) is sinfully delicious and simple to make, although probably not the best for those on diets. I love this version of ttuckbokki especially because it is crispy, soft and chewy. Continue reading
[Ttuck: rice cake, bokki: sauté]
As I mentioned in my earlier blogs, I love ttuck (떡, rice cakes)! Ttuckbokki is one of my favorite ttuck dishes as long as I can remember and is probably loved by every Korean (maybe except for my husband who unfortunately doesn’t like spicy foods).
[Ttuck: rice cakes, Gui: grilled]
Today, I want to introduce you to a simple way of enjoying ttuck with a crispy crunch. I like any kind of ttuck (떡), which are rice cakes. Continue reading
[Gungjung: royal, ttuck: rice cakes, bokki: sauté]
Gungjung-tuckbokki or royal tuckbokki is a non-spicy version of Koreans’ favorite pastime dish, tuckbokki. I assume that it is called “royal” tuckbokki because this dish contains as much meat and vegetables as rice cakes unlike its cousin and moreover contains all of the 5 food groups.
[Ttuck: rice cakes, Mandu: dumplings, guk: soup]
Ttuckmandu-guk is traditionally the first meal Koreans eat on New Year’s Day. The white color of the rice cakes symbolizes a new start and longevity while the round shape represents coins for good luck and wealth. Continue reading