Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Korean
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Serves: 4
Ddeokbokki (Korean Spicy Rice Cakes) is one of the cheapest and most popular street foods in South Korea. It goes perfectly with fried Mandu (Korean dumplings), Kimbap, ramen and fried vegetables and seafood. You won’t find this recipe in any healthy eating cookbook, but that’s exactly the point. This is the ultimate Korean comfort food. It only takes 10 minutes to cook, tastes amazing and is completely vegan, dairy free and gluten free, too!
What You'll Need
  • 3 ½ Cups Water
  • ½ Cabbage, chopped into small pieces
  • 6 tbsp Gochujang (Korean Red Pepper Paste)
  • 5 tbsp Korean Curry Powder
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn/Rice Syrup
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 750g Deokbokki Deok (Korean Rice Cakes)
How to Make It
  1. Add the water and the cabbage in a pan over a high heat.
  2. Cover and wait until it boils. 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the Gochujang, Korean curry powder, sugar, corn or rice syrup and the soy sauce. Keep stirring it until it boils. Do not use normal curry powder as it doesn’t make the authentic Korean Ddeokbokki taste. I used curry powder from a supermarket in the UK. For some reason, it turned out awful. Korean curry powder and Korean red pepper paste combine and make a wonderful taste.
  4. When the sauce is boiling, lower the heat to a medium- low. Add the Ddeokbokki (Korean Rice Cakes), cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. The rice cakes are done when they are soft and chewy. Now, your delicious Ddeokbokki is ready. Enjoy it with fried Mandu (Korean dumplings), ramen or boiled eggs.
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