Monday, 8 September 2014

How to make: Ddeokbokki 떡볶이 (Korean Spicy Rice Cake)

Sometimes, it can be difficult to cook for just one person as lots of recipes online and in cook books are so communal. As fun as cooking for several people is, sometimes you just want to cook something for yourself rather than waiting for other people lol, whatever the circumstances may be. So I wanted to post this recipe for Ddeokbokki for 1.

I've previously made very successful ddeokbokki for quite a few people (it was just like what you'd have in an authentic Korean restuarant) using Maangchi's awesome recipe.

So, to be honest, I wasn't quite sure on how this was going to turn out as I was making it but it turned out awesome!


2 cups of water
5 dried anchovies
A handful of kelp
2 spring onions (aka green onions)
½ a sheet of Fish cake
1 serving of rice cake (about 13)
1 hardboiled egg (optional)
Sesame seeds (optional)

For sauce:
1 teaspoon of Red pepper flakes (gochugaru)
2 good teaspoons of red pepper paste (gochujang)
1 teaspoon of sugar