Korean Ddukbokki: Delicious Spicy Ricecakes

Korean Ddukbokki is a popular Korean dish that is spicy, sweet, and savory all at the same time. It consists of soft, chewy ricecakes, known as tteok, that are simmered in a spicy red pepper sauce along with vegetables such as mushrooms and carrots. Ddukbokki is a very popular street food in Korea, and it is now gaining popularity all over the world. This dish is a great way to add some heat and flavor to your meal.

Korean Ddukbokki Recipe


– 1 (16 oz) package of Korean rice cakes (tteok)
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1 onion, diced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 (7.5 oz) can of kimchi, diced
– ½ cup of kimchi juice
– 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
– ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
– ¼ cup sugar
– 2 tablespoons of water
– 1 carrot, thinly sliced
– 1 cup oshi-gob (fish cake), thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
– Vegetable garnish, such as green onions


1. Soak the rice cakes in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened.

3. Add the kimchi and kimchi juice, gochujang, soy sauce, sugar, and water and stir to combine.

4. Add the carrot, fish cake, and rice cakes and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the rice cakes are softened and have absorbed most of the sauce.

5. Garnish with sesame seeds and vegetable garnishes. Serve hot. Enjoy!