Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ddeok bok ee ( Korean Hot Spicy Rice cake)

Makes 2 servings

(Korean rice cake)
7 pieces
Minced onions
2 tsp
1/4 of a normal size
Pork meat balls
Fish cake
Gochujang paste
1 1/2 tbsp
3 tsp
2 dash
Chili powder
1 tbsp
Chicken stock
2 cups
  1. Slice the Ddeokbokki into small thick slices. Cook them in a pot of water over low heat. Make very sure that they are not sticked together else it would be hard to remove them. You may add some oil to the water. Scoop up the ready rice Ddeokbokki and place in a bowl of water. Set aside.

  2. Slice up the cabbage and diced the carrots. Bring the diced carrots to boil and set aside.

  3. Heat up the oil and stir fry the onions. When onions turn soft, add in the chicken stock.

  4. Scoop the Gochujang paste and add into the mixture. Stir well to make sure that the paste get dissolved in the soup mixture.

  5. Bring to simmer for 2 mins.

  6. Add in the cooked diced carrots, meat balls and fish cake. Cover the mixture with pot lid and allow further simmer of 2 mins.

  7. Stir in the sugar, pepper and chili powder. Allow the soup to simmer for 2 mins.

  8. Add in the cooked Ddeokbokki and stir well. Simmer for 30 seconds and it is ready to be served.

Korean cuisine is getting very popular in Singapore. I bet it must be the Korean dramas that created so much impact on this food culture. During my secondary school days, everyone was crazy over J-pop and J-dramas. Japanese food was the very IN food at that times.

I was also amused by the food culture from Korea. I think it's partly due to me being a super big fan for spicy food. Recently, there's been this Korean street food stall opening in the major malls in Singapore. I tried their Spicy rice cake and thought it was delicious. However, it is considered expensive to me because for $3, you are only getting 5 slices of rice cakes and a few of the other ingredients like fish cakes and cabbages. I think it's kind of overprice?

Korean spicy rice cake is a common street food in Korea (duh!). I've always seen many traveling programs introducing it and you know, quite tempted to try it out. I did this dish by how I think it should be done and also based on my taste buds whom had tasted it from the Food stall I mentioned earlier.

I wouldn't say it's near to perfect but I can say the soul is there! Lol! It's somemore 80% similar to the one I've eaten. Anyway, if you not a spicy eater, reduce the chili powder by say half because this dish is real spicy!


夏り said...

oei mrs kwok.. ur blog is becoming a food bloggg.. can get fat just by reading it. LOL. but would like to read more about your life and so on.... request request! haha.

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Command accepted! Hahahah!
Aiyah, actually nothing much to blog about my life leh. Routine like the same.

- Wake up, bathe, get ready for work
- Work, work , work
- Go home, prepare dinner
- Bake/cook
- Bathe, watch TV
- Sleep

Feel like blogging about some personal stuffs also lah. Give me some 靈感!!!

Anonymous said...

do you know where to buy korean cutlery set and foodstuff at cheap prices??