Sunday, 24 July 2011
Tteokboggi / Rice Cake with Vegetables in Spicy Sauce (떡 볶기)
Tteokboggi is a very popular street food in Korea, I used to buy tteokboggi on the way home from school in the late afternoon, could not wait until dinner time, to comfort my empty stomach, Most of Korean audlts have a fond memory of tteokboggi , and one of the most popular street food for the forever hungry Korean teenagers.
I am often asked by my cookery class ,mostly they are curious about Tteokboggi that have seen in the Korean movie or drama. I like to make with thin and bite size of rice cake to enjoy with drinks, a snack for the grown ups .
Rice cake/tube or flat 100g
Braising Steak or pork fillet 100g.
Celery stick, shitake mushroom, carrot, onion, red ,yellow, green pepper
Crushed garlic, Gochujang ( Korean chilli paste),chicken stock
1.Cut rice cake to bite size ( prefer 3cm cube or thin tube ), Cut all th vegetables like match stick 5m long, meat as well, in a small bowl, 1 tbsp soy, 2 tsp sesameoil 2tsp sugar, 1tsp garlic with a pinch of pepper and stir well,add meat leave to marinate for 20 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a pan , add onion, mushroom,carrot, celery, cook for a few minutes then rice cake,pepper, In a bowl put stock, add gochujang( 2tsp) stir well and pour into the rice cake mix, add garlic and cook slowly , if you like to have spicier , add more gochujang, fianally put 2 tsp sugar cook for 2-3 minutes. and serve with a pinch of toasted sesame seed on the top