When I came across this crispy pan fried ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake) recipe, I was immediately sold. I was so attracted to the color of this dish (like a moth to light), I knew I had to make it. To be honest, I wasn’t too hopeful on the taste. Normally, the ddeokbokki I know is served in a pool of spicy sweet chilli sauce and even though the sauce is slurpingly-good, the rice cake usually left me with little to desire.
This recipe is the simplest, easiest Korean spicy rice cake (Ddukbokki/Tteokbokki) ever and I used to make this for myself when I was in high school as my late night snack. All you need is just gochujang, sugar and sesame oil and seeds. | Kimchimari.com
Whenever I crave a good authentic Korean food, I don't think of the fancy gourmet kinds. I crave humble street foods in Korea. There are many to choose from, but these spicy rice cakes have to be my #1 choice.
Half-moon shape Rice Cake Songpyeon is a type of rice cake made by kneading rice powder with hot water and stuffing the dough with beans, sesame, chestnuts and other fillings. The rice cake is shaped into a half-moon and steamed. Songpyeon is served without fail on Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) the biggest holiday in Korea.