Resep: Cheese Tteokbokki (Spicy Korean Ricecakes) Recipe + Where To Get The Ingredients

Key in making delicious Tteokbokki (spicy Korean rice cakes) is to make delicious soup base. This soup base also can be used for jjigae (stew). Basically, you will need only anchovy and kelp but to enhance the flavor garlic and onion are needed. Just like making stock, I'd like to add pretty much anything, but of course you don't want to leave kelp and anchovy because those are very important in Korean cooking. It's not very easy to find anchovy here unless at Korean Grocery Stores, alternatively I usually use anchovy powder. This is how I make soup base for almost Korean dishes that require anchovy stock:
  • 2 pieces kelp
  • 1-2 tsp anchovy powder or 3-5 dried anchovy (remove the head and intestine)
  • 1 green onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • sliced onion
  • dried chili (optional)
  • 2 cups water

While for making Cheese Tteokbokki you'll need:
  • 1.5 cup anchovy stock
  • 3 tbsp gochujang (red pepper paste) or to taste
  • 1 tbsp gochugaru (red pepper powder)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp ganjang (korean soy sauce) or to taste
  • 2 cups sliced rice cakes
  • 1/2 cup fish cakes or sausage
  • shredded mozzarella
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • green onion sliced
  1. Cook the stock on medium heat, add in gochujanggochugaruganjang, and sugar.
  2. Throw in the rice cakes and fish cakes, cook until the soup is thickened 
  3. Add sesame oil and green onion
  4. In a baking dish, pour the tteokbokki, sprinkle some cheese on top
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C until the cheese melt

I believe that we have different preferences, if you like it spicy simply add more gochujang and gochugaru. In cooking, you really need to taste your food so you can control it just like how you want it. I said, it's easier than baking that exact amount of ingredients is needed. Anyway, you can also check my previous Tteokbokki Recipe

Where to get Korean Ingredients:

It is always depends on your country but here in Jakarta, there are some Korean Grocery Stores that sells not only essentials ingredients for Korean cooking but also various Korean snacks. Many of you asking me where I can get the ingredients, the answer is always be Korean Grocery Stores but there are some items such as gochujang (red pepper paste) and doenjang (fermented soybean paste) that can be found at most of larger Supermarket. Lotte Mart and Papaya Supermarket can be the alternative too but for specific Korean cooking, Mu Gung Hwa (Blok S) is always be my one stop place to get Korean cooking needs. It is where you can get rice cakes for making tteokbokki, they also have various homemade kimchi and banchan.

Mu Gung Hwa
Jalan Senayan no 43 Blok S, Jakarta

Mu Gung Hwa Cikarang
Jalan M.H Thamrin, Lippo Cikarang, Ruko Galleria Singaraja Blok C1-3

Mu Gung Hwa Karawaci
Ruko Pinangsia Karawaci Office Park Blok L no 56, Tangerang

Mu Gung Hwa Kelapa Gading
Plaza Pacific Lt.1 Blok B2 Unit 43-45 Jl. Raya Boulevard Barat, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta

Mu Gung Hwa Surabaya
MayJend. Sungkono Street, Ruko Darmo Park I Block. 3A No. 24 Surabaya

New Seoul
Jalan Melawai Raya 109 Jakarta

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