Resep: Sindangdong Tteokbokki (Spicy Korean Rice Cake) Recipe


When I can't find a proper one, I will make my own at home. A reason why I keep coming back to South Korea, because of Korean Food. I wrote 15 Must Eat Korean Food including specific places, where to get it while in Seoul. Korean cooking that I've been learning for almost 5 years through watching videos, reading, and visiting the country itself. I make my own kimchi because store bought is relatively costed me more, on the other side, I like to make food from scratch. 

Korean restaurants in Jakarta is dominated by Korean BBQ and some places for desserts. They surely have common Korean stew such as sundubu jjigae and doenjang jjigae, but what I really miss from dining experience in Seoul is having a big pot of Sindangdong Tteokbokki. Yes, it is not the same with tteokbokki that generally can be found at street food stalls, Sindangdong style tteokbokki has various veggies, noodles, fishcakes, eggs, and fried dumplings in it. I notice that there are few places here in Jakarta that have budae jjigae which is pretty similar (but usually with ham), also the specialize place for Korean stew. But there's a time when I want to make it at home.


First, the ingredients, you can read more about Korean Grocery Shopping on my previous post, also the recipe to make the basic soup. For Sindangdong Tteokbokki, you'll need:
  • anchovy soup, see my previous post for the recipe
  • rice cake (it can be found in Korean Grocery Stores)
  • cabbage
  • green onions
  • carrot
  • fish cakes
  • hard boiled egg
  • beef sausage or spam
  • fried dumpling
  • shredded mozzarella (optional)
  • ramyeon noodle
the sauce:
  • 3 tbsp gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 1 tbsp gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes) or to taste
  • 2 tbsp ganjang (Korean soy sauce)
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
Directions:
Place all the ingredients in a wide shallow pan, put the sauce on top. Pour the soup as needed, cook on medium high. 

Just like in Korea (see: How To Eat in Korea?), you can finish it with fried rice by adding some rice, seaweed (gim), sesame oil, and egg. 

You can adjust the amount of every ingredients. This dish is perfect for gathering, to share with family and friends. How to do it: use a portable stove on a table, get all the ingredients ready, and don't forget to provide individual plate. 





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