How does it get so spicy, you ask? Gochugaru, which is Korean pepper powder or Korean chili flakes. My recipe doesn’t use it but, you can add a little bit of it if you want. @2020 The Korean Vegan. Gochujang is made with rice powder or flour, and thus it can make the broth thicker. Any Korean markets near you? Adding ramen noodles simply add another component to have fun digging around for in the pan. For a vegan option, you can use a vegetable broth and omit the fish cake and eggs. Probably not so authentic, but delicious nonetheless – thank you, Hyosun, for your guidance! Site Design by The Denizen Co. Marinate rice cakes in 1 tbsp of sesame oil, a pinch of salt, and pepper. If you can, look for the fresh made tteok in the Korean grocery store. Bring it to a boil over medium high heat. In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. The word “tteok” means “rice cakes” and “bokki” refers to “bokkeum,” which means “stir fried.” “Rabokki” is what happens when you mix tteokbokki with ramen noodles. The other spicy tteokbokki I have on the blog has been enormously popular! I can’t find it on Amazon. Get it free when you sign up for our newsletter. Mix all the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl with 3 tablespoons of the broth or water. There are entire TV shows in Korea devoted to seeing how people react to the spiciest tteokbokki in Korea. A Few Tips To Make The BEST Rabokki EVER. Hello Hyosun! I am planning on making this recipe very soon and am wondering whether it would be possible to use fish sauce to replicate anchovy broth in any way (such as by diluting a few drops in chicken broth or water)? Today, I have another recipe for spicy tteokbokki (떡볶이) for you! For more ideas for broth, see, Seafood Cheese Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cake), https://www.koreanbapsang.com/2016/11/bulgogi-jeongol-hot-pot.html, https://www.koreanbapsang.com/2012/12/beoseot-jeongol-mushroom-hot-pot.html, Japchae (Stir-Fried Starch Noodles with Beef and Vegetables), Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce). Given the divergent histories of dukboki and Ramen noodles, the two do make an odd combination. Finely ground gochugaru is best for this recipe, but not absolutely necessary. Korean cylindrical rice cakes (probably about 1/4 of a package) Instant Rapokki Ramen Tteokbokki Rice Cake with Ramen Noodles Popular Korean Snack (Spicy & Sweet Sauce) - 260g (2 Portions) Per Pack A TASTE OF KOREA - We have captured the delicious taste of various Korean dishes so that they can be prepared in minutes but accessible anywhere in the world. Korean cylindrical rice cakes (probably about 1/4 of a package), 1 package Korean instant ramen noodles (try the Shin Ramen brand, broken into pieces), Optional: hard-boiled eggs, sliced in half. Do you have any suggestions for better places to shop in the DMV area or do you think I can find anything you include in your recipes at that store? You might be surprised to find Ramen noodles featured so prominently in combination with dukboki which, after all, is a dish that's more closely associated with Korean cuisine from the royal court in the Joseon dynasty than it is with graduate students living on instant noodles. You can use a very small amount of fish sauce if you want as a seasoning, but it won’t replicate anchovy broth. Thank you! Enjoy! Marinate mushrooms with 1 tsp of sesame oil, 1 tsp of soy sauce, and a pinch of salt. Thanks for letting me know. 너무 맛있어 보여요! A flavorful broth makes a big difference in this recipe as well. Add the optional noodles with 2 minutes remaining. What’s tteokbokki?”. If you can only find frozen ones (that’s all right! Asian food expert Naomi Imatome-Yun is a freelance writer and the author of four Asian food cookbooks. For vegetables, I used napa cabbage I had in the fridge. There is a definite bite to tteokbokki, not just because of the heat. I made a broth using 1.5l water, 80g kombu powder, 25ml mushroom ketchup, 25 ml vegetarian Thai fish sauce and 25ml maple syrup, then added all the seasonings as above. ❤️. We use it all the time!