Tteokbokki Recipe: Authentic Korean Street Food At Home

Tteokbokki Recipe
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Tteokbokki Recipe
Spicy Korean rice cakes cooked in a savory sauce with fish cakes and vegetables.

Hello, I’m Jacob Allen, From Beyond the Bayou Blog today, I’m excited to share my recipe of Chicken Tteokbokki, a classic Korean comfort dish.

During last week, I stopped at a Korean Food truck in my neighborhood in LA. There, I had the the most tasty Chicken Tteokbokki imaginable. The look of tender chicken, chewy rice cakes, and of spices left me surprised.

Inspired by that unforgettable dining experience, I set out to recreate the magic of Chicken Tteokbokki in my own kitchen. With each ingredient carefully measured and every stir of the pot.

Now, I invite you to join me on this food journey as we recreate the feel of Seoul in every savory bite of Chicken Tteokbokki. Let’s go on a tasteful adventure together!

Overview: How to Make Tteokbokki Recipe?

Tteokbokki Recipe

Tteokbokki is a tasty Korean dish loved by many for its chewy rice cakes and spicy sauce. People enjoy eating it as a snack or as a main meal. The sauce is made with ingredients like chili paste, soy sauce, and garlic, which give it a yummy flavor. You can also add vegetables and meat to make it even more appetizing.

To make tteokbokki, you cook the rice cakes in the spicy sauce until they’re soft and flavorful. It’s easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. Once it’s ready, you can garnish it with sesame seeds or green onions for extra flavor.

Whether you’re trying Korean food for the first time or you’re a fan of spicy dishes, tteokbokki is a must-try! It’s a fun and tasty way to explore Korean cuisine and enjoy a yummy meal with friends and family.

Tteokbokki Recipe

Tteokbokki Recipe

Spicy Korean rice cakes cooked in a savory sauce with fish cakes and vegetables.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: korean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Jacob Allen
Servings: 4 Servings


  • Large Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board


  • 300 g rice cakes tteok
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups anchovy or beef broth
  • 150 g fish cakes sliced
  • 1/2 cup gochujang Korean red chili paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrots julienned
  • 2 stalks green onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • hard-boiled eggs sliced, for garnish


  • In a large pot, bring the water and broth to a boil.
  • Add the rice cakes and fish cakes to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes until softened.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the gochujang, soy sauce, sugar, and garlic to make the sauce.
  • Add the sauce to the pot along with the cabbage, carrots, and green onions. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in the sesame oil and remove from heat.
  • Serve hot, garnished with toasted sesame seeds and sliced hard-boiled eggs if desired.


  1. Adjust the amount of gochujang according to your spice preference.
  2. You can customize the vegetables and protein in this dish based on your preferences.


Serving: 1.5Cup | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 3g

Time For My Personal Tips!

Tip 1: To enhance the flavor of the broth, try using homemade anchovy broth instead of water. It adds depth and richness to the tteokbokki sauce.

Tip 2: For a twist, try adding some sliced shiitake mushrooms along with the vegetables. They soak up the sauce beautifully and add an earthy flavor to the dish.

Tip 3: Don’t overcook the rice cakes—they should be tender but still have a slight chewiness to them. Overcooking can make them mushy, so keep an eye on them while they’re boiling.

Some Easy Variations of Tteokbokki Recipe

Tteokbokki Recipe

Here are some easy ways to make tteokbokki without using fancy stock. It’s quicker and simpler, but might not have as much flavor. Still, it tastes great! Some folks like it because the sauce isn’t too watery—it’s more like a stir-fry with rice cakes.

If you’re not into spicy stuff, try non-spicy tteokbokki or soy sauce tteokbokki. It’s a fancy dish from Korean royal cuisine, so it’s pretty special.

Ever heard of rabokki? It’s a mix of ramen noodles and tteokbokki, which adds more flavor and texture. It’s a tasty combo!Then there’s rose tteokbokki—no roses involved! It’s just rice cakes in a sauce that’s spicy, sweet, and creamy. It’s not too spicy, so even people who don’t usually like spicy food can enjoy it. People love how yummy it is!

What to Serve With Tteokbokki Recipe?

Quick And Easy Recipe For Tteokbokki Recipe

While tteokbokki is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the sauce and ingredients ahead of time and store them separately in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, simply reheat the sauce, add the prepped ingredients, and cook until heated through.

Can I Make Tteokbokki Without Gochujang?

While gochujang adds the signature spicy and savory flavor to tteokbokki, you can substitute it with a combination of red pepper flakes, soy sauce, and a bit of honey for sweetness.

Can I Use e Frozen Rice Cakes?

Yes frozen rice cakes work well in this recipe. Just be sure to thaw them before cooking according to the package instructions. They might take a bit longer to cook compared to fresh rice cakes.

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