That’s a wrap : tokkpokki and yakitori

The Korean rice pasta and the Japanese bird skewer…

The tokk rice cake for tokkpokki 떡볶이 look like small candles. These cousins of Japanese mochi are made differently. They don’t melt. It’s common to see them cooked in kochijan (gochujang) sauce in Korean street stalls.

I added a few veggies, that I stir-fried.

Add the tokk, a little gochujang, water, simmer till the “candles” are soft.

Chicken gizzard.

It’s not usual to serve these 2 dishes together of course… and I am not sure many people wrap their tokkpokki.
Japanese yakitori specialty shops are usually bars, and the chicken skewers, served in tapa size are 95% of their menu. I say that because my family in France often goes to a “Japanese” place that serves them a lunch menu with a first dish of sushi, a second of yakitori (of beef, veal, veggies, cheese…) and a dessert plus coffee… not a plausible meal in Osaka. “tori” = bird, so there can’t be a “beef yakitori” by definition. The variation skewers are fined in other types of restaurants (kushi-katsu for fried, izakaya for anything that exist.
Japanese yakitori bars still have a long menu, they prepare all parts of the bird, mostly in 2 main styles shio-yaki (just salted like here) or lacquered by a sauce.
I have one item tonight at Gourmande Yakitori… That’s a start.

A few leaves of that Korean long leave lettuce… and I can wrap :

Cal 626.3 F11.0g C96.2g P46.1g

Korean Gourmande (photo compilation of my Korean posts)

3 thoughts on “That’s a wrap : tokkpokki and yakitori

  1. Hey, thks for dropping by http://luxuryhaven.blogspot.com! U’ve such a lovely blog & gosh, I love yakitori.

    Thks for sharing the tokk rice cake. Having been to Japan & Korea many times, I’m embarraseed to say that I never seen these before.

    Looking fwd to sharing & your comments, not just on my cooking 🙂 Have a good week ahead!

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