Today, I’ve made tteokbokki that I call tokkpokki because that’s how I hear it and remember when I have no spell-checker. Yes, that’s hot !
Here are the ingredients :
-the ttoek are Korean mochi or blocks of rice paste. For this dish the cylinder shape is common.
-veggies (carrot, onion, garlic)
-a protein, here tofu (that could be strings of meat, slices of fishcake or boiled egg)
The spicy Korean miso, gochujang. I’ve added paprika powder for more redness, and 2 dried hot chilis for spiciness. That way you can choose the level of hotness you wish.
Koyadofu is freeze-dried tofu. The hard blocks can be re-hydrated in water in a few minutes.
They become like sponges. I had one big block that I cut in slices.
I add the different ingredients, the sauce, water, then the ttoek and let simmer half an hour. Salt, sugar, hot chili can be added to taste.
Sanchu, Korean salad. That’s not what Koreans do but I like it as a side here.
A glass of makkoli rice drink.
The meal was complete with kimchi, and green jeon pancakes.
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