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tteokbokki Korean spicy rice cake on the fork

Tteokbokki Korean Spicy Rice Cake

Tteokbokki is a popular Korean street food. It is stir fried spicy rice cake. This is a simple and easy tteokbokki Korean spicy rice cake recipe that takes around 20 minutes! 
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 479kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 2 cups Korean rice cake (sticks)
  • 8 pieces Fish cake (Long ones)
  • 2 sticks Green onion


  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Hondashi (Dashi, fish soup based powder)
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Korean red chili paste (You can adjust to suit your spiciness.)


  • Cut 8 fish cake sticks into half.
  • Then, cut 2 sticks of green onion.
  • Turn on medium small fire, pour 2 cups of water into the non-stick pan. Then, add 1 tablespoon of hondashi and mix it well.
  • Next, add ½ teaspoon of paprika, ½ tablespoon of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of Korean red chili paste. (If you want less spicy, you can add 2 tablespoons of chili paste or adjust to your spiciness.)
  • Mix the sauce very well.
  • After that, add 2 cups of Korean rice cake sticks into the sauce.
  • The following, add the cut fish cake sticks into the sauce. Mix it and make sure they are covered with the sauce.
  • Cover the lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • After, uncover the lid and keep stirring it once a while and let it simmer a few minutes until the sauce thickens a little bit.
  • Lastly, add the green onion, mix it well and ready to serve.



Cooking tips for how to make easy tteokbokki:

  • Add hondashi into water and mix with chili paste, paprika and brown sugar.
  • Put the rice cakes and fish cake into the sauce and let it boil then turn on small fire and simmer for 10 minutes covered with the lid. 
  • After Uncovering the lid and let it simmer until the sauce thickens. 


Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg