日本での一年間

December 5, 2010

Tteokbokki

Filed under: abroad, Cuisine, Food, South Korea, Trips — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 12:30 am

During the 4 days I was in Korea, I think I ate this delicious dish about 4 times. I refer to it as toppokki, which is the Japanese pronunciation, but apparently the proper romanization is tteokbokki or ddeokbokki. Either way, it’s delicious. This treat is possible to get on the street from food vendor carts or in little chain restaurants. It is made with rice cake that is usually cooked with gochujang (hot pepper paste) and fish cakes. There are additional varieties that may include noodles, pot stickers, eggs, or cheese. I always stuck to the more typical hot pepper paste and fish cakes kind while I was in Korea.

tteokbokki

A delicious bowl of tteokbokki. Looking at it makes me hungry... I got this one at a chain restaurant.

restaurant employee

My friend pointed out to me that most of the employees at this restaurant were Chinese. And they were speaking with each other in Chinese while we were there. This girl is adding more gochujang(it's in the plastic bag that she's holding) to the tteokbokki, which will make it spicier.

sundae

Preparing another dish that you can get at this restaurant, sundae, which is made form pig intestines. I did not partake of this dish.

odaeng

The restaurant also serves odaeng (called oden in Japanese), boiled fish products and the like. It's nice to eat with the tteokbokki to tone down the spiciness because this isn't a spicy dish.

front of the restaurant

Front of the restaurant

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2 Comments »

  1. I had the intestines! They were not good so you didn’t miss out on anything =P
    You’re so luck you’re traveling so much!! I wanna go tooo!
    Miss you!!!

    Lindar

    Comment by Delighted Strawberries — December 7, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    • Miss you too Lindar! I wish you could be traveling with me.

      Comment by myyearinjapan — December 8, 2010 @ 11:42 pm


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