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Cheese tteokbokki - Korean cheese rice cakes

Tteokbokki (떡볶이) are Korean rice dumplings generally eaten as street food. There are several recipes, from the classic to the non-spicy one with soy sauce. Here I propose the spicy version with stringy cheese.

Here's the cheese tteokbokki recipe!


  • 1 portion cylindrical rice dumplings

  • 1 boiled egg

  • 1 onion cut into slices

  • 1 crushed garlic clove

  • 1 frankfurter cut into chunks

  • 1 piece fishcake cut into thick slices

  • 1 spoon gochujang

  • 1 spoon gochugaru

  • 1 teaspoon mirin

  • 1 spoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup (or honey)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 piece mozzarella (pizza cheese)

  • 1 slice of melted cheese

  • finely chopped spring onion (only the green part)

  • vegetable oil


  • Blanch the rice dumplings in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, pour into a bowl and mix with a drizzle of oil so they don't stick together. Keep aside.

  • Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil in a saucepan. Then add frankfurters, rice dumplings, fishcake, water to taste, gochujang, gochugaru, mirin, soy sauce, syrup, sugar. Stir and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.

  • Place the mozzarella and the melted cheese on top. Cover with a lid and wait for the cheese to melt.

  • Garnish with the boiled egg cut in half and the spring onion.

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