How’s your Chinese New Year celebration up till now? I’ve been busy with job hunting (Finger crossing), studying, research and documenting new food recipe. Hoping to find more recipes to blog. I really have to salute those full time blogger, because it is a huge commitment, staying on track and dedicating time to blog. I never thought it would be tough. But I like it and enjoying my time up till now. Recently, my loved one attended a workshop regarding woman who cooks in this region. And it turn out that I am categorize as Innovator woman, because I love to try new stuff and I am not afraid of trying it. Which is kinda true in my opinion. For example, there’s a lot of food that I never tasted before and if I’ve seen once and if it attract my eyes I will definitely try to cook it.
A very good example; Ddukbokkie, it’s a popular spicy hot rice cake snacks in Korea. Personally I never have been to Korea, never tasted it and I never seen one except on the Internet. But it really catches my eyes when I first saw it in the video. I can only imagine how it would taste like. Thick spicy sauce, and chewy rice cake. It sounds pretty good to me. So I am gonna give it a try. But first I have to hunt for a Korean shop that sells the ingredients! It took me an hour searching for it on the Internet! And I finally found few of it, went there I bought what I needed. Came home and immediately start cooking. It’s not the lowest calories but I just can’t resist it!
300gm Tube Rice Cake
4-6tbsps Hot Pepper Paste (Gochujang)
Some Fish Cakes or Fish Balls
1stalk Spring Onion
- Separate the tubes of rice cake into individual pieces.
- In a pan, pour 4 cups of water and add dried anchovies after removing their heads and intestines. Boil the water for 10 minutes over medium heat.
- Remove the anchovies and add the rice cakes, hotpepper paste, sugar, fish cake or fish ball. Stir it constantly.
- Cut 7 green onions into 5 cm long pieces, and add them to the pot.
- Keep stirring until the sauce is thick and the rice cake is shiny.
- Transfer it to a plate and serve!
And there you have it! Ddukbokkie!