Did you eat yet? Dec 5, 2014 13:06:07 GMT -5
Post by jewel on Dec 5, 2014 13:06:07 GMT -5
My mom asked me to do one thing for her when I went to college and that was to join the Korean Student Association. I very reluctantly did and tho I wasn't too active as a member, I met a few good friends and tasted some new Korean food.
At one gathering we were making a dish called Ddukbboki. The kids were amazed that I never heard of this dish. We had lots of fun making it. Everyone had a different opinion on how to make it, so it was a little chaotic. But when it was all finished, one taste and I was sold! When at home, I described this dish to my mom and asked her to make it for me and she wouldn't. She said it was not real food. I asked her what it was that I put in my mouth and chewed then. She's crazy. Anyway, I promptly forgot about it after.
Then lo and behold, there it was again years later. Almost in EVERY K-drama I watched - teasing and tormenting my palate until I couldn't take it any longer and decided to do something about it.
I pretty much made up this recipe, not that there's much to it but I'm proud! Anyway, this is my version of Ddukbboki. If anyone has a better recipe, please share.
So, for ingredients:
1 cup sliced rice cakes
1/4 cup fish cakes, cut into triangles, optional (the ingredient, not the shape. Well, the shape too!)
1 tablespoon hot red pepper paste
1 tablespoon sugar
Bring water to boil in a pot. Put in the rice cakes. When the water starts boiling again, add the fish cakes. About two minutes more should have the water boiling again. At that point, drain the water but not completely. Leave a little water (about a tablespoon) in the pot or the rice cakes may get too dry. Add red pepper paste and sprinkle in the sugar. Stir gently until the paste and sugar are blended in well with the rice and fish cakes. Pour in a pretty Korean dish and enjoy. (Using toothpick to eat optional.) One serving.
Okay, a Julia Child dish it is not, but I love it!! Yummy. While eating, I think of JunPo tasting it for the first time in "Boys Over Flowers."
p.s. All the ingredients I bought at H-Mart. Except the sugar. That I bought at our A&P.