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Gungjung tteokbokki rice cake stir fry (궁중떡뽁이)

Noelle’s Notes: it’s Sunday and I decided to be overly ambitious and make my own rice cakes from scratch. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been watching Maangchi’s video on how to make Garaetteok 가래떡 which is simply - rice cake. Two weeks ago I was at our local grocery store Hankook which is in the nearby city of Sunnyvale. I picked up all my cooking essentials and then ran across an entire aisle filled with already made rice cakes.

It seriously crossed my mind to just pick up the already made rice cakes. There were so many different varieties in such pretty packaging. I decided to pass. I already had the large bag of rice flour in my shopping cart 🛒

The ingredients are fairly simply- rice flour, water, kosher salt and sesame oil.

Make sure you use boiling water to get a good consistency for your dough.

My first attempt at Garaetteok 가래떡 rice cake.

Vegetables for the Gungjung tteokbokki rice cake stir fry (궁중떡뽁이)

I added frozen leftover LA Galbi that I sliced up.

Gungjung tteokbokki rice cake stir fry (궁중떡뽁이) - the finished product 😋 It was super delicious. The recipe I used was loosely based off of Ms. Jinjoo’s Kimchimari blog: https://kimchimari.com/gungjung-tteokbokki-rice-cake-stir-fry-with-soy-sauce/#wprm-recipe-container-

My family enjoyed lunch. Next time I would probably make the rice cakes ahead of time. Maangchi’s Garaetteok 가래떡 was easy to

follow https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/garaetteok

I will say that living in the San Francisco Bay Area we have the luxury of many grocery stores with an over abundance of selections. The rice flour that I found at Hankook was with all the other flours- fresh and not frozen.

This was so delicious. I’m thinking of making it sometimes with meat and sometimes without for a vegetarian vegan 🌱 option.




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