These Korean hotdo and rice cake skewers are sold in rest stops or at street venders all across Korea. A famous Korean comedian, YeongJa Lee introduced this in one of her TV shows, and after that, it became a big hit last year. It looked so good, that I had to create a recipe for it to share with you. It is called sotteok sotteok. Doesn’t that sound cute? In its name, the letter “so” is from the word “sausage,” which is like a hot dog in America, and “tteok” means rice cakes. Since the hotdog and rice cake pattern is repeated on the skewer, they repeated the word twice in its name. The flavor is amazing. Imagine the combination of rice cakes and hotdogs topped off with one of 2 different sauces. The salty and smoky flavor from the hotdogs along with the sweet and spicy sauces are just amazing. You will understand why it is a big hit in Korea. Try it someday. For people who might want to watch the video clip of the TV show I mentioned, I will add the link here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZDZkYbUH- E&frags=pl%2Cwn
Yield: 8 Skewers
Short Korean Lesson
- SeongGong (성공) = Success
- DoJeon (도전) = Challenge
- 32 Pieces Sticky Rice Cakes for Tteokbokki (2 inch)
- 32 Korean Mini Hotdogs (or Sausages)
- 8 Bamboo Skewers (8 Inches)
- Some Ketchup
- Some Cooking Oil
Spicy Sauce Ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp Hot Pepper Paste
- 2 Tbsp Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 2 tsp Sugar
- ½ Tbsp Onion Juice
- ½ tsp Sesame Seeds
- ¼ tsp Sesame Oil
Honey Mustard Ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Onion Juice
Get some sticky rice cakes for tteokbokki. I will use these long ones and cut them later. You can also use short ones like this. We just need 32 of them.
If your rice cakes are frozen like mine, put them in boiling water for about 10 minutes on high.
Meanwhile, let’s prepare the 2 sauces. For both sauces, we need some onion juice. So I will grate ¼ of an onion using this grater.
To make the honey mustard, add 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp mustard, 1 Tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp onion juice into a bowl. Mix it until the sugar dissolves. That was fast and easy, right?
Wait a minute, you might wonder, why isn’t there any honey in my honey mustard? Well, some people add honey to it, but I don’t like the strong honey flavor, so I used sugar instead for this particular recipe. You can use honey if you want.
For the normal spicy tteokggochi sauce, add 2 Tbsp hot pepper paste, 2 Tbsp ketchup, 2 Tbsp water, 2 tsp sugar, ½ Tbsp onion juice, ½ tsp sesame seeds, and ¼ tsp sesame oil into a sauce pan.
Stir it well and cook it for about 3 minutes on medium-high. Then let it cool down.
Next, get 32 Korean mini hotdogs or sausages. If you don’t have Korean ones, you can use any mini hotdogs that you can find.
This American brand was a little smaller than Korean ones, and the shape was a little off too, but they will be fine. Another option is normal hotdogs. (We like to eat these Colman uncured hotdogs.) In that case, just cut them to the right size.
After 10 minutes, the rice cakes will be soft like this. Drain out the water and rinse the cooked rice cakes in cold water.
Separate the rice cakes from each other and cut them into about 2-inch pieces.
Cut the rice cakes to match the size of your hotdogs.
All the ingredients are ready, so we will put them on a skewer. I got these 8-inch bamboo skewers on Amazon. They were very cheap, but I had to buy 1600 of them. 1600 pieces for 12.99 wasn’t bad, right? Anyway, the order will be rice cake, hotdog, rice cake, hotdog, etc.
Each skewer gets 4 hotdogs and 4 rice cakes. Do the same thing for the other 8 skewers.
Put 4 skewers in an oiled and preheated pan. Fry them for about 10 minutes, or until both sides become golden brown on medium.
Occasionally press down on them with a spatula, so that they get nice and crispy.
By now, the spicy sauce will be cooled down. Put each sauce into a plastic sandwich bag.
Cut the tip off of the corner of each bag with scissors like this. Since the sauce has little bits of onion, you need to cut it big enough to let them pass, but be careful not to cut it too big.
I think this is a useful way to work with sauces. I will make my aeriskitchen chingudeul this cute little heart.
You can put honey mustard and ketchup on top, or you can put the spicy sauce on top. Try both sauces and let me know which one you prefer. I bet it will be a tough choice. hehe
The proper way to enjoy sotteok sotteok is you must get a bite out of both a rice cake and a hotdog. Our boys made a mukbang video for this recipe, and Bryson did a great job with eating it properly. So if you didn’t check out the sotteok sotteok mukbang video yet, please do it now.