Do you like tteokbokki? Yes. How about seafood? Of course! Then, this delicious seafood tteokbokki called is THE recipe for you. By adding your favorite seafood to Tteokbokki, you can add the umami flavor of Tteokbokki and enjoy the new Tteokbokki flavor. Of course, if you don’t eat seafood, use my regular Tteokbokki recipe. Then shall we enjoy the taste of the spicy sea? Let’s go!! Ah! One more thing… In this video, there are 2 special guests who are so cute. So don’t forget to watch the video.
Yield: 2-3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- DaRamJwi (다람쥐) = Chipmunk
- YaSaeng DongMul (야생동물) = Wild Animal
- 2½ Cups Sticky Rice Cakes for TteokBokKi (1 lb)
- 5 Pieces Squid Ring (3 oz)
- 10 Pieces Medium Shrimp (3 oz)
- 10 Pieces Mussel (6 oz)
- 1 Cup Cabbage
- 1 Cup Onion
- ½ Cup Green Onion
- ¼ Cup Carrot
- 2½ Cups Water
- 3 Generous Tbsp Hot Pepper Paste
- 1½ Tbsp Sugar
- ½ Tbsp Soup Soy Sauce
- ½ Tbsp Fish Sauce
- 1 tsp Hot Pepper Powder
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- Some Sesame Seeds and Green Onion for Garnish (Optional)
Obtain about 1 lb (2½ cups) of sticky rice cakes for TteokBokkI. I normally don’t thaw frozen rice cakes before using them. (Some brand rice cakes break down when you soak them in water.)
And for the seafood, we will need 10 pieces of mussel (6 oz), 10 pieces of medium shrimp (3 oz), and 5 pieces of squid rings (3 oz). My squid rings seem a bit too large, so I’m going to cut in them in half to make their size similar to the shrimp.
To make it easier, you can also use 1½ cups of seafood mix instead. Or you can choose 12 oz worth of your favorite mixes of seafood.
For the vegetable ingredients, my choice will be 1 cup worth of cabbage, 1 cup of an onion, ½ cup green onion, and ¼ cup carrot.
Chop all the veggies into nice size chunks.
Next, I will make the sauce with 3 generous Tbsp of hot pepper paste, 1 tsp of hot pepper powder, 1½ Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp minced garlic, ½ Tbsp fish sauce, and 2½ cups of water. Mix it well. Taste it and season the broth with about ½ Tbsp of soup soy sauce to your tastes.
Heat it on medium-high and, once it starts to boil, add the rice cakes and bring it back to a boil.
Then add all the veggies except for the green onions and cook for about 3 minutes.
Once the rice cakes are soft, add the seafood and cook for another 3 minutes.
Depending on your rice cake brand, the cooking time can be different. So, make sure that your rice cakes are soft before adding the seafood.
Finally, add the green onions, cook it for 2 more minutes.
Tteokbokki itself is already very delicious, but after adding seafood to it, the taste of Tteokbokki becomes even better. Please try my recipe someday and share your pictures on Instagram or Facebook. I cannot get enough of your food pictures.