RaBokkI (라볶이) is a variation of the popular street food tteokbokki. Tteokbokki is fried sticky rice cakes in a sweet and spicy sauce along with some other veggies. Rabokki has the addition of ramen noodles and hard-boiled eggs. The chewy rice cakes and soft noodles soak up a lot of flavor. If you like tteokbokki, you will love this too. Try it someday.
Yield: 3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- JuCha (주차) = Parking
- UnJeon (운전) = Driving
- 2 Cups Sticky Rice Cakes for Tteokbokki (12 oz)
- 1 Pack Korean Instant Noodles
- 3 Hard-Boiled Eggs
- 1 Cup Fried Fish Cakes (EoMuk)
- 1 Cup Onion
- ½ Cup Carrot
- 2 Green Onions
- 1 tsp Sesame Seeds (Garnish)
- 3 Cups Water
- ¼ Generous Cup Hot Pepper Paste
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- ½ Tbsp Hot Pepper Powder
- ½ Tbsp Ramyeon Seasoning Powder
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Garlic, Minced
Cut 1 cup worth of fried fish cakes into triangle shapes. Slice 1 cup worth of an Onion into ¼-inch pieces. Slice ½ cup worth of carrot diagonally. Cut 2 green onions into 1-inch pieces.
Obtain 1 pack of Korean instant noodles. We call instant noodles “ramyeon” (라면) in Korean. We will use the noodles and powdered spice pack in it. The secret of good restaurant style rabokki is the powdered spice pack. With tteokbokki, I make my own broth. However for rabokki, you just use the powdered spice pack for flavoring. 😉
Obtain 2 cups of sticky rice cakes for tteokbooki and 3 hard-boiled eggs, in addition to the ramen noodles.
Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a big pan: 3 cups of water, ¼ generous cup hot pepper paste, 2 Tbsp sugar, ½ Tbsp hot pepper powder, ½ Tbsp ramyeon seasoning powder , 1 tsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp minced garlic. Start boiling on medium-high. Stir until all the ingredients are mixed together well.
Once the sauce starts to boil, add the sticky rice cakes, fried fish cakes, onion, and carrot. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium-high.
In this step, taste it and add up to 1 tsp of soy sauce. Depending on the brand of hot pepper paste and ramyeon powder, the saltiness of this dish can be different, so make adjustments as required.
About 5 minutes later, add the ramen noodles, hard-boiled eggs, and the green onions. Once the noodles become softer, occasionally stir them around in the sauce so everything will get enough flavor.
Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the noodles are done cooking. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top before serving.
The colors from the sauce and veggies make it look good. I am satisfied with the result. You can eat delicious restaurant style rabokki in your own home. Enjoy! 🙂