Spicy Korean Rice Cakes (Duk Boki) Recipe

Spicy Korean Rice Cakes (Duk Boki) Recipe

Korean duk boki—rice cakes covered in thick, spicy sauce—is a popular street food in Korea. It's eaten as a casual meal, snack, or drinking dish.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Soak rice cakes (duk) for about an hour in cold water (see tip at the end if short on time).
  3. Step 3

    In a pot, mix 3 cups water with kochujang, kochukaru, garlic, sugar, and soy sauce and bring to a boil.
  4. Step 4

    Add fish cakes and bring back to a boil.
  5. Step 5

    Add the mushrooms, cabbage, and rice cakes.
  6. Step 6

    Bring up to a boil again, simmer for about 3 minutes, and then turn off the heat. The sauce will thicken upon standing.
  7. Step 7

    Serve as a casual meal or a snack when drinking.
  8. Step 8