// Tteokbokki

Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

4-5 mins

Free Time

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Tteokbokki is one of the most popular and well-known Korean street foods, and for good reason. It’s sweet, spicy, and satisfying — everything you need in a late-night craving. Simmer frozen Korean rice cakes in the peppery broth until chewy and tender. Use the lid to trap steam in the dish, fully cooking the rice cakes and thickening the sauce at the same time. The microwave makes this craveable dish just a little too easy to make!

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 2 tablespoons gochujang sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup (120ml) dashi, chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4-5oz (115-140g) Korean rice cakes (tteokbokki)
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced


  1. Add the gochujang, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and broth into the Anyday and stir to combine. Add the rice cakes and stir into the sauce.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes or until the cakes are soft and the sauce has reduced and thickened.
  3. Taste and seasonings. Top with thinly sliced scallions.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add cut cabbage and scallions for a complete meal.
  • Serve this with beef bulgogi, or other grilled meats.
  • Serve with side dishes (banchan) like kimchi, pickled cucumbers, and bean sprouts.
  • Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds to add some texture.

Recipe notes

  • Refrigerated rice cakes can take a bit longer to fully cook. Make sure to soak the rice cakes in a bath of water until they become soft and tender to the touch.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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