Last recipe I shared with you was my own recipe for kimchi jjigae. I hope you loved it. Now I am going to share with you one of my latest creations: rabokki (라볶이). Rabokki sounds complicated, but it is a simple dish which combines ramyeon and tteokbokki into one heavenly dish.
No Choice to be Made
Some of you might wonder how rabokki came to be, but I simply do not know and I could not find any history on this food. What I do know it is like tteokbokki a Korean street food. It combines the two things most Koreans enjoy: ramyeon and tteokbokki. It will then come to no surprise to you that I tell you that rabokki is a very popular dish eaten by many whenever they spot it.In fact, it is so popular many Koreans simply buy tteokbokki to take to their place where they will add ramyeon themselves to turn it into rabokki. It is that easy to make.
One thing you must know about rabokki is that there is no such thing as THE rabokki recipe. Everyone has its own idea on what should go into this ramyeon-tteokbokki fusion dish and some might be very passionate on their opinions. Take all opinions with a pinch of salt and just do what you think is delicious. You do not like fish cake and want to not add it to the rabokki? Great, forget the fish cakes; you can just anything you like and make your godlike snack. That is the beauty of rabokki. It will eventually become a mirror image of you.
As like any other person, I love ramyeon (라면) and tteokbokki (떡볶이). That is why when I found out about rabokki I simply had to try it. I found out about rabokki on Pinterest while scanning its many beautiful images about Korean culture and food. Before starting making my own rabokki, I gathered a lot of ideas from recipes I found all over the world. My favorite recipe was from My Korean Kitchen by Sue. I used her recipe and some others as the foundation for my recipe.
As mentioned rabokki can be made the way you want it and I wanted to create a recipe that was easy and fast to make. I just wanted a quickie, not some elaborate and complicated dish. That is why I omitted what I considered unnecessary from the recipes I found and just kept what was needed. I ended up with a no hassle recipe for rabokki that anyone can make. If you like sweet and spicy then I have you covered with this delicious Korean dish.
I just wanted a quickie, not some elaborate and complicated rabokki recipe. That is why I omitted what I considered unnecessary and just kept what was needed. I ended up with a no hassle recipe for rabokki that anyone can make. If you like sweet and spicy then I have you covered with this delicious Korean dish.
- 500 ml Water
- 500 g Tteok (Korean rice cakes)
- 400 g Ramen noodles
- 100 g Fish cakes
- 5 Eggs, hard boiled
- 2 tbsp Corn syrup
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce, Dark
- 1 tbsp Gochugaru (Korean Red chili flakes)
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce, sweet
- Add the water to a wok and add the gochujang, gochugaru, sugar, corn syrup, soy sauce and yondu to it.
- Bring it all to a boil and keep boiling until the red broth starts to thicken.
- Add the hard boiled eggs, fish cakes and tteok to the mixture.
- When the tteok starts to soften add the ramen noodles.
- When the ramen noodles are done, the rabokki is ready to be served.
Do not forget that this recipe is just a fondation for you. Try and be creative.
Rabokki goes well with cheese. Try adding it as a topping.
If possible replace the dark soy sauce with Yondu, green label.