Goongjoong Ddukbokki (Rice Cake Stir-fry with Soy Sauce)

Ttoekbokki 辣炒年糕 is a popular Korean snack which is red and spicy. Not when I tried out this recipe, then I found out that this Goongjoong Ddukbokki had a longer history and was once a dish served in the royal court! You can read out more on the history of this dish in Wiki :D The Goongjoong Ddukbokki tasted sweet and savoury unlike the spicy version one which is definitely more kids friendly :D 


Cooked rice cake toss in soy sauce seasoning

Marinated beef slices

Loads of greens and mushrooms



Recipe source : Kimchimari.com
Ingredient
  • 450gm fresh rice cake
  • marinade for rice cake : 1 tbsp apple lemon soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 200gm beef sirloin, slice thinly
  • marinade for beef : 4 tbsp apple lemon soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice wine, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp honey, 2 garlic (minced), 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 40gm dried shitake mushroom, soaked and retained liquid
  • 120gm cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • 2 stalks spring onion, cut into sections
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnishing

Method
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add in rice cake and cook for 3 minutes until they are soft all the way through.
  2. Drain away water. While it's still hot, add in marinade and toss well. Set aside.
  3. Marinade beef for at least 30mins.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add beef and sauté for 2 mins. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Using the same pan, add in onion and sauté till fragrant.
  6. Add in shitake mushroom and stir fry briefly.
  7. Add in cabbage and carrot and reserved mushroom liquid. Cover pan and simmer for 3 mins till vegetables have softened.
  8. Toss in beef and seasoned rice cake and mix evenly. Fry for 5 mins until rice cake are heated through. If you prefer wetter rice cake , add in more mushroom liquid and adjust taste accordingly by adding more apple lemon soy sauce.
  9. Remove from heat. Serve immediately. 


I am linking this post to Asian Food Fest : Korea ( April 2014 ) hosted by Feats off Feasts