Stir-Fried Rice Cake with Hot Pepper Paste

Duk-bok-ki is a beloved Korean dish with many variations and a rich history. Literally translated “stir-fried rice cake”, Duk-bok-ki is made with garaetteok, a cylinder-shaped white rice cake.

It is usually made with beef, mushroom, and fresh or dried vegetables. This traditional dish is simple to make and can be served as a snack, appetizer or light meal.


 Ingredients(serves 2 adults):

  • 300g fresh rice cake

  • 2 sheets of fish cake

  • 1/2 onion

  • 2 stalk of green onion

  • 1/3 cup water

Seasoning sauce – (mix these in a bowl):

  • 2 tbsp. hot pepper paste

  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup

  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder

  • 1 tsp. squashed garlic

(Use less chilli powder if you’re afraid of spice.)


  1. Thinly slice the onion and green onion.

  2. Cut the fish cake sheets into medium-sized pieces.

  3. Separate the rick cakes with your hands.


  1. Preheat the wok for about 10 seconds.

  2. Add some oil and the onion. Stir.

  3. Add the rice cakes, fish cakes, sauce and water. Stir.

  4. Add the green onion. Stir.

  5. Once all the vegetables are cooked, the duk-bok-ki is ready to be served.

Put aside those greasy potato chips, and make room for some mouth-watering duk-bok-ki!

This Korean snack will satisfy your cravings for spicy food, anytime.