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Tteokbokki Cooking on Your Table

by KnowingKorea

Korea’s representative street food tteokbokki is basically divided into two types according to the serving method. One is what you buy on the street, and the other is what you cook on your table, commonly called as instant tteokbokki. Generally, a pan of instant tteokbokki contains more ingredients than simple street food. Thin fish cakes, fried dumplings, various noodles, and hard-boiled eggs are added onto the short rice cakes and vegetables. Seoul’s Shindangdong Tteokbokki Town is famous for this type of tteokbokki.