Tteokkboki. ( Photo : Keith Kim )
Tteokbokki (떡볶이 – spicy rice cakes) – Rice cakes in a spicy red pepper paste sauce. And the bright red color should be warning enough of how spicy it can be (depending on where you go). Don’t be intimidated if you only see junior high school girls giggling over rice cakes. Head over there and get some yourself. It’s equally loved by both kids and adults.
If you’re looking for popular places to eat tteokbokki, check out our list of 7 famous tteokbokki places in Seoul!
Variation: Old-style Tteokbokki (옛날떡볶이) – Instead of a spicy sauce, the rice cakes are stir fried in a wok with some oil and then topped with red pepper flakes. The most famous is made by a Korean grandmother that’s over 100 years old. Find her in our list of 15 Markets to Visit in Seoul.
( Source : http://www.seoulistic.com )