Whenever I crave a good authentic Korean food, I don't think of the fancy gourmet kinds. I crave humble street foods in Korea. There are many to choose from, but these spicy rice cakes have to be my #1 choice.
When I came across this crispy pan fried ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake) recipe, I was immediately sold. I was so attracted to the color of this dish (like a moth to light), I knew I had to make it. To be honest, I wasn’t too hopeful on the taste. Normally, the ddeokbokki I know is served in a pool of spicy sweet chilli sauce and even though the sauce is slurpingly-good, the rice cake usually left me with little to desire.