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떡볶이 | Dukbokki 🌶️🌶️

Giant rice in sweet and spicy sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 4


  • Wok
  • Pot


  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup red pepper paste
  • ¼ Cup red pepper powder
  • 2 Teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 Korean peppers
  • 2 large vidalia onions
  • 20 garlic cloves
  • 6 green onions
  • 1 Cup shredded carrot
  • 2 duck eggs or three chicken eggs
  • ½ Bag dukbokki duk may be sold as rice cakes, or sometimes spelled others ways like tteokbokki, ddukbokki, etc.
  • 1 Tablespoon honey brown sugar can be used too
  • Cup sesame seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon


  • Defrost dukboki duk if frozen
  • Heat water over medium heat in a wok
  • Add hot pepper paste and stir. Keep stirring occasionally
  • Add carrots (you can microwave them first to speed things up)
  • Slice and add onions
  • Begin boiling separate pot for eggs. Cook accordingly for hard boil eggs
  • Add red pepper powder, garlic powder, and cinnamon (optional: honey or brown sugar to sweeten it). Stir all ingredients together
  • Chop up peppers and add to wok. Stir all ingredients
  • Chop up garlic and add to wok. Stir all ingredients
  • Chop green onions and set aside for topping
  • Low boil all ingredients for 20 min
  • Peel hard boiled eggs. Add eggs to wok
  • Add duk to wok and stir
  • Bring everything back to a boil
  • Serve and enjoy!