Easy Halal Tteokbokki Recipe: Make These Popular Korean Spicy Rice Cakes At Home


Ili •  Jun 12, 2020

For those who have travelled to Korea or are huge fans of K-dramas, you’re probably familiar with tteokbokki. This spicy rice cake dish is one of the most popular Korean street foods around and it’s not hard to see why it’s so well-loved. Spicy, rich with umami and perfectly comforting, we’re already drooling at the thought of having some tteokbokki ourselves ? If you’ve been craving this dish just like us, the good news is that you can easily make it by yourself at home! With this halal tteokbokki recipe, prepare to whip up a delicious pot of goodness for your next meal. 

Ingredients (serves 2)


For the sauce

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp gochujang
  • 2 tbsp gochugaru
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup

For the garnish (optional)

  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  1. If your rice cakes aren’t already soft, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes or thaw them in the fridge overnight then soak in cold water for 30 minutes. 
  2. In a large pot, combine water, gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, sugar and corn syrup. Mix them over medium-high heat until everything is combined well. 
  3. Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce to a simmer. Then add tteokbokki and fish cake. Stir for 3 to 5 minutes until everything is fully cooked. 
  4. Add sesame oil, sesame seeds, green onion and stir. Serve and enjoy!

With this easy halal tteokbokki recipe, you’re all set for your next K-drama marathon! But if you want more snacks to whip up so that it’ll last you throughout your binge-watching session, we’ve got you covered with these easy Korean street food recipes ?