Seafood Ddeokbokgi is a spicy rice cake dish that includes a stir fried assortment of seafood like mussels and shrimp. Ddeokbokgi in general is an incredibly popular dish that can be found everywhere in Korea. Whether it’s food stalls in traditional markets, neighborhood diners, or street food trucks, its ubiquity is a sign of how beloved the dish is. People, young and old, wait in line to buy it. For kids, it’s a staple afternoon snack, and for workers, the perfect soul food to unwind to at the end of a long day. Because of its popularity, the dish over the years has evolved into many different versions such as one with soy sauce, and another with black bean sauce. But the classic original one is a spicy, sweet, and savory ddeokbokgi with gochujang, red pepper paste, as its main seasoning sauce. Seafood ddeokbokgi is a little bit fancier. With the addition of seafood, flavors get richer and deeper. Each bite of the stir fried rice cake has a chewy yet soft texture. Nowadays, cheese is a popular addition to the dish as gooey melted cheese pairs excellently with hot savory flavors of ddeokbokgi.
Posted on 3/21/2019