Gungjung Ddeokbokki (Palace Rice Cake)

궁중떡볶이
Alternate Spellings: Goong Jeong Ddeokbokki, Gongjung Ddeokboki, Gungjung Tteokbokki

Ddeokbokki is one of the most popular snack dishes in Korea.
The modern version is a spicy preparation of stir fried ddeok, or rice cake, combined with sweet potato starch noodles, shredded carrot or similar vegetable, fish cake, onions, and garlic.

Ddeokbokki is probably derived from “Palace Rice Cake” (Gungjung Ddeokbokki), a special dish served to the King and certain nobles of the Chosun dynasty on the Lunar New Year.
Gungjung Ddeokbokki was made by braising ddeok, meat, vegetables, eggs, and seasonings in water, and then serving it topped with gingko nuts and walnuts.

Servings: 6

Ingredients

1

package(16ounce)

round (cylindrical) Ddeok (Rice cake)

6

ounces

pork or beef

1

small

carrot

1

small

onion

1

large head

coral mushroom (substitute 1 bunch enoki or 6 common white mushrooms)

5

each

Pyogo beosot (Fresh or dried shiitake mushrooms)

3

ounces

dried bagogari (gourd rind – Substitute zuchinini)

2

ounces

mung bean sprouts

1

large

spring onion

sesame oil

Meat and Mushroom Seasoning

2

teaspoons

soy sauce

1/4

teaspoon

ground black pepper

2

cloves

fresh garlic

1/2

teaspoon

doenjang (soy bean paste)

1/2

teaspoon

kkaesoogeum (sesame salt)

1/2

teaspoon

sesame oil

Seasoning Sauce

1

tablespoon

Sugar

3

tablespoons

Soy sauce

2

cloves

fresh garlic

1

teaspoon

kkaesoogeum (sesame salt)

1

green onion

1/2

teaspoon

sesame oil

Garnish

2

eggs

3 to 6

walnuts

6 to 8

gingko nuts

Procedure

Preparation

Dried Vegetables

Bagogari and Shiitake Mushrooms

Soak separately in cool water for at least twenty minutes.

Mushrooms and Meat Seasoning

Mince the garlic and place all the Meat and Mushroom Seasoning ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix well.

Let stand ten minutes.

Coral (or enoki)

Tear the mushroom into individual stalks (or small group if the stalks are very slender), rinse well in cold water.

Other Mushrooms

Thin slice from top to bottom.

Meat

Cut the meat into thin strips about 1 1/2 inches long.

Add meat and mushrooms to seasoning mix and let stand fifteen to twenty minutes.

Vegetables

Wash all the vegetables in cold water.

Carrot

Cut the carrot into thirds cross wise, then thin slice each section lengthwise. Cut the slices into “match sticks”.

Onion

Cut the onion in half from top to bottom, then medium slice each half (about 1/4 inch thick) also from top to bottom.

Zuchinni (substitute)

Cut crosswise into 1 1/2 inch long sections.

Cut each section in half lengthwise.

Remove seeds and seed pulp.

Tine slice lengthwise, then cut slices into thin “noodles”.

Rice Cake

Bring a pot of water to a full boil over high heat. Add the rice cake and cook for one minute.

Remove the rice cake from the pot and rinse immediately in cold water.

Discard boil water.

Brush rice cake with sesame oil.

Eggs

Separate yolks from whites.

Combine yolks and whip together.

Pour into a hot oiled pan in a thin layer (tilt pan back and forth to cover bottom of pan).

Cook over medium heat until top is just firm, but bottom is not browned, flip and cook 15 to twenty seconds.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Cut into thin strips about 1/8 inch wide by 1 1/2 inch long.

Repeat with egg whites.

Cooking

Thin slice the garlic from top to bottom and place all ingredients for the seasoning sauce into a bowl and mix well.

Lightly coat a stir fry pan with cooking oil and heat over medium to high heat.

Add beef and mushroom mix to pan and stir fry 30 seconds.

Quickly add all other vegetables and stir fry 30 seconds more.

Reduce heat to medium low, add seasoning sauce, ddeok, and simmer 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and garnish with egg strips and nuts.

Serve

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (7.2 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

378.73

Calories From Fat (26%)

98.43

Calories From Protein (17%)

66.19

Calories From Carbohydrates (57%)

214.11

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 11.24g

17%

Saturated Fat 2.21g

11%

Monounsaturated Fat 3.7g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.66g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 96.98mg

32%

Sodium 856.12mg

36%

Potassium 406.72mg

12%

Total Carbohydrates 54.3g

18%

Fiber 2.29g

9%

Sugar 4.66g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 52.01g

Protein 16.64g

33%

Vitamin A 2448.14IU

49%

Vitamin C 6.89mg

11%

Calcium 72.02mg

7%

Iron 3.06mg

17%

Vitamin E 0.37mg

4%

Vitamin D 5.67IU

1%

Thiamin 0.5mg

33%

Riboflavin 0.3mg

18%

Niacin 3.75mg

19%

Vitamin B6 0.39mg

20%

Folate 84.49mcg

21%

Vitamin B12 0.49mcg

8%

Pantothenic Acid 1.62mg

16%

Vitamin K 23.07mcg

29%

Phosphorus 219.72mg

22%

Magnesium 52.2mg

13%

Zinc 2.11mg

14%

Copper 0.44mg

22%

Manganese 0.65mg

33%

Selenium 26.77mcg

38%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 87.4g

0%

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