Friday, March 08, 2013

Oyster Sauce Topokki

As I mentioned earlier, Topokki or Dukbokki is a popular Korean street snack made of rice cake sticks and fish cakes.  This is my sweet and salty oyster sauce version of topokki.  I added Korean smoked fish ham, rice cake sticks, onion and fish cakes.

I sliced the rice cake sticks into half for faster cooking time.  This dish is more suitable for children or those who can't seem to take spicy food.


  • About 1 bowl of rice cake sticks
  • 1/2 bowl of fish cakes
  • 1/2 bowl of Korean smoked fish ham, cubed
  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. dried chives
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish


Oyster sauce, about 1 Tbsp.
Soy sauce, about 1/2 Tbsp.
Chinese rice wine, about 1 Tbsp.
Some cane sugar, 1 tsp.
A little sesame oil, 1 tsp.
White pepper, to suit


1.  In a frying pan, pan-fry the Korean smoked fish ham in a little oil until slightly brown.  Set aside.

2.  In the same frying pan, add in a little oil.  Then onion, stir-fry until slightly brown.  Add in the rice cake sticks and water.  Stir-well.  Add in seasonings and fish cakes.  Stir until the rice cake sticks are soften (add more water as needed).

3.  Add the smoked fish ham, stir to mix well.  Add dried chives, mix well.

4.  Pour on a plate and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.


Holiday Baker Man said...

Thanks for this recipe. I was just in Korea (for 22 hours) and saw this but didn't get a chance to try it. Now I do!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Ooo! This is my kind of comfort food!

The Experimental Cook said...

I cooked this recently and we ate in silence because we were so afraid of choking. The rice cake was too chewy for us. How should I prepare this?

Little Corner of Mine said...

The experimental Cook, you can slice it into smaller pieces and keep adding water and cook it for a longer time. It would turn softer and less chewy.

Amy said...

Oh...these would be perfect for my kids, who don't eat spicy food! But I LOVE the spicy version though. Guess I need to double the recipe and made a spicy version for me and hubby. :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Never eating this before but I can imagine this is good .

daphne said...

I have never tried these rice cakes before-although I saw so many bags at the local korean store... must try after looking at what u have been doing!

tigerfish said...

I just feel like eating this with porridge. I am weird, huh? :P

noobcook said...

looks good! I am going to try to make spicy topokki soon :)