Cook Korean Cheese Tteobokki

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Rose Tteokbokki is similar to the traditional Tteokbokki but milder và cheesy! Tteokbokki is a popular rice cake dish with a spicy sauce. It is typically a little too spicy for many people to lớn handle, but this milder version makes it palatable. It is one of the latest food trends khổng lồ hit Korea.

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If you have never had this creamy, savoury delight or have never made Korean food before, trying khổng lồ cook it at home might make you nervous. But, don"t fear. This simple Korean recipe uses common ingredients you can easily find anywhere.


With rose tteokbokki, your favourite Korean rice cake delicacy gets a creamy & cheesy makeover! | Image from seri_studio

As we love trying out TikTok trends, we tried different recipes & found the best ones for you. We will tell you everything you need lớn know about this trendy new dish. We"ve also included different versions to lớn try for the more curious among you. If you"ve always wanted khổng lồ get into modern Korean cooking, this is the place lớn start! 

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What is rose tteokbokki made of?

Rose tteokbokki is a twist on classic Korean street food, using rose sauce and cheese instead of the classic sauce made mainly of broth & soy sauce. Rose sauce comes from Europe and is usually a phối of tomato sauce & cream. But in Korea, this sauce cannot be made without a few traditional touches, such as gochujang, sesame oil, & soy sauce. 

The fusion of Korean and Western elements makes this a delectable dish, & it"s simple to lớn make. This recipe uses ingredients you probably already have sitting at home!


The subtle orange hue of the dish comes with its use of cream và tomato sauce. | Image from chitteokair

Despite its name, no actual roses or other flowers are involved in making this Korean street food. Instead, it gets its name from the light pink colour of the sauce. It is also called Rosé Tteokbokki or Cream Tteokbokki.

There are two different versions of this dish. First, some varieties of this dish use a standard European Rose Sauce, combining the cream with tomatoes và spices. This is similar to lớn the pink sauce made by mixing marinara & alfredo sauces.

On the other hand, the more common version of this dish simply uses milk & cream in the Tteokbokki sauce. This makes it a creamy tteokbokki, which is heavier, milder, and more savoury. Toppings such as vegetables & meat are also added to enhance this dish. Our recipe will focus on the second version, the most common in Korea.

What does rose tteokbokki taste like?

Rose tteokbokki tastes savoury, creamy and mildly spicy because of the milk and cheese. It is less spicy than tteokbokki. If you"ve never had tteokbokki, it has a spicy, salty sauce made with gochujang & soy sauce.


Apart from rice cakes, adding different toppings of your liking khổng lồ this snack is the best way to lớn enjoy it! | Image from s2mytime

The chewy, soft, and springy rice cakes địa chỉ cửa hàng body and substance while still being light. Cheese & vegetables create a dish that will captivate you with its simplicity and impress you with its deliciousness.

If you"re nervous about making this dish, never fear. Just keep reading lớn find our recipe và some fun twists for when you want khổng lồ try something a little different.

Rose tteokbokki calories

One serving of rose tteokbokki is around 750 calories. That seems like a lot, but you won"t care after you take a bite! While it is a comfort food with a good amount of carbohydrates (100 g) và fat (27 g) per serving, it also has a good amount of protein (22 g).

If you want to adjust the macros for this dish, showroom more vegetables & fewer rice cakes. However, if you want to lớn cut down on calories, you can địa chỉ cửa hàng this sauce lớn anything lượt thích stir-fried vegetables to a salad.

Because milk và cheese are some of the essential ingredients, it is not vegan khổng lồ start with. But you can adjust the recipe with our tips below khổng lồ make it suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Tteokbokki-tteok is gluten-free as well!


You may also địa chỉ vegetables lớn your snack for crunch & texture. | Image from chubong_official

Rose tteokbokki vs tteokbokki

Rose tteokbokki uses milk, cheese, & cream, while traditional tteokbokki does not usually contain dairy products. This is the major difference between rose tteokbokki vs tteokbokki, but we"ll explain the other subtle differences below.


If you prefer more spice & depth lớn your dish, you might also lượt thích the tteokbokki cooked the traditional way. | Image from wildkate.anne

Traditionally, this Korean street food is a dish of small rice cakes (called tteokbokki-tteok) stir-fried and simmered in a sauce made of broth, gochujang, soy sauce, & sugar. The sweet, sticky, chewy rice cakes perfectly complement the spicy, savoury sauce.

Rose Tteokbokki stands out with the addition of cream and cheese. This makes the texture luxuriously velvety with a savoury tang. Of course, you can find cheese in a lot of street food, such as Korean corn cheese or cheese ramen. Putting it in traditional tteokbokki, however, is a new thing.

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However, rose tteokbokki sauce doesn"t use sardine broth và boiled seaweed that traditional tteokbokki usually has. Without this umami seafood flavour, the dish is milder and less aggressive.

However, this mildly spicy Korean food still has the traditional rice cakes & boiled eggs. You can also remove them in the rose tteokbokki recipe if you want lớn without losing much flavour or character from the dish.

Rose tteokbokki ingredients

The main ingredients in making this spicy rose sauce are gochujang, cream, soy sauce, & of course, tteokbokki-tteok & toppings to complete the dish. The addition of dairy will give you the creamy gochujang sauce you need for this popular và trendy street food.


Since the rose sauce is so versatile, you can also use it on pasta! | Image from neuma_64

Here are all the ingredients you need lớn make this creamy, spicy rose tteokbokki:

MilkCheeseCreamSpring onionsDashi or Korean soup brothMeat (sausages, bacon, etc)VegetablesFish cakesBoiled eggsGarlic

We don"t recommend using frozen rice cakes since they crack when heated up. Instead, use fresh rice cakes. But, If you can only find frozen ones, you must thaw them at room temperature before you start cooking.

We recommend using two types of cheese in this recipe. Parmesan cheese can be used as the topping, and melty cheese can be added lớn the sauce to lớn maximise the luxurious mouthfeel & the savouriness of the dish. For the umami, try adding MSG instead of salt as well! It"s not as bad for you as you think.

If you can"t find Korean soup broth, try using chicken, beef, or veggie stock. Japanese dashi is less common but an acceptable substitute.

Instead of broccoli và mushrooms, you can use any kind of vegetable you prefer. For example, try using Napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, or peas!

Rose Tteokbokki vegetarian

To make the Rose Tteokbokki vegetarian, you only need lớn take out the meat but keep all the other ingredients. Instead, you can use vegetables such as broccoli, napa cabbage, or shiitake mushrooms khổng lồ make it more substantial.


The already flavourful Korean snack staple is made even healthier with pumpkin. | Image from eva.is.eating

We recommend substituting the meat with tofu in the same amount of meat by weight. Additionally, you can also just showroom extra vegetables. You could also exclude the fish cakes và boiled egg toppings for a vegan version. It"s all very easy lớn do.

More detailed instructions will be included in our recipe below.

Rose Tteokbokki noodles

This recipe can also be made without Tteokbokki-tteok. However, if you love rabokki, rose tteokbokki noodles might be fun to try.

Excluding the rice cakes might remove a lot of the dish"s texture. However, noodles are usually much easier khổng lồ find & can địa chỉ cửa hàng a lot of volume lớn the dish.

In addition, noodles can increase the quantity and number of servings if you"re eating with a big group. They can also be stored for much longer than rice cakes.


You must try this cozy, hearty kind of creamy rabokki! | Image from _cookingpang

You can use any kind of noodle, from instant ramen to lớn egg noodles or rice vermicelli. But, glass noodles are most texturally similar lớn the original tteokbokki-tteok (translucent noodles made from rice flour). So, if you"re in a pinch, even angel hair pasta or fettuccine noodles can also work!

But why stop there? If you want something similar lớn the shape of the original tteokbokki rice cakes but can"t find them where you live, try making your own using rice paper và water.

You can even try using potato wedges or the larger garae-tteok Korean rice cakes cut up into smaller pieces. Hotdogs or rice cakes on skewers are also good to use, reminiscent of sotteok. The possibilities are endless!

Of course, you can skip the carbs và use the sauce on a vegetable stir fry instead. But, where"s the fun in that?

Cooking tips

If you want khổng lồ adjust how spicy your dish is, simply increase or decrease the amount of gochugaru chilli flakes you use. You can also showroom sliced Korean red chillies or any type of fresh sliced chilli if you want it extra spicy. The amount of gochugaru in our recipe is the baseline for medium spicy.


Preparing tteokbokki at home can be adjusted the way you want it cooked! | Image from funny_gunny93

Stop & turn down the heat when the sauce reaches the thickness you want to lớn avoid overcooking the heavy cream. When you scrape your spoon along the bottom of the pot, it should leave a trail that quickly fades. Remember that it continues to lớn cook once you after the heat is turned off.

How to store

You can store this dish for up to 4 days covered in the fridge. However, the texture of the rice cakes will continue khổng lồ change and might become less chewy after the first two days. Khổng lồ avoid this, you can store the sauce separately và cook the add-ins like rice cakes or noodles when you want khổng lồ eat them.