Cheese Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cake)

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Cheese Tteokbokki is a popular Korean street food dish that features chewy rice cakes smothered in a spicy and savory sauce. This version adds the delightful creaminess of melted cheese, taking the dish to another level. It’s a comforting and satisfying meal for one person, perfect for those craving a spicy and cheesy treat.

Cheese Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cake)

Cheese Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cake) Pin Recipe
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Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 15 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 300-350 calories Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Heat the cooking oil in a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sliced cabbage to the pan. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until the cabbage becomes slightly tender.
  3. Add the tteokbokki rice cakes to the pan along with gochujang, soy sauce, sugar, and water. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until the rice cakes are cooked and the sauce has thickened slightly. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  6. Once the rice cakes are cooked, turn off the heat and place the slices of processed cheese on top of the rice cakes. Cover the pan with a lid and let the residual heat melt the cheese for a few minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and gently stir to incorporate the melted cheese into the sauce.
  8. Transfer the Cheese Tteokbokki to a serving bowl. Sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped green onions on top for garnish if desired.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy the delicious combination of spicy rice cakes and melted cheese.


  • Adjust the spiciness by adding more or less gochujang according to your preference.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients such as fish cakes, boiled eggs, or vegetables of your choice to customize the dish.
  • Tteokbokki rice cakes are available in Asian grocery stores or can be made at home.
  • Be cautious when handling the hot pan and melted cheese to avoid burns.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to serve more people.
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