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A viral hack for homemade tteok in minutes

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I come from a long line of tteokbokki lovers on my mom's side of the family. A few years ago, I even set up a Google Alert that updates me on the latest fusion flavor twists, snack launches, cutesy merch — and one hack I had to try.

Tteokbokki — spicy, stir-fried rice cakes — is a​ staple dish in South Korea​, often sold from street carts​ and at snack shops​. Tteok traditionally come in two shapes: Tteokguk-tteok, thinly sliced circles, are the slurpable star of Dduk Guk (aka tteokguk), rice cake soup. Garaetteok, finger-sized cylinders, are the preferred vessel in saucier dishes like tteokbokki.

In the Before Times, you could purchase frozen tteok from a local Asian grocer, or make them at home. But in 2020, the internet started burning up with a new homemade tteokbokki that requires far less time and technique.

The reinvented approach begins much like Vietnamese fresh spring........

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