Editor Ann Taylor Pittman came back from Korea with many deliciously-authentic recipes that pay homage to the East Asian country. From Kimchi-Pork soup to Shrimp Dumplings in a sweet and spicy dipping sauce, these dishes will bring Korea to your kitchen tonight.
Tongin Market Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)
In Korea, tteokbokki (tech-boke-ee) comes in many guises. The ubiquitous street-food version consists of rice cakes floating in a sweet-spicy sauce made with corn syrup and gochujang (Korean chile paste). This take, served in only one particular market in Seoul, was the simplest and most delicious we know of—crisp on the outside and chewy within. You’ll find rice cakes for tteokbokki at Korean markets; they’re about the size of a thumb.