Korean Royal Court Stir Fried Rice Cakes (Gungjung-tteokbokki: 궁중떡볶이)

Hi everybody! Today I’m going to make Gungjung Tteokbokki “royal court” tteokbokki Gungjung means “royal court”. If you’ve saw korean tteokbokki before, probably you saw in dramas, and korean tteokbokki is cooked in red sauce. Red hot, spicy tteokbokki was developed in the 1950’s. But before that, we had this royal court cuisine and they use soy sauce. We call this non-spicy tteokbokki, or ganjang tteokbokki. Ganjang is “soy sauce”. Color is going to be a little brown. And beef, thinly sliced beef is used Let’s start. When you go to Korean grocery stores, you will buy this type of tteokbokki rice cake. Easily, you can find at any Korean grocery store. So we need the egg yolk, and separate. We call this a thread. Nice, that part. Remove this way. Okay, a little salt, a pinch of salt. And mix well. About 30 seconds after, heated a little over high heat, and little, a few drops of oil. We are going to really lower the heat now, Really lower. Like this. And I’m going to wipe off this excess oil. Turn off the heat. So almost 70% of this is cooked, you see? So I’m going to turn it over. Now meanwhile, let’s marinate our beef. 100 grams. Thinly slice. Around 3 inches long. Put it back and let’s marinate. So, one garlic clove, minced. 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce. Honey or sugar, around 1/2 a teaspoon. And ground black pepper. Sesame oil. Okay, mix this. This is like bulgogi marinade. Cut the edge parts to make a rectangular shape. This is around 2 inches. Make really beautiful, thin strips. So we are going to use onion. Thinly slice. So a little bit of carrot we are going to use. This is also around 2 inches. Green bell pepper we are going to use. This amount. Same size. All leftovers, don’t throw them away you can make stir-fried rice all chop it up and stir-fry with rice. and some vegetable oil and chopped kimchi. Red bell pepper. And this one is optional, because we used already carrot. So you don’t have to use this if you don’t have. But for more, really, color it’s really vivid. and also flavor, so I like this. Well, let’s use a lot of mushrooms. You can use shiitake mushrooms or white mushrooms, any type of mushrooms. But I’m going to use white mushrooms today. I just pre-washed this, let’s cut it. About 2 cups. This part is the missing part, what should I do? Let’s fill it up with garlic. Because, garlic flavor, we need. So 1 clove of minced garlic. So now, we’re really ready to cook! When the pan is heated, add a little, a few drops of cooking oil. And garlic. So, marinated beef. When the beef is almost half-cooked, add all the vegetables. I’m going to little, lower the heat. Medium heat. And then, rice cakes. And 1/2 cup water. And soy sauce, one tablespoon, and one teaspoon. And I’m going to add sugar or rice syrup. So this is syrup, I’m using 1 tablespoon rice syrup. Ground black pepper. Smells so good. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? So remove from the heat, and I’m going to add, sesame oil. Sesame seeds. Just a little bit. Don’t forget this egg. It’s really pretty. So if you have pine nuts at home you can use. If you don’t have, nevermind. We made Gungjung tteokbokki, “royal court” tteokbokki. Let me taste it! Rice cake, mushrooms. This Gungjung tteokbokki is not spicy, so children and then people who can’t eat spicy food, will love this one. Okay, enjoy my recipe! See you next time! Bye-bye!

100 comments on “Korean Royal Court Stir Fried Rice Cakes (Gungjung-tteokbokki: 궁중떡볶이)”

  1. Anna Luu says:

    I just cook this, the taste is great the rice stick is abit chewy, should I cook the rice stick a bit longer ?

  2. Jurlene Chua says:

    can I replace the rice syrup with honey instead?

  3. Yanping Huang says:

    thank you ! 

  4. MM MA says:

    Yea! Ma-Ma-Nim!

  5. Tugba Erbilli says:

    what song is that atthe end? :O

  6. fidottt says:

    i came here because of song ilgook!! saw him cooking this for his triplets on "the return of superman" XD gonna try this someday

  7. Natalie Perez says:

    Can i skip the pine nuts?

  8. Indira Bandara says:

    you are so adorable.love you!

  9. Nina Sagita says:


  10. Pricilla Patricia says:

    Please make those traditional cookies;( yakgwa ❤️

  11. waaanderbyday says:

    Looks delicious! 😋👌

  12. Mehku says:

    Thank you Maangchi for this recipe. I bought rice cake today and was looking for a non spicy rice cake recipe for my kids. This is perfect and it looks so delicious. My family will enjoy it!!!

  13. NamelessMemories says:

    I don't eat red meat. Can I substitute the beef with chicken?

  14. shimjung0618 says:

    maangchi, what if my rice cakes are frozen beforehand? do i just add them the same way and cook longer or should i do something beforehand?

  15. h sum says:

    Can o use sweet suse also ?

  16. h sum says:

    Sweet sause?

  17. Mkha alnabhani says:

    Hello maangchi…please view the way to do the pizza in the Korean Style

  18. brt1050 says:

    I just made this and WOW what an amazing dish. I just wish I didn't have to drive so far to get ddeokbokki! Oh well, it was worth it 🙂

  19. Bridget Aduasare says:

    Mam I love all of your cooking and I tried some of them our and it was soooo delicious than ever.

  20. extraordinary hime says:

    Hi Ms. Maangchi, last Saturday I've entered a cooking competition called "Global Taste of Korea" in the Philippines. I did Gungjung Tteokbokki as my entry. The judges asked me where did I learn how to cook it and I said I've learned it from you and they know you. 😊 Two of the judges are Miss Lily Min and Madam Lee Jong Min (if I'm not mistaken). Unfortunately, I did not win out of 30 contestants, but I had a great experience. I'll will learn more about Hansik and I will make you as an inspiration. Next year, I'll try to join the competition again. Thank you for sharing your videos. 😁 Please cheer for me. 😆

  21. David K says:

    Looks amazing

  22. Namseon Kim says:

    잘봤어요. 고맙습니다.

  23. sandra kitwana says:

    What exactly is rice cakes?

  24. Lynn Nique says:

    Hi Maangchi, can i leave out the veggies n replace with other types of mushroom? im not really a big fan of veggies>.<

  25. Annie Dinh says:

    Is it okay if I replace rice syrup with corn syrup?

  26. Valicore says:

    I love this, it was my first introduction to Korean food. It's so delicious.

  27. wingedeyelinerisoverrated says:

    maangchi! maangchi! maangchi!!! i have been watching the korean drama, dae jang geum (jewel in the palace) and I have been inspired by it to try and learn some royal cuisine! please, can you find some of the recipes and notable foods in the drama and make a video about it???? thank you!!!

  28. iwayovelayouyay123 says:

    It's too late for dinner here, but I am making it tonight anyways lol Pregnancy craving!

  29. Nurul Atikah says:

    maangchi u always make me hungry.. i really like rice cake.. last year i went to korean restaurant and have my first 떡볶이 there.. it was delicious.. i like it cause it really chewy..

  30. Katherine R. Jung says:

    i love this dish! i want to try to make it.

  31. Maangchi says:

    Someone submitted English caption! Thank you so much!

  32. Afni Yusuff says:

    Hello Maangchi! Thanks for the great recipe. I wonder, before I add the rice cakes into the pan, do I have to boil them first?

  33. Gina T says:

    I will have to make this 😋

  34. 57924hv says:

    what can I use instead of rice syrup? 🙂

  35. Linedhel32 says:

    Hello ^^ I want to try this recipe and I also have gochujang paste, can I add it to this?

  36. Rose C says:

    Thanks i like korean food

  37. Hellen Ma says:

    You are adorable!

  38. Lisa aaa says:

    I tried this recipe today and I love it! Thank you for the great recipe:)

  39. vio says:

    Came here because Taeyong made this on NCT life in Seoul 😂

  40. josefina leal says:

    thank you Mangchi I really love ur recipes easy cooking now I'm learning how to cook

  41. Yalqa DK says:

    can i make it without rice syrup?

  42. Maangchi says:

    Vietnamese caption is up now thanks to our volunteer translator!

  43. rena tan says:

    Hi Maangchi, this looks delicious! Do I have to precook the rice cakes in boiling water first before stir frying them with soy sauce? Thank you!

  44. vung Loc says:

    Your beef look so good!

  45. Ad van Tuil says:

    Lovely recipe, sweet lovely lady.
    Thanks for this recipe, greetings from Holland my friend !

  46. Qyshia Icykyusyaz says:

    hi, i saw smwhere that oyster sauce is being used instead of soy sauce. will it taste the same?

  47. kaldeep kaur says:

    I really love the way you demonstrate and you cook gracefully no wastage of food and you are a lovely lady. Thank you

  48. 小共 says:


  49. Jeh Han says:

    wowwwww delicious! I'll try one of this day. thanks Maangchi for sharing your recipe.

  50. Cian Pyon says:

    I am a 14 year old boy. I love cooking and watching your videos. My neighbor who I knew almost my whole life is from Jeju Island. And her niece near Kaeseung(Gimpo) I make your recipes and bring to her to make her feel at home.P.S.How do you spell Arirang, and Dasi Mannapsida in Korean?

  51. ailin jazz says:

    Qué rico maangchi! Lo voy hacer.gracias saludos de México!!.

  52. ZEE says:

    i used panner instead of beef..

  53. Tran Tran says:

    how come does this video dont have a lot of caption?

  54. Duddles B says:

    This looks very yummy and I would love to make it, especially because I can't eat spicy.
    But I don't eat meat, could I make it with fried tofu instead?

  55. Maria Marino says:

    can you freeze leftover (uncooked) ricecakes?

  56. Resti Megasari says:

    thank you for share this resep

  57. Ivory Sulva says:

    I used to eat Korean restaurants now I pre much know how they prepare there meal. I used to think it took a hard labour preparing one meal like my cultural food

  58. 4everrainie says:

    I want to make this using the flat diagnol rice cakes. how would I adjust the recipe/cooking times for the frozen and simply dried versions of them?

  59. hanya manusia biasa says:

    thank you maangchi,my kids very like your recipes…

  60. Gabriel Maceira says:

    food looks great. love the t-shirt!

  61. Gina Hong says:

    Do a makeup tutorial! ㅋㅋㅋ I love ur makeup!

  62. Your_Everyday_Youtube_Commenter says:

    I feel like eating maangchi's dishes

  63. you took a sample of my pasta says:

    I was just watching BTS on Crack…..

  64. Sarah Lach says:

    I love your shirt in this 🙂

  65. Ruby Alisha says:

    yummy. it looks tasty. i wil try🤗

  66. Maangchi says:

    Greek caption is available now! Sofia Anna submitted the caption for our Greek speaking viewers! Thank you so much!

  67. James Nguyen says:

    What brand soy sauce did you use?

  68. Anna S says:

    Love your t-shirt.

  69. Sarah Yesh says:

    You are a star Mangchi, but honestly, the preparation process for almost all the recipes takes really long time…….

  70. Lopen Cantillan says:

    i so love all your cooking recipe all looks delicious….

  71. Luyen Dinh Thinh says:

    I love it when she says never mind .

  72. umme saima says:

    "If you have pine nuts at home, use it, if not nvm " 😂 that was cute for me

  73. Lopen Cantillan says:

    I love teokbokki
    i like korean dish healthier.

  74. Syafitri Adinda says:

    Indonesia sup pliss

  75. E.N Reece says:

    what did they serve it with?I want to make rice cake dishes but I'm unsure how to make it a full meal

  76. QueenbeeJudith says:

    Can you use other kinds of nuts, like cashews, instead of pine nuts?

  77. Sandra Montalvo says:

    I made this last night and it was a huge hit!!! So delicious! Thank you Maangchi

  78. Maria Garcia says:

    Hola Maangchi , I love 💕 your videos. I was so excited to make your rice cake dish. And my sister and my niece loves it. I already made it twice. I’m going to do it again soon because my sis loves my rice cakes dish. Thank u so much. Keep it up.

  79. Zool Sool says:

    That looks amazing Maangchi. I am going to make it with marinated tofu instead, I was wondering if your rice cake are frozen or room temperature before you put them in the stir fry?
    I am a new subscriber, I love your channel! Thank you 🙂

  80. Chelsea Tallent says:

    That looks a soooo good!

  81. Maangchi says:

    Sayaka M (YouTube) submitted Japanese caption for our Japanese speaking viewers! Thank you, Sayaka!

  82. Ashia Snow says:

    Can you replace the beef with tofu to make it vegetarian?

  83. Mz BadDog says:

    Yummmmm.. I'm going home and making this tonight!

  84. Kim Taeyeon is my everything says:

    Maangchi how will the veggies cook if I dont want to use the marinated beef? Should I add water?

  85. Noelle Webster says:

    Maangchi- can you use hot spicy red and green peppers instead of bell peppers 🌶??

  86. soo book says:

    책은 어디서 살 수 있나요?

  87. Lyrajh Young says:

    yam yam yam! !!!!!!

  88. Fatin Arifin says:

    Maangchi , I made rice cake from ur recipe but if i want to make this or tteokbokki , do i need to soak it first before cooking it ?

  89. Jade MoonRaven says:

    I love rice cakes! How long do you cook them for before you know their done?

  90. Ching Chan says:

    Love you maangchi!!! 🤗

  91. Kawaii Lola says:

    This will be my dinner tonight :3

  92. ღArtsy Fartsyღ says:

    Does anyone know if there's a seafood version of this dish?
    My diet for 2019 is that I have to eat seafood to get rid of my Thyroid disorder & exercise more with my new years resolution diet.

  93. Dewi Puspitasari says:

    Hey, loving your video. The soy sauce used in this recipe, is it sweet soy sauce or salty soy sauce?

  94. genuis Lab says:

    You are so cute

  95. Cyril says:

    Just bought rice cakes for the first time after trying them at a restaurant and was looking for a non spicy recipe. Gonna try to make this without the beef and maybe add ginger! Thanks!

  96. Tiago Wolf says:

    Yummy! So delicious I have water in my mouth!

  97. 리도나 says:

    간장으로 하니, 화려하고 맛나보여요.

  98. Claire Wu says:

    I love your videos! This Thanksgiving (mid-October), I am planning a Thanksgiving dinner for my family with my siblings and we are making 7 different Korean dishes, all from your recipes!

  99. Ahlam Dayyeh says:

    I am going to make it for my young princess 😍😍😍my daughters who is abig fan of Korean every thing about❤️❤️😊

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