Tube-shaped rice cake

Garaetteok 가래떡

This tube shaped rice cake is used in ddeokbokki, but you can also make your own at home.rice cake

Recipes that use tube-shaped rice cake (garaetteok):


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  1. Pikboy8KoreanCooking Spain My profile page joined 6/12
    Posted August 9th, 2012 at 7:33 pm | # |

    Hi Maanchi,
    Is there a way to make the rice cakes from scratch?
    I looked for them at my local korean grocery store, but i couldn’t find them :(

  2. Ye-eun My profile page joined 1/11
    Posted July 6th, 2011 at 5:48 pm | # |

    Hello Maangchi-ssi,

  3. RuthLindo Philippines My profile page joined 12/10
    Posted December 27th, 2010 at 5:55 am | # |

    Hi mama maangchi~! Long time no talk haha~! i just bought a pack of rice cake and placed it on the fridge.. I’m gonna cook it on December 31 but i really doubt on its life.. Should i cook it now or is it okay to keep it on the fridge and cook it after 4 nights? Please reply mama maangchi! Thanks~! n_n

  4. miyavimylove aberdeen uk My profile page joined 7/10
    Posted July 8th, 2010 at 4:45 pm | # |

    hi maangchi
    i live in the north of the uk and its very hard to get any korean ingredents especially these rice cakes i looked online to find them but the ones close enough to me are london but their sites are in korean which makes it harder as i cant read it at all can you help me i really want to try and make dduk bok kie

  5. ssand Roskilde, Denmark My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted May 27th, 2010 at 2:26 pm | # |

    I understand that it is near impossible to make your own ddeok?
    We bought a juicer in Korea, that were supposed to be able to make ddeok, but it comes out way too soft and wet, so when we try to make ddeokbokgi, it falls apart during cooking and it doesn’t taste like it is supposed to.
    Do you know of any korean shops around northern europe? Preferrably in Denmark, but if not then southern Sweden, northern Germany or England?

  6. RJXiao Niagara Falls My profile page joined 4/10
    Posted April 26th, 2010 at 1:46 am | # |

    Yesterday I just bought rice cake again for the second time because the old one got bad.. how am i supposed to keep it fresh for longer.. Am i not allowed to put it in the fridge or just leave it out or something.. ? thnkz

  7. Dajuanna
    Posted December 13th, 2009 at 11:34 pm | # |

    Hi I’ve been trying to make some Korean food but I live in loganville, GA do u know any Korean stores nearby?

  8. NicoleM
    Posted November 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm | # |

    hi maangchi, can i ask u where can i buy dduk, these rice cake in SF. i never been to a korean store and never found one, i search the net but i somehow cant find one korean near me but an two hour drive from me?

  9. Cute_BoA
    Posted October 12th, 2009 at 6:44 pm | # |

    Hello maangchi…
    im just wondering where can I buy this kind of rice cakes in Vancouver?
    i supposed that you’ve been living there for quite some time right?
    does T&T supermarket have it? thanks.

  10. Jane
    Posted September 12th, 2009 at 9:09 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi! I’m wondering how long can u cook the thin sliced rice cake for. Will it go mushy if you cook it too long? If I want to use it to make ddukbokkie, how do I know when it’s done? Thanks!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted September 12th, 2009 at 9:15 am | # |

      Are you looking for this recipe? Check the recipe please.

      • Jane
        Posted September 12th, 2009 at 10:34 am | # |

        I’ve actually seen the recipe for ddukbokkie from your website and I’ve tried it with the thin oval shaped rice cake but it was a bit mushy. Have I stirred it for too long? or not long enough? Was I supposed to soak the rice cake first in cold water? thanks!

        • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
          Posted September 12th, 2009 at 10:39 am | # |

          oh, I see! You used the thinly sliced rice cake that is usually used for rice cake soup. Don’t cook it as long as you would cook the tube rice cake.

  11. Lochydc
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 11:55 pm | # |

    Hi do you have a recipe to make the tube shape rice cake as shown above? thank you.

  12. jonelle
    Posted August 12th, 2009 at 4:24 pm | # |

    I tried to find the rice cake to make 떡볶이, But I could only find a really thick and long 떡 rice cake…

    Can I still use that to make 떡볶이?

  13. Sarah
    Posted July 23rd, 2009 at 8:41 pm | # |

    Is the dukk have to be hard/frozen or fresh and chewy/soft for dduk bok kie??? please reply as soon as possible! i want to know!

  14. anadel
    Posted May 18th, 2009 at 8:27 pm | # |

    I really want to cook my own ddukbokkie, unfortunately i can’t find the ingredients. can you pls tell me the recipe on how to make dduk? by the way, I am a filipina & always visit your web site.

  15. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted February 12th, 2009 at 7:57 pm | # |

    I’m sorry I don’t know how to make the ddeok for ddukbokkie. It is made with ddeok machine.

    • Gerald Martin
      Posted November 16th, 2009 at 4:00 am | # |

      Dear Maangchi,

      Could you please inform me how to buy a ddeok machine? I am trying to find this online but cannot find a place where I can buy the machine online. I used to live in Los Angeles, we always had deuk to make deuk soup and duek boki. My wife is Korean. Now we had military travel orders to go to Ankara, Turkey. Needless to say, there are no Korean stores here in Turkey. If I can find a way to make the long cylinder looking ddeuk (white rice or brown) then I can make at least two receipes that my 2 little children and wife really like. We miss being next to Korea town but we will be here in Turkey for at least 2 years. Any ideas? Your help is greatly appreciated.


  16. Melissa
    Posted February 12th, 2009 at 3:18 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I enjoy eating rice cake in spicy sauce. As i live in Norway where I could hardly find korean food. Can you tell me the ingredients to make the rice cake? What do i need in order to make dduk? Hope to hear from you. Thanx!

  17. atik
    Posted February 7th, 2009 at 11:10 am | # |

    hi.. give me your rice cake recepi

  18. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 7:20 pm | # |

    Thank you for the good information!

  19. jas
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 2:03 am | # |

    Hi all Singaporean korean foodies, just to let you know… there’s this korean store in Novena Square 2 (New Wing) that sells hand made korean rice cakes. They got a good variety of the rice cakes, the tube shaped ones, the ones for soup and even rice cake deserts. The bean paste sauce for dukkbogie is super thick and nice, handmade too… (Must try recommended). If you guys wanna try the sauce, pls try to be there early coz its sold out real fast…By the way, there’s a good korean restaurant beside it… also must try…

  20. Su Su Lwin
    Posted December 24th, 2008 at 5:22 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi

    Thanks for uploading the korean food videos.It’s very interesting.

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