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"Maangchi, what a great recipe once again!! I looked through the comment thread and didn't see a mention of Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town which is located in Seoul. This cool little street has some great little restaurants that serve Tteokbokki on steroids!! My wife and I have had Tteokbokki all over the city but this version is our favorite. If you ever go to Seoul, you must visit Sindang Tteokbokki Town! Here is a link to the Seoul City Tourist site that gives the reader a good overview of this area:
We are going to make your version of tteokbokki with the addition of all the ingredients used in the Sindang-style tteokbokki: ramen, mandu, eomuk, jjolmyeon and of course, boiled egg and lots of tteok. We will let you know how it turns out!"
in Hot and spicy rice cake (Tteokbokki) — Oct/14
"Maangchi, thank you you for this recipe. What I find interesting is that Spam is extremely popular on the peninsula and remains a very popular gift for Chuseok, so much so that Spam is produced in Korea in a version that is more suited flavor-wise to the Korea palate. I believe that to many of the "older generation", and especially those that grew up around the concentrations of the U.S Army bases, the taste of spam..along with the cheese and hot dogs, reminds them of the first breath of hope and freedom that they felt after the horrible period of the Korean War. With the inclusion of what are very western products (Spam, Hot Dogs, Beans) you could call 부대찌개 the original east-west fusion dish!!"
in Budae-jjigae (Army Base Stew) — Oct/14