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):



  1. Pikboy8KoreanCooking Spain 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 :(

    • KrynauwOtto2 Pretoria, South Africa joined 9/13
      Posted October 2nd, 2013 at 10:18 am | # |

      Check Maangchi’s garaeddeok recipe!

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

    Hello Maangchi-ssi,

  3. RuthLindo Philippines 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 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 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 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

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted April 26th, 2010 at 9:23 am | # |

      Keep it in the freezer instead of the refrigerator, then thaw it out when you use it.

  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 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 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 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 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.

  21. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted December 11th, 2008 at 3:23 pm | # |

    I know so many people from Singapore visit my website! That’s very nice! Thank you very much!

  22. donseboutje
    Posted December 11th, 2008 at 7:22 am | # |

    yes, korean food is very popular in singapore. u can get korean stuffs at west mall shopping center at bt batok, or amara hotel shopping center at tg pagar. or north canal rd. i got my things fr there.i hope this will help chris? yes, i really hope u will have a visit to our country soon! u make korean cooking much easier now. thanks

  23. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted October 18th, 2008 at 9:19 am | # |

    Yes, some recipes don’t have videos. You’re right.
    I hope I can visit Singapore to meet my fans someday!
    You are encouraging me a lot! Yes, I will keep posting my video recipes as many as I can.

  24. Chris
    Posted October 18th, 2008 at 9:04 am | # |

    Sorry to disturb you again… :( Are you going to post some more recipe videos? I really do hope that you can come to Singapore for a fan club meeting! Have been spreading the news to people about this fantastic website… THANKS.

  25. Chris
    Posted October 18th, 2008 at 9:00 am | # |

    I LOVE your recipes! Going to try then out soon(once I get the ingredients)! I have been watching the videos for the whole day! Some recipes do not have the videos though…

    Do you know where to buy Korean Kitchenware and those utensils in Singapore? By the way, do you know of any nice Korean restaurants in Singapore? Sorry to ask so many questions…

    THANKS IN ADVANCE… I look forward to your WONDERFUL reply!:)

  26. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted October 18th, 2008 at 7:27 am | # |

    Wow, Korean Food Festival! It sounds interesting. I think Korean food must be very popular in Singapore.
    Thank you very much!

  27. Chris
    Posted October 18th, 2008 at 12:20 am | # |

    Thanks for the information! I was too blur! Do you conduct any cooking classes or is there any chance that you may come to Singapore to visit? There is going to be a Korea Food Festival in Singapore on 1 Nov and 2 Nov at Vivocity. Will you be there? I love Korean food so I’ll be there. As a Korean foodie, I hope you’ll be there to give a live demonstration! Do the stores that you mention sell Korean foodware? Once again, THANKS MAANGCHI! I’M A GREAT FAN OF YOURS!

  28. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted October 17th, 2008 at 7:45 am | # |

    I posted the address and contact number of Korean grocery store in Singapore on the forum. Here is the link:

  29. Chris
    Posted October 17th, 2008 at 2:37 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi!

    In Singapore, do they sell the dduk? I am not sure. Do you know where to buy them? Do you know any Korean cook in Singapore that holds Korean food cooking classes? I would be interested! What’s the title of your cookbook? Do you know of they sell it in Singapore? Which bookshop? Thanks in advance!:) I look forward to your quick reply!

  30. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted October 15th, 2008 at 6:40 am | # |

    I don’t know how to make this rice cake. I always buy it when I make ddukbokkie.

    Leave your questions on the forum. Someone else may give you good answer.

  31. Urmy
    Posted October 15th, 2008 at 4:18 am | # |


    Can you tell me step by step to make rice cake by myself so that I can try making ddukbokkie? The area I live in doesnt sell such tube shape rice cake :(

    Thnaks in advance.

  32. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted September 19th, 2008 at 7:41 am | # |

    Thank you for your interest in my recipes. The rice cake you mention is called “siru ddeok”. You can use mung beans, but usually red beans are used. I’m going to post the recipe with video someday in the future. Thank you!

  33. Mia
    Posted September 19th, 2008 at 12:09 am | # |


    I’m so glad to have found you. I’ve been trying to locate for the last 2 years the recipe for your dak kim? crispy sweet chicken recipe and happen to find it on ebay. I’ve shared your website with my colleauges and they love it. GREAT! I love Korean food. How do you make the rice cake with the mung bean/soybean powder on between the layers? not like the one that you have hear stuffed inside? Love your cookbook too.

  34. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted August 30th, 2008 at 1:05 pm | # |

    wow, you can make patbingsoo? Actually you don’t need to add ddeok in bingsoo if you have difficulty finding the ingredient. You can use sweet red bean, milk, fruit cubes, and sugar. This rice cake is for ddukbokkie. If you want to use dduk (or ddeok) in your bingsoo, it should be ddeok made of sweet rice powder (chapsal ddeok) which is more sticky and chewy than usual rice.

    I know what you are talking about! Don’t get disappointed. : )

  35. Lor
    Posted August 30th, 2008 at 12:47 pm | # |

    Is this the same dduk that I can use when making bing soo? I have been in search of that delicious rice cake goodness (the dessert shop where I do buy bing soo won’t sell me any. BOOOOO). Unfortch, I don’t speak/read korean so when I go to the Korean groceries, people have no idea what I’m talking about. :-(

  36. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted June 5th, 2008 at 4:32 am | # |

    Thank you for your encouraging comment. “Dak kal bi”(chicken dish) is already one of requested dishes. I will keep it in mind. : )

    • Anonymous
      Posted September 7th, 2009 at 12:36 pm | # |

      When are you planning to put this one up?

  37. Chris
    Posted June 5th, 2008 at 12:58 am | # |

    Thank you very much!

    Your blog is amazing. You’re doing a wonderful thing, helping all of us learn about your culture. Most people think Korean cooking is inaccessible because there are so many ingredients that we don’t normally see in the Western world, but you’re helping to change that. The world needs more people like you. Keep it up!

    I know you must be extremely busy and have a gigantic list of requested recipes. I would like to request one as well. Would you be able to show us in the future how to make Dak Galbi/Tak Kalbi?

  38. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted June 4th, 2008 at 8:47 pm | # |

    You can keep it in the freezer if you don’t use the rice cake for a couple of days. When you are ready to use it, take it out from the freezer and thaw it. Rice cake get harder in the refrigerator.

  39. Chris
    Posted June 4th, 2008 at 6:06 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi!

    I went to the Korean grocery store and picked up a package of rice cakes (dduk) and I’m wondering how long they’ll keep for. There is no date marked on it, and it wasn’t refrigerated.

    Should I put it in the fridge if I’m not going to use it for another 2 days or so?


  40. Anonymous
    Posted June 4th, 2008 at 10:51 am | # |

    I am very glad to discover this bloog for korean cook. I love korean food, My name is Kim I am korean, but I left korea when I was 3 years old and I growed up in Geneva Switzerland. I already tried to cook different recipes. So delicious. I would like to now if we can make the rice cake for dduk like the other rice cake ?

    I thank you in advance for your answer



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