Tube-shaped rice cake

Garaetteok 가래떡

These rice cakes are made with short-grain rice flour and pressed into cylinders. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and cut them into bite-size pieces. Some Korean grocery stores sell them freshly made, or you can make your own with my recipe.

rice cake

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


  1. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

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

  2. 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!

  3. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

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

  4. 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!

  5. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    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.

  6. Maangchi,

    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.

  7. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    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!

  8. Maangchi,

    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.

  9. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    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. : )

  10. 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. :-(

  11. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

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

  12. 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?

  13. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    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.

  14. 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?


  15. 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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