Love Korean fusion foods? Then you’ll love Carbonara Tteokbokki.

Everyone who enjoys Korean food knows about the most common street food: Tteokbokki (떡볶이), which is made primarily from soft rice cakes, fish cakes, and gochujang (sweet red chili pepper paste) and that it takes many shapes and forms, from “Royal Tteokbokki” which dates back to Korean Royal Court Cuisine, that has meat, vegetables, and sometimes eggs, to the most beloved street vendor form that is cheap, chewy, red and spicy – but not everyone knows about this deliciously creamy spin on it!

Carbonara is an Italian Pasta dish that usually involves eggs, cheese, bacon, and black pepper. The combination might sound odd to you at first (gochujang and… cream sauce?) but this fusion dish has been quietly growing in popularity for years.

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There are multiple places in Korea that you can try Carbonara Tteokbokki, including Incheon Airport and the ever-so-famous Gangnam; but if you want to make it for yourself here are a couple of wonderful recipe videos!

The first is a classically spicy recipe (with some not so classic, but extremely tasty ingredients!) by honeykki.

And the second is a more traditional (and more likely to get if you walk in and order it at a restaurant) style tteokbokki, that was influenced by the dishes of Gangnam, by Aeri’s Kitchen.

Have you ever tried this dish? If so, share your experience with us!


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