August 28, 2011

#490: FoodMon DJ-DOC Instant Ramen Rice Toppokki

First things first. My wife pointed this out at a Korean supermarket here in town and I was like ‘what the heck is this?’ So we got it and I’ve had some issues with it. First, I had a lot of problems finding out how to cook it. Also, what was it called??? As you can see, there’s one of those funky square bar codes on top of the container here. I went and scanned it with my Android phone and sent it to the Google translate. Click here to see what it comes up with…

I have no idea what this is – it was a little tag that was bumping around under the plastic wrap. The little thing on the fork is called Ttebokki or maybe Toppokki – I’m really not sure at this point.

This is a pretty big packet of hot, sweet paste. Smells really good!

Here’s the package of vegetables. Good size to it.

Okay here’s a package of the noodles.Interesting…

Then, the Ttebokki or Toppokki (if you know what it is, please let me know!). Never seen anything like this in a bowl noodle kind of thing. But this isn’t your regular old bowl of noodles…

So after looking at this and trying to find English instructions, I decided go cook it this way: put the noodle round into the bottom. Add 150cc water. Put the toppokki on top of that, then all the sauce and the veggies, then put the plastic lid on and microwave for 3.5 minutes.

Here’s everything before the microwave.

Click image to enlarge. The finished product.  At some point the lid popped off! I stirred everything together and tried it. It reminds me of a spicy lasagna in a way. I liked how the big noodle things interacted with the regular ramen noodles. The sauce was excellent!! Everything worked well and it was fascinating. I highly recommend it! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – a lot of awesomeness!

So DJ-DOC is a music group from Korea – enjoy!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

14 thoughts on “#490: FoodMon DJ-DOC Instant Ramen Rice Toppokki

  1. tainted

    that little card looks like it says something like “add some protein for a balanced meal” cause it shows the sausage type thing and a fried egg as well.

    1. J.

      Actually, the card just says to stir well, and enjoy your meal (aka: dig in!) I’ve never seen this product in the korean markets around here before…interesting.

  2. Joel

    Wikipedia has an informative site on tteokbokki:
    My wife makes this all the time and she makes it with the noodles. Its a good comfort food. You can also google “ddukbokki” and you will come up with lots of info.
    Hope this helps.

  3. Greg (@420greg)

    There are 3 varieties of these and they are all delicious. Beside the green one above, there is a yellow and a red. There is red (jjolmyeon) in the box I sent today, and I have seen the yellow (Tteokbokki) around but it is harder to come by. You may have a red on the shelf already but I picked it up before the list came out. But with this getting a 5.0 rating I am sure the extra red will not go to waste. Enjoy!

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  5. Chuck

    Here is a recipe site for ddeukbokki…

    The red is what I have tried…I eat them mostly at work and use hot water from the coffee maker…add about 1/4 of the bowl with hot water and then two minutes in the Microwave.

    ddukbokki is the thicker rice cake and is used in a lot of different things…soups and the like. The original ddukbokki was not spicy, but that was added sometime in last century. This is pretty common street food in Korea, and sometimes will have a boiled egg in it. If you really enjoy it is relatively easy to make, just follow the link I posted.

    Good luck!

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