Spicy Rice Cakes
Spicy Rice Cakes - Momofuku Ssam Bar - NYC
I've never had authentic tteokbokki, but I can't imagine it'll live up to my expectations after trying Ssam Bar's twist on this Korean dish. The slices of glutinous, tubular rice cakes are crisp on the outside, pleasantly chewy inside -- and served with a lip-stingingly spicy stew of ground pork sausage and Szechuan peppers. The crunchy, golden-fried shallots garnishing the dish add a nice textural balance.