Try our hand-picked collection of the 10 Best Korean Fish Cake Recipes.
From wholesome soups and speedy stir-fries to kimbap rolls and spicy tteokbokki, we've got something for everyone!
What are Korean Fish Cakes?
Korean fish cakes, or Eomuk or Odeng, are a staple ingredient in Korean cuisine.
They come in various shapes and sizes, made from surimi (pureed white fish), starch, sugar, and vegetables. Available at almost any Korean grocery store.
They have a sweet, fishy, and umami flavor. When cooked properly, they're tender and spongey.
Make Korean-style fish cake soup at home! This tasty and refreshing Korean soup is a popular Korean street food.
Start by boiling dried kelp and anchovies to make a flavorful broth. Boil the fish cakes in the broth with soy sauce, rice wine, and garlic. Simmer for 5 minutes, then finish with black pepper and green onions!
Serve immediately with steamed rice and your favorite Korean side dishes.
This stir-fried fish cake is a popular side dish that is quick and simple to make at home. It's packed with bold umami flavors and pairs perfectly with a bowl of steamed rice for the ideal weeknight meal.
To make, soak and slice frozen fish cake sheets, stir-fry with onions, garlic, soy sauce, honey, and gochugaru.
Finish with sesame oil, green onions, and sesame seeds for one of our favorite Korean Rice Cake Recipes!
It's never been easier to make Kimbap! This simple fish cake kimbap combines fried fish cakes, pickled radish, and seasoned rice to create the most effortless, tasty gimbap in under 10 minutes.
Simply spread seasoned rice on dried seaweed sheets, add pickled radish and stir-fried fish cakes, then roll them tightly, brushing with sesame oil for extra flavor.
This simple recipe is a breath of fresh air for busy days, satisfying your kimbap cravings instantly!
This stir-fried Korean fish cake is a popular side dish at home and in restaurants. Learn how to make it two ways: mild and spicy!
To prepare, blanch the fish cake briefly in boiling water, then stir-fry it with onion, scallions, chili peppers, and bell peppers.
Serve this as a side dish for a Korean meal, or enjoy it as a snack!
This tteokbokki features bouncy rice cakes with bacon, fish cakes, and cheese simmered in a delicious spicy cream sauce! Ready in 30 minutes or less.
Start by frying bacon, green onions, and garlic. Add milk, gochugaru, gochujang, sesame oil, and soy sauce for the rose-colored sauce. Simmer fish cakes and rice cakes until it thickens, then top with mozzarella, Swiss cheese, and green onions.
Serve this as a main course or as a side dish to Korean fried chicken!
This 20-minute rabokki is the ultimate Korean street food fusion, and one of our favorite Korean Fish Cake Recipes. It features a fiery gochujang sauce with chewy tteok rice cakes, fish cakes, and ramen noodles.
To prepare, combine gochujang, gochugaru, sugar, garlic, dashi powder, and soy sauce in a saucepan and boil. Add rice cakes and simmer until they soften. Then, cook sliced fish cakes, cabbage, spring onions, boiled eggs, and instant ramen noodles!
This meal is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a quick homemade lunch.
Skewered fish cakes simmered in broth are a popular winter dish at Korean street food carts and stalls. Fish cake soup can be made without skewers at home as an easy everyday soup!
Simply blanch fish cakes, then simmer with Korean radish in a seasoned anchovy broth. Serve immediately with sliced scallions on top.
This is one of my favorite meals on cold winter evenings!
Tteokbokki is one of Korea's most famous street foods. This recipe includes rice cakes, Korean fish cakes, soup stock/dashi stock, and gochujang other ingredients!
To make, soak rice cakes, then boil with fish cakes and onions in seasoned stock until fully cooked. Add gochujang, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and gochugaru to the stock to give it tons of flavor.
Serve warm and enjoy with a drizzle fo toasted sesame oil and sliced scallions.
Spicy fish cakes stir-fry, also known as eomuk-bokkeum in Korean are sweet, spicy, chewy, and salty. It pairs deliciously with white rice.
To make, slice and stir-fry fish cake sheets until golden. Add onions, carrots, garlic, and green chili peppers, and cook until onions soften. Create the spicy sauce and mix it with the fish cakes and veggies.
Finish with sesame oil, sesame seeds, and green onions, and enjoy!
This is one of my favorite Korean noodle soups. It has a light, clear broth, is incredibly savory, and is not greasy.
To prepare, make an anchovy kelp stock and season it with salt and soy sauce. Cook noodles until tender and add them to large bowls with heated fish cakes.
Add soy sauce, Korean hot pepper flakes, green onions, green chilis, toasted sesame oil, and seeds. Pour the anchovy kelp stock over the noodles and serve immediately.
You can customize it with your other favorite ingredients!
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