"Tteokbokki or ddeokbokki is a popular Korean traditional food which rice cake is the main ingredient. "Tteok" is the Korean word for rice cake and 'bokki' is the Korean word for fried. It's most commonly known as a street food sold by vendors throughout Korea. The taste of the rice cakes is chewy, or gummy and at same time very addictive. When you mix it with sauce, spicy meet sweet and then creates an amazing flavor throughout."
First start to boil ingredients for the stock. Boil for 10 minutes, take it off the burner, cover and let the ingredients release their flavors for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve the water by placing it in the other or same pot and boil the stock again.
Once the stock is at its boiling point add rice cakes and boil on medium high heat for 5-7 minutes before adding sauce mixture.
In a meanwhile mix ingredients for the sauce and add little bit at the time to the stock, and at the same time use wooden spoon to mix in the thick paste. Continuously, but gently stir so the rice cakes don't stick to the bottom of the pot. Cook for 5 more minutes.
Add green onions, and this is a good time to add fish cakes and boiled(peeled) eggs, if you desire.
Continue to stir and cook for 6 more minutes or until the sauce becomes thick and glossy and rice cakes soft.
Garnish it with Green onions and Sesame seeds (optional)