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Odeng Bokkum {Fishcake Stirfry}

Odeng Bokkum {Fishcake Stirfry}

{Odeng is how Koreans pronounce “Oden (Japanese term for this type of fish cake)”}

Korean fish cake is one of my favorite things ever. When I was in high school, I took lunch to school everyday and one of my favorite things I loved to have in my lunchbox was Odeng Bokkum. Odeng Bokkum is very quick and easy to make and it’s a perfect Ban Chan to go with rice.


There are different types of fish cake – although they all taste pretty much the same. The most common shape for fish cake is flat and is usually thin striped. Fish cake are used in many different types of food, and many times used in soups and  Teokbokki (Korean spicy rice cake stirfry).


Along with Skewered Fish Cake, this has become one of my favorite ways to eat Korean fish cake. Koreans love spicy food.. and this stirfry is a little bit spicy.. but not overwhelmingly hot. It’s just right and perfect with steamed white rice.

Odeng Bokkum {Fishcake Stirfry}

  • 2 cups Korean or Japanese fish cake (Oden/Odeng)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean fine red pepper flakes)
  • 1 green onion, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ yellow onion, thinly sliced (optional)

  1. Heat oil in pan over medium high heat. Add the onions (if you’re adding any) and fish cake and stir well. Make the sauce by combining garlic, soy sauce, sugar, and gochugaru. Add the sauce to the fish cake and cook until fish cake is cooked, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with green onions if desired and serve wit rice or noodles.


4 Responses to “Odeng Bokkum {Fishcake Stirfry}”

  1. #
    Lynna — August 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I`m in LOVE with fish cake! ♥ Good to know I have a tasty recipe to use!

  2. #
    Belinda @zomppa — August 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    You KNOW I love fishcakes too!!

  3. #
    Fern — August 23, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Wow that looks really good, I’m salivating just looking at the pics. I’ll have to look for these fishcakes at the Korean supermarket one day. I guess they might be in the frozen section?

  4. #
    Sook — August 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Hi Fern, Yes, fish cake is found in the frozen section. :)

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