EoMuk Bbokkeum is a Korean side dish. EoMuk means fish cake and Bokkeum means fried. In the past, most Korean students brought their own lunch box to school everyday since schools didn’t have a cafeteria like they do nowadays. EoMuk bokkeum was a common side dish for our lunch box, and because of that, it brings back memories of my school days. It is also a common side dish for homemade meals. If you like spicy food you can add more red pepper powder. Keep this side dish in the refrigerator and serve it with rice. I hope you enjoy this food. *^^*
Yield: 1 Quart
Short Korean Lesson
- Chaek (책) = Book
- GaBang (가방) = Bag
- 1 Pack Fried Fish Cakes (14 oz)
- 1 Cup Onion
- ½ Cup Sweet Pepper
- ⅓ Cup Carrot
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Red Pepper Powder
- 2 Tbsp Corn Syrup
- 2 Tbsp Cooking Wine (or Water)
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 Pinches Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Sesame Seeds (to garnish)
- Salt to Taste
Cut the fish cakes into ½-inch pieces. Slice 1 onion, ½ sweet pepper, and ⅓ carrot.
Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a pan. After the pan gets hot, fry the fish cakes for 3 minutes.
Add the onion and cook for 2 more minutes.
Cook the sweet pepper and carrot for 20 seconds.
Set the fried fish cake aside for a while.
In a big pan, add and mix all of the ingredients for the sauce: 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 Tbsp red pepper powder, 2 Tbsp corn syrup, 2 Tbsp cooking wine, 1 tsp sesame oil, 2 pinches black pepper, 1 tsp minced garlic, and 1 tsp sesame seeds (to garnish). Heat until it boils and then reduce heat to medium.
Add the fried fish cake and vegetables in the sauce. Add a little salt to taste.
Fry it for 5 more minutes on medium and turn off the heat.
Once you make this side dish, keep it in the refrigerator. You can enjoy this delicious side dish with rice, kimchi, and other Korean side dishes anytime.