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. 😉