Wow...time flies...it's already April...end of April...
Well, one day my sister Helena was so excited and praised how this instant Tukbokki her friend brought for her.
First of all, you need to know that she LOVES eating Tukbokki but not so much on cooking it. She told us that this was the perfect thing to have in your fridge when you gotta have that Tukbokki...like right now....!
She never was this excited about frozen food, so I thought I will give it a try too...but was little skeptical about this being a 'frozen food.' Found it in the frozen section...Helena asked me to get her 5 packs to stock up when I went to get one. Ha ha. Helena with her Tukbokki cravings...
So, this is the package...a nice sturdy package. We'll see if that shrimp in the picture is in there...we'll see...
The package says Serving Size 2 with 43.08% Rice cake, 16.01% Squid, and 1.60% Shrimp.
Reading the cooking direction now... I realized that this wasn't translated in English. It has pictures so you'll be able to figure it out but just in case...it says to defrost with running water for 5 minutes! What a waste...I just let it sit in a bowl of water...save water everybody!
Then it says that you can put in a boiling water for 4-5 minutes OR microwave it for 3-4 minutes in a microwaveable bowl or slit the dotted line in the middle of the package to heat it up as is.
I chose microwaving with bowl covered with a plate. It says to cover it to prevent the food from getting all dry.
And the end result....ha ha you see the shrimp? Other than the shrimp, looks good!
Now the taste...
I tried it with my family and everyone (including me) liked it. To my surprise and theirs, the sauce tasted like homemade..wow! Like Helena said, it didn't taste like some instant chemical(?) taste some put in the sauces and actually tasted like someone made it for you just now.
But my rice cakes were little disappointing...they were not chewy enough. Probably microwaving it was bad idea....
Helena told me later to ignore all the cooking direction and just heat it up in a pan with little bit of water.
Now you tell me...sigh... but still it was unexpectedly good. The price was around $5...not a big serving so you pay for the convenience.
I would recommend it if you are crazy about Tukbokki like my sis and you just have that craving.