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Nov 7, 2010 10:12 AM

Japanese or Korean (dok) rice sticks or rice cakes as per Momofuku recipes

Hi, Does anyone know where to buy Japanese and Korean (dok) rice sticks or rice cakes in Orange County? Preferably the frozen ones. A couple months back I had the amazing spicy pork sausage and rice cakes at NYC's Momofuku. Too die for! But am coming up short finding the key ingredient. I've tried Mitsuwa and Ranch 99. I found a picture online. Help, Im hungry for starch! Thank you.

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  1. I've seen both the rice cakes and rice sticks at some of the other Chinese markets in SGV (168, Hawaii) but not at 99 Ranch (or maybe I have in the refrigerated deli aisle but sliced on the diagonal?). I've noticed that 99 Ranch tends to be more "main stream" Chinese in its groceries when compared to some of the other/smaller chains and stores. You absolutely will find the rice cakes/sticks in the Korean supers - Freshia always has at least a few brands of both types.

    1. You will have to go to a korean market for these. They have all different shapes to sticks, sliced and round balls. They will be in the refrigerated section. But most markets carry them fresh in the duk section supplied by local duk makers. I would recommend buying them fresh so you can just eat them out of the package with a little soy and sugar or honey and then use the rest for the recipe. If your near garden grove there are 2 major korean chains I think one is arirang. And if your closer to buena park there are also a couple major chians not sure of the names since I haven't been there in a while. I hopw this helps.

      1. Not sure what part of Orange County you're in, but one of these Korean markets should be somewhat close to you and should have what you're looking for. :) Happy dduk-ing.

        Zion Market
        12565 Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens
        4800 Irvine Blvd., Irvine

        Freshia Market
        14551 Red Hill Avenue, Tustin

        Han Nam Chain Super #1 Mart
        5301 Beach Blvd. Buena Park

        A.R. Supermarket
        9580 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove

        H Mart
        8911 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove

        Irvine Freshia Market
        14551 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA

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        1. re: PomsMoms

          Everyone's given good advice. 99 Ranch is too all-purpose Asian and Mitsuwa is too specifically Japanese. You want the Korean-specific markets.

          Great suggestions from PomsMoms. Also - the newest OC H Mart is in Irvine at the Diamond Jamboree Center at Jamboree and Alton.