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Aug 26, 2013 09:39 AM

Best Rice Cake Dishes?

I love rice cakes (not the airy cardboard kind, but the dense chewy kind). I would like to eat more of them. So far I've had dduk bok ki at Chocho's and fried rice cakes at BonChon. Where else should I go? What are your favorite rice cake dishes in Boston? Thanks!

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  1. Shanghai gate, taiwan cafe, China king

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    1. re: lc02139

      Any specific dishes that you would recommend? I'm very happy to hear that China King has rice cake dishes. I've been meaning to get back there...

      1. re: maillard

        Shanghai Rice Cake at Shanghai gate, pork and mustard greens? rice cake at taiwan cafe, and seafood rice cakes (this is soupier than the others) at china king

        1. re: maillard

          China King has a nice rendition with pork and Sichuan pickles, despite lacking in wok hei.

      2. Shanghai Gate has two rice cake dishes, sauteed rice cake (served diced with pine nuts, shrimp and pork) and Shanghai rice cake (served sliced, with Chinese leeks and pork). Both are excellent but I like the Shanghai rice cakes slightly more just because Chinese leeks are delicious.

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        1. re: Jenny Ondioline

          Love both rice cake dishes at Shanghai Gate. The Shanghai rice cakes have great wok hei.
          The sautéed ones are saucier and spicier.

        2. I love Chinese/Korean rice cakes, but I prefer mine in soup (a recipe my mom made me while growing up). Taiwan Cafe has a few options in soup that are quite nice (much lighter than pan fried).

          I believe Gourmet Dumpling house has a stir fried version with xue cai (preserved snow cabbage) and pork that was pretty good. I wouldn't be surprised if this were available else where. I also like to order rice cakes when I have shabu/hot pot to put in the broth at the end.

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          1. re: kobuta

            China King also has rice cake in soups as well as stir-fried.

            1. re: Allstonian

              I really have to try more at China King. I'm usually so absorbed with the duck that we don't order much of other items. I do recall having a stir-fried rice cake dish once, but don't recall seeing soups. Will have to keep an eye out for that next time.

          2. I like the tofu kimchee jaeyuk bokum at Koreana (kimchee stir-fried with pork and rice cakes, served with steamed tofu). IIRC the Korean food stall at Hmart also has this dish.

            1. Bonchon's tteokbokki had ok flavor but WHAT IS CHEESE DOING IN THERE? Someone's ancestors are rolling in their graves.

              The Chinese dishes posted here sound delicious - I'll try to track them down.

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              1. re: lossless

                Cheese ddukbokki is a thing in South Korea, actually. It's not an American creation.

                1. re: saria

                  I should've been clearer - the cheese thing is a personal peeve. I grew up in Seoul (left in the eighties) and we would never have considered putting cheese in our tteokbokki. Times change.

                  1. re: lossless

                    Oh yeah, I don't care for most cheesy Korean dishes either, especially since they usually have a lot of cheese.

                    1. re: lossless

                      do you know- did cheese enter korean cookery when milk entered japan after the war?