One month after our short South Korea vacation and I am still craving for the best Korean street food that I’ve mentioned in this post – The Baked Cheese! As I’ve mentioned, the Baked Cheese is skewered Tteokbokki and cheese that we guessed was Mozzarella, with drizzles of sweetened condensed milk. It tasted so simple yet it was so perfect! I’d like to clarify that the term baked though is kind of inaccurate. It’s more of pan-grilled actually.
After coming home, I wondered about the next time that I would get the chance to eat some Baked Cheese. Maybe next South Korea visit? But that too, feels kind of far-fetched. It isn’t anytime soon. Maybe I can look up authentic Korean restaurants around the Metro and hope that they serve Baked Cheese? But that sounds unlikely even to my hopeful heart because Baked Cheese is best served in the streets.
I am starting to lose hope of satisfying my cravings for Baked Cheese when we found frozen Tteokbokki in a Korean store in Quezon City! Oh, what a happy plot twist! 🙂
After buying a kilo of frozen Tteokbokki, John immediately brought out our grilling pan and started grilling some cheese. What can I say, I was transported back to the beautiful street of Myeongdong! It tastes exactly as how I remembered it – cheesy and salty and sweet, the flavors combining into one delicious quick eat!
After a few sticks, I finally managed to feel full. It was actually quite filling. I remember skipping our lunch altogether because we had it for breakfast and we’re still feeling it at noon. Indeed, Baked Cheese isn’t just a mere love at first bite. It was really yummy and it deserves all the raves I’ve been hearing about it! Let us know what you think! 🙂
- Mozzarella cheese
- Frozen Tteokbokki
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Boil the frozen Tteokbokki in a pot of water for about 5 mins or until tender. Set aside to cool once done.
- Slice the Mozzarella cheese into rectangles about the size of the Tteokbokki.
- Skewer the boiled Tteokbokki and Mozzarella cheese.
- In a grilling pan over medium heat, grill the skewers for about 5 mins. You can also use an ordinary pan for this part.
- Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Serve warm and enjoy! 🙂