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Garaeddeok (Sticky Rice Tube)

Garaeddeok (Sticky Rice Tube) is used in ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake) and ddeokguk. The spicy rice cake ddeokbokki is popular street food in South Korea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: garaeddeok, rice, sticky, tube
Servings: 20 rice tubes
Author: Mia


  • 2 cups short-grain rice flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¾ cup water boiling water


  • In a bowl. Add short-grain rice flour, salt, and carefully pour boiling water.
  • Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Stir until dough forms.
  • Steam the dough in a steamer for about 30 min or until the dough is cooked inside. Make sure there is enough water in the steamer.
  • Remove the dough from a steamer. Pound the cooked dough with a wooden pestle or you can use a rolling pin.
  • Roll the dough into a long tubular (cylinder) shape. Approximately ½” to ¾” (or 1.5 to 2 cm) diameter.
    rice tube
  • Cut the tubes into 2 to 2½” (5 to 6 cm) length to use them for ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake).
    spicy rice tube cut
  • You can store them in a ziplock bag or airtight container and freeze them for a month. Thaw them water first when ready to cook ddeokbokki. Bon Appetit!