Friday, July 15, 2011

Mood of the Day: ...?

i don't know what to write for
mood of the day
it's too hot for me to think of anything

today was again too humid to take outfit shots
but instead I'll show you really easy snacks recipe
this is called "dduk bok ki"
Koreans use double d sound to emphasize d,
so if you want to pronounce it correctly
just read it harder

it's what we call spicy rice cakes
this is one of the favorite snacks kids and students take in between their runs to go to several schools, academies and tutorings (because this is sold just about every corners of the buildings near school and academies)

for me it's a great meal if I don't feel like eating the same kinds overlapping for two days (such as having pastas or bread for every meal. sometimes that happens)

actually it is my first time making one too
i learned it from my mom
this is really an easy version
not too spicy but sweeter version so kids or those who can't eat too spicy and hot ones can easily-grab-one-and-bite types

materials you need:
plain rice cakes that look like mine or little thicker,
hot pepper paste, sugar, and water, pan that's about it

1. preheat the pan and then pour about 80mL of water
(that's my measuring I'm just a starter cook so you will have to try several times and try making it in your pace and measurement)

2. put in about one fist size of hot pepper paste in that heating water and spread it out evenly (melt them all)

3. pour in lots of sugar (I did two fist size for this)

4. put rice cakes in and stir them all around
you'll know when it's about done
once you try cutting one of the rice cakes in half size
(this is where it explains why my rice cakes in that photo looks so small and short. I cut everything in easy biteful size)

if it's too hard = not yet
cut it out smoothly? = you're good to place them all in dish

it's quite easy and takes so little to make this snack
you'll be able to find hot pepper paste and rice cakes in Korean markets near you (there is Korean market just about every where Koreans live)


just finished eating while I was watching some music shows
and this inspired me to pick these four items
for edgier, more fierce looks for both on and off stage

americana bow crop $35

punk pony $35

studded headwrap $38

wasted youth WW2 Girls Vintage Jacket $85

all founds at and images credit to


Elegantesque said...

The food look so yummy !!


STRUT said...



That sounds amazing! And I'm loving the studded headwrap. It's fabulous!

Have a great weekend and stay cool :)

Sofie said...

thanks so much sweety :D
I follow back!

Brenda said...

you make me hungry, the food looks so yummy!

Like the pictures too :)

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

mmm, spicy rice cakes sounds SO GOOD! i love rice cakes, thanks for this recipe!! and i LOVE that studded head wrap ~ so fierce!
xx ~ kristina

Couture Carrie said...

Fun post, darling!
Love that studded headwrap!


Jessica said...

Great post, now following :)

Please take a minute to look at my vintage boutique;

JB / Sunshine With Everything said...

yum thank you for this. I ate it in Korea but I didn't know how to make it myself. I'm going to go to one of the Korean markets in London next week so I can get some stuff to make it! Thanks! Have a great weekend. xx

Tere said...

i really like this type of food, it seems like pasta, but here in spain we dont have this!
amazing pic!


the nyanzi report said...

yummy treats!


Heeey LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog :)))
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Bonnie said...

I love those pictures.
I know what you mean about it being way too hot to think. I have the saaaaame thing going right now.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Kayleigh said...

Thanks so much for following back! :)

Love this post,to hot for outfit post,but this post it just as fab and yummy, and i love the inspirational images at the end!

Hope you havea lovely weekend x

tessa said...

mmmmm loooove ddukbokki!!

Lou said...

love that second photograph, I'm obsessed to American style prints! xo

Angel Garcia said...

Hmm humidity is always a pain.. Love the olive green color of the last jacket..

All the best, Angel

ThePinkMargarita said...

hello doll! sorry it took a while for me to follow you back :) been busy with school stuff. great blog you have here. ^_^

following you back.


Margaret said...

Dduk bok favorite summer food is naeng myun. I remember when Shabu Shabu was the trend food in Korea in 2007...I had it nearly three times a week!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

MMmmmm Korean food!!! Love it!!! I love, love, love Korean food.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Things have been a bit hectic lately so I am slowly catching up on my reading :) I am looking forward to getting to know your blog a bit.

Francesca R said...

They seem to be very yummy Michelle!!
Have a great saturday!

Sara Shoemaker said...

thanks for your comment! love the crown in those last photos :) really chic!

The House of Shoes

Dressy Celeb said...

Yummy recipe!! ;)
And nice pics!!


New post on my blog: Lindsay Lohan!
♥ Dressy Celeb ♥

Anonymous said...

great photos! and thanks for commenting :)

shu84 said...

nice blog:)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous collection of clothes and accessories! :)

Alecto said...

the studded headwrap is wicked! Have you ever had spicy sesame cakes? They're kind of like the rice cakes you made.

kcomekarolina said...


xoxo from rome

Debora said...

Thank you for your comment! I follow you now!

dimitri said...

Your blog is very nice, he is so interesting.
Love your style and pictures.

I like this type of food !

Anonymous said...

I think I need that studded headband, awesome!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous picturess!
thank you for your lovely comment!
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Gabrielle said...

I love the photos. Very cool stuff!

Esther said...

looks really nicee!

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

The spicy rice cakes looks delicious I love that fun photo with the americana bow crop!


Oh my Dior! said...

your recipe looks so delicious!

Lea said...

Cute stuff!
You wanna follow eachother?


The Platinum Batch said...

i need this ALL!

The Internet Garbage said...

Interesting - might have to try this meal! I didn't know what it was at first! And great pictures, totally loveley.

Love your blog, and hope that if you have time you will stop by my site, The Internet Garbage and leave some feedback! We are just getting our feet off the ground and would love to see you around!

Much love,
The Internet Garbage

Penny said...

summerish new blog layout? :)

Steffen said...

love this post! :)

Isabel Bianchi said...

Mmmm!! That looks yummy!!! Love the silver crowns too!! Great idea for your outfits!!
Thanks a lot for visiting my blog!!!!
Nice to meet u & Hope to see u soon!!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that picture just made me crave a coca cola!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Cute blog. Thank you for visiting me. Sorry about the heat. Those treats look yummy, I wouldn't have the guts to try to make them but would love to try them.
Those photos are cool. I love the first outfit. I would love to wear that during the day. :)

Haze said...

I want to try that. I love street food. I just went on an asian street food festival here in Canada, and it was amazing!


Lynn said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm not used to spicy food, but if you say it's not so spicy I'm sure it taste delicious. Love the first t-shirt from the pictures.


*Glam Chameleon* said...

I guess u had one good meal!:Dlol Btw I love Americana bow!!!:) Enjoy your day sweetie!!

I'm Just Me said...

love the photos, esp. love that studded headwrap!!

Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

I love your style, this is so pretty!
Follow each other?

Miss Woody said...

lovely photos !

Vale said...

Love this post! :-)

Anonymous said...

great inspiraitions!

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would love to have your as a follower

Anonymous said...

the pics are so cool ;)

Wherever the Sunset is

Stiene S. said...

I love the studded headband! x

Kel said...

I love spicy korean rice cakes

So hot but oh so good.

x Kel

living vicariously through pretty things at

Ask Erena said...

Great pictures! Also your post made me sooooo hungry:-)))))
Ask Erena

The Foolish Aesthete said...

I like the tutu and denim look!

Pearl Westwood said...

Yummy the spicy rice cakes look great!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Lovely , playful images. The food looks far too delicious for words. Sorry to hear about the humidity, sweetie;-)

Sabrina said...

Amazing! ♥

vintage process said...

Great pictures!!
Thanks for your comment!!!!

Hallie said...

I like the last jacket:D

LyddieGal said...

you've definitely chosen some cool looks- i love the studded headwrap!

Chic on the Cheap

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Sounds like a yummy recipe! That studded head wrap is pretty awesome! I want it! xoxoxoo

Aissata said...


Nádia said...

cool stuff! :P

Flashes of Style said...

Gorgeousss inspiration!



Flashes of Style said...

Loveeeely inspiration!



Chelsea Lane said...

I LOVE that studded headwrap! and that recipe looks so yummy :)


Fydez said...

Oh wow, that food looks so good. I want to taste it. xx

Stevia said...

ooh it looks yummy
i've seen them couple of times around here but never got a chance to try it!


Brooke said...

LOVE the studded headwrap, if I thought I could pull it off I'd totally buy two!!!

Thanks for your comment too, always appreciated. :)


Anonymous said...

wow love all the 4 items
ESPECIALLY the studded head wrap, its amazing!

Jamilah X

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

It looks so delicious!!! And great finds.

<3 Marina

Jaime Blasco said...

Nice pics, are awesome!!

Raquel said...

Hmmm your rice cakes look so tasty!

Cee Harvey said...

want that studded headscarf!!

Maryam said...

Looks yummy and it's so simple . . . I will have to try this!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

xoxo, Maryam

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