I made super spicy tteokbokki the other day but also wanted some kim mari with it. It’s a seaweed roll filled with japchae, battered and deep fried. It’s usually served with tteokbokki so you can dip it into the sauce! ⁣

This is a proper street food classic which you can find at many markets or random carts parked on streets.⁣

It’s not too hard to make kim mari, but you can get frozen ones if you prefer.

I also steamed some of the kimchi mandu I made a few weeks ago, it was a fantastic feast.⁣

Recipe for kim mari:⁣

80g glass noodles (dry weight)⁣
1/2 tbs soy sauce⁣
Half a carrot, thinly julienned⁣
2 stalks of spring onion sliced⁣
1 tsp of caster sugar ⁣
1 tsp sesame oil⁣
2-3 Nori sheets cut into quarters ⁣
1/2 cup Korean tigym flour (or sub 1/4 cup potato starch plus 1/4 flour and season)⁣
1/2 cup cold water⁣

Boil the noodles for about 5 mins until soft but springy, there should be no bite.⁣
Drain and rinse under cold water, drain well. Cut the noodles a couple of times with scissors. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, set aside.⁣

Stir fry veg with a bit of oil and salt, add to the noodles and mix.⁣

Cut nori sheets into quarter, put about 2 tablespoons worth of noodles on the sheet, distribute and roll. Seal the roll by wetting the edges with a bit of water.⁣

Heat oil to 175C.⁣

Mix the frying flour with water until there are no lumps. ⁣
Put rolls into the batter but make sure to shake off excess batter before putting it into the oil. Repeat and fry for about 3-5 min until golden.

Scoop out and place on some kitchen towel.⁣
If you’re eating immediately, heat soup back to 175C and fry everything once again for about 1 min. This will make them super crispy.

Or you can leave them and fry a second time just before you serve so this is a good make ahead dish.

Serve with some tteokbokki or make a dipping sauce by combining 2 tbs of soy sauce with 1 tsp apple vinegar, a tsp of caster sugar and some chilli.⁣

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Lia Kelly

Hey, I'm Lia. I'm a Cardiff-based home cook sharing authentic Korean recipes with anyone who is curious about Korean culture and flavours. Hope you enjoy Korean Kitchen Cardiff!

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