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Royal Banchan: Tteokgalbi Patties

Tteokgalbi is a meat patty infused with Korean flavors.
Course: Medium
Servings: 3 peoples


Meat Patty

  • Minced Beef - 500 grams
  • Minced Pork - 500 grams


  • Soy Sauce - 7 Tablespoons
  • Sugar - 3 Tablespoons
  • Honey - 2 Tablespoons
  • Sesame oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • Minced garlic - 1 Tablespoon
  • Ginger juice - 2 Tablespoons Use a piece about the size of your thumb
  • Pear juice - 4 Tablespoons Use ½ Korean pear or 1 whole western pear 
  • Spring onion chopped - 2 Tablespoons


  • Sesame oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • Soy sauce - 1 teaspoon
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon


Ingredient Prep

  • Take out a mixing bowl. Place-in the minced pork and beef into the bowl. Thoroughly mix the two together with your hand. 
  • Next, let's prep our fresh ingredients for the marinade: (1) Quarter the spring onion and then chop it into small slices. (2) Cut the pear and take out the seed. Place into a blender and pour in a little bit of water. Blend until you get juice. (3) Take the skin off the ginger. And blend it as well with a bit of water. Set aside both for the next step. 
  • Take out another mixing bowl. Mix-in all of the listed ingredients under "Marinade". (Note: Put only 2 tablespoons of the spring onion slices. Save the rest for garnish)
  • Take out a smaller bowl. Then mix-in all of the listed ingredients under "Glaze". Set aside for later use. 
  • Dump the marinade (from step 3) into the minced meat. Use your hands and mix the two together until they become one - like a wet paste. (Note: The mixture may feel a bit runny, but it's ok). 
  • Mold the meat mixture into burger-shaped patties. Set a few aside to cook immediately. Keep the extra in the freezer.

Cooking Tteokgalbi

  • Take out a frying pan. Put some oil in it. Turn on medium-low heat. Once pan is hot, place patties on. Let the patties cook (slowly on medium heat) for roughly 15 minutes. Make sure to give the patties a flip mid-way through.
  • After 15 minutes, use a paper towel to wipe-out any extra grease. 
  • Dip your kitchen brush into the glaze and glaze both sides of the patty. 
  • Check to see if patties are fully cooked through. Garnish with spring onion slices and sesame seeds. 
  • Eat with rice! 


  • If your patty comes out slightly undercooked, simply pop it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. 
  • See video below for more details