Sometimes less is more. Just 4 ingredients plays magic flavor in this Deukbokki. Deukbokki is an absolute street food, maybe the most popular street food in Korea. I make this Deukbokki at Korean school for fundraising every Saturday, and it is always sold out first no matter what. People ask me if I have a secret which just street vendors may have. Yes, keep it simple.
and water, salt and sugar.
In a big pot, put Deuk and pour just enough water to submerge Deuk. Bring it to a boil. Depends on your spice tolerence, put as much chile paste to make Deuk really red. (start from at least 10 Tbsp per a bag of Deuk)
Season with sugar, salt and soup base- should taste sweet and salty, more saltier than sweeter side. Stir and add fish cakes. Keep stirring in low heat until the sauce becomes thick and Deuk absorb all the flavor.