Chinese-style stir-fried rice cakes with napa cabbage

Chinese-style stir-fried rice cakes with napa cabbage | in my Red Kitchen I have no idea why I haven’t posted a recipe with stir-fried rice cakes before since I make it at least once a month.

And for a food bloggers that’s quite often! You see, as a food blogger you are always trying out new recipes and cooking something you haven’t made before so you can post it on your blog. Believe me, that’s really a down side of blogging πŸ™


I hardly ever cook something a second time but of course I have my favorites. These stir-fried rice cakes are definitely one of our favorites. It’s such a simple and quick meal but yet so tasty and delicious.

Can you believe it only takes 6 ingredients to make this? So that also makes it a budget proof recipe!


My Chinese aunt taught me to cook it, and hey! She was the one to introduce this dish to me. I remember having it for the first time for Christmas. She made it with bacon and leeks. She calls this dish dΓΉ-kΓΉ, and so do we πŸ™‚ But for you I’m calling it ‘Chinese-style stir-fried rice cakes with napa cabbage’ so you know what it is because apparently no one else is calling this dush dΓΉ-kΓΉ. the only thing I could find was that in Korean it’s called ‘dduk’ or ‘ddukbokki’.

You see, these rice cakes are actually Korean, that’s what the label says.

rice-cakes But we also ate it in China, and in the Netherlands I always bought it at the Chinese store. I always have one or two packages in the fridge, the left one (see photo) is cilinder shaped and one package is enough to feed the two of us. The right one are the ones I used today, they are oval slices and one package is enough to feed four to six people. Even opened you can keep them in the fridge for quite some time, but freezing them also works!

So are you ready for a quick and delicious meal? The rice cakes are soft and sticky after stir-frying and they taste slightly sweet. Always a favorite here in my Red Kitchen! Can’t wait to give you more stif-fried rice cakes recipes!

Chinese-style stir-fried rice cakes with napa cabbage

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 2

Chinese-style stir-fried rice cakes with napa cabbage

Can't believe this dish is so tasty and yet needs only 6 ingredients! Love these quick stir-fried rice cakes!


  • 4 Chinese sausages (4 oz)
  • 6 oz napa cabbage, sliced and cut
  • 6 oz bean sprouts
  • 16 oz rice cakes
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbp oyster sauce
  • optional: chiu chow chili oil for serving


  1. Cut the sausages in thin slices. Heat a wok over medium-high heat and add the sausages. Stir fry until done.
  2. Add the napa cabbage and bean sprouts and stir fry for 2 minutes until the napa is starting to soften.
  3. Add the rice cakes and spring onions and stir until combined.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and let the rice cakes cook for 3 – 4 minutes while you keep stirring once in a while.
  5. Add the oyster sauce once the rice cakes are soft and sticky, stir until combined and serve!


  1. Wat een spannend gerecht. Die rice cakes, daar ben ik heeeeel benieuwd naar. Dit zijn echt van die producten die T dan bij de toko uitzoekt om te kijken hoe het smaakt haha.
    Gister maakte ik wel noodle soup met van die dikke verse eiernoedels van de toko, maar dit ziet er helemaal lekker uit. Ik ga eens kijken of zoiets ook hier te krijgen is. Ik denk het wel, want in Utrecht zit een hele grote Toko.

    En ik ben ook nog heel jaloers op je Chinese tante, hah! Echt leuk om zo via jouw blog van die Aziatische invloeden mee te krijgen.

    1. Ja leuk is dat hΓ¨? Ik mis mijn tante wel! πŸ˜‰
      Robin heeft meer informatie op haar blog staan over die rice cakes:
      En die noodles… daar sta ik altijd verlekkerd naar te kijken bij de 99 Ranch Market. Je moet je een AH voorstellen maar dan alleen maar Aziatische producten! πŸ˜€ Kijk, daar word ik nou blij van πŸ™‚

  2. Ik ken die helemaal niet! Klinkt wel spannend! ga eens neuzen bij de toko! πŸ™‚

    1. Ja doen! Ik had in Nederland altijd dikke plakken die je zelf nog moest snijden. Maar Robin heeft meer info op haar blog staan:

  3. Hi Ellen,
    Have a question for you:
    Since I live in a rural area I do not have excess to a lot of the items you
    mention, [Like today you mention Trader Joes and do I wish I had one close by]
    could you make a suggestion what to use for the Chinese sausage in your recipe above?
    Then I will see about finding rice cakes somewhere someday…
    Thanks a lot and I love your blog!

    1. Thank you Truus!
      You can substitute the Chinese sausage for bacon or ground beef, that’s the great thing about this dish: it always taste good! I’m planning to post more rice cakes recipes with other ingredients in the future.
      You can order the rice cakes also on Amazon: Pulmuone Rice Ovalette (Dukboki) (Korean Style Sliced Rice Cake)
      or Pulmuone Rice Ovalette (Korean Style Sliced Rice Cake) X 2
      But since it is quite expensive I hope you can find a Chinese or Korean supermarket in your area πŸ™‚

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