Korean Rice Cakes (Ddukbokki) with Pork Belly and Cheddar

Korean Rice Cakes
Matt Taylor-Gross

Arang, a Korean restaurant in New York, takes a Korean classic—ddukbokki, or spicy rice cakes—and adds on an oh-so-American layer of melted cheddar for a stroke of fusion brilliance that recalls nachos as much as Korean cooking. This recipe is based on co-owner Sunny Lim's notes, plus recipes in Matt Rodbard's Koreatown: A Cookbook.