Fire Chicken With Cheese

Today’s recipe is super-spicy chicken, called buldak in Korean. The Korean word bul means fire, and dak means chicken, so you can call this “fire chicken.”


2 pounds of chicken breast, cut into 3/4 or 1 inch cubes
½ cup hot pepper flakes
2 to 3 tablespoons hot pepper paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable or corn oil
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
⅓ cup rice syrup (or corn syrup, sugar, honey)
6 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 pound mozzarella cheese (optional), cut into small pieces
1 cup of sliced rice cake (optional)
1 green onion, chopped
¼ cup water