Bungeoppang  Fish-shaped bread with a sweet red bean filling.

Hi everybody! Bungeoppang, the super-popular Korean street snack is here! : ) 

Bungeoppang This will be a relief to those of you who used to live in Korea, as I'm sure you miss this sweet, hot, and delicious treat.

Bungeoppang For those who have never had it, it is a crispy outside, hot, fish-shaped bread with a red bean filling.

 In Korean, a "bungeo" is a crucian carp that resembles a large goldfish. The Korean word for bread is "ppang". They are sold on the streets throughout Korea for a low price.

Bungeoppang My readers have been requesting this recipe for years, but I thought it would be impossible to make at home and taste the same as it does on the Korean streets.

 And I wasn't sure I'd be able to find the fish-shaped pan I needed. During a recent trip to Los Angeles, I discovered one in a kitchenware store in Koreatown.

And I also remembered the taste and texture of the bread. It should be soft and fluffy, but not spongy. It should still be a little crispy. 

It’s funny that trying to upgrade my childhood snack ended up being unsatisfying! Food, taste, and memory are closely tied together, sometimes it’s hard to change them. 


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