What street food do you think of in cold winter? The UOS Times may ensure that most of readers think of Bungeo-ppang (carp bread, in English). So, we are going to introduce carp bun. First, let us know about the origin of carp bread.
Bungeo-ppang came to Korea from Japan in the 1930s. At the end of the 19th century, Japanese bread called Daiyaki originated from fish-shaped buns, which were shaped like a sea bream. For reference, sea breams are still known as expensive fish, also in Japan at that time. So, many people could not have a real sea bream food. Thus, the desires of ordinary people to make this sea breams into carp bread.
As this trend changed, the shape of the bread also evolved with their own style. Carp buns style of Seoul have diversified, too. This is because the most familiar fish in Seoul used to live in fresh water. Then, the most familiar fish in Seoul was the carp that lived in fresh water. That is the origin of Bungeoppang. In recent years, there are many kinds of carp bread. The original type of this bun composed of red beans. Another one is the carp burn which is made of custard cream. Furthermore, most recently, there is the new one comprised of sweet potato too.
Likewise, there are many types of carp burn. If you want to spend your winter happily, try to eat these delicious and various Bungeo-ppang!