Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Geppang Korean Street Food

When I walk on the street in a cold day, and suddenly I'm hungry. Lucky me, I was able to find Ingeo-ppang which is within the Gwanak-gu street! I'm so happy I found a Ingeo-ppang nearby and I stopped in today and bought some Ge-Ppang. In Korean, Ge (게) means CRAB, and Ppang (빵) means BREAD. When you want to eat something hot, delicious, and sweet in winter, the korean winter snack appears on the street. This location is located in front of the Kimbap Chingu Restaurant.

A common winter street scene in Korea is that of food carts selling Bungeoppang (붕어빵) or Geppang (게빵) on street corners. Bungeoppang and Geppang is made by pouring flour dough into the bungeo (carp) or ge (crab) shaped black cast iron mold and filling it with red bean paste. The mold is then closed, and roasted.

I ordered 2 crab-shaped breads with sweet red bean filling and 1 crab-shaped bread with custard cream. Ge-ppang is one of Korean pastry bread, filled with custard cream or red bean paste. Ingeo (잉어) literally means a carp in Korea, so imply various luck such as wealth, fame and success.

I was walking but stopping some time just to take these picture. Hahaha. Ge-Ppang are prepared using an appliance similar to a waffle iron. The crab-shaped pastry is tender, warm, and melts in your mouth upon first bite!
This sweet and gooey red bean paste is so delicious that you can even eat it by itself. I think the red bean goes well with the crab-shaped bread.
This is an awesome snack to try for those who with a penchant for sweets and want a quick snack to eat. These crab shaped breads were so cute, warm and perfectly wrapped. Geppang serves crab-shaped pastries that are so damn delicious, especially when they are hot.

The outside is fluffy and the insides delicious and sweet. The price is super cheap at 3 pieces for 1,000 Won. I'm not a huge custard paste person, but these were very tasty and worth a try.

Overall, I really love this little cute snack food! If you are walking by and they have freshly made ones, don't hesitate to give it a try, fresh ones are the best, okay! The Ajumma who works here is kind and the pastries are delicious.

I’d like to thank all of you for reading this blog and enjoying it so much, for all the feedback, and everything. Have a good time and see you next time!

Christin Tomntins
Tom and Tins, Updated at: 3:05 AM


  1. It's so funny.
    I love it.


  2. such a nice article! Everything looks so cute and I'm also a big fan of streetfood!! Much cheaper, warm and tastier! secondly, your background music is very cute :3

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  3. Such a cool photos, I enjoyed reading this post!
    xo from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo

  4. How cute! I love the crab shape. The heart is too adorable. It looks so yummy! I wish we had more street food where I live.

  5. that is a cute crab hehehe


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    Sonia Verardo

  8. Oh the food looks pretty delicious


  9. Oh my this looks so yum and so cute!
    Would love to try the red bean one <3
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  10. Wahhhh this is such a cute snack!!! I would love to try them out :)

  11. WOW! It looks so good, I wish I could visit Korea someday. I visited Japan when I was 18, and I'm still having withdrawals about it :*(

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