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[VIDEO NEWS] The Bungeoppang Report

Mar 02,2018
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1) Winter

2) will soon be gone,

3) and we will have to wait another year for those winter delicacies to come back.

4) So we should eat NOW!

5) But, is it true that Bungeoppang prices vary between neighborhoods?

6) 5 for 1,000 won ($0.93)?

7) 3 for 1,000 won?

8) Let’s see for ourselves how different they are.

9) The common market price: 3 for 1,000 won?

10) Ewha Womans University Station, exit 1

11) Rice Bungeoppang for the Korean soul!

12) “3 for 1,000 won”

13) The amount of red bean paste filling is amazing.

14) Toasted beautifully,

15) aren’t you a good looking fish?

16) 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) wide

17) and 6.5 cm tall

18) So appetizing…

19) Even the tail is packed with filling.

20) The rise of “mini” bungeoppang?

21) Nearby Hongik University Station, at the opening of Yeowool Madang-ro

22) So many people…

23) “Mini bungeoppang: 7 for 1,000 won.”

24) “I’m cute, right?”

25) “Go on, rip me.”

26) 6.5 cm wide

27) 5 cm tall

28) Mini bungeoppang prices vary greatly.

29) Hyehwa Station, Sungkyunkwan University intersection

30) “Handmade Bungeobbang”?

31) So cute and tiny.

32) Oops…broke it. Sorry.

33) 6 cm wide

34) 6 cm tall

35) Are bungeoppangs, too, more expensive in Gangnam?

36) Naebang Station exit 3, in front of Shinhan Bank’s Bangbae Center

37) 2 bungeoppangs for 1,000 won

38) Just two? It’s expensive but we’ll give it a shot.

39) Huh, the red beans are pretty intact.

40) 11.5 cm wide

41) 6 cm tall

42) So where do we find the most bang for our buck?

43) Mullae Station, in front of Mullae-dong Cathedral.

44) 7 for 1,000 won. Is this even possible?

45) All this for 2,000 won.

46) 1,000 won is enough to fill the bag.

47) The bean paste is flooding.

48) 11.5 cm wide

49) 6.5 cm tall

50) Let’s look for “special” bungeoppangs.

51) In front of Geumyang elementary school, near Hyochang Park, you can find spicy bungeoppangs.

52) 3 for 1,000 won.

53) It’s stuffed with kimchi and yam noodles.

54) It’s spicy…

55) but so good!

56) Next to Noryangjin Manyang-ro 14-gil

57) “Sweet potato bungeoppang”

58) Such a pretty shade of pink

59) Insa-dong, “Bungeobbang That Traveled to France”

60) 2,900 to 3,500 won each.

61) So lustrous!

62) “What brings you all the way from France?”

63) Dunkin’ Donuts, “Something Went Wrong with This Bungeobbang”

64) 1,300 won each.

65) Where’s the red bean paste? Something did go wrong here.

66) O*ion “Cham Bungeoppang”

67) 8 for 4,000 won.

68) Let’s slice this fish up!

69) Red bean paste? Yes, please.

70) Are Bungeobbangs available abroad, too?

71) Bibigo London’s bungeobbangs are 8,700 won each.

72) H supermarket in Flushing, New York sells bungeobbangs for $5 for 6.

73) Hurry before the winter’s gone!

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Directed by Park Hae-lee
Produced by An Ji-hye
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo