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Course Street food
Place of origin Korea
Associated national cuisine Korean cuisine
Main ingredients Silkworm pupae
Similar dishes Nhộng tằm
Cookbook: Beondegi  Media: Beondegi
Korean name
Hangul 번데기
Revised Romanization beondegi
McCune–Reischauer pŏndegi
IPA [pʌɡi]

Beondegi (번데기), literally "pupa", is a Korean street food made with silkworm pupae.[1] It is usually sold from street vendors. The boiled or steamed snack food is served in paper cups with toothpick skewers.[2]

Canned beondegi can also be found in grocery stores and convenience stores.



  1. ^ Pettid, Michael J. (2008). Korean Cuisine: An Illustrated History. London: Reaktion Books. p. 173. ISBN 978-1-86189-348-2. 
  2. ^ Kraig, Bruce; Sen, Colleen Taylor, eds. (2013). Street Food around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. p. 320. ISBN 978-1-59884-954-7.