Tongyeong Kkulbbang

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Tongyeong Kkulbbang
Type Bread
Place of origin South Korea
Region or state Tongyeong
Main ingredients Dough, corn syrup, red bean paste
Cookbook: Tongyeong Kkulbbang  Media: Tongyeong Kkulbbang

Kkulbbang is a traditional bread that has been produced in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do Province of South Korea after Korean War.[1]


During the early 1960s after the Korean War, the Tongyeong Kkulbbang became a snack for the sailors since it did not become stale easily, even in warm weathers. The bread is very sticky because it is covered with corn syrup. Since the bread is very common and popular just like Hodugwaja in Cheonan, South Korea, many stores argue that theirs is the original.[2][3]


After kneading the flour, small amounts of dough are rolled into 2 to 3 inches which is then fried in vegetable oil after filling it up with red bean paste.[4]


Including the filling with red bean paste, Tongyeong Kkulbbang also has a variety of fillings such as pumpkin and peas. Sunflower seeds and other kinds of nuts such as almonds are sprinkled on top of the bread.[5]



  1. ^ Cho, Seoyeon (14 September 2012). "The original Tongyeong Kkulbbang stands as a 100 year old historical company". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Lee, Seunghwan (18 June 2012). "Punishing the Fake Tongyeong Kkulbbang with the Real One". idomin. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "About the Tongyeong Turtle Ship KKulbbang". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kkulbbang Native Land Resource". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tongyeong's delicacy of four seasons that can be tasted during 365 days a year". Korea Policy Plus. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.