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Type Jjinppang
Place of origin Korea
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Wheat flour, red bean paste
Ingredients generally used butter, salt, sugar
Food energy
(per 108 g serving)
200 kcal (837 kJ)[1]
Korean name
Hangul 호빵
Revised Romanization hoppang
McCune–Reischauer hoppang
IPA [ho.p͈aŋ]

Hoppang (호빵) is a warm snack that is sold throughout Korea. It is a convenience food version of jjinppang (steamed bread) and is typically filled with smooth, sweetened red bean paste.


Hoppang is a product that makes it easy for the family to eat steamed bread, which was formerly sold at snack bars. It was created when food founder Chang-sung Heo visited Japan in 1969. Heo created Hoppang as a product that was sold on Japanese streets and sold in the winter, the low-peak season in the bakery industry, and then released it in 1971.[2]


Hoppang was a brand name for the ready-to-eat jjinppang developed by Samlip in 1970, which combined the onomatopoeia ho, ho (the sound for blowing on hot steamed bun) and ppang, the Korean word for bread. Also it has meaning of 'The whole family eats together and smiles; Ho ho'.[3] The brand name soon became the generic name for convenience jjinppang.


Typical hoppang is filled with sweetened red bean paste,[4] but it is also commonly sold stuffed with vegetables and meat, pizza toppings, pumpkin, or buldak.[1][5]

Steamer- or microwave-ready hoppang is often packaged in multiples at supermarkets and grocery stores, while many convenience stores sell hoppang throughout the winter months in cylindrical heating cabinets designed to steam and keep them warm.[6][7]


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