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Gyeongju bread
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Place of originKorea
Region or stateHwangnam-dong
Main ingredientsRed bean paste, eggs, wheat flour
황남빵, 경주빵
皇南빵, 慶州빵
Revised RomanizationHwangnamppang, Gyeongjuppang
McCune–ReischauerHwangnamppang, Kyŏngjuppang

Hwangnam bread (named after its region of origin, Hwangnam-dong), also commonly called Gyeongju bread, is a local specialty of Gyeongju City, South Korea. It is a small pastry with a filling of red bean paste. Gyeongju bread was first baked in 1939 at a bakery in Hwangnam-dong in central Gyeongju.

It has since become popular across the country and is produced by several different companies, all based in Gyeongju. It is sold at many locations in the city, and also at specialized stores around the country.[1][2]

Gyeongju bread is made from a mixture of eggs and wheat flour, with the red bean filling being almost 70% of the pastry. A chrysanthemum would be traditionally imprinted on the top.[2] Gyeongju bread has been designated as an "outstanding regional specialty" (지역명품) by the Korean government.[3][4]


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  1. ^ Gyeongju Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved on August 28, 2009
  2. ^ a b (in Korean) Gyeongju bread at Doosan Encyclopedia
  3. ^ (in Korean) Gyeongju bread, Chosun Ilbo, 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2010.06.27.
  4. ^ (in Korean) Places to go to eat, Dailian, 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010.06.27.

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