Alternative namesSteamed bun
Place of originKorea
Associated cuisineKorean cuisine
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsWheat flour, red bean paste
Ingredients generally usedYeast from makgeolli, butter, salt, sugar
Food energy
(per 1 serving)
177 kcal (741 kJ)[1]
Similar dishesLiánróngbāo
Korean name
Revised Romanizationjjinppang

Jjinppang (찐빵; lit. "steamed bread") is a steamed bun, typically filled with red bean paste with bits of broken beans and bean husk.[2][3] Traditional jjinppang is made of sourdough fermented using the yeast in makgeolli (rice wine), but younger varieties such as hoppang are often made without fermentation.[1] Warm jjinppang is softer than baked breads due to the higher moisture content, but it hardens as it cools.[4] Thus it is recommended to eat while the bun is still hot. Hardened jjinppang can be steamed again before eaten.[4]

Jjinppang is a specialty product of Anheung Township in Hoengseong County, Gangwon Province.[5] In the township, there is Anheung Jjinppang Village where 17 steameries that make Anheung-jjinppang (안흥찐빵).[6] Since 1999, the township also hosts Anheung Jjinppang Festival in every October.[7]


See also


  1. ^ a b Rural Development Administration. "찐빵 만드는 법". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "jjinppang" 찐빵. Standard Korean Language Dictionary (in Korean). National Institute of Korean Language. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  3. ^ Vis, Karin-Marijke (14 June 2016). "6 Traditional Vegetarian Snacks in South Korea". Paste. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "jjinppang" 찐빵. Rural Development Administration (in Korean). Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  5. ^ Korea Tourism Organization (23 December 2015). "A Bite of Sweetness! Korean Desserts". Stripes Korea. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Anheung jjinppang maeul" 안흥 찐빵마을 [Anheung Jjinppang Village]. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Anheung jjinppang chukje" 안흥찐빵축제 [Anheung Jjinppang Festival]. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  8. ^ Sicard, Jessica (12 November 2011). "The story behind Seogwipo's mandarin bakery gem". The Jeju Weekly. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  9. ^ Mishan, Ligaya (16 February 2017). "At Cafe Lily, the Korean-Uzbek Menu Evokes a Past Exodus". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 January 2019.