|Kyeranpbang - Egg Bread|
|Boiled Silkworm Pupae, a Korean traditional street food|
It might taste very familiar especially if you've been to the Philippines and have already tried out some of their traditional delicacies like puto or mamon. Kyeranpbang is only a bit harder and it has this hard-boiled egg in the center.
Take the sweet-salty taste of puto and the texture of mamon and you'll get the taste of this Korean street bread. Combine that with the powdery texture of the hard-boiled egg in the center and you get the perfect street food for a cold Korean spring or winter evening. It can be considered as a light snack and is best served with coffee. The ones I tried were a bit cold since it was already late in the evening when we went to the lake. But having them when they’re fresh from the oven should taste heavenly!
Too bad I wasn’t able to bring cash. I only had a few coins in my pocket because I wasn't expecting to go on a food trip that night. Yu Cheon only bought one for each of us but it was enough to make me say that it is a must for me to go back for more of this egg bread before the season ended.
After I was finished with this delicacy, I went back to the ajumma's stand to take pictures of her delicious treat. She was sweet and kind enough to pose for a picture. This was a very big accomplishment for me! It was my first time to ask a Korean – a stranger – to pose for a picture! I was so happy when she smiled (that, I didn't expect) as she held up that famous peace sign.
If you're ever wondering how to make this at home, here is a simple recipe along with the steps to make this delicious treat: