Fish-shaped bread(Bungeoppang) with sweet red bean filling

Fish-shaped bread filled with sweet red beans is the most popular street food in Korea.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Korean
Keyword carp, for kids, fun, street food
KoreanCategory Tteok (떡)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 hotteok
Calories 298kcal
Author JinJoo Lee


  • 75 g all purpose flour
  • 35 g sweet rice flour (mochiko)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 9 tbsp milk (1/2 cup + 1 Tbs)
  • 1/8 tsp pinch of salt (1/8 tsp)

For filling

  • 200 g (7 oz) can sweet red beans or sweet red bean paste
  • 1 T melted butter or 1 T veg. oil (for the pan)


  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Whisk egg and milk separately in a bowl.
  • Mix dry ingredients and wet altogether.
  • Heat the bungeoppang pan (closed) on medium heat on both sides until water sizzles on both sides. (about 1 min on each side)
  • Open the pan and coat inside of each fish mold (4 molds in all) with butter or oil. pastry brush works best.
  • Lower heat to low and pour batter into one side of the molds (2 fishes) only about 1/3 full. Just enough to cover the eye of the fish. :)
  • Quickly spoon red beans into the center of the fish. About 2 tsp full is good. More or less to taste.
  • Pour batter on top of the read beans to fully cover the half fish mold.
  • Close the pan and turn over.
  • Bring heat a little higher to medium-low.
  • Cook on each side for 2 - 2:30 min.
  • You can open after 2 min to check the doneness. Cook more if it's not yet brown.
  • When brown on both sides, transfer to a plate and let it cool for few min.
  • The red bean filling can be EXTREMELY HOT so please be careful.


The red bean filling can be EXTREMELY HOT so please be careful. Break the fish in the middle and let the steam escape a little before eating. You can also use other fillings like jam, fruit preserves, custard and chocolate.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1.8mg