Today, I will share my recipe for sweet red bean steamed buns called Hobbang or Jjinbbang in Korean. The name is kind of cute and funny and the meaning of the names also make sense. When we eat this hobbang in Korea, it is usually on cold days in the winter. We need to be careful not to burn ourselves when we eat this hot steamed bun. So, to cool it down, we will blow the hot steam from the bun like this.. “ho~~ ho~~ ho~~” so the name for hobbang came from it. Ho is the sound we make, and bbang is bread in Korean. Jjin means an additive word from Jjida which means steam and again bbang means bread, so steamed bread is jjinbbang or hobbang. You will be surprised to see how easy it is to make these authentic and delicious steamed buns at home with your own hands. Let’s get started.
Yield: 8 Pieces