Bungeoppang (also romanized as bunggeobbang), a fish-shaped pastry stuffed with sweetened red bean paste, is a beloved street food in South Korea, especially during the winter.
The BTS members also enjoyed this snack as they reunited, eating it together while filming a Samsung ad. Chaos ensued as they got excited over the fish-shaped pastry.
BTS’s leader RM especially likes bungeoppang! He has mentioned it to ARMYs on more than one occasion.
when namjoon was trying to explain what bungeoppang is to international army and he said "ain't no fish inside", that sentence lives in my mind rent free. pic.twitter.com/dAemZpzQ2f
— jan⁷ – rest. (@ABYSSOCLOCK) September 15, 2021
221119 Namjoon on IG
🐨[living/being in] an area where they have bungeoppang stores/street stalls is important.
*붕세권 (bungsaekwun) is modern day slang that combines 붕어빵 (bungeoppang) and 역세권 (area near a subway/train station/station influence area) to refer to+ pic.twitter.com/8EnP7INEj8
— lyssy⁷ (@btsbaragi_jk) November 19, 2022
namjoon's never ending love for bungeoppang 🥺 pic.twitter.com/OVbLEHIBdr
— lyn (@rkivesbub) August 22, 2023
He even included a windchime that appeared to be modeled after the snack in his merch collection. ARMYs also helped him name the item, inspired by bungeoppang.
Now that the weather is chilly in Korea, the favorite winter snack was naturally brought up during RM’s recent live broadcast via Weverse.
RM was astounded to discover that bungeoppangs had risen in price! He exclaimed and covered his mouth in shock.
IT’S ₩1,000 KRW (about $0.76 USD) PER BUNGEOPPANG THESE DAYS?!… That’s excessive. Way over the line.
🐨have i had a meal with the members recently? no… but jimin jungkook tae seem like they've been having fun these days tho!
🐨bunggeobbangs are 1,000 won for one these days!?!??! they're crossing the line…
🐨you're a senior in hs next year? wow a legend.. you'll do well! your… pic.twitter.com/quKXQYXXM1
— Mary7 golden (@army7xbts) November 14, 2023
RM is proving to be a true broke millionaire along with the rest of his members! Check out another of the group’s “broke millionaire” moments below.