Oh Egg bread…how I love you. The first time I had this was maybe in 2009 when we came to Korea for a visit, and when we moved the first vender I insisted we visit was for 계란 빵 . Egg Bread is pretty easy to find in areas that young people flock, I always see a cart outside the malls and University areas~ often its in its own dedicated little cart (like most street food) so if you cant read Korean just look for someone cracking eggs and flipping an oval-like metal mold. Easy! Its a fairly basic snack, nothing too crazy~ first sweet batter is added, one egg is cracked in, shake of salt, flip to join the two sides~ and done! The result is a nice, sweet, eggy treat that is cheap and satisfying.
When ordering they will usually give you a price for about 3 since most people buy a few. You can always buy one, but naturally you are getting a little better bang for your buck if you just buy a few + they are not huge so its very easy to eat more than one! On average we normally pay about 2,000원 for 3 of them or 700원 each
The Chinese characters (한자 hanjja) on the bread at this vendor = the symbol for good fortune and luck!
The BEST egg breads are not overcooked, when the yolk is soft boiled with the right amount of salt dashed in they taste AMAZING. If the vendor is distracted or lazy and they get overcooked or under-salted the taste too bland and dry. Ah the fine craft of street food cuisine.
Another just as yummy version you can get has the egg cook on top of the bread~ sometimes even with a bit of cheese!