Binngrae Samanco are a popular Korean frozen treat consisting of vanilla ice cream and a thin layer of sweet red bean paste, wrapped inside a fish shaped wafer shell. The shape of Samanco was inspired by a grilled Korean snack called Bungeo-ppang or Carp Bread. Bungeo-ppang are made by pouring batter into a fish shaped mold, similar to a waffle iron, and a filling of sweet red bean paste, or other ingredient, is placed inside before the mold is closed. In Japan, the fish shaped snack is called Taiyaki, but rather than a carp, it’s shaped like a sea bream.
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