“1,000 won for three? There is no such thing anymore” Bungeoppang that has become golden bread

Bungeoppang, a representative snack of the common people that comes to mind when the cold wind blows. As prices continue to rise, ‘ three bungeoppang for 1,000 won’, which was considered an unwritten rule, is now a thing of the past.

The price of bungeoppang, which was 330 won per piece just a few years ago, has risen to 500 to 600 won this year. Depending on the region, such as Gangnam, Seoul, it is not uncommon for places to charge 1,000 won per animal .

JTBC reporters visited about 10 bungeoppang stalls in Sinchon, Hongdae, Gangnam Station, and Myeong-dong in Seoul on the 20th, and found that the average price of bungeoppang was around 720 won per piece.

In Sinchon and Hongdae, where many universities are located, the price of bungeoppang was mostly 2,000 won for three or 1,000 won for two.

Mr. Jeong, who runs a bungeoppang stall near Exit 7 of Sinchon Station on Seoul Subway Line 2, said, “We are still maintaining the price,” but added, “If the price of raw meat rises further in the future, we will have no choice but to raise the price of bungeoppang.”

In Gangnam, where companies are concentrated, and Myeongdong, where there are many tourists, there were many places that charged ‘1,000 won per animal.’ Some bungeobbang stores have increased prices and added nuts to their fillings, but most have simply raised prices.

Yang Jun-im, in his 70s, who has been in the business for over 30 years in front of Gangnam Station on Seoul Subway Line 2, said, “Last year, the price of the ingredients provided by the company rose three times, and the price began to rise to 3,000 won for three,” and “This year as well (again). “It looks like the price of the rice will rise about twice. I complained to the company and they told me to raise it to 1,500 won per animal, so I got into an argument with the company,” he said.

Jeon Joo-young, in her 40s, who sells bungeoppang near a kiosk near Gangnam Station, said, “Last year, the price of dried meat rose about 50% compared to before, but this year, it has risen about 20-30% compared to last year. I feel like profits have also decreased by 30%. Not really. “There is nothing left,” he said.

Mr. Kim, who runs a bungeoppang stall near Myeongdong Cathedral in Jung-gu, Seoul, said, “Last year, we sold two buns for 1,000 won, but this year, we started selling one bun for 1,000 won,” and added, “There is nothing we can do because the price has risen.”

In fact, looking at the wholesale price of the Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation (aT) Agricultural Products Distribution Information (KAMIS), the wholesale price of red beans, the main ingredient of bungeoppang, on the 19th was around 276,000 won per 40 kg, which카지노사이트 is lower than the average price of 205,830 won per 40 kg . It rose by over 34%.

According to the National Statistics Portal of the National Statistical Office, the consumer price index for flour this month jumped by nearly 45% compared to before the war as the price of flour around the world rose significantly due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. Prices of sugar and salt also rose by 16.8% and 17.3%, respectively.

As the impact of high inflation continued, as of last month, the average price of a bowl of Jajangmyeon in Seoul exceeded 7,000 won for the first time in history. The average price of pork belly purchased at a restaurant when converted to 200g serving is 19,253 won, close to reaching the 20,000 won range.

Consumers also said that the price of bungeoppang was burdensome.

Mr. Kang, an office worker in his 40s whom I met at a bungeoppang stall in Gangnam Station, said, “I was actually surprised when I saw the price of bungeoppang. When did it go up like this? Everything is going up except my salary.”

Mr. Lee, a college student in his 20s, also said, “I work part-time to cover living expenses, but the money I bring in is the same, but the money I spend keeps increasing. If I earn 500,000 won, 300,000 won goes out for food. I plan to get another part-time job after midterm exams.”

Kang Seong-jin, a professor of economics at Korea University, said, “The price of factors that affect costs, such as transportation fees, grains, and energy, are all rising due to COVID-19 and the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the upward trend in prices is continuing.” He added, “Unless this problem is resolved, prices will continue to rise.” “It can be seen that the upward trend will continue,” he predicted.

“We also have to keep an eye on the war between Israel and Hamas in Palestine,” she said. “If the war escalates, oil prices will soar, and then prices will rise even more than they are now.”

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