Lee Sung Dang in Gunsan: The oldest bakery in Korea
Lee Sung Dang in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do province is the oldest bakery in Korea. The bakery has been in business in the same location since 1945. It is quite large and upon entering, visitors receive a sense of nostalgia and welcome that only this long-standing bakery can provide. The shelves are filled with a variety of breads that are baked fresh every morning, and tables fill the interior and line the windows.
Though the variety and amount of bread produced has increased over its 60 or so years in operation, the danpatppang (bread filled with red bean paste) and yachaeppang (vegetable bread) are still the favorites. The danpatppang features thin but chewy bread filled with a delicious red bean paste. The yachaeppang is filled with a vegetable and meat mixture of cabbage, carrots, onions, celery, finely ground pork, and mayonnaise, giving the bread a distinct and rich flavor.
Address: 12-2, Jungangno 1(il)-ga, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
Tel: +82-63-445-2772 (Korean)
Closed on the first and third Sunday of the each month
Popular menu items: Danpatppang 1,200 won, yacheppang 1,400 won
Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)