[Saeng Saeng Network]
Ulsan is known as the city of whales.
Local bakeries in Ulsan are planning to make whale-themed bread and sell them as a local specialty.
Heo Gwang-mu has more.
Freshly baked breads are delivered on a tray.
The unique appearance was inspired by the finback whale carved into a national treasure, the Bangudae Petroglyphs.
Local specialties like seaweed, pears, and water parsley, were also used as ingredients.
This is Whale Bread developed by the Ulsan Confectionary Association.
The Association invited three master bakers to launch a show and commercialize this bread.
<Hong Jong-heun / Master Baker> “There were some shortcomings. I relied on my personal experience to conclude that using jam to fill in the bread will shorten the shelf life. I ground yuzu to fill the bread with instead of jam.”
The Ulsan Confectionary Association, which has members in local bakeries in the area, started the development of the whale bread in 2014.
It was intended to face competition from franchise bakeries and overcome difficulties following the economic slowdown.
<Jeong Mun-bae / President of Ulsan Confectionary Association> “We plan to make small improvements, deliver to department stores, KTX stations, or schools, and thus continue to supply the bread.”
The Association has already registered the trademark for whale bread, and plans to receive authorization for manufacturing and expanding the production of the bread.
It will be worth seeing if the whale bread of Ulsan, the city of whales, will become a local specialty representative of the region.
Heo Gwang-mu reporting for Yonhap News.
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