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Maangchi Meetup

By Maangchi


I met my blog readers on Saturday afternoon, July 26. All eight members got together and had a great picnic. I was surprised that they recognized my face quickly. “Hey, Maangchi!” that’s the first sentence when they saw me. I took off my sunglasses to show my face so that they could find me easily. I was standing at our appointment place next to the fountain in Bryant Park.

I’m posting some photos here with their permission. It was such a pleasant time

During the meeting, our conversation kept going on. It never stopped! About what did we talk? Of course, we talked about Korean food again even though we were eating delicious Korean food at the moment. We had su jung gwa, gimbap, mandu, kimchi, and rice cake! Someone brought a bottle of wine and we could say “Cheers”!

Kimchi

Gimbap

si ru ttok (red bean rice cake)

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30 Comments:

  1. grubmama
    Posted January 12th, 2009 at 1:12 pm | # |

    will you do a meetup in jersey? maybe the jersey shore?

  2. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted October 31st, 2008 at 5:52 pm | # |

    thebowl,
    Keep checking my blog please. I will post my next meet-up there.

  3. thebowl
    Posted October 31st, 2008 at 3:56 pm | # |

    Glad you’re in new york now.
    when’s the next get together.
    I would love to meet you and get some lessons!!! :)

  4. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 27th, 2008 at 9:15 am | # |

    Niajha,
    I hope I can meet you someday soon, too!

  5. Niajha
    Posted August 27th, 2008 at 8:54 am | # |

    oh very lucky guys, whish i could have come i live in DE not too far. but wow the red bean rice cake looks SOO GOOD, i hope she makes that one day

  6. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 17th, 2008 at 6:59 am | # |

    Ellen,
    Sure, mae woon tang is already included in the list of my upcoming videos. I may not use daegu, but you can use the same recipe for daegu.(cod) Thank you very much and I hope to see you soon.

  7. Ellen
    Posted August 17th, 2008 at 12:38 am | # |

    I found your website while searching for Korean food recipes to make for my husband (we are newlywed!)
    My mom is an awesome, “natural” cook…but I found it intimidating to try to make Korean food. Mostly I make Pajun, soupy noodle with myulchi-stock, etc.

    Thank you for your time and thought in preparing these videos and also for being so excited and supportive of your viewers!

    I hope to see you at your next gathering in NY! =)

    ps- Can I request a video/recipe for daegu meh-oon-tang?? Thanku!

  8. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 3rd, 2008 at 11:33 am | # |

    Anonymous,
    You must be talking about the fish corvina which is kind of croaker fish, “Jo kie” in Korean.
    As you said, it’s very simple recipe. Sprinkle some salt on the fresh fish and dry the liquid from the fish with paper towel. Then cook it on heated pan with vegetable oil until both sides turn into golden brown. That’s it!

    I may show you how to do it in one of my upcoming cooking videos. Thanks,

  9. Anonymous
    Posted August 3rd, 2008 at 10:54 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I go to my favourite Korean restaraunt at least once a month. my favourite is the friled Yellow Carvina. It does not look so hard to make, so I tried to make it at home. But it does not look so good. The taste is pretty good. Wonder if you have a recipe for that:)

    Thanks

  10. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 3rd, 2008 at 10:14 am | # |

    Di
    Yes, it’s called “siru dduk” red bean layered sweet rice cake. Many people (mostly korean friends) love my siru dduk. : ) I will post the recipe video later. Thank you!

  11. Di
    Posted August 3rd, 2008 at 9:25 am | # |

    Hi, I just found your blog today but I had to post to ask for the red bean rice cake recipe. It looks so delicious, my eyes popped when I saw it!! Do you think you could make a video about how to cook it someday?

  12. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 2nd, 2008 at 6:18 pm | # |

    Greg,
    Sure, I will post the recipe for fish cake side dish later.
    For kimbap filling:
    *fish cake
    Cut it into long sticks and put them into a heated pan with a little bit of vegetable oil and stir them. Then add a little bit of soy sauce (very little) and sugar.

  13. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 pm | # |

    Jennifer,
    I have never heard or had “kimchi rice cake” so far.

  14. Jennifer
    Posted August 2nd, 2008 at 5:22 pm | # |

    Maangchi, I am wondering hoe to make a kimchi rice cake. What is the best kind of kimchi to use with that?

  15. Greg
    Posted July 31st, 2008 at 6:50 pm | # |

    I have to remember to check the blog more often. My Saturday plans didn’t pan out either, and it took me a moment to realize that I used to be near Bryant park fairly often.

    On a side note, can you put something on your blog about fishcake? Where to get it? How to season and prepare it as a side dish or part of a meal?

    Thanks!
    P.S. Are you on Facebook or some site where we could sign up and get an alert for the next time that you do a gathering?

  16. gabieolie
    Posted July 31st, 2008 at 6:33 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    Thank you so much for detailed recipe! :) Wow, I didn’t know if seasoning was needed – I’m glad I asked. I watched your “kimbap” video, and I’m going to Korean market tomorrow to get all the ingredients. Thanks again for responding to my request.

  17. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 31st, 2008 at 7:55 am | # |

    gabieolie,
    sorry, I should have explained more detailed process for the filling in the previous message.

    Here you go,

    *danmuji (yellow pickled radish)
    Cut it into strips.
    *Crabmeat:
    Heat it in the microwave oven for 1 minute before using. I use the whole 1 stick of crabmeat for 1 roll of kimbap.

    *Carrot
    Cut it into narrow and fine sticks and sprinkle some salt. 5 minutes later, cook it in the microwave oven for 1 minute, then add some sesame oil

    *Cucumber
    Cut it into long sticks and sprinkle some salt. 5 minutes later, dry the liquid from the cucumber with paper towel or cotton cloth.

    *fish cake
    Cut it into long sticks and put them into a heated pan with a little bit of vegetable oil and stir them. Then add a little bit of soy sauce (very little) and sugar.

    Thank you for your interest in the recipe!

  18. gabieolie
    Posted July 30th, 2008 at 11:40 pm | # |

    Hi Maagchi,
    Do you season the ingredients like the cucumber, carrot and fish cake before putting them in the kimbap or do you just use them raw? Thanks!

  19. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 30th, 2008 at 5:58 am | # |

    gabieolie,
    I have already posted my kimbap video before.

    This kimbap that I made for “maangchi meetup” uses the same recipe as the one that I posted before.

    Only difference is what to put filling inside kimbap. i used carrot, yellow pickled radish (dan mu ji), fish cake, cucumber, and crabmeat. I sometimes use ground beef, too.

  20. gabieolie
    Posted July 30th, 2008 at 12:50 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi, that kimbap looks so good! Could you please post the recipe with the ingredients you mentioned on the video? Thank you!!!

  21. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 29th, 2008 at 9:04 am | # |

    karen,
    yes, next time! Thanks!

  22. karen
    Posted July 29th, 2008 at 9:00 am | # |

    I didn’t know that you are here in New York. I will see you next time. You are my favorite. I hope this isn’t double. I had trouble posting.

  23. karen
    Posted July 29th, 2008 at 8:57 am | # |

    Maangchi, I had no idea you were here in New York. I will pay closer attention and come if I can to your next meet up. I love your site and cooking. I am new to it but it is the best in food and teaching. –Karen

  24. John
    Posted July 29th, 2008 at 3:04 am | # |

    Ok let me see if i can say this right (i’m soo bad at hangook mal even though i’m korean)

    Chal moguu so so? (Did you eat well? lol like i said i’m soo bad, i’m the only one in my 1 family that can’t speak fluently so when my mom talks to me in korean [when she likes to gossip about people and tell me how angry she is in korena] i dont understand)

  25. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 28th, 2008 at 3:33 pm | # |

    Vickie,
    I wish I could meet you, too!

    Yes, the kimchi turned out good. I made it in very easy way this time by cutting all ingredients into bite size before salting.

    I used napa cabbage, green onions, and mustard green. I love mustard green kimchi. Next time I will post the recipe on my blog.

    Thank you!

  26. Vickie
    Posted July 28th, 2008 at 12:22 pm | # |

    The photo of the kimchi makes my mouth water, it looks real good. I’m glad you all had a fun time at the party. Wish I lived closer.

  27. Phi_Pham
    Posted July 28th, 2008 at 10:17 am | # |

    Wish i was there

  28. przepisy kulinarne
    Posted July 28th, 2008 at 9:07 am | # |

    Very useful advices. I think I will search more about this on the Net, Guys. Many thanks
    I like to cook very at home. Greetings from Poland. :)

  29. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 28th, 2008 at 6:53 am | # |

    Joe,
    Sure, I will let you know when we do the picnic or any event again. Thanks

  30. Joe MoTion
    Posted July 27th, 2008 at 10:45 pm | # |

    Glad to here it was a success Maangchi! My plan for Saturday did not happen and I only wish that I made an attempt to meet you. I thought that it would be a huge gathering. But no, it was very intimate. Awesome!!! Please let me know when you decide to do this again and I will try my best to be there.

    be good

    joe
    =]


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