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What should I name my new cooking show?

By Maangchi

Hello everybody!

Some of my readers have already contacted me about my global cooking show and invited me to their homes to cook. ooh whoo! Exciting!

I’m still in the planning stage for the show. I’m going to post details soon and let you know how to join it, but one thing I can tell you is that filming will probably start in September or October when everyone has finished their summer vacations.

I will travel around the world and cook with my viewers. I pitched this idea to YouTube in March for the NextUp program, and they chose me to join the program. Being chosen as one of the 25 YouTube Nextup creators and joining the creators’ camp at Google has been the most fascinating experience that has happened to me so far this year!

But this year hasn’t finished yet. I’ll have more fascinating and exciting experiences when I meet as many my readers and my YouTube audience as I can, all around the world!

But please help me choose a name for this show. Here are some ideas so far. Do you have any other creative names?

  • Maangchi’s Global Cooking Show?
  • Planet Maangchi?
  • Maangchi’s Travel Cooking Show?
  • Maangchi, Gabsida! (Gabsida 갑시다 means “let’s go” in English)

In my experience, the more people who are brainstorming ideas, the better.

If you have a good idea for a name, please write it in the comments. If you like one of my ideas above, or one of someone else’s idea, write a comment about it: “I like xxxxxx’s suggestion!”

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75 Comments:

  1. beanwoman Vashon Island My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted November 21st, 2011 at 9:45 pm | # |

    I would like to invite you to cook in my kitchen on Pender Island, BC and an idea for the name of your cooking show is “My Spicy Life – Cooking Korean with Maangchi”

    Good Luck with all your exciting endeavors !!

  2. speed2fast Chicago My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 7:27 pm | # |

    Korean Cooking with Maangchi

  3. pandii United States My profile page joined 8/11
    Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 11:56 am | # |

    i think that this is fantastic! i signed up right away once i saw you were making homemade korean food. i amonly half korean when i grew up my mom moved back to korea after my dad and her split up, so i have had no luck trying to figure out how to make all the food she made for me when i was a kid! i appreciate all of this you are doing

  4. jeans_mell Sacramento, CA My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted July 19th, 2011 at 9:24 pm | # |

    or.. “Cooking Korean with Maangchi?” ^_^

  5. jeans_mell Sacramento, CA My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted July 19th, 2011 at 9:21 pm | # |

    How about.. “COOKING AROUND THE WORLD WITH MAANGCHI”?
    Simple but to the point. ^_^

  6. xtrahotsauce Western Australia My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 16th, 2011 at 2:05 pm | # |

    Hi maangchi,loving the watching of your cooking video. Title of your new show can be called,

    Maangchi, love the cooking for you!

    Thats all I got.Love your work Lovey! keep up the good work.

    Thankyou,
    xtrahotsauce.

  7. Seoul_Yoly Seoul, South Korea My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 16th, 2011 at 9:11 am | # |

    Maangchi Takes the World! — a kitchen at a time! :)

    Dear Maangchi, you are cordially invited to cook at my home in Seoul for your show— my kitchen is huge and just waiting for your masterpieces!

    I want to thank you for being such a great teacher! Even though I live in Seoul, and am completely passionate about global cuisines, I was unable to experiment with Korean food – communication has been an obstacle. Thanks to you I can now roam Korean Supermarkets not wondering what people make with those tubs of chili paste!! I tried your Topokki recipe today– my husband asked for thirds! Thanks again!
    Good luck with your show!!!

    Yoly-

  8. bogenk Singapore My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:02 am | # |

    Maangchi Escapade
    Maangchi Marvelous Journey
    Maangchi Sumptuous Journey

  9. Blackstar Mt. Pearl, NFLD My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:52 pm | # |

    I know you’ve already chosen a name, but my idea is “Maangchi’s Happy Fun Time Extravaganza!”

  10. tropsweet My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:39 pm | # |

    Let’s Go Cook with Maangchi

  11. samertime NYC My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:56 am | # |

    Maangchi Makes…
    Maangchi Cooks!
    Maanchi’s World
    Maangchi Around the World

    I like Maangchi Makes… Every show you will make something new. So today, Maangchi Makes…Mandoo! It’s nice to have a good sound, and Mmm sound is good for food! yummmmmmmy.

  12. kimgeeyong Brooksville, FL My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:45 pm | # |

    Korean delight comes to home
    With the gracious Maangchi

  13. buffalochips United States My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 7th, 2011 at 1:38 pm | # |

    Heart 2 Seoul ~ Cooking with Maangchi

  14. Nellie Seoul, Korea My profile page joined 10/08
    Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:01 am | # |

    I like seoulsister’s suggestion…”Han cook”

  15. lripper Charlotte, NC My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 6th, 2011 at 3:54 pm | # |

    Love your show! Congrats on the new show! So excited! Name idea for your new show: Your Kitchen with Maangchi

  16. Mademoiselle APAC My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:07 am | # |

    Congrats on your YouTube win. Love your video recipes :) A suggestion for your new program name…Maangchi’s World Kitchen, Gabsida!

    Have fun with your new show ^-^

  17. seoulsister My profile page joined 4/11
    Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 8:31 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi, how about “Han cook” ??

  18. MariskaLim Jakarta, Indonesia My profile page I'm a fan! joined 2/11
    Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:02 pm | # |

    How about Maangchi’s Kitchen? ^^

  19. amythecarr Seoul, South Korea My profile page joined 10/10
    Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:12 am | # |

    How about MaangTravel?

  20. dinglehoppergirl SF, USA My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:01 pm | # |

    I like “Maangchi Gapsida”! Except if you choose that one, I think you should romanize it as “Gapshida” or “Kapshida” so that it’s easier for people who are not familiar with Korean terms to pronounce :)

  21. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands My profile page joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:02 am | # |

    or what about:

    YouCook with Maangchi

    • Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands My profile page joined 6/09
      Posted June 28th, 2011 at 9:52 am | # |

      It’s funny, because ‘cook’ sounds like guk (=soup or country in certain compound words), right?

  22. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands My profile page joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:31 am | # |

    Maangchi’s tasty travels

  23. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands My profile page joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:03 am | # |

    Maangchi’s meals on wheels?

  24. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands My profile page joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 5:59 am | # |

    Hey Maangchi and friends,

    What’s cooking? ;)
    Considering the new name, I think it depends on the tone of the show: would you like a general name, or because you’re visiting people’s kitchens all over the world, perhaps a more personal ring might be a good idea.
    So far, I liked “Maangchi, gabsida” best, also because new viewers might not be familiar with Korean (cuisine) at all.

    Maangchi, gabsida: The world is your kitchen
    Maangchi’s Korean cookery club
    Maangchi’s Flying/Frying Kitchen
    Gabsida: Maangchi’s global gang
    Maangchi’s home cooking
    Maangchi goes global

    Anyway, congrats on making it to the YouTube Nextup project.
    The world IS your kitchen!

    Btw, have you seen the movie Wheels on Meals? LOL!

  25. AnameiYuki Moreno Valley CA My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted June 26th, 2011 at 11:10 pm | # |

    Annyeonghaseyo I think it should be Maangchi 갑시다

  26. Myeongwol Mexico My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted June 26th, 2011 at 9:04 pm | # |

    Hi there Maangchi, i´m really thrill about your cooking show..you rock!!! About the name, i think it should be name just like you “Mangchi”!!!After all, because of you we all have the chance to have a taste of real Korean Cuisine! Hope of being a little bit helpful for you!!
    ps. I also like Kurokokoro´s suggestion “Planet Maangchi” or your suggestion of “Maangchi, Gabsida!”.

  27. hmarquez My profile page joined 8/10
    Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:14 am | # |

    Hello Maangchi,
    Besides “Maangchi’s Menu”, I also Like:
    “Korean Flavor”
    “Korean Spice”.
    Good Luck with your new show!

  28. arigomi My profile page joined 2/10
    Posted June 25th, 2011 at 7:37 pm | # |

    I’m not too fond of titles with words like “global” because they tend to make people think of boring corporate businesses.

    “Hi Everybody! Maangchi Cooks with You.”

    I came up with this idea because your videos wouldn’t be the same without your cheerful greeting.

  29. kurokokoro Phoenix, Arizona My profile page joined 3/10
    Posted June 25th, 2011 at 2:36 pm | # |

    I like Planet Maangchi. lol.

  30. dowlf Topeka, KS My profile page joined 2/11
    Posted June 25th, 2011 at 4:27 am | # |

    How about just ‘Maangchi!’

  31. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands My profile page I'm a fan! joined 2/09
    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 5:30 pm | # |

    Maangchi: Bringing the worlds finest foods to your kitchen!
    Maangchi: Surfing the Korean wave in her kitchen.
    Maangchi: Unlocking the secrets of delicious Korean food.

    Or just: Maangchi’s global cooking show!

  32. leahangel Seattle, WA USA My profile page joined 9/10
    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:04 pm | # |

    I really like Maangchi, Gabsida!
    or my suggestion, “Maangchi’s Super Happy Fun Time” :D haha

  33. Drew North Carolina My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 12:43 pm | # |

    Maangchi’s Munchies
    Maangchi’s Food Magic
    Meals with Maangchi
    Seoul Food with Mangchi
    Korean Kool with Maangchi
    Korea à la carte with Maangchi

  34. Radiant Joy CA My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:36 am | # |

    Cooking Korean with Maangchi & Friends

  35. Kixmic Auckland My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 5:54 am | # |

    Maangchi, (우리)같이 요리해!
    Maanchi, let’s cook together!

  36. Butterfly1888 Germany My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 5:06 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi!
    How about “Maangchi’s Delight”

  37. Amanda6002 Ohio My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 7:02 am | # |

    안녕하세요?

    I really like “Maangchi, Gabsida!”
    But also as I was reading the blog… I thought of some suggestions.

    “Maangchi’s World” / “Maangchi-ui Segye”
    “Maangchi Mingles”
    “Maangchi on the Move”
    “Cooking Korean: With Maangchi”
    “Korean Cookin': With Maangchi”
    “Miles with Maanghi”
    “만국의 망치” xDDD ?? Would that even be right?

    Those were just a few of my ideas. xD

  38. pointabove Bronx, NY My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 11:52 pm | # |

    MaangchiTime =D

  39. oksipak California My profile page joined 1/11
    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm | # |

    “Cooking with Maangchi & Friends”
    “Around the World with Maangchi”

    :)

  40. Ashimi Pittsburgh My profile page joined 5/09
    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 7:03 pm | # |

    Maangchi, Gabsida is perfect. It is a perfct example of everyday life on the fly. Yeh, Gabsida! Bally! LOL.

  41. soko2usa Minnesota My profile page joined 4/09
    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:09 pm | # |

    Maangchi’s Daebak Hansik?

    If you ever come to MN, come stay with me!

  42. LPpauwels singapore My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 1:33 pm | # |

    What about ” munching with maangchi” or “maangchi goes global” ?

  43. dkobakofm oldenburg, indiana My profile page joined 2/11
    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 9:54 am | # |

    “Korean Seoul” as in “Soul Food” of the U.S.A.
    I have prepared most of the recipes from your three cookbooks. They are superb!
    I also have lost a great deal of weight while enjoying the flavors and textures of Korean Cuisine.
    Keep up your marvelous work.
    fr. dave

  44. amikurotsuchi jakarta My profile page joined 9/10
    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:39 am | # |

    I LOVE Maangchi, Gabsida!
    because it’s simple and it’s of course Korean dish cooking show.
    More over people will be more interested in knowing simple Korean Language.
    Fighting!!

  45. Han Su Rii Malaysia My profile page joined 10/10
    Posted June 21st, 2011 at 9:37 pm | # |

    Maangchi, Gabsida!

  46. scarryvictoria Singapore My profile page I'm a fan! joined 2/11
    Posted June 21st, 2011 at 7:32 am | # |

    Hey.. What about ” Here comes Maangchi!” or ” Maangchi around the world!”?
    I’m so excited!!!! Can’t wait to watch your cook show!

    • Godisgood Vancouver, Washington, U.S. My profile page joined 5/11
      Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 1:28 am | # |

      Haha I like that one, “Here comes Maangchi!”

  47. vb38 My profile page I'm a fan! joined 7/10
    Posted June 21st, 2011 at 6:45 am | # |

    How abt “Cook & Eat With Maangchi Around The World?” “Maangchi Around The World”? “Globally Maangchi”?
    “Eating Korean With Maangchi”

  48. xerigal My profile page joined 1/10
    Posted June 21st, 2011 at 1:12 am | # |

    Can’t wait for your new show!! How about:

    Maangchi’s Everyday Korean Cooking

    Maangchi on the Go Korean Cooking

    Cooking and Visiting with Maangchi

    So happy for you!!!! Fighting!!!

    Aloha, Paulett

  49. MindyGirl Orange County, CA My profile page joined 8/09
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:25 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi!

    Congrats on the YouTube gig! How about “Maangchi: On the Go!” ? You could close each episode with “Enjoy my recipe, gotta go!”

  50. JudyH New Jersey My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:14 pm | # |

    How about “Make it Korean with Maangchi!”

  51. hmarquez My profile page joined 8/10
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 6:31 pm | # |

    Hello Maangchi
    How about Maangchi’s Menu?

  52. arfitz0514 Minnetonka, MN My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:59 pm | # |

    I like Maangchi Gabsida! I would love to have you over to my house in Minnesota! I’m an adopted Korean and didn’t get to have anyone teach me how to cook Korean food. I didn’t even know about Kimchee until I was in college! I love cooking, so I’ve been exploring your website and finding so much inspiration to teach myself how to cook Korean food. I now have a daughter and am trying to get her starting loving Korean food at a young age, as well as trying to get my husband to try new things. :) So far so good! Good luck to you in your show!

  53. Donella My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:07 pm | # |

    Yay for Maangchis new show! How about…
    “Cooking with Maangchi”
    or
    “Maangchi in Your Home”
    Much Love
    Also if you are in the South West area, I would love to have you stop by.

  54. nish.raj New Delhi, India My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:07 pm | # |

    All of the names are great!
    How about “Maangchi’s Magic” ?

  55. hgpig1 Davis, California My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:07 am | # |

    It has to have “Maangchi’ as the first word since that is how we all know you. And gabshida /kapshida would be the last word in a Korean sentence since Korean is a verb-final language. And it needs to be short & sweet. So my vote is Maangchi Gapshida. And like most everyone else, I’d love to open my kitchen to you if you are in Northern California. I love your welcoming, casual approach to cooking (and life). I’m excited for your show, congratulations~!

  56. snakebite My profile page joined 9/10
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:41 am | # |

    How about “Traveling SEOUL”?

  57. gaa129 North Jersey My profile page joined 5/11
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:36 am | # |

    I really like these names, they all mention that Maangchi is about Korean cuisine/cooking which i think is AS important as being cathcy:

    1. “A Taste of Korea with Maangchi, Gapsida!”
    or
    2. “Gapsida! A Taste of Korea with Maangchi!”
    or
    3. “Taste Korea with Maangchi.. Gapsida!”

    I’m so proud of you Maangchi, especially as a fellow Korean, for introducing the world to Korean cuisine! You are great =)

  58. kimchimom New Jersey My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 7:36 am | # |

    How about “Cooking Around the World with Maangchi” ?

  59. cyangoh Malaysia My profile page joined 3/11
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:50 am | # |

    I like the last one too, but the other way around – Gabsida, Maangchi!

  60. HAS Australia My profile page I'm a fan! joined 6/10
    Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:13 am | # |

    Maangchi, congrats for getting chosen as one of the youtube nxtup!! :)
    I like “Maangchi gabsida!”
    my other suggestion would be:
    “around the world’s kitchen with maangchi” (is it too lengthy?then cut off the kitchen word :p)
    or
    “Maangchi on the go!”
    will you visit Melbourne, Australia?? lolz you’re always welcome to my kitchen!!

  61. bertintowncenter florida My profile page joined 9/08
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 11:28 pm | # |

    ” Cooking Korean Classic Food with Maangchi” OR

    “A Taste of Korea with Maangchi” These are some Ideas .

  62. faerielfire Chicago, IL My profile page joined 4/11
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 11:16 pm | # |

    Maangchi Making Munchies

  63. fridabag15 New Jersey My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 8:32 pm | # |

    I like “Maangchi Gapsida!” too. It covers the travel aspect of the show and anyone who knows of you will know that you love to cook. Put that together and you have a show about you traveling and cooking.

    How about “Maangchi Katchi Gapsida! (같이 갑시다=let’s go together)” I think this would help to let audience know that you aren’t just cooking in other people’s homes, but you’re cooking with them (laughing, joking around, creating good food, and spreading the love for korean food and culture). Those who watch the show will feel a deeper connection to you and the food by seeing how you don’t have to be a professional chef (or some superstar) to make good, meaningful food. Well, that’s just my thought. Hope you succeed and I’ll be rooting for you! MAANGCHI HWAITING ^__^

  64. takoyucky Vancouver, BC, Canada My profile page joined 2/11
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 2:56 pm | # |

    My suggestion would be: From Maangchi’s Kitchen To Yours

  65. powerplantop Louisiana My profile page I'm a fan! joined 6/09
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 2:02 pm | # |

    Great idea for a show!

    My idea is “Emily’s home kitchen tour”

  66. JamieF New Zealand My profile page I'm a fan! joined 1/11
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:37 pm | # |

    My favorite is also Maangchi Gapsida! Other ideas:

    Maangchi Goes Global
    Gapsida! Maangchi Takes Off!

  67. KillDeer Hamilton, Ontario My profile page joined 9/10
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:25 pm | # |

    Around the World in 80 Meals

  68. yuzukiunne mexico My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:22 pm | # |

    i´m like Maangchi, Gabsida! it´s a good idea, and sound really good!!! XD

  69. Godisgood Vancouver, Washington, U.S. My profile page joined 5/11
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:07 pm | # |

    This is going to be an awesome show, I’m excited! You’ve already been inexpressibly helpful to me in my Korean cooking ventures.

    My favorite of your ideas is Maangchi, Gabsida!

    How about… Maangchi and Friends’ Han-good Eats (playing off the word 한국)

    Haha, that’s the best I can come up with this early in the morning. Yours are probably better.

  70. gvl2669 New York My profile page joined 6/11
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 12:42 pm | # |

    Maangchi Mania!!! :)

  71. kennethmoore Washington, DC My profile page I'm a fan! joined 2/10
    Posted June 19th, 2011 at 12:42 pm | # |

    I really like the last one you suggested, Maangchi, Gabsida! It is short, catchy, and helps teach people a little Korean, too! I will try to pop back later and see if I have any ideas–but if you want, please come to my kitchen in Saudi Arabia! I just moved here from Washington DC, and one of the first things I made in my new kitchen was your mak kimchi (but there is no napa cabbage, so it isn’t as good). Right now I have soybeans soaking for kongjang. I know I should learn how to cook the local cuisine, but I love your recipes too much!

    • Muffin21 Dubai My profile page joined 6/11
      Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:09 am | # |

      Hi Kenneth, if U ever find yourself in Dubai…let me know! I just made my cabbage (napa) kimchi yesterday! How interesting to read your blog…I’m quite new to Maangchi’s website but already I am a fan! I made a red bean paste hoddeok for my children yesterday, it was yummy! My 22 month old son wanted more, more!

      I like Maangchi Korean Cooking, Gabsida!


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