What’s happening to Maangchi these days?

By Maangchi

Hi, everybody,

You might be wondering why some people are leaving illegible comments on my website, or if you have Korean fonts installed, you might wonder why there are so many Korean comments these days?

Dakshana Bascaramurty wrote about me in The Globe and Mail last week, which is Canada’s biggest newspaper. Ever since then I’ve been getting so many interview requests from newspaper reporters and TV and radio broadcasting companies.

All major Korean newspapers and internet news portals have been reporting on the Globe and Mail article for days. I’m surprised at the tremendously powerful effect of the Globe and Mail newspaper!

These are the articles that I found on the internet (hehe, sorry, you can’t read it because it is written in Korean, but at least you can see the photo of my face on the kimchi video):

Yesterday, Sunday at 4:30 pm (Korean time was 6:30 am on Monday), I was interviewed by Mr. Doowon Seo on his live radio show in Korea named “Sisa Jeonmangdae” (current news) for about 10 minutes. Over the phone, he asked if I had ever expected my recipe videos would be popular like this. I answered, “No, never! I’m surprised!”

Anyway he asked how I got my name “Maangchi” when I opened the interview with: “Hi, I’m maangchi!” I mentioned how the name was my character’s name in an on-line game I used to play.

He said, “Oh, you are 52, but you used to play an on-line game”

You know my answer? Guess! : )

“Age is just a number!” He was laughing over the phone.

I was also interviewed by Mr. No Yeol Kim for the New York Korea Times (“Hanguk Ilbo”) a couple of days ago and this morning they posted this:

Eventually I will collect these interviews on my “About” page, if you’re interested to read them. I have some requests from Korean TV broadcasting companies, so if you’re in Korea you might see me on TV soon! I will let you know.



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