Korean food fans

Krynauw Otto

This time our Korean Food Fan is Krynauw Otto from South Africa!
He’s a 13 year old student and loves Asian culture and cuisine. He found my website when he did an internet search for a kimchi recipe. Now he makes kimchi, chapssalddeok (Korean style mochi), kimchi stew, kimchi pancakes, and fish cake soup (eomukguk)! He says he’s still a beginner but I think his cooking and presentation skills are superb.

Nice meeting you Krynauw!

What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Krynauw Otto and I live in Pretoria, South Africa. I’m really interested in Korean cuisine and culture.

This photo was taken  at a zoo in South Africa. Isn’t the tiger cub cute!?

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
I was about 4 when me and my mum went to a Korean restaurant. I couldn’t really remember what I had, but the first Korean dish I made at home was Kimchi jjigae and it was delicious!!

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
About 1 or 2 times a week.

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
KImchijjigae, Eomukguk, and Chapssaldeok

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?


Eomukguk with homemade fishcakes.

kimchi in an earthenware pot

Baechu kimchi in my new onggi pot

Kimchi jjigae

Kimchi jjigae with rice


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