Here’s my interview with Michael Wyatt and some photos of the Korean dishes that he made. I met him at my 2009 New York meetup. He brought home made pear and apple upside down cake, japchae, and spinach side dish. When he put the spinach side dish on the table for everybody, he said, “I brought my sesame seeds separately not to lose their crispiness right before serving!” When I did a cooking class at The Brooklyn Kitchen Lab last year, he surprised me by appearing at the class.
I don’t remember if he ever left a comment on my website but I know he’ll be busy cooking whenever he finds time, wherever he is. He’s living in Seattle now, which has a huge Korean community. So it won’t be any trouble for him to find Korean ingredients. Yay Michael, Happy cooking! : )
What do you do and how many family members do you have?
I am in computer security and specialize in Ethical Hacking and PCI compliance. My family consists of myself, my finance Yasuko, and our dog Babette.
How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
Every week I make something yummy following your wonderful recipes.
What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please
Jjajangmyun, dukbokki, kimchi, kimchi jjigae, japchae, bulgogi, kalbi — I will eat Korean anytime, any day, for any meal.
Ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake and fish cake)
2 kinds of hobakjeon: butternut squash pancake and zucchini pancake
kimchi stir-fried rice (kimchi bokkeumbap)
What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Japchae won Maangchi’s NYC Korean food meetup so I have to say that is the one.
Japchae (stir-fried noodles with vegetables and meat)