Ask Aida

By Maangchi

I was requested to make a short film for a new show on the Food Network. I asked a 1 minute question to the show host Aida.
Check it out.


  1. Jonesnoah1234 Huntington Beach, ca joined 6/16 & has 1 comment

    Hi maangchi
    I remember when u went to garden grove at shik do rak is the restaurant good?

  2. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Hi, Nathan,
    Congratulation on your new blog!
    Check out his blog at

  3. Hello Maangchi this is the same Nathan that answered your burrito question.

    After awhile I decided to make a blog to, it’s not as good or professional as yours but it’s for sharing some of my cooking.

    Thank you for being one of my inspirations for making the blog along with many others I admire.

    I already had my recipes saved on my computer from many times ago so it was a matter of just transferring my things.

  4. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Aga Suka,
    ok, dak do ri tang! : )

  5. Yes Yes Yes. Can I request Dak Tori Taang also?

  6. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Hi, Liane,
    Sure, your request “dak dori taang”(hot spicy chicken with potato) is accepted.

    Thank you for sharing your success story about first time korean cooking!

  7. hi maangchi, my name’s liane and i got married in october 2007. since then i’ve been struggling to cook korean dishes. about a month ago, i googled korean recipes and stumbled upon your youtube video to make ja jang myun. i was skeptical when i watched the first few seconds. by the end of the video, i was inspired to make ja jang myun! when my husband tried it that evening, he absolutely loved it. i’ve since made your dwen jang jigae and your kimchi jigae, and even my mother-in-law was impressed. you make korean cooking seem easy and non-threatening. i enjoy watching your videos! if you could make a dak doritang video, i would love that. thank you, liane, seattle, washington, now dallas, texas!

  8. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    haha, Thank you for telling me your story. I can imagine your visit to a korean grocery store.
    Yes, they will also be suprised at your exact pronunciation of some ingredients. : )

  9. Hi Maangchi,
    I enjoyed the food channel video. We enjoy your You Tube videos at our house. We look up the japchae video every time we cook it, just to remember all the steps. We might even cook it tonight. When I go to the Korean market to get the ingredients the ladies are surprised that this American lady knows how to make japchae. You are a great cooking teacher. You are listed on my favorite blogs.Vickie

  10. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    OMG, that is such a great explanation. I did not have to ask Aida. The show should be “Ask Nathan” : )
    Thank you very much. You are a good teacher.

  11. Maangchi I am half Mexican and what you made was a Burrito.

    Burritos can have ANY filling you desire (as long as it taste good).
    As long as it is sealed, looks like a “Burrito”, has a filling it is a Burrito.

    A “soft shell taco” is a taco made from a flour tortilla. It is not sealed simply just folded like a taco in a “U” shape.

    Usually Taco’s are made with corn tortillas and it is the most common way of eating tacos. Tacos is just a corn tortilla with filling placed on top and folded into a “U” shape.

    “Fajitas” are just grilled things put into a corn tortilla or a flour tortilla folded in the common “U” shape.

    Mexican food in USA is different than authentic Mexican food from Mexico often times. There’s “Mexican-American Food”, “Tex-Mex food” and then “Mexican food” and in Mexico many regions cook differently.

    Though there are many authentic MExican places in California, USA due to it being the state with the MOST MExican immigrants. Especially L.A. county.

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