Hi everybody!

Thank you very much for all your great responses to my Maangchi Gapshida project! I’m going to meet up with my friends that I met through my YouTube videos and my website, and we’re going to cook and film together! Some of them are great cooks of their local cuisine, so they want to share their mother’s and grandmother’s secret recipes with all of us through the videos. I’ve always been interested in learning how to make delicious home cooked food, so this will be a dream come true for me.

All of the applicants love making Korean food but also love their own local food. All of us love to cook hearty food for our friends and family.When I read all the submitted applications, I realized that each one meant something special to me. I felt emotional when I read some of your stories, about how you found me and why you like Korean food, and why you’d like to have me over to cook together.

There were so many awesome ideas and messages from different countries that I decided not to close the applications, and to make Maangchi Gapshida an ongoing thing.

So this time I’m going to England, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

As I mentioned briefly in the video, I’m saving the North American applications for a later project.

Check out the meetup information if you live in one of the countries where I am going. We’re going to meet up everywhere I visit.

I’m so busy getting ready for this, and also very excited about the journey.

We’re going to make some awesome videos, so keep watching!


  1. miryongee Ireland joined 9/11 & has 1 comment

    MAANGCHI!!! you will be flying over Ireland PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come and stop by here PLEASE?!

  2. angelamhiere Manila, Philippines joined 9/11 & has 1 comment

    Yay! I’m from the Philippines! I guess, by the time you arrive here, I am already married! Hahaha! I told you on one of your Youtube videos that I’ll prepare Korean dishes for my husband soon as we get married. Well, we’ll be married on Sept.30th!!! I think I have to prepare the star of Korean food: KIMCHI! I’ll try your kimchi recipe. It’ll be my first Korean appetizer to prepare, ^__^

    Wish me luck! I hope to see you here in the Philippines!!! ^__^

  3. Joyce Irvine, CA. joined 9/09 & has 17 comments

    congratulations on your new show Maangchi! enjoy your trip/s and I so look forward to the result of this project. when will I ever meet you?? I envy the people for your Gapshida trip, they will meet you face to face. Take care!

  4. Cheonyong Indonesia joined 4/11 & has 28 comments

    You will go to Indonesia?
    that’s a dream…
    I really want to meet you maangchi!
    but Jakarta is too faraway for me…
    and it’s hard for 18y.o kid to go there alone
    it’s okay
    I’ll try to save up so I can go to Jakarta~!
    I hope I can meet you there!
    I’ll try my best so I can go there!!
    Ahhm, my heart is beating in flutter
    I am so happy!
    yet so sad

  5. ylre joined 4/09 & has 9 comments

    Philippines is on the list!!! Yay!! I’m excited to see what dishes will be shared in this “episode”. Is it going to be meat-based dish? dessert like rice cakes? fish or sea food? or vegetable dish? (hints and winks *) too many choices…you might want to swing by on some islands for sun, sand and side dishes adventure. :))

    We’ll definitely keep tab on these videos. Got something to look forward to this end of the year.

    Chigum gatchi gapshida!!!

  6. oksipak California joined 1/11 & has 72 comments

    Very excited to view your visits Maangchi~have a safe and fun visit… :)

  7. Dina :D Denmark joined 1/11 & has 2 comments

    Jaaaaaai :D you are going to little Denmark that’s MY country ^^ omg Anders is soooo lucky. I wish I knew him, then i could see you too XD hihi

    But i hope that you will enjoy all of your trips ^^

  8. Bruno Brazil joined 9/11 & has 2 comments

    Not coming to Brazil? :( Ottoke~!
    But love your show and will keep watching anyway. :) And maybe you’ll add some new destinations to your itnerary soon enough… kkk Now I’m off to work on my application.

  9. JamieF New Zealand joined 1/11 & has 120 comments

    YAY! Maanchi is coming to my house to teach me to cook! I can’t wait1 Thank you for picking me maangchi – I am so privileged!

  10. nysya Malaysia joined 5/09 & has 4 comments

    Dear Maangchi,

    Annyong haseyo. I am super excited to see Malaysia is in your list.. can’t wait to meet you.


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