Wow, the Korean government made a good decision to hold a contest to promote Korean food. I checked the website and found there are 120 entries! I’m so happy to see so many people participated in this event. Making video is not easy work. I know editing is sometimes pain in “Axx”! lol

Here are some interesting videos submitted that I want to let you know about. I chose these videos because they are either good recipes or entertaining. It took such a long time to review all the videos. After checking my choices, if you want to see more videos, please visit the website.

As you see, some of my long-time blog readers entered this contest. I’m very thrilled about it because it’s a wonderful chance for them to show off their Korean cooking skill in front of the world! Some bought their new video cameras to enter this contest and learned how to edit by themselves.

Are you disappointed that you can’t enter the contest because you don’t know how to create videos, even though you’re good at Korean cooking? If so, please don’t be discouraged. I know some of you are such great cooks and your cooking skill and presentation of food are better than mine! I’m planning some events in the future that you can participate in, to encourage you guys.

Let’s check these videos that I chose! I’m looking forward to your feedback.

The videos I’m interested in:

1. Quorn mince and vegetable bibimbap
Suzanne (Korea4me) is showing us her own invention, vegetable bibimbap, using quorn mince which is made with protein from mushrooms.

Perfect food for vegetarians! I like to use her healthy and delicious-looking bibimbap recipe someday. She has been cooking Korean food for her family on a regular basis for a long time.

Her video response to one of my videos is quite popular among some people that I meet. When I’m interviewed by reporters, they often mention Korea4me. She says: “Monday nights are Korean food nights for my family!”

2. Kimchi pancake (kimchi jeon)
Reinier, one of my long time devoted readers, is showing us how to make kimchi pancake by providing exact measurements! You will see his flipping skill in this video. I think his pancake may have felt dizzy when it was filmed because of so many flips. (am I talking about the pancake?)  : )

He has emailed me about 70 Korean dish photos!  My other readers are encouraged to start  cooking Korean food without fear when they see his food photos. He entered the contest with 2 more video recipes: his invention, apple cinnamon filling hotteok and kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew).

3. Steamed egg side dish (gyeranjjim)
James entered this contest  with 2 more video recipes: doenjangjjigae and squid bulgogi. His recipes provide clear and exact measurements.

In his gyeranjjim recipe, he is cooking eggs in an earthenware pot with his cute daughter. Check out his laughing sound whenever the lovely daughter says something. I can see his total love for his daughter. Good daddy! Daddy can cook, so can the daughter! BTW, they look so similar!

4. Korean dinner party
Many friends are getting together, cooking totally authentic Korean popular dishes, and having a dinner party! The host wearing red bandanna on his forehead is my real friend Dana Lynch. When I lived in Toronto, he used to love my food a lot! Actually he is one of those who encouraged me to post my recipes on YouTube! Now he makes his own Korean food and spread it to all his friends! Awesome!

When they filmed this video, it must have been so cold in Toronto. : ) When Dana says the amount of ingredients, “2 tbs soy sauce, 3 tbs of …”, you will see  steam coming out from his mouth constantly! The lady cooking dakgangjeong (sweet crispy chicken) is wearing scarf around her neck! lol, I’m proud of Dana.

BTW, the Korean grocery store at the beginning in the video, that’s where I used to go shopping for my Korean groceries! I miss my 2nd hometown Toronto a lot! Where is my first hometown? of course Korea!

5. Hobakjuk
This lady is wearing a Korean costume and calls herself “Dr.Chef!” Her video is very entertaining and I’m sure her cooking skill is good! I like that she used rice cake balls in her hobakjuk (pumpkin porridge).

6. Heart shaped egg side dish
Popular Korean food blogger Aerie is showing her invention: how to make heart shape gyeranmari (Korean-style egg omelet side dish).

She entered with another video recipe soondubu jjigae. Her instruction is clear! I like her voice! Let’s learn how to make heart shape egg side dish!

7. Spicy chicken and soybean sprouts and spinach side dish
A popular blogger Daniel Gray is making dakbokkeumtang (spicy chicken with vegetables), spinach, and soy bean sprouts side dishes in this video. Fast, simple, and delicious looking recipes!

8. Gamjatang (pork bone soup)
Alannah (Lainey) is making gamjatang. I love her serious approach about cooking. I’m very serious when I cook, too. : )

She provides very clear step by step instructions. If you follow her direction, you won’t be fooled! I love when she removes all excessive fat from the pork bones. She says, “I love texture of perilla seeds!” I can imagine her chewing the seeds which will sound like “keww jijik, oodudook..” lol

9. Dongchimi (water kimchi)
3 teenage students are making mul kimchi (dongchimi). Some kind of a cooking guru (maybe their grandmother?) must be behind them and whispering: “Next! green onion!” “Put the garlic and apples  into the sack !” : ) Fun to watch and actually it’s a good recipe! Many people have requested my dongchimi recipe but I haven’t posted it yet. You could make it by watching the video.

10. Kimchi fusion taco
Mother and son are making taco with kimchi! The recipes are easy to follow. All 3 of their videos are related to kimchi. They must like kimchi! They have 2 more videos for the contest: kimchi reindeer sausage recipe, and kimchi BBQ burger recipe.

11. Red bean porridge (patjuk)
Kathleen is showing us how to make easy patjuk (red bean porridge) in this video. I think her idea of using store sold chopped rice cake instead of making rice cake balls is cool!

If you really want to eat patjuk, but you don’t have enough time to make small rice cake balls. What would you do? When I feel like patjuk, I should use her method.

12. green onion pancake
3 friends in a dormitory in New York decided to make Korean food instead of ordering pizza. They visit a Korean grocery store and shop ingredients such as green onions and squid. When they come home, they make delicious seafood green onion pancake! They bring the pancake at the table and cut it with a huge kitchen knife to eat. : )

Check the website to see more videos, but if you want me to choose  more, here you go:

Mila’s bibimbap (she was my guest cook on my maeuntang (spicy fish soup), Tamar1973’s beef ribs recipe, Crazy Korean Cooking’s 2 kinds of bulgogi recipes, A daddy from the Netherlands’ bibimnaengmyun recipe ( the 2 children say, “papa~ it’s so deleecious!, papa~ this is Dutch style bibim naengyun!” When they say “papa~,” I feel like I am watching an European movie in a theater! and bibimbap video (3 friends are making bibimbap together. They don’t provide exact measurements, but it’s fun to watch especially when they sat at the table to eat the bibimbap, they serve bibimbap in huge pots).


  1. seouleats Seoul, South Korea joined 8/09 & has 1 comment

    Thank you so much for mentioning my video^^ 감사합니다

  2. Kathleen Korea joined 3/09 & has 11 comments

    thanks for the shout out ^^
    When I saw the email I almost thought, “there are so many to chose from, she won’t chose mine.” Then I saw mine and I was really happy ^^
    Thanks ^-^

  3. aeriskitchen PA joined 3/10 & has 4 comments

    Maangchi unni,
    Thank you for mentioning about my video in this post. There are so many interesting and great videos. I’m sure if you entered in this contest, yours will be the most popular and fun video.. :D Oh… I want to participate on your contest in the future too. ;) Have a happy easter~~~

  4. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09 & has 101 comments

    So many people made a video, it’s really inspiring to see!

  5. korea4me South Korea joined 10/09 & has 55 comments

    Thank you so much for featuring my video. I am feeling very humble that reporters often mention me.

    대단히 감사합니다!

  6. mstarpacific Cedar City, Utah joined 4/10 & has 2 comments

    Hello from Gina and Jezreel Kang-Graham. Thank you very much for featuring our Kimchi taco recipe video.

    We are a Korean-American couple who really appreciates Korean food. As you correctly guessed, we like kimchi a lot and always try to experiment with different kinds of kimchi fusion recipes. Jezreel (the son in the kimchi taco video) lived in Korea a couple years ago, and saw Koreans frying Kimchi on the grill alongside Samgyupsal. He did the same, and realized that sautéed Kimchi tastes good and goes with meats very well.

    Please check out our Youtube channel to watch more videos that we have been making:“ Thanks again, Maangchi. We also want you to know that we are also a fan and subscriber of your great Youtube channel.

  7. powerplantop Louisiana joined 6/09 & has 70 comments

    I am glad to see so many good Korean cooking videos in the contest. Each one has something interesting about it. I am surprised at how many were entered in the last few days. I have not had a chance to watch all of them.

  8. dlynch Toronto, Ontario joined 3/10 & has 2 comments

    Hey Maangchi,

    Thx for writing about our video on your blog! We had such a fun time making it.

    I’m so excited to be in the contest–my first Youtube video! I shared it with my facebook friends, too. It was a long uploading process because our video file was big (412MB), but it was really worth it. Even if we don’t win, it’s been a wonderful experience doing this! We’ve converted new people to Korean food.

    Good luck to all contestants in the “Experience Korea” cooking video contest!

    Peace out,

  9. flower Venezuela joined 3/09 & has 10 comments

    There are very good videos, you should see mine too, not as good as yours, is my first video but it gives me the courage to keep doing more, and yes edit in a bit xxx he he, see it in my YT channel.

    Good luck to all contestants

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