Hi, Californians!
I’m visiting my mother in LA soon, so I’m planning for a meetup between Feb 15-20. If you want to join, please email me at maangchi@gmail.com and let me know your preferable meeting date, time, and place, as well as your name and phone number. Don’t worry, I won’t give this information to anyone else, it’ll just help me organize the meetup.

I prefer to meet at a restaurant in Garden Grove, because there are many great Korean restaurants there. After I know how many people will come I’ll email you know the final decision.

I’m planning to film our meeting and post it on my website later, so anybody who wants to volunteer to be a cameraman/woman will be appreciated! Or if anyone has a house to host us so we can meet and cook some Korean food would also be fun.

Ooh whoo! I’m already looking forward seeing you guys!


  1. Mimi Shanahan& has 1 comment

    I just started reading your blogs! I hope you come back to L.A. (or… should I say O.C.??!!! haha) again! I’d love to meet you!!! Have you tried shikdorak in garden grove? It’s pretty popular. oh yea, and gilmok in cerritos.. I always wondered how they made the dongchimi gooksoo. (wako) ggooldwehji in koreatown (they have one in buena park too in OC) is pretty cool too. and also hamjibak in koreatown. they’re famous for their spicy bbq pork ribs.

    -korean bbq pork ribs (spicy)
    -dongchimi gooksoo

    Hope to see u soon! and thanks again!

    mimi (aka mungchungtoo)

  2. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    next time! : )

    Chelsie Ahn,
    omg, Paul is your cousin? He filmed this video! Say hello to him for me! Next time if I have another Meetup in LA, I hope you can come with Paul! I’m going to make some sweet thing for you then. I started cooking since I was an elementary student, so I’m not surprised to hear that you enjoy cooking! Be careful when you use your knife though. Nice meeting you!

  3. Hi Maangchi…

    It’s my first time to post a comment. My cousin,Paul Whang, showed me this website. Paul oppa said that he’s been to the L.A. Meetup. I’m only 11 years old, but I really enjoy cooking. I enjoy looking at how you make yummy Korean food. ^_^ Thank you for the videos.

  4. Aww I am so sad that I missed this. I live so close.

  5. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Cindy Menard,
    oh, thank you very much! Would you send me your contact number through my email at maangchi@gmail.com ? Then I will let you know when I plan a meetup in New York. I’m planning it sometime in the spring.
    Bye bye! : )

  6. Cindy Menard& has 2 comments

    Hello Maangchi,

    I’m a big fan of your cooking videos! Helped me a lot. I would join in one of your meetups. I live 45 to 50 mins from NYC. Let me know when will it be a good time to meet.

    Bye bye,


  7. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Thank you! My LA Meetup video will be posted soon!
    Since I came back home, I have been too busy to touch the video that I took in LA. We all 12 members got together and had a great time.

  8. I loove your cooking, especially the crunchy sticky peanut wings? XD
    For the next meetup, you should make a video on youtube, more people will respond.

  9. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Welcome to my website!
    Sure let me know how your bulgogi jungol turns out. I’m already waiting for the photo of your bulgogi stew that you make. : )

  10. Maangchi! Annyong ha shimnikka!!

    First I’d love to say that I am a new fan of yours! I am so upset at myself for taking so long to discover your site. :(

    We’re Americans and moved to Seoul in 2007 and since then I’ve been trying to find a good site with awesome recipes. Thank you for your time and wonderful recipes! The videos help so much. I found your site by searching for bulgogi jungol. I plan on making it in the next couple of days and will send you a picture of how it turned out. I love that dish!

    Well, I hope you’re having a wonderful trip and catching up with friends.

    Many Thanks!

  11. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments


    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!
    I had a great time with you guys last night,too.

    I thought you said “good-bye” , didn’t you? We were the last customer group in the restaurant. Ah, 2 more people came late. I’m not sure if you saw them or not. I am sure Cynthia and Karen have read this message.

    Nice meeting you and your friend!

  12. Hi Maangchi,

    LA Dinner Feb 16, 2009

    It was a pleasure to meet you and to meet others who share a love of your korean cooking videos, recipes and enthusiasm.

    I apologize to Cynthia and Karen for not saying good-by properly. I realized after I got home that I had not said good bye to each of these lovely and kind dinner companions properly in my haste to leave and get some rest for the next day.

    I hope that you will continue to be as warm and welcoming as you have always been. I am looking forward to trying out more of your delicious recipes.



  13. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Hi, All,
    I’m leaving for LA tomorrow!
    We are going to meet on Monday Feb. 16 at about dinner time.
    So far more than 10 people have signed up. If you wanna come, there is still room for you. Email me at maangchi@gmail.com, then I am going to give you detailed information.

  14. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    I probably visit Toronto in summer again. I always post meetup in advance. Keep checking my website. Or email me then I will email you when I go to Toronto. Thank you very much!

  15. Hi Maanghi,

    When is your next meet up in Toronto? I missed the last one and now looking forward your visit to Canada.

    Lots of love and regards,

    Saadia & Marcus

  16. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    You are awesome! : )
    We will probably meet on Feb. 16 at a restaurant in Garden Grove.
    Yes, when you come to NY, please email me in advance at maangchi@gmail.com

  17. Hi Maangchi, how about a short trip further up north to the Bay Area? ;-)

    Too bad you’re not staying a bit longer in LA, we would have gone down to see you! Next time?

    We’ll be in NY in the beginning of June for a wedding, hope there will be another meetup in NY around this time?

    Many thanks!

  18. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Yeah, someday I hope we can meet together!

    I’m very glad to hear that you and your bf cook together! yes, bossam is included in the list of my upcoming video recipes. Thank you!

  19. hi maangchi! i love this site, my boyfriend and i watch your videos and get inspired to cook! we both love bosam so much, but we are not quiet sure how to make it.

    can you please make a video/provide recipes? i heard it’s rather complex! thank you maangchi!!! keep up the good work!! =)

  20. Hi Maanchi!
    I am a great fan from Argentina. I live in BsAs and i wish someday i could go to those great meetings! I also learn korean at university.

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