Maangchi Meetup

By Maangchi

I met my blog readers on Saturday afternoon, July 26. All eight members got together and had a great picnic. I was surprised that they recognized my face quickly. “Hey, Maangchi!” that’s the first sentence when they saw me. I took off my sunglasses to show my face so that they could find me easily. I was standing at our appointment place next to the fountain in Bryant Park.

I’m posting some photos here with their permission. It was such a pleasant time

During the meeting, our conversation kept going on. It never stopped! About what did we talk? Of course, we talked about Korean food again even though we were eating delicious Korean food at the moment. We had su jung gwa, gimbap, mandu, kimchi, and rice cake! Someone brought a bottle of wine and we could say “Cheers”!



si ru ttok (red bean rice cake)


  1. Hi Maangchi,

    Thank you so much for detailed recipe! :) Wow, I didn’t know if seasoning was needed – I’m glad I asked. I watched your “kimbap” video, and I’m going to Korean market tomorrow to get all the ingredients. Thanks again for responding to my request.

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

    sorry, I should have explained more detailed process for the filling in the previous message.

    Here you go,

    *danmuji (yellow pickled radish)
    Cut it into strips.
    Heat it in the microwave oven for 1 minute before using. I use the whole 1 stick of crabmeat for 1 roll of kimbap.

    Cut it into narrow and fine sticks and sprinkle some salt. 5 minutes later, cook it in the microwave oven for 1 minute, then add some sesame oil

    Cut it into long sticks and sprinkle some salt. 5 minutes later, dry the liquid from the cucumber with paper towel or cotton cloth.

    *fish cake
    Cut it into long sticks and put them into a heated pan with a little bit of vegetable oil and stir them. Then add a little bit of soy sauce (very little) and sugar.

    Thank you for your interest in the recipe!

  3. Hi Maagchi,
    Do you season the ingredients like the cucumber, carrot and fish cake before putting them in the kimbap or do you just use them raw? Thanks!

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

    I have already posted my kimbap video before.

    This kimbap that I made for “maangchi meetup” uses the same recipe as the one that I posted before.

    Only difference is what to put filling inside kimbap. i used carrot, yellow pickled radish (dan mu ji), fish cake, cucumber, and crabmeat. I sometimes use ground beef, too.

  5. Hi Maangchi, that kimbap looks so good! Could you please post the recipe with the ingredients you mentioned on the video? Thank you!!!

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

    yes, next time! Thanks!

  7. I didn’t know that you are here in New York. I will see you next time. You are my favorite. I hope this isn’t double. I had trouble posting.

  8. Maangchi, I had no idea you were here in New York. I will pay closer attention and come if I can to your next meet up. I love your site and cooking. I am new to it but it is the best in food and teaching. –Karen

  9. Ok let me see if i can say this right (i’m soo bad at hangook mal even though i’m korean)

    Chal moguu so so? (Did you eat well? lol like i said i’m soo bad, i’m the only one in my 1 family that can’t speak fluently so when my mom talks to me in korean [when she likes to gossip about people and tell me how angry she is in korena] i dont understand)

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

    I wish I could meet you, too!

    Yes, the kimchi turned out good. I made it in very easy way this time by cutting all ingredients into bite size before salting.

    I used napa cabbage, green onions, and mustard green. I love mustard green kimchi. Next time I will post the recipe on my blog.

    Thank you!

  11. The photo of the kimchi makes my mouth water, it looks real good. I’m glad you all had a fun time at the party. Wish I lived closer.

  12. Wish i was there

  13. Very useful advices. I think I will search more about this on the Net, Guys. Many thanks
    I like to cook very at home. Greetings from Poland. :)

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

    Sure, I will let you know when we do the picnic or any event again. Thanks

  15. Glad to here it was a success Maangchi! My plan for Saturday did not happen and I only wish that I made an attempt to meet you. I thought that it would be a huge gathering. But no, it was very intimate. Awesome!!! Please let me know when you decide to do this again and I will try my best to be there.

    be good


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