Maangchi moves to Manhattan

By Maangchi

Hello, helloooow!
I’m moving to New York City on June 30. I am going to live and work in New York for at least 1 year.

I always wanted to have a party for my Toronto readers, but I just ran out of time. I hope you guys aren’t to upset about it. And I usually made a new cooking video every 2 weeks, but this time I will be late, I’m too busy. Also, I might be late answering questions over the next little while, because I will need to set up my internet.

Once I get settled in, I’d love to meet some of my New York readers. I’ll let you know when and where, just email me at if you want to come.

My next cooking video will be made at my new place in New York! It’s exciting, isn’t it?


  1. Maangchi,
    I am just sad now that you have moved before we even meet, I am in Toronto. But yayyy … good for you, New York is an exciting place. Good luck with everything!

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

    Wow you are living in Queens area. I heard that there is a huge korean communtiy there. I went to a korean grocery store in Manhattan located on 32nd street, 5th avenue near Herald square subway the other day. Most ingredients are pricey, but I was happy to find all ingredients that I need.
    Yesterday, I went to New Jersey to buy some furniture at IKEA. Fortunately IKEA bus runs between Manhattan and New Jersey IKEA shop for free. I found the tax is very low in New Jersey.
    I’m happy about finding all good deal place right after coming to New York. : )

    Let’s get together sometime soon. I will arrange time and where, are you interested in meeting me with other blog readers? If so, send me your phone number through my email.

    I haven’t installed my internet, phone yet.I’m using laptop on the roof of my condo building where I can connect on the internet.

  3. Welcome to NYC Maangchi! I have been living in the Brooklyn/Queens area for about 10 years now. I am sure you will love it! If you need any tips or advice on where to find things, just ask and I will be happy to point you in the right direction. Btw, I made a whole tray of jobchae for my BBQ at work and they liked it so much I got the afternoon off with pay! wooohooo! Again, welcome to NYC!

    aim: msanthropik

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

    Sorry about late reply. I’m reading your comment now for the first time.
    Are you living near NY? Thanks, anyway.

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

    Thank you for your nice message!
    I haven’t installed my computer and internet yet, so I’m using lap top at the top of my apartment where I can connect to on the internet.

    That’s a good point what measuring system I will be using. : )
    I am more familiar with grams, kilos, or cup. : )

    I hope your kimchi and jobchae making will be successful. Let me know how it goes.

  6. I know that it’s a little late, and you’ve probably already made your move, but good luck! I hope that everything works out great for you!

  7. Hi Maangchi!

    Welcome to the U.S.! (I live in California, so I can’t really say welcome to NY). I’ve really enjoyed your cooking videos, and I’ve already tried a couple dishes. I can’t say they came out well, but I tried! My next attempts will be job chae and kimchee. =]

    I hope you’re having fun here~ Now that you live in the U.S., does that mean you’re going to switch your cooking measurements to the U.S. measuring system (ie. pounds, ounces, inches, etc.)? It’s only right that you do!

    Hehe, just kidding! ;)


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

    Take care yourself too! : )

  9. Maangchi,
    Welcome to the mainland ! !
    try not to get caught up in the big apple. I will be waiting patiently for your next video.
    Take care of yourself

  10. Maangchi, good luck with your move! I just discovered your blog and I am so happy to find a way to learn to make Korean food. I used to love eating in Korean restaurants. Then I moved to a small town in a remote area of the U.S., with no Korean restaurants or Korean grocery stores. Your videos are very helpful, much better than just reading a recipe.


  11. Maangchi,

    I am so happy that you are a step closer to me.

    Best wishes to your new life in NYC!

    Take care!

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

    Thank you for your warm welcome!

    Anyway the earthen ware you mentioned, the size of 5,5 inch dia; and 4 inch depth is not big enough for 4 people. It’s for 1 or 2 people I guess.

    I will let you know if I find a reliable on line Korean shopping!


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

    Yes, I’m very excited about new adventurous life in New York now.
    Thank you!

  14. How exciting! Good luck with the move.

  15. Maangchi, welcome to New York. You’ll love it.My friend recommended Flushing area for Korean groceries, but it’s far from CT where I live. I am trying to order some items: stovetop bbq grill and earth pot for hot and spicy stew, but i am not sure which one to choose. it is only for 2 person, but would probably enough for 4. let me know what your recommendation. i was looking at the extra large earth pot from korean mart online but no specific as to whether it will stand stove top and no lead with the extra large (5,5 inch dia; and 4 inch depth). good luck with your moving, and welcome to the big apple… “cloud”

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