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. Hello, there!!
    I accidentally found your food site.
    The first time, I thought you’re a Chinese and cook a Korean food that’s why I searched your site. Thanks for your effort to make Korean food.
    Even though, I am Korean but I hadn’t cook before married. Guess I’m gonna use your directions as much as whenever I need to. It is already over 6 months to move in New York and have a happy Christmas.

  2. lynda mun roco& has 1 comment

    hello maangchi,
    I am korean american came to the u.s. in ’78 and now living in nj with my husband and 2kids. anyway, my mother never took the time to show me how to make korean foods, so now that my kids are only half korean i still want them to grow up eating the great foods, i did. i’m a pretty decent cook, but i am a novice when it comes to korean cooking. i am a busy stay at home mom and korean food seems to always be very complicated with so many ingredients, and you have to cook it for a long time. i went to barnes and noble to try to find authentic but easy korean cookbooks, but it was so daunting to look through and find the right one for me. thank god for the internet i found your video on you tube, and i thought it to be very helpful. this is the first time i’ve ever written to any kind of blog, i just wanted to say i can’t wait to see your next videos, and can’t wait to try the soondubu jigae (my favorite stew) next weekend. oh, and also wanted to ask, do i just check you tube for your korean videos or is there a direct link to your site? thanks again….Lynda Mun

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

    Yes, I’m very enjoying living in New York. : )
    You seem to like your auntie Jackie’s food. Your comment reminds me of my own aunt. She was a such a good cook. Whatever she made, it was delicious.
    She passed away last year though.

  4. Wow. That’s a big move. I hope you enjoy living in New York. And I love watching your cooking videos. It reminds me of my Auntie Jackie’s cooking. :)

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

    I think it’s a good choice for you to start from grilled beef dish. You won’t fail as long as you prepare some lettuce and dipping sauce. As you requested, I wish you luck!

  6. Hi Maangchi,

    I just discovered your Utube videos over the weekend! I watched every single one of your vides and can not wait to start cooking. I’m going to cook the grilled beef over the weekend. Wish me luck. I love Korean food, and am very excited to learn how to cook it.

    Thanks for all your wonderful videos and tips. Hopefully one day, you will make it out here to Los Angeles.

    Thank you,

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

    oh,you must be a very nice person. Thank you very much for your encouragement.

  8. I hope you enjoy NYC, Maangchi (I’ve posted before in your receipe section). NYC actually is my home town, where I was born a long time ago. I lived in NJ (Passaic-Bergen) for quite a while, before settling in MT 30 years ago. Becoming acquainted with your recipes makes me miss one thing about NYC: the availablilty of ethnic foods and ingredients. The Web, however, has proved an (almost) acceptable alternative. I don’t knwo what you do for your “day job,” but you should consider at least a part time career on one of the cable TV food channels!

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

    I did not know NY used to be called New Amsterdam! : )
    Thank you for updating your successful korean cooking. Take care yourself, too.

  10. Maangchi,

    Wow this is such wonderful news. I hope you enjoy NYC. I visited the big apple a few years ago and it was great, just like in the movies :-P You might know that New York once was called New Amsterdam, currently I’m living in (Old) Amsterdam so there is a connection there.
    The other day I prepared a bunch of you dishes for my parents and they loved it and said I should do it more frequently.

    Bye and take care.

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

    Hi,an out of town mom,
    Thank you for your tips!
    Actually I went to Flushing yesterday afternoon and found the area is like my home town. I saw some old ladies carrying with big handbags (probably there is bible in it : ) ) on the streets. I bought cheap hangers and a long broom. I will blog about it soon with some photos and recipe.

    My next adventure will be visiting New Jersey thanks to you!

    Take care, my home internet will be connected next week, so I’m still writing my blog and answers at pc room in korea town, Manhattan.

  12. Welcome to the area. There is also a large Korean area in Bergen County, NJ. It’s around 30 minutes on the bus or train from Manhattan. There are a few large Han Au Reum stores and many other smaller markets. It is definitely much cheaper in NJ for the Korean products. Good luck in this latest journey!

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

    Thank you for good information!
    I will visit Flushing area when I have free time soon. Just you said, I would feel like being in my hometown Korea. Strangely I miss Toronto, too. : )
    I’m sure you will miss Seoul when you come back to New York later.

  14. Maangchi – i hope you enjoy NYC, it’s my hometown! (I live in Seoul now) The K-town in Flushing (last stop on the 7 train) is muuuuch larger than the little expensive k-town on 32nd street. Most of the K-town is on Northern Blvd and Union St, and extends all the way to Bayside. If you take a bus up Northern Blvd (number 12 or 13) you might even feel like you’re back in Korea!

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

    Take care yourself and let’s meet some day. : )

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