What should I name my new cooking show?

By Maangchi

Hello everybody!

Some of my readers have already contacted me about my global cooking show and invited me to their homes to cook. ooh whoo! Exciting!


I’m still in the planning stage for the show. I’m going to post details soon and let you know how to join it, but one thing I can tell you is that filming will probably start in September or October when everyone has finished their summer vacations.

I will travel around the world and cook with my viewers. I pitched this idea to YouTube in March for the NextUp program, and they chose me to join the program. Being chosen as one of the 25 YouTube Nextup creators and joining the creators’ camp at Google has been the most fascinating experience that has happened to me so far this year!

But this year hasn’t finished yet. I’ll have more fascinating and exciting experiences when I meet as many my readers and my YouTube audience as I can, all around the world!

But please help me choose a name for this show. Here are some ideas so far. Do you have any other creative names?

  • Maangchi’s Global Cooking Show?
  • Planet Maangchi?
  • Maangchi’s Travel Cooking Show?
  • Maangchi, Gabsida! (Gabsida 갑시다 means “let’s go” in English)


In my experience, the more people who are brainstorming ideas, the better.

If you have a good idea for a name, please write it in the comments. If you like one of my ideas above, or one of someone else’s idea, write a comment about it: “I like xxxxxx’s suggestion!”



  1. beanwoman Vashon Island joined 11/11
    Posted November 21st, 2011 at 9:45 pm | # |

    I would like to invite you to cook in my kitchen on Pender Island, BC and an idea for the name of your cooking show is “My Spicy Life – Cooking Korean with Maangchi”

    Good Luck with all your exciting endeavors !!

  2. speed2fast Chicago joined 3/11
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 7:27 pm | # |

    Korean Cooking with Maangchi

  3. pandii United States joined 8/11
    Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 11:56 am | # |

    i think that this is fantastic! i signed up right away once i saw you were making homemade korean food. i amonly half korean when i grew up my mom moved back to korea after my dad and her split up, so i have had no luck trying to figure out how to make all the food she made for me when i was a kid! i appreciate all of this you are doing

  4. jeans_mell Sacramento, CA joined 3/11
    Posted July 19th, 2011 at 9:24 pm | # |

    or.. “Cooking Korean with Maangchi?” ^_^

  5. jeans_mell Sacramento, CA joined 3/11
    Posted July 19th, 2011 at 9:21 pm | # |

    Simple but to the point. ^_^

  6. xtrahotsauce Western Australia joined 7/11
    Posted July 16th, 2011 at 2:05 pm | # |

    Hi maangchi,loving the watching of your cooking video. Title of your new show can be called,

    Maangchi, love the cooking for you!

    Thats all I got.Love your work Lovey! keep up the good work.


  7. Seoul_Yoly Seoul, South Korea joined 7/11
    Posted July 16th, 2011 at 9:11 am | # |

    Maangchi Takes the World! — a kitchen at a time! :)

    Dear Maangchi, you are cordially invited to cook at my home in Seoul for your show— my kitchen is huge and just waiting for your masterpieces!

    I want to thank you for being such a great teacher! Even though I live in Seoul, and am completely passionate about global cuisines, I was unable to experiment with Korean food – communication has been an obstacle. Thanks to you I can now roam Korean Supermarkets not wondering what people make with those tubs of chili paste!! I tried your Topokki recipe today– my husband asked for thirds! Thanks again!
    Good luck with your show!!!


  8. bogenk Singapore joined 7/11
    Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:02 am | # |

    Maangchi Escapade
    Maangchi Marvelous Journey
    Maangchi Sumptuous Journey

  9. Blackstar Mt. Pearl, NFLD joined 7/11
    Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:52 pm | # |

    I know you’ve already chosen a name, but my idea is “Maangchi’s Happy Fun Time Extravaganza!”

  10. tropsweet joined 3/11
    Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:39 pm | # |

    Let’s Go Cook with Maangchi

  11. samertime NYC joined 7/11
    Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:56 am | # |

    Maangchi Makes…
    Maangchi Cooks!
    Maanchi’s World
    Maangchi Around the World

    I like Maangchi Makes… Every show you will make something new. So today, Maangchi Makes…Mandoo! It’s nice to have a good sound, and Mmm sound is good for food! yummmmmmmy.

  12. kimgeeyong Brooksville, FL joined 7/11
    Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:45 pm | # |

    Korean delight comes to home
    With the gracious Maangchi

  13. buffalochips United States joined 7/11
    Posted July 7th, 2011 at 1:38 pm | # |

    Heart 2 Seoul ~ Cooking with Maangchi

  14. Nellie Seoul, Korea joined 10/08
    Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:01 am | # |

    I like seoulsister’s suggestion…”Han cook”

  15. lripper Charlotte, NC joined 7/11
    Posted July 6th, 2011 at 3:54 pm | # |

    Love your show! Congrats on the new show! So excited! Name idea for your new show: Your Kitchen with Maangchi

  16. Mademoiselle APAC joined 7/11
    Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:07 am | # |

    Congrats on your YouTube win. Love your video recipes :) A suggestion for your new program name…Maangchi’s World Kitchen, Gabsida!

    Have fun with your new show ^-^

  17. seoulsister joined 4/11
    Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 8:31 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi, how about “Han cook” ??

  18. MariskaLim Jakarta, Indonesia joined 2/11
    Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:02 pm | # |

    How about Maangchi’s Kitchen? ^^

  19. amythecarr Seoul, South Korea joined 10/10
    Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:12 am | # |

    How about MaangTravel?

  20. dinglehoppergirl SF, USA joined 6/11
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:01 pm | # |

    I like “Maangchi Gapsida”! Except if you choose that one, I think you should romanize it as “Gapshida” or “Kapshida” so that it’s easier for people who are not familiar with Korean terms to pronounce :)

  21. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:02 am | # |

    or what about:

    YouCook with Maangchi

    • Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands joined 6/09
      Posted June 28th, 2011 at 9:52 am | # |

      It’s funny, because ‘cook’ sounds like guk (=soup or country in certain compound words), right?

  22. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:31 am | # |

    Maangchi’s tasty travels

  23. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:03 am | # |

    Maangchi’s meals on wheels?

  24. Juul Rotterdam, Netherlands joined 6/09
    Posted June 28th, 2011 at 5:59 am | # |

    Hey Maangchi and friends,

    What’s cooking? ;)
    Considering the new name, I think it depends on the tone of the show: would you like a general name, or because you’re visiting people’s kitchens all over the world, perhaps a more personal ring might be a good idea.
    So far, I liked “Maangchi, gabsida” best, also because new viewers might not be familiar with Korean (cuisine) at all.

    Maangchi, gabsida: The world is your kitchen
    Maangchi’s Korean cookery club
    Maangchi’s Flying/Frying Kitchen
    Gabsida: Maangchi’s global gang
    Maangchi’s home cooking
    Maangchi goes global

    Anyway, congrats on making it to the YouTube Nextup project.
    The world IS your kitchen!

    Btw, have you seen the movie Wheels on Meals? LOL!

  25. AnameiYuki Moreno Valley CA joined 3/11
    Posted June 26th, 2011 at 11:10 pm | # |

    Annyeonghaseyo I think it should be Maangchi 갑시다

  26. Myeongwol Mexico joined 3/11
    Posted June 26th, 2011 at 9:04 pm | # |

    Hi there Maangchi, i´m really thrill about your cooking show..you rock!!! About the name, i think it should be name just like you “Mangchi”!!!After all, because of you we all have the chance to have a taste of real Korean Cuisine! Hope of being a little bit helpful for you!!
    ps. I also like Kurokokoro´s suggestion “Planet Maangchi” or your suggestion of “Maangchi, Gabsida!”.

  27. hmarquez joined 8/10
    Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:14 am | # |

    Hello Maangchi,
    Besides “Maangchi’s Menu”, I also Like:
    “Korean Flavor”
    “Korean Spice”.
    Good Luck with your new show!

  28. arigomi joined 2/10
    Posted June 25th, 2011 at 7:37 pm | # |

    I’m not too fond of titles with words like “global” because they tend to make people think of boring corporate businesses.

    “Hi Everybody! Maangchi Cooks with You.”

    I came up with this idea because your videos wouldn’t be the same without your cheerful greeting.

  29. kurokokoro Phoenix, Arizona joined 3/10
    Posted June 25th, 2011 at 2:36 pm | # |

    I like Planet Maangchi. lol.

  30. dowlf Topeka, KS joined 2/11
    Posted June 25th, 2011 at 4:27 am | # |

    How about just ‘Maangchi!’

  31. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09
    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 5:30 pm | # |

    Maangchi: Bringing the worlds finest foods to your kitchen!
    Maangchi: Surfing the Korean wave in her kitchen.
    Maangchi: Unlocking the secrets of delicious Korean food.

    Or just: Maangchi’s global cooking show!

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