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. gaa129 North Jersey joined 5/11 & has 4 comments

    I really like these names, they all mention that Maangchi is about Korean cuisine/cooking which i think is AS important as being cathcy:

    1. “A Taste of Korea with Maangchi, Gapsida!”
    2. “Gapsida! A Taste of Korea with Maangchi!”
    3. “Taste Korea with Maangchi.. Gapsida!”

    I’m so proud of you Maangchi, especially as a fellow Korean, for introducing the world to Korean cuisine! You are great =)

  2. kimchimom New Jersey joined 6/11 & has 1 comment

    How about “Cooking Around the World with Maangchi” ?

  3. cyangoh Malaysia joined 3/11 & has 2 comments

    I like the last one too, but the other way around – Gabsida, Maangchi!

  4. HAS Australia joined 6/10 & has 8 comments

    Maangchi, congrats for getting chosen as one of the youtube nxtup!! :)
    I like “Maangchi gabsida!”
    my other suggestion would be:
    “around the world’s kitchen with maangchi” (is it too lengthy?then cut off the kitchen word :p)
    “Maangchi on the go!”
    will you visit Melbourne, Australia?? lolz you’re always welcome to my kitchen!!

  5. bertintowncenter florida joined 9/08 & has 3 comments

    ” Cooking Korean Classic Food with Maangchi” OR

    “A Taste of Korea with Maangchi” These are some Ideas .

  6. faerielfire Chicago, IL joined 4/11 & has 1 comment

    Maangchi Making Munchies

  7. fridabag15 New Jersey joined 5/10 & has 12 comments

    I like “Maangchi Gapsida!” too. It covers the travel aspect of the show and anyone who knows of you will know that you love to cook. Put that together and you have a show about you traveling and cooking.

    How about “Maangchi Katchi Gapsida! (같이 갑시다=let’s go together)” I think this would help to let audience know that you aren’t just cooking in other people’s homes, but you’re cooking with them (laughing, joking around, creating good food, and spreading the love for korean food and culture). Those who watch the show will feel a deeper connection to you and the food by seeing how you don’t have to be a professional chef (or some superstar) to make good, meaningful food. Well, that’s just my thought. Hope you succeed and I’ll be rooting for you! MAANGCHI HWAITING ^__^

  8. takoyucky Vancouver, BC, Canada joined 2/11 & has 3 comments

    My suggestion would be: From Maangchi’s Kitchen To Yours

  9. powerplantop Louisiana joined 6/09 & has 70 comments

    Great idea for a show!

    My idea is “Emily’s home kitchen tour”

  10. JamieF New Zealand joined 1/11 & has 120 comments

    My favorite is also Maangchi Gapsida! Other ideas:

    Maangchi Goes Global
    Gapsida! Maangchi Takes Off!

  11. KillDeer Hamilton, Ontario joined 9/10 & has 33 comments

    Around the World in 80 Meals

  12. yuzukiunne mexico joined 6/11 & has 1 comment

    i´m like Maangchi, Gabsida! it´s a good idea, and sound really good!!! XD

  13. Godisgood Vancouver, Washington, U.S. joined 5/11 & has 15 comments

    This is going to be an awesome show, I’m excited! You’ve already been inexpressibly helpful to me in my Korean cooking ventures.

    My favorite of your ideas is Maangchi, Gabsida!

    How about… Maangchi and Friends’ Han-good Eats (playing off the word 한국)

    Haha, that’s the best I can come up with this early in the morning. Yours are probably better.

  14. gvl2669 New York joined 6/11 & has 1 comment

    Maangchi Mania!!! :)

  15. kennethmoore Washington, DC joined 2/10 & has 8 comments

    I really like the last one you suggested, Maangchi, Gabsida! It is short, catchy, and helps teach people a little Korean, too! I will try to pop back later and see if I have any ideas–but if you want, please come to my kitchen in Saudi Arabia! I just moved here from Washington DC, and one of the first things I made in my new kitchen was your mak kimchi (but there is no napa cabbage, so it isn’t as good). Right now I have soybeans soaking for kongjang. I know I should learn how to cook the local cuisine, but I love your recipes too much!

    • Muffin21 Dubai joined 6/11 & has 3 comments

      Hi Kenneth, if U ever find yourself in Dubai…let me know! I just made my cabbage (napa) kimchi yesterday! How interesting to read your blog…I’m quite new to Maangchi’s website but already I am a fan! I made a red bean paste hoddeok for my children yesterday, it was yummy! My 22 month old son wanted more, more!

      I like Maangchi Korean Cooking, Gabsida!

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