New section on my website devoted to fans

By Maangchi

Hi, everyone!

Thank you for leaving your introductions here in the forum!

I love to read your fascinating stories about what made you interested in Korean food and Korean culture. I didn’t mean to teach Korean culture when I started this website, I just wanted to share my Korean recipes. But now I see that everybody has his or her own touching story! Some of your introductions make me emotional.

I feel my cooking website is becoming about more than just food. Thank you very much for making me feel rewarded about what I’m doing. Every morning the first thing I do is turn on my computer and read your messages! When I read them I’m excited and nervous at the same time.

You’d be surprised to see how many emails, messages, and comments I get everyday through so many channels!

I think it’s time for me to organize the contents of my readers’ and viewers’ introductions.

I don’t want to lose your precious words!  Can I say you are my “fans?” I’m afraid to say so because it sounds like I’m full of myself! But the phrase “my viewers and/or readers” is too strange and too long to use as title.

I am going to make another section on my website: “Meet Maangchi’s Fans.” I just want to feature some of my readers and viewers, to show my respect for you and to show that I consider every single word as important to me.

Also, I think it would be interesting to see readers and viewers displayed by the country they live in. I get emails from all over the world, so I want to show my website visitors that they might not be alone in cooking Korean food, no matter where they live.

I hope that they would contact each other and share information about Korean food and ingredients in their community. This is already happening on my forum among people in the Netherlands, something I never expected, maybe this new page can help other people too.

You’re always welcome to introduce yourself on this forum, but this new section will be more like an interview. I’ll ask you some questions and you can simply answer them and email them to me at with some photos!  Check my most recent blog “Joyce Yu.” Your answers can be as long or as short as you feel comfortable.

Send me a few photos of Korean dishes that you made by following my recipes, then I will post the questions and your answers along with the photos.

Please also send a photo of yourself, or a photo of you and your family members or friends together eating the dish you made would be cool, too!

The questions:

  1. What is your name and where do you live?
  2. What do you do and how many family members do you have?
  3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
  4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
  5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?

Thank you! I hope to hear from you soon!


  1. Jennie Philippines joined 1/12 & has 1 comment

    It was only last week that i came to read your blog and became an instant follower…and i have made kimchi and galbi jjim already. I will surely try the other recipes too..thanks for sharing your recipes!

  2. shanmerc joined 6/10 & has 1 comment

    Maangchi, Thank you for your iTunes podcast! I LOVE LOVE Korean food. You offer a view into a wider variety of foods than what I can come across in Korean restaurants in Los Angeles where I live. MMmmMmmM your food looks soooo yummy. I haven’t made anything yet. I think I am scared. But when I do I will post the pictures of the food and the happy tummies on your blog! :)

  3. Monique Canada joined 5/10 & has 4 comments

    Hi Maangchi,
    I just sent you an e-mail following your instructions, I love your videos, if you ever come to Toronto I would like to meet you.
    Have a great day!
    Monica Kang

  4. Cynthia Nicolas& has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi, I just emailed you following your instruction… I am definitely a fan of yours, I love your recipes. I would love to meet up with you if your planning to visit Vancouver, pls. let me know.

    Happy New Year!


  5. robert capazzi& has 2 comments

    I am in the Army and I spent a year in Korea, I fell in love with the korea and the ppl of Korea. I love Korean food too. I just had a korean dinner party not to long ago, it was a lot of fun and I went on to your site to make my dishes. My fav korean food is Mandu, Naengmyeon and Galbi jjim. I live in D.C. now and the night of my dinner party I made Mandu and Japchae, everyone loved it.

  6. Hello Maangchi,
    I just saw on the German homepage of the Korea Tourism Organization that your blog was awarded the 2009 Power Blog Award of Visitkorea ( and I want to congratulate you! You and your great blog really deserve this. I am a huge fan of your´s and I really love your blog. I never commented on anything and just followed you silently, learning a great deal on korean food and making my friends falling in love with korean food by cooking for them what I learnt from you and amazing my korean boyfriend by cooking for him, too.

  7. annyounghasehyo :)

    i’ve sent u my email.

    i’ve never made a korean dish b4 but i want. im also learning korean
    ( it’s hard being self taught. :( )

    but i’m also interrest the culture. i have culinary arts in my school as a major. but do nothing but fried chicken and tacos and same types of breakfast every year. i’m really tired of the samething.

    some of faves are:
    gyung dan.
    yuk gae jang. :)

    there an NRA show every year i was wondering can u make it there.
    so the nearest asian food market is like over 17 miles away.

  8. Sent my email! :D

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