Making bulgogi with The New York Times

By Maangchi

Hi everybody,
I’m so excited today because there’s an article in The New York Times about me, on the front page of the Food section! A couple weeks ago Julia Moskin from The New York Times came to my house to film a video where I show her how to cook bulgogi.

Of course I film in my apartment all the time, but she came with a big crew: 2 cameramen, a food stylist, a director, and a sound man, with a huge cart of equipment. There was so much stuff, I asked them if they were moving in! My apartment is pretty small, so they put all of it in my bedroom.


New York Times shoot

When I film my videos, I’m the director, but this time I had to listen to them and take direction. Sometimes I gave them my idea on what to film, and often they accepted. We worked together to make the best video we could.

New York Times shoot

Me and Julia talking about bulgogi

New York Times shoot

Serious dudes filming food!

And of course we have to eat! After the video shoot, we all sat at the table and ate the food, plus more food that I made for them.

New York Times shoot lunch

Mira taking a photo for Instagram

Then Morgan Ione Yeager came and took food photos for the article, and also my portrait.

Morgan Ione Yeager New York Times shoot lunch

It was a fun day, and the video and article turned out well. It was great to meet these talented people who are all passionate about sharing food, like me!




  1. stirbar New York City joined 3/15
    Posted June 11th, 2015 at 5:10 pm | # |

    Maangchi, you look great in this clip! Your recipes mean the world to me. I’ve always been an awful cook, but since I’ve been using your recipes, I get tons of compliments! You are a genius, thanks so much for your brilliant teaching :)

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 18th, 2015 at 6:06 pm | # |

      “I get tons of compliments!” Your message makes me very happy! : ) Cheers!

  2. soko2usa Minnesota joined 4/09
    Posted June 11th, 2015 at 12:57 pm | # |

    Wow! Congrats on the feature and video! Chuka haeyo!

    Oh my god, I can just see how overwhelming it must have been to greet everyone and see all of their equipment! Your bedroom must have looked like a Tetris game with all of their things inside.

    Thank you again for your videos – I have your book and have carefully pasted the bookplate inside it. I read it through just like a normal book!

    <3, Kerri from MN

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 11th, 2015 at 2:14 pm | # |

      Thank you very much, Kerri! “Your bedroom must have looked like a Tetris game with all of their things inside.” haha, you are funny!

  3. ddnorman Southern NH, USA joined 9/13
    Posted June 11th, 2015 at 8:29 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi!

    That’s fantastic! I just want to thank you again for always sharing your delicious recipes and stories with all of us! Cooking your delicious Korean food and sharing it with my friends, family and coworkers has been and continues to be a joy for me! You have helped me to become an ambassador for Korean food! ^__^

    망치 선생님 정말 고맙습니다!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 11th, 2015 at 2:10 pm | # |

      Thank you so much for your nice words, Dave!

  4. Hungry Gopher joined 6/15
    Posted June 9th, 2015 at 5:54 pm | # |

    That’s so awesome! Congratulations, Maangchi! You have reached some many people with delicious Korean food. I am very proud to be a Korean food lover as well as Korean food recipe creator. Go, Maangchi!!!

  5. maiti SPb joined 11/14
    Posted June 9th, 2015 at 7:50 am | # |

    Congratulations! Your recipes is wonderful!! Me with my boyfriend often cook together and enjoy food. Thank you!!!!

  6. Souavarat Houston, Texas joined 9/10
    Posted June 8th, 2015 at 1:09 am | # |

    LOL! One bite or you will be criticized by Koreans! So funny! I love it! Yay! Congratulations for the recognition Maangchi, it is greatly deserved.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 9th, 2015 at 11:47 am | # |

      haha, I thought they would edit out that part but they didn’t. : )

  7. yakisoba pensacola, florida joined 3/14
    Posted June 7th, 2015 at 11:25 pm | # |

    Awesome! love your videos and the receipes!!!

  8. alohamom joined 6/15
    Posted June 6th, 2015 at 9:54 pm | # |

    My husband works at the New York Times, and he sent me your video. He knows I am a HUGE fan of yours! I recently bought your cookbook from Amazon. I can’t wait to start cooking your amazing recipes for my family! Btw, awesome job on your interview!

  9. Justin Pennsylvania, USA joined 9/14
    Posted June 5th, 2015 at 4:57 am | # |

    This is fantastic. I enjoyed learning more about my favorite cook! Thanks for all the delicious food you’ve helped me make, Maangchi!

  10. lilian73 Braziil joined 1/13
    Posted June 4th, 2015 at 6:27 pm | # |

    Congratulations!!!! You deserve all this and much more!!

  11. otakuami64 Murray, KY joined 7/14
    Posted June 4th, 2015 at 4:00 pm | # |

    I am so proud for you and glad that more people will realize how amazing you are. Thank you for all your years on youtube and helping me learn more about Korean cooking.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 4th, 2015 at 8:44 pm | # |

      Thank you very much for the nice and touching words!

  12. stonefly Olympia WA joined 11/11
    Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 10:39 pm | # |

    “one of the most famous Korean home cooks…” One of them?!?!? Maangchi is THE most famous Korean home cooks and the Best! Maangchi Rules!!!!!

  13. hsingyee joined 6/15
    Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 9:20 pm | # |

    @Maangchi you are so cute

  14. karrotlover joined 5/15
    Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 6:38 pm | # |

    What did the food stylist want you to do with your food?? Sounds like a fun job!

  15. Tosin_Oc London, UK joined 3/15
    Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 3:40 pm | # |

    Hahahaha PROCESS!!!!! I love you so much Maangchi! You’re such a huge source of inspiration to me, I wish you continued success and joy!

  16. DominiqueEchard North Carolina joined 5/09
    Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 2:53 pm | # |

    How awesome that you are getting more of the recognition you deserve. This is so wonderful!

  17. koralex90 Davis, CA joined 6/09
    Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 am | # |

    A short video seems easy to make but when you shared this, it shows how much time and work it takes to make a great video! Good job Maangchi!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 4th, 2015 at 8:24 pm | # |

      Alex, you are right! It took tons of time even before the shooting day. I made many side dishes, more bulgogi, rice, and soup to feed the film crew in advance. But it was fun working with such professional people.


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