I made gimbap for my long time readers Dan and Ryan. We met at Bryant Park a few days ago. Dan is living in California and now visiting his friends in NYC.

Dan is the king of macaroon making. He brought several beautiful and colorful macaroons but I squeashed them by placing my picnic bag on it. “Oh, no! I’m sorry!” Even though they were broken, they were still so delicious. I emailed him asking if he has a good photo of his macaroons this morning and he emailed the photo, so you will be able to see what they look like. They were soft and crunchy and the chocolate filling inside was so tasty. Ryan and I were saying the same thing, “yeah so yummy!”

I realized we all  3 of us are passionate about cooking. Ryan, living a 1½ hour driving distance from NYC, joined our meeting. He will be on my “Korean food fan” page soon. Ryan brought my favorite dish “papaya salad” that he made!

All of us were excited to take some photos of the food that we brought. I said, “I should take a photo of these,” then they also took out their own cameras! I thought it was so funny! 3 avid cooks got together and the result is that we kept chatting about food again until we said goodbye! : )

Dan, me, and Ryan

My gimbap: When u click the gimbap, it will lead to my tuna gimbap recipe. You will have an idea of how to make this.

Broccoli: I thought we need some green stuff, so I made this. Blanched and seasoned broccoli. yummy!

Pan-fried beef

Ryan’s Papaya salad: sweet, crunchy and spicy!  yum!

Dan’s good looking macaroons!

Danpatjuk (sweet red bean soup): Korean sweet dessert. I made this with the leftover sweet red beans from my patbingsu demonstration at Google in NYC.

Mr. Jeffery!  He was sitting right next to us in the park by himself. We 3 of us were busy taking photos of food and ourselves. We asked him to take photos of us. Not one time but a few times! I had a small extra lunch box filled with gimbap. I asked him, “are you interested in this gimbap that I made? I have extra gimbap and a few pieces of beef, so if you want, have some!” He was happy to accept my offer and told me it is delicious!
Thank you for being our photographer, Jefferey! : )


  1. Mochi joined 5/10 & has 3 comments

    On behalf of all the Maangchi fans, may I plead for the pan-fried beef recipe PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE? It looks so delicious! Dan and Ryan are so lucky!
    Also Maangchi, the blanched and seasoned Broccoli… that looks delicious too! If you can also post the recipe for that, I’ll be forever grateful!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

      yes, Mochi! The recipes with exact measurements will be posted in the future.
      Meanwhile! : )
      Branch broccoli and rinse it in cold water and strain it. Then mix with olive oil, salt, garlic, and hot pepper flakes (optional).
      The beef jeon is made with sliced beef (sirloin steak), sprinkle some salt,pepper, garlic, and coat each slice with flour. Then pan-fry it after dipping in beaten eggs.

  2. mayank Seoul joined 6/11 & has 3 comments

    Always love to see your lovely pics….
    God bless !!

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

    What great photos – beautiful surroundings, beautiful food, and beautiful people! You have an interesting and varied life Maangchi :)

  4. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09 & has 101 comments

    Fantastic! You kept chatting about food? Great to read you all had a great time.

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