Planning my Korean cooking class

By Maangchi

Hi, everybody,

I’m planning to hold some Korean cooking classes in Manhattan. Right now I’m deciding what to teach and developing a teaching plan. Do you have any suggestions for me? If you were going to take a Korean cooking class, what would you want to learn in it? What kinds of foods would you want to know how to cook? How long would it be?

Since I started posting recipes on my website and YouTube, some people have emailed me to ask for a cooking class. Watching my videos on YouTube and reading my recipes aren’t enough for them!

And when I met some of my readers in LA recently, I was surprised to see how enthusiastic about Korean cooking they were! So I decided to hold some classes. I already found a cozy and nice commercial kitchen in Manhattan located next to the subway.

This is going to be a lot of fun. Once I decide on the details of the class, I’ll post them here on my website.


  1. I would be interested, but since attending more than one class would be hard for me, I would love to get in one class a couple dishes demonstrated. If you could fit in one class three dishes that a typical korean meal would include… a couple of banchan and a main soup/stew dish would be great!

  2. I wish I was in NYC so I can go to your class…I love your cooking. You make it look so easy! Thanks! :)

  3. I just found your blog – I love it! Hopefully I can make it to your cooking class. I’ve been looking for a Korean yori class. :)

  4. Hi Maangchi !

    Just wanted to congratulate you on your videos, I really like them ! Too bad I’m in Beijing and not in NYC !


  5. Wow! I just googled Korean classes in NYC and here you are!

    So when do you plan to do these, where and for how much??

  6. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Hi, everybody,
    Thank you for showing your interest and leaving all good suggestions here. I’m still listening, so I don’t reply right after your post. My class will be a small class (under 12 students). I’m thinking about just once a month. I will let you know the details later.

  7. Rachel Kim& has 1 comment

    안녕해세요. Im korean and im 18 years old and i live in new york so it will be easy for me to come to the city to learn! Please tell more about this cooking class ;D. I am so excited because i want to learn everything about korean food from you. MY career is to be a chef.

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  9. Oh!! This is a good news.

    I would love to take your class. please let’s us know about your final decision.

  10. I like the idea of themed classes near the end of the course: street foods one day, an everyday meal the next, foods eaten on a certain special occasion like a baby’s one year old party, new year’s, etc….I would SO attend if I lived in New York…cooking/learning about Korean food has become a new hobby thanks to your unintimidating style of teaching. Thanks and good luck!

  11. Sylvia joined 9/08 & has 78 comments

    I will come to your class!!

  12. Sylvia joined 9/08 & has 78 comments

    I’ll sign up for class. I can get to the city easily, reserve a spot for me!!
    Kim Chi jjigae, japche, neangmyeon and of course the sweet and spicy chicken wings. Also, a live demonstration of how to make rice, multi grain rice and rice mixes with beans would be really good. I believe it’s important to have really good rice with the soups and stews.
    BTW: my college age son has made friends with two students from Korea (they are brothers) and I am going to make them Korean food. Typical college boys I don’t think they cook much and miss the food of Korea. I am so thankful that I have your cookbook to guide me.

  13. Dear Maangchi,
    please let me know when you will do this class in NYC! Maybe you can also teach how to make Mandoo? And as I don’t eat meat I would appreciate any non-meaty foods…
    I just found your videos on youtube and then moved on to your website…Congrats! Your instructions are great.
    Have a great weekend,

  14. Oh I love your videos, very helpful, but I definately want to know how to make more of the side dishes and soup like kalbi tang, sul lung tang, oh also how to make the korean bean rice.

  15. Manuela& has 2 comments

    Oh how exciting! How I’d love to be a part of that too! I agree with what Libelle said. I second everything she posted. *laughs* I agree on how banchan is important to this culture. I wish I could attend your cooking class. I’d like to add “shabu-shabu” to the list. If you can someday post a recipe for that, it would be wonderful.
    Good Luck Maangchi!

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