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. Oh! If you ever hold a cooking class in LA my boyfriend and I would love to come! Pleasepleaseplease hold one! I would love to learn how to make a traditional Korean dinner that I could serve at a dinner party some time to impress my family and friends (with due credit of course!)

    I love spicy food and my boyfriend likes to try new dishes but he can’t eat a lot of very hot ingredients, so maybe something customizable? I will check back to see if there is anything in my neck of the woods. :) I love your videos, the instruction is fun and easy to understand. I would love to come to a class!

  2. hi Maangchi…
    I lives in france, indonesian, and have a best korean friend lives in Paris. I eat a lot f korean food everywhere in the world, then when I met my friend, she prepares me a lot of kimchi, taught me how to make it etc, then today it is very hot in my town 35°C, need to eat something nice, then I found your website, interesting, you are very a good cook!!! I just want to let you know that I loves it, and I loves a lot of veggie sidefoods, if you have some more….thanks Maangchi and come to france oneday?? be my guest!!

  3. Cathie& has 3 comments

    Hi Maangchi, In a future class I might suggest some of the street vendor type foods. I often times enjoyed picking up some kimpap or tteokbokki from street vendors. Kimpap is fun and easy to make, and the ingredients to include are easily customizable (?) to the likes or dislikes of your family or guests. I would also incorporate into your classes how to organize your time while cooking various dishes for a meal or dinner party. Such as how to prepare all the vegetables a cook will need ahead of time and how long to soak/cook/prepare things like kosari or dangmyun noodles for various dishes and still have everything ready on time for presentation. Just my thoughts as I still need help with that kind of thing especially now that I am venturing into other dishes I never learned to prepare while I was in Korea.

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

      Your message reminds me of my own experience! When I visited Korea last year, the food I wanted to try the first was street vendor foods. Thank you for your suggestion! I will keep it in mind!

  4. Maangchi.. I am an American born Korean and ashamed to say that I did not know how to cook korean. I am a mother of 3 and my husband is 100% Korean and eats mostly korean dishes. I learn alot of dishes from you and my husband loves it. However, I was always curious… What kind of knife do you use. it looks so easy and cuts so well… could you tell me where you got the knife?

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