Hello everybody!

Recently CJ Foods contacted me and offered to send me some Korean ingredients as a way of saying “thank you” for spreading Korean culture and cuisine. It was very kind of them to offer, but after talking to them some more, we decided it would be more fun to set up this giveaway for my readers. This is CJ’s way of encouraging you to cook Korean food, because they know that not everyone can find Korean ingredients easily.

So, leave a comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win a Korean cooking startup kit from CJ.

Please leave only one comment below, and then there will be 20 winners chosen at random by random.org. This contest is open to anyone in the world. Wherever you live, if you win then CJ will deliver this startup kit to your house.

Korean cooking startup kit

Korean cooking startup kit

The contest will close at midnight (New York time), December 15th and I’ll contact the winners through email. The winners need to answer me in 5 days, and if anyone doesn’t answer in time I’ll have to pick the next winner. So please, when you register for my website to leave a comment, make sure you use a current email! And be sure to check your email around that time!

The other cool thing about this startup kit is that a lot of the products in it are from CJ’s new Bibigo brand, which you’ll soon be able to buy outside of Korean grocery stores in the USA. I asked CJ about this, and they said Bibigo is just a new brand name for their Haechandle brand, which I have been using for decades and you may have seen in my ingredients section.

So, good luck to you! I hope you win!

Update Dec 23, 2011 – The contest is now closed, and the winners have been announced. Thank you for entering!


  1. ChidShadow New Delhi, India joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Luv ur site Mangchi, Luv Korean food, Luv CJ Foods too…. I interned once at CJ in Korea a few years back. Have good memories.

    Hope I get the chance to win CJ’s Korean Cooking Startup Kit.

    망치 사랑해^^

  2. Sena New York, NY joined 9/10 & has 1 comment

    Maangchi – thanks so much for your awesome recipes! They are so easy to follow, and they always turn out yummy Thanks again!

  3. Yer07 Fresno, CA joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I have made some Korean food using your recipes. It is easy to follow and it was so delicious. Love your recipes and videos.

  4. cluvy Singapore joined 12/11 & has 7 comments

    I would love to win that! that would be such a nice christmas present! so in love w korean food!

  5. Mimielle U.S. joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    :D I just found your youtube a couple months ago and ever since I’ve been making korean food nonstop I love watching your videos and learning your recipes I’m very young but I’ve started a love for cooking because of you Thank you for sharing all of your coooking knowledge with all of us I’m very thankful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Kamsameda!<<<——————– haha is that wrong?

  6. Nasim Canada joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    woha……Amazing gift <3 …..korean foods are awesome. Aja Aja eveybody…..

  7. bearycool Singapore joined 1/11 & has 2 comments

    i love your all recipes, i have been cooking Korean dishes using them, my family and friends love them. Sarang haeyo!

  8. alison Denton, TX, USA joined 12/11 & has 3 comments

    I really love your website! I studied in korea for 6 months last spring and I miss korean food so much! Your site has allowed me to create some of my favorite foods for myself and for my friends. I actually made kimchijiggae for some korean friends last night who are studying abroad at my college, and they loved it!

    thank you for making such a wonderful site with great information!

  9. Minjik New York, NY joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi! Your recipes have been a lifesaver for me! I would love to win the startup kit so I can continue to experiment with your recipes. :)

  10. tehling Malaysia joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    hey..dear Maangchi, i am Malaysian which love korean food so much…i always look to your video and feel wana try to cook..but in here,really quite difficult to find out Korean ingredients. really hope Win a Korean cooking startup kit from CJ. and then i can make my first cooking for korean food…haha…thanks…

  11. Michael Seattle, WA joined 5/09 & has 8 comments

    Sneaking in on the last day. ^_^

  12. enzet Germany joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Love your recipes. Start-up kIt would be nice, than I wouldn’t have anymore excuses not to try some more.

  13. marniann Alberta Canada joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I love to travel and then learn to cook the traditional foods of the countries I’ve visited. I haven’t been to Korea yet, but it is on my bucket list for sure!

  14. windewol Chicago joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I recently discovered your site. Thanks for making it easier to learn to cook Korean food!

  15. Ichibahn Atlanta, GA joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I learned Korean cooking from your video……Thank you Maangchi for your effort !!!
    And yes, I want to win those Korean cooking startup kit from CJ…….. :-)

  16. chaelaw USA joined 2/10 & has 3 comments

    I love this website!! I love all your recipes… and so do my kids! Thank you!

  17. lynlee California joined 7/11 & has 1 comment

    I love cooking Korean food … love your website <3

  18. guaiguai73 PIttsburgh joined 10/11 & has 2 comments

    You are an inspiration to us all! Love your website, maangchi!

  19. insomnia Brooklyn joined 8/11 & has 1 comment

    Yay, contest!!!!! I want to win some Korean things to cook delicious Korean foods!

  20. Terra Saint John, NB, Canada joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Wow! It’s been five years since I left Korea and the necessities are definitely hard to find. What a great opportunity given by CJ Foods (my all time fave, by the way) to be able to make more of your deliciousness. Thanks, so much!!

  21. Cyberobb99 Ashburn, VA joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I love Korean food and am an avid cook. A Korean friend of mine turned me on to your website…Just what I needed to learn how to prepare my favorite Korean foods! A CJ startup kit certainly wouldn’t hurt either!

  22. lovingseoul Seoul, South Korea joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I really love your site^^ Good luck and more power Maangchi~

    Congratulations to whoever will win^^

  23. Theresa Malaysia joined 10/08 & has 1 comment

    I love korean food, sometimes i will cook myself by referring Maangchi’s recipes.

  24. ze125 libya joined 1/10 & has 8 comments

    i cant wait wooooooooooohoooooooooooo^^

  25. Chief Falls Church, VA joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Would love to win, lived in Korea 5 years…love the food and great seeing it become more popular and available here in the U.S. Learning everyday how to make.

  26. KarlaK North Carolina joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Making Korean food is so much fun! And Yummy! It would be great to have a kit! :)

  27. lyso Brooklyn, NY joined 6/10 & has 2 comments

    thank you for having this contest. helpful to people who do not have ready access to korean ingredients at their location.

  28. LilK Albany, NY joined 3/11 & has 3 comments

    I would love to win! I love your site!

  29. kweenhuneebee WI joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    What a wonderful idea!

  30. vegankorean Indianapolis, IN joined 11/10 & has 1 comment

    Aja! Aja!

  31. Jewa Denmark joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I hope you had a great trip cooking Korean food around the world! It was super nice to meet you in Copenhagen and taste your delicious food :)

  32. harusarimok Canada joined 9/11 & has 1 comment

    Hello Maangchi!

    Here is a video of me making kale kimchi. I am from Canada and I thought I would share a version of kimchi with local produce in the hopes that I could win the Korean food basket!!!! Feel free to come visit me in Montreal anytime. I’m practically your neighbour:-)
    Sincerely Melissa
    see the link below


  33. BlissfulCin Pennsylvania joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Omgosh yay! I’m not too late!! I love your site!

  34. suneideises Longview, WA joined 3/11 & has 1 comment

    This would make my Christmas absolutely fabulous. That basket holds a number of items that I have not been able to find locally!

  35. sweetonsno Washington joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I love Korean food! I hope I win… I’d have a veggie Korean shindig!

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