Win a Korean cooking startup kit from CJ

By Maangchi

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 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. Adrian Sydney, Australia joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    Yay Maanchi! hope you enjoyed Australia

  2. minincarnate Belfast joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    Thank-you for running this competition! I am one of those people who struggle to get the ingredients so I really appreciate opportunities like this ^_^

  3. norco806 Gatineau, Québec joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    AWESOME! I need korean ingredients! I am always missing the right ingredients and keep supstituting and it’s not always a good idea…

  4. dougnorman Austin, TX joined 11/11 & has 1 comment


  5. Nony Austria joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    Maangchi <3 this is so nice :D

  6. Litatavle & has 1 comment

    Great idea! I hope I win. Amazing opportunity for great times in the kitchen!

  7. YoshiS USA joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    Looks like a great gift basket! I need to practice my Korean cooking =D

  8. Dizzy joined 3/11 & has 2 comments

    This is such an awesome idea to give out the startup kit!!! I’ll be deeply appreciate if I can win this home!!! *pray hard*

  9. tinapa Philippines joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    I really really wanna win. Korean ingredients yayyyy.

  10. hokkiennang joined 2/11 & has 2 comments

    I’d love to win this! :)

  11. fonguns Houston, TX joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    Thanks, Maangchi! Hope you are enjoying your travels :)

  12. Sky02 joined 4/11 & has 1 comment

    Yay!! Big prize. I hope i will be one of the lucky winners !

    Thank you!

  13. kinokio23 Montreal, Quebec, Canada joined 11/11 & has 3 comments

    Korean ingredients!! Yay!

  14. susannevh rotterdam, the netherland joined 3/09 & has 21 comments

    He maanchi, what a nice idea. Let’s find out. I hop eyou’l return home safe. Bye Susanne

  15. ecjohnso Washington, DC joined 11/11 & has 1 comment

    Yum, yum! Now I’m hungry.

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