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. Xiolablu New Windsor, NY joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I love Korean cooking and I hope I win. I must impress my Korean husband. CJ!!!

  2. hideokojima123 salt lake city utah joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I hope i can win, I would love to start learning korean food i watch all your stuff just don’t have money right now cause of school but this is a great idea! I would love to start trying some of the food you cook, it always looks great and so excited to see who wins and wish everyone luck!

  3. nissa0217 Salt Lake City joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I like to cook Korean food all the time and I have been surfing here for a long time. Her website gives me many ideas and chances to try different Korean dishes that no restaurant serve here .Wish I could win the cooking kit~and I will use them to cook for my friends !!!

  4. emilgue Vancouver, BC joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Love Korean foods.. a startup kit will be awesome..

  5. Grifin713 Minnesota, USA joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I really like your site. Hope I win so I can make some of these great looking receipes.

  6. Sonja So Yun Netherlands joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    Dear Emily,

    So happy to have met you in Rotterdam. I hope that the help for egg boiling is usefull for you.
    I’d love to win this kit cause of my Korean cooking.
    Your lessons are easy to follow and very delicious! You make the distance to Korea smaller for me. My mother can’t teach me since I’m here and she is in Incheon.
    So please continue the good work and teach us more.

    kind regards Sonja

  7. kimmiepooh joined 4/10 & has 2 comments

    I hope I can win this. I miss my mothers cooking and enjoy trying to learn how to cook. I would love to become a better cook so that one day I can cook for my mom. =)

  8. Marcellamissy Santa Monica, CA joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I found your website a year ago and I have visited almost everyday. I have shared your website and your beautiful and sparkling smile and personality as well as delicious recipes with so many of my friends and now they are all Kimchi makers!!! I am on my 6th 10lb batch of Kimchi since I started a year ago and now I’m growing my own cabbage, carrots, green onions and leeks to make a truly homemade version very soon!!! I would LOVE to win this and continue to indulge my love of korean food and culture!!! Thank you Maangchi for all your love and your sharing and graciousness!!!!

  9. ScarletDevil Italy joined 2/11 & has 2 comments

    Hi! I’d really like to win because I like korean cooking and in my area is very difficult to found any korean food! Thanks Maangchi and keep posting your awesome recipes! :P

  10. Joanna Malaga, Spain joined 8/11 & has 1 comment

    Thank you Maangchi for your terrific website and recipes. It’s nearly impossible to find Korean ingredients in my area, so I will jump for joy if I win.

  11. Tree Fayetteville, NC joined 9/09 & has 2 comments

    great giveaway :)

  12. RedRory Juneau, AK/Portland, OR joined 6/10 & has 1 comment

    I’ve made many of your recipes and continue to make kimchi every month. Now I am even working in the kitchen of karaoke bar with a korean inspired menu! Thanks Maangchi!

  13. Ross79 France joined 12/11 & has 1 comment

    I would love to be one of the winners, good luck to everyone!

  14. kudu France joined 8/11 & has 2 comments

    phew, just in time to enter the contest, thanks for the reminder Maangchi!

  15. This would be so nice…have to go all the way to Flushing for those))

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