Yay! I’m a winner of the competition!

By Maangchi

As I mentioned through my twitter a while ago, I am the one of the winners of the “Blog Korea, visit Korea” competition. The prize LG netbook (LGX12) arrived at home a few days ago.

iphone and netbook


The cute and small computer was packed tightly enough to be unbreakable even if it were dropped from a few meters high.

Now I have 3 computers: my desktop, laptop, netbook, and 1 iphone!

I don’t think I can find any excuse for not reading my emails unless I try really hard.

Oh, besides the netbook, they sent me other presents: sun shade for a car, a frisbee , travel neck pillow, and picnic mat.

I am already excited about my next trip with this cute netbook and the neck pillow!


my notebook

Sometimes people ask me what I use to make this website. These days I use that Dell laptop for all of it, even video editing. It’s A Dell Studio with a “seaweed” skin by Mike Ming.

When I first started making cooking videos, I used the video function of a Sony DCS-50 digital camera for filming, and Premiere Elements to edit. A year ago I got a Panasonic SDR-57 camera as a gift, and I learned how to use Premiere Pro for editing. Just last week I got a new camera, a Canon Vixia HF11. So my next video will look great!




  1. lewlegacy Paducah, Kentucky joined 11/10
    Posted December 6th, 2010 at 12:15 am | # |


  2. Arthur
    Posted December 12th, 2009 at 5:07 pm | # |

    Congratulations with your winning the “Blog Korea, Visit Korea” competition. Many fans already expressed appreciation for your work so there is not much left to add. Your videos are so good in providing non-Koreans insight in Korean cooking. And always in a pleasant and accessible manner. Thank you for your videos and recipes!

    One cannot argue about taste of course. Yet, while many people simply enjoy Korean food, there is little doubt that Korean food has health benefits as well with all those fresh vegetables, and generally low in fat. Few people in Korea are overweight, let alone obese. Since the Korean government strives to promote Korean signature dishes outside Korea, the health benefits would deserve more attention I suppose. Korean food is still relatively unknown, like a well-kept secret.

    Following several stays in Korea, I explored the Korean restaurant scene in The Netherlands and also tried out some home-made dishes. It was a bumby road in the beginning, but guided by your videos I exercised my skills on bibim naeng myun, bulgogi, mandu and bibimbap, and could achieved acceptable results. Thank you!

    With the many different Koreans sauces like gochujang, samjang, doenjang etcetera I was wondering if it would be a useful idea to cover those in one video since there are many common elements but also it would help explaining the differences. Another idea I would like suggest is a video on jang ban mak kuk su.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted October 31st, 2009 at 5:05 am | # |

    i recently found your website and i started cooking and trying your recipes. thank you very much! it is so simple and easy. i love the side dish . keep up the good work! i hope to see more korean recipes next time i open your web site. again congrats!!!

  4. Carissa
    Posted October 21st, 2009 at 12:32 am | # |

    I just found your website today! I have been teaching myself how to make the Korean food I fell in love with in Seoul, your videos and recipes are going to be very helpful to me!

    Congratulations on your win and please keep this up!

  5. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09
    Posted October 18th, 2009 at 4:40 pm | # |

    You can now say: “welcome to my award winning website” !

  6. Alex
    Posted October 18th, 2009 at 9:06 am | # |

    Congrats for your new laptop and winning the competition. You are a 자랑스러운 role model for globalization of Korean food! YOU ROCK!!

    Hopefully your next videos will be in HD resolution on Youtube?? :D I’d love to see Maangchi in HD!! LOL ~

  7. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 9:50 am | # |

    Thank you for all your nice comments and support!!

  8. rv65
    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 4:27 am | # |

    How do you like your netbook Maangchi? I like the idea of them but they screen might be too small. Korean windows looks interesting.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted October 15th, 2009 at 9:49 am | # |

      I will probably use it while I’m traveling. : )

  9. rv65
    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 4:24 am | # |

    I hope we can start seeing HD video. HD makes cooking look so much better. The netbook looks nice.

  10. Natty
    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 2:08 am | # |

    wow! contrats Mangchi! Have fun with it:)

  11. Amber
    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 12:56 am | # |

    Congrads to you!!!

  12. Libelle
    Posted October 14th, 2009 at 11:10 am | # |

    Congratulations, Maangchi unnie! You deserve it! Have fun with your new gadgets! ^^

  13. D
    Posted October 14th, 2009 at 9:41 am | # |

    Congratualtions Maangchi! You really deserve it!

  14. Kerri
    Posted October 14th, 2009 at 5:46 am | # |

    Wow, congradulations!

  15. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09
    Posted October 14th, 2009 at 4:09 am | # |

    Congratz!!!!! You deserve it!

  16. tina sappington
    Posted October 14th, 2009 at 2:31 am | # |


  17. Chelsie Ahn
    Posted October 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am | # |

    Congrats Maangchi ! ! You are SO lucky.. Keep up with the videos.


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