My cookbooks

I’ve published 2 cookbooks with a major publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which are available worldwide. They are all about Korean cooking and took years for me to write and photograph. I wrote them so you could use one or the other or both comfortably, with some recipes from my videos but mostly completely new. Over the upcoming years I plan to make videos from their recipes from time to time.

Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking

Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking (2015)

I wrote my first cookbook to be used and learned from over years and years, with everything you need to make real Korean food at home, including fermentation of traditional Korean sauces, pastes, and alcohol.


Maangchi's Big Book of Korean Cooking

Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking (2019)

My second book is bigger and more colorful than the first and goes deeper into Korean cuisine beyond home cooking, with chapters on Korean Buddhist temple meals and street food.


The Cooking Korean Food With Maangchi series (Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3) were self-published by me from 2008 to 2012. They featured recipes from my website. They’re now out of print but you can download free pdf versions from my website or buy the Kindle bundle of all 3 books on Amazon.

Korean Cooking, Kindle EditionCooking Korean Food With Maangchi
Books 1, 2, & 3 (Kindle Edition)

  • Omnibus of all 2nd editions (Oct 2012)
  • 102 recipes