Ajeng Pramono

This time our Korean Food Fan is Ajeng Pramono, a doctoral student living in Japan! Ever since she tasted Korean hot tofu stew in Seoul, she fell in love with Korean food, and especially the diverse side dishes. She says she makes her own lunchbox to keep her budget under control, and to eat a more delicious lunch. She is definitely a foodies who enjoys delicious home cooked food.

Check out the bibimbap lunchbox that she made. I can imagine her waking up early in the morning to prepare her lunch before going to school! You will never be able to find such a delicious lunchbox for sale at any price!


What is your name and where do you live?
Hi, my name Ajeng Pramono, currently I’m  living in Tokyo, Japan.

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
I was lucky enough to taste Korean food for the first time in Seoul, Korea, early March 2009.
It was in a small bistro near to youth hostel I was staying around Han River. I dont know the name of the food. I remember, it was tofu in hotpot, perfect dish for winter time, and it was super delicious…and what striking me the most was the banchan, I got looooots of them. I only order this one dish, but the owner give me around 5-6 banchan, and she would refill it too when I asked for it.

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
One recipe a week, mostly, but if I succeed with that one recipe, I make it over and over again until I get bored with it.

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Bibimbap, hands down.


Spicy Galbitang (Spicy beef bone soup)


Kimchi pancake


Bibimbap in my lunch box

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