Here is my mini interview with Alex and photos of Korean dishes that he made.


1. What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Alex Lee and I live in Davis, California as well as in Seoul, South Korea during winter and summer breaks. I am 19 years old this year!

2. What do you do and how many family members do you have?
I am a student at UC Davis and I have 4 family members.

3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I love to cook whenever I am craving Korean food. But now since I am moving out of my dormitory to an apartment with my friends, I have to cook everyday to eat. Since my housemates are not Korean, my goal this year is to make them fall in love with Korean food with Maangchi’s recipes!

4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Kimchi Stew (with Sam Gyup Sal + Tofu) 2. Kimchi 3. Soon Tofu Stew!!

5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
I think people compliment me just for the fact that I like to cook. I shared my food with my college friends a lot. On Korean New Year, I cooked Ddeokguk and called 4 of my Korean friends to celebrate! I think I am best at making Kimchi Jigae and Doenjang Jigae! My friends especially liked my Fish Cake dish!

ddukbokkiehot and spicy rice cake (ddukbokkie)

doenjangjjigaeDoenjangjjigae (soy bean paste vegetable stew)


  1. koralex90 Davis, CA joined 6/09 & has 48 comments

    hey nice to meet you! :D good luck on finals! LOL~ I go to Kim’s mart because I dont have a car! If you are nice to the store lady, she usually gives you free stuff like kimbab rolls! :D

  2. hey man! i’m in UCD too! where do u usually buy ur ingredients o.o! Do you go to koreana plaza?

    xD I have similar story to yours too! my friends don’t really care what it is, they’re amazed that I make Krn food xD Usually, when they think of a krn guy, they go SOJU and SAMGYUPSAL! LOL

    hey, you should hit me up sometime!

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