Here is my interview with April and  some photos of Korean dishes that She made. Her interest in Korean food started when she started dating her husband. She said her husband always took her to a Korean restaurant and she fell in love with Korean food. Now she cooks Korean food for him!  Her husband asks her to make kimchi and japchae whenever he brings his friends over. Happy cooking makes happy family!

What is your name and where do you live?
My name is April Joy Ecarma, I’m from Cebu Philippines.


What do you do and how many family members do you have?
I am with my Husband (Scot) He is a Korean. We have our own Business(RestoBar) and I manage the business

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I love Korean food. I cook Korean food almost everyday. My husband doesn’t like Filipino food that much, so I am thankful that I found your website, Maangchi. Thank you so much!

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
It’s really hard to choose. hahaha! But I love, Pork Bone Soup (gamjatang)감자탕, Stir-fried squid / 오징어 볶음, and Japchae :)


Gamjatang (Pork bone soup with vegetables)


Ojingeobokkeum (Spicy stir-fried squid)

Buchujeon (Korean pancake made with Asian chives)


Doeji bulgogi (Spicy stir-fried pork)


Mapa tofu


Kimchi jjigae (Kimchi stew)


Samgyeopsal gui (Grilled pork belly)


Dakbokkeumtang (Spicy braised chicken with potato)

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
My Husband, my Mother , cousins, and friends they really like my japchae :)  My husband requested me to make kimchi and japchae everytime his friends visit us.



  1. cris3131 US joined 1/11 & has 7 comments

    Hi Maangchi, where can I buy that special grill for the Samgyeopsal gui?

  2. Joy Cebu City Philippines joined 12/11 & has 4 comments

    Hi red, thanks, you can make delicious korean food even if you don’t have a korean husband hehehe, Thanks to Maangchi for her delicious recipes! Cheers!

  3. red Philippines joined 1/12 & has 1 comment

    ahhh….thats so sweet…i think i want a korean husband too..hha

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