Here is my mini interview with Chris and the photos of Korean dishes he made.

He’s a university student from Australia, who’s studying in Montreal, and who recently came to visit his friends in New Jersey. He contacted me to know if I had any events or a cooking class during his stay in NY. By chance I was meeting some people at my favorite knife-cut noodle soup place in Manhattan. Even though it was short meeting, I learned he’s very interested in Korean culture and food! He makes Korean dishes often and shares the food with his friends. It was nice meeting you, Chris!

What’s your name and where do you live?
I am Chris and I live in Sydney, Australia. I grew up in a small town in NSW called Tamworth. I was studying in Montreal last semester and am currently travelling around America until uni starts back in March.

What do you do and how many family members do you have?
I have an older brother and sister and I study urban planning.

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
In Montreal I cooked Korean at least four times a week. I am so grateful for Maanchi’s recipes since all I could cook beforehand was chapagetti and packet goonmandoo. Now that I’m travelling I have to rely on finding a K-town in each city to get my fix (If anyone can recommend a good restaurant please let me know).

Spicy pork (doeji bulgogi: jeyuk bokkeum)

Doenjang jjigae with seasoned mixed vegetables (geotjori)

Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew)

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Gamjatang, Daegujeon and Bulgogi jeongol.

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Everybody I cook for enjoys the bulgogi jeongol the most. I have a German friend and his favourite dish is bulgogi gimbap, so I would cook extra bulgogi so that I can make the gimbap at the same time. I gave some to a Korean lady who owned the corner store on my street. She told me it was delicious, I hope she wasn’t lying kk.
My reaction about your line ” I hope she wasn’t lying kk.” is “kkk! ” lol

Bulgogi stew


  1. vitaquoti New Zealand joined 2/11 & has 4 comments

    Wow. I just joined this stie and ur dishes look so yum!

  2. ladybird Minnesota, USA joined 1/11 & has 3 comments

    I am very impressed! Wow~! Chris’ Korean cooking skill is way better than a Korean woman.(me) kkkkk

  3. thomashsu NYC joined 12/10 & has 6 comments

    Hi Maangchi – what is your favorite knife-cut noodle soup place in Manhattan?

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