Cynthia Nicolas

Here is my mini interview with Cynthia Nicolas and the photos of Korean dishes that she made.

1. What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Cynthia Nicolas, my family and I are originally from the Philippines, and we migrated to Vancouver, Canada 4 years ago.


2. What do you do and how many family members do you have ?
I am married with two beautiful children, our son is now 23 and our daughter is turning 20 this month.
My sister who lives in England, introduced me to your site.  We both love watching Korean drama series even back home in the Philippines, and we’re always fascinated with your culture and food.

I had a back injury 2 months ago, and was off from work for two weeks  and I guess bored at home, when I decided to look into your website.  I can really say something good always come out of a bad situation.

So far I’ve tried your bulgogi, bulgogi stew, bibimbap, galbijjim, panfried tofu w/ spicy sauce, dakgangjeong, potato with soy sauce, rolled omelette. My son loves to prepare the Soondubu jjigae.

dakgangjeong (korean  sweet and crispy fried chicken)

tteokbokki (spicy rice cake)

soondubu jjigae (spicy soft tofu stew)

3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
We cook Korean food almost 3-4 times in a week. We even had the Dakkangjung and Bulgogi Stew for Christmas’ and  Galbijjim on New Year’s.

gajinamul (egg plant side dish)

4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
My 3 favorite recipes so far ( why just 3? I love so many of them):

1. galbijjim, 2. bulgogi, and 3. dakgangjeong

galbijjim (beef short ribs)

bulgogi jeongol (bulgogi stew)

5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
The best so far, my kids and friends tasted and complimented on was  Galbijjjim.

One Comment:

  1. annabanana Vancouver, Canada joined 2/09 & has 68 comments

    Look at all that down home Korean cooking! Your food looks great, Cynthia.

    Surprised that you enjoy the spice…If I made any dishes containing red hot chilli pepper flakes for the Filipino people I know, they would go uneaten – they avoid the heat at all costs.

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