This week our Korean food fan is Donna Tano in the Philippines. When I first saw her delicious photos, and her profile photo, where she is wearing whites, I asked her if she was a professional chef. But it turns out she’s a dental student! : ) But she could easily be a chef because her food looks so good. She must be a cooking genius! Nice meeting you, Donna!


Donna Tano

What is your name and where do you live?
Hello, I’m Donna Tano from Iloilo, Philippines.
donna-friends donna-with-friends samgyeopsal

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
I’m a fan of korean drama so I was curious about Korean food. Koreans enjoy eating in every drama I watched so I was really eager to taste them and I’m a huge fan of eating spicy foods. I’ve tried eating in Korean restaurant (gimbap) past 3 years with my friend and I’ve been a fan of kimchi and the way we grill pork (samgyeopsal-gui) and wrap it with lettuce and the side dishes, also budae-jjigae (army base stew). so I research everything how to cook it, :)

How often do you cook Korean food?
When I feel bored and if I have enough money, hehehe… sometimes once a week or twice. I made a lot of kimchi stock in the refrigerator so when I feel bored I have it anytime. I’m always cooking and I always shared it with my friends and we really enjoyed it.

What are your 3 favorite Korean dishes?
Samgyeopsal-gui, kimchi (napa cabbage & radish), and sprouts bibimbap.

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on?
Japchae. My family loves it for its chewy texture and healthy ingredients.

napa cabbage kimchi ang radish kimchi. :)Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi (Kkakdugi)

japchae. :)Japchae (Stir-fried noodles with vegetables: 잡채)

Sweet and sour pork (or beef) Tangsuyuk 탕수육 Sweet and sour pork (or beef) Tangsuyuk 탕수육

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