Elizabeth Hoang

Here is my mini interview with Elizabeth Hoang and the photos of Korean dishes that she made! She says, “I’ve been following your website for a few years now and enjoy making your dishes very much.  The flavor and depth of each dish are amazing – plus, I absolutely adore spicy foods so korean food fits my palette perfectly!”

1. What is your name and where do you live?
My full name is Elizabeth Hoang.  I currently live in Texas.


(The picture  was taken when I went on a trip to Korea awhile back.  We visited the Dae Jang Geum set!)

2. What do you do and how many family members do you have ?
I am a pharmacist and am a U.S. Public Health Service Officer.  Besides my parents, I have two brothers and two sisters – I am the youngest of five.

3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I use your recipes to cook Korean food, on average, 2 times each week.

4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
My favorites are: gimbap, bibimbap and vegetable/kimchi jeon.  I have yet to make bibimbap – that’s one of the next recipes on my list to tackle.  I usually order bibimbap when I eat out; however, I can’t wait to make it myself using your recipe!


kimchi bokkeumbap (kimchi stir-fried rice)

dakgangjeong (sweet and crispy chicken)

gyeongdan rice cake (rice cake balls)

spicy rice cake (ddeokbokkie)

spicy soft tofu stew (soondubu jjigae)

buchujeon (Asian chives pancake)

oisobagi (stuffed cucumber kimchi)

black bean noodles (jjajangmyeon)

mandu (korean dumplings)

sujeonggwa (dessert punch with dried persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger)

sikhye (rice dessert drink)

vegetable pancake (yachaejeon)

hotteok (sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup)

5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Everyone seems to like my tuna gimbap! ^_^  Kimbap is probably the most fun to make and easiest to eat.  I invited a friend over once to make gimbap…. we made it together, and started preparing sikhye the day before so we could have it with our gimbap!




  1. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09
    Posted September 30th, 2010 at 10:47 am | # |

    Very impressive! Especially the mandu, they look perfect!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted September 30th, 2010 at 10:59 am | # |

      Reinier, that’s right! She is such a great cook! I hope she will be happy to read your encouraging comment. I should email her to check this just in case! : )

    • anhethelm joined 9/10
      Posted September 30th, 2010 at 6:17 pm | # |

      Thanks for the compliment. Maangchi’s mandu is still the best though! :)

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