The first Korean food fan interview in 2013 is Mr. Jerry Ko! Check out his 3 awesome and stylishly plated dishes. I can tell he’s a great cook just by looking at the photos. Interestingly, he first became interested in Korean food after eating bulgogi at a restaurant in Manhattan. Now he cooks more than just bulgogi at home whenever he feels like it. Nice meeting you, Jerry! Happy cooking!

What is your name and where do you live?

My name is Jerry. I was  born, raised, and currently reside in Long Island, New York.

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?

The first time I had Korean food was when I first started to work in Manhattan. I had my first bulgogi entree with rice at this little spot in Koreatown called Woorjip and fell in love right away (still one of my favorites today).

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?

I cook Korean food when I’m usually in the mood for it which happens to be fairly often. I check the Maangchi site when I’m in need of a good Korean dish. The recipes posted here are comprehensive with specific directions and even video.

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!

This is a great but challenging question for me because I love a lot more than 3! However, if I had to narrow it down to 3 I would have to say that my 3 would be beef bulgogi, japchae, and mandu (dumplings).

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?

Spicy stuffed cucumber (oisobagi) is loved by everyone in my family and had gotten plenty of compliments even though its one of the simplest recipes. Sometimes, less is more.


“Hello, my name is Jerry! I love Korean food!”


Korean LA Galbi Short Ribs


Korean Spinach side dish (sigeumchi namul)


Korean Stir Fry Fish Cakes (eomuk bokkeum)

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