Jessica Wong

Here’s my mini interview with Jessica Wong and some photos of her family and the Korean dishes that she made. I met her a few months ago at my Singapore meetup  during my Gapshida trip. She had been one of my silent readers before I met her. Now she is featured on my website!  I am very surprised to see all these photos of Korean food.  She makes Korean bulgogi, kimchi, soup, and side dishes just like a Korean housewife.

Check out the cute smiles in the photo of her 2 sons taken on the stairs. Aren’t they adorable? When they grow up, they’ll remember their mom’s food and will say, “Our mom’s food is the best!” : )

Jessica and her son Randall at my Singapore meetup. I took this photo!

What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Jessica. I live in Singapore.

What do you do and how many family members do you have?
I’m a piano teacher. 4 members in my family. My husband works and lives overseas.

Her father, brother, and 2 sons.   Jessica says, ” ..They are the ‘willing guinea pigs’ of my cooking :)”

Brandon and Randall

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
Almost everyday except weekends. My kids love meat so there’s a meat dish everyday except on Fridays.

Braised chicken (dakjjim)

Tuna pancakes (chamchijeon) and godeungeo mujorim (braised mackerel with radish)

kongnamulbap (soybean sprouts bibimbap)

Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup)

Kimchi jjigae

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Doejibulgogi, galbijjim  and jajangmyeon. I would love to include many more but you asked for 3…

Jjajangmyeon and 3 kinds of kimchi

Seasoned fried chicken (yangnyeom tongdak)


What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Everyone likes doejibulgogi. Personally, I love bibimbap.



  1. Mere Marshall New Zealand joined 5/11 & has 16 comments

    What lovely looking dishes Jessica. And Maangchi is right your sons are very cute.
    Oh I love the colour of the kimchi jjigae. Korean food id very popular with my family and me as well.
    Nice to put a face to a name too.

    Nga mihi


  2. MariskaLim Jakarta, Indonesia joined 2/11 & has 55 comments

    Wow~ Jessica is on Maangchi’s Website now <3333~

    I still remember first time I met you and you treat me Hainanese food :9~. And my mom is getting along with you so well. :D

    Say Hi from me to Randall, He so handsome in these picture :)

  3. scarryvictoria Singapore joined 2/11 & has 13 comments

    Hi Manngchi, thanks for the beautiful page. I’m still a little surprised that I’m being featured here. You have made my ordinary home-cooked food look so pretty..
    Thanks again for the wonderful experience.Cheers~

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