Here is my mini interview with Julie, and the photos of Korean dishes that she made!

1. What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Julie and I live in Springfield, MA

Julie’s rainbow rice cake (mujigae ddeok)! It looks identical to my own!
Julie says, “..I am so proud of my rainbow cake and I wanted to show others how nice it comes out so they can try too! ”

2. What do you do and how many family members do you have ?
I am a family day care provider.  I live with my parents, 4 birds, 3 hermit crabs, 1 turtle, 1 rabbit and several   fish.

Julie’s pet, hermit crab  named Samsoon! : ) She says, “..This one is Sam Soon, my other two, Hee Jin and Han Kui, were buried. ”

3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I cook using your recipes 3-4 times a week, sometimes more.

4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Just 3, that’s too hard!  I guess my absolute favorites would be: ddeokbokki, bibimbap and deongjang jjigae.

doenjangjjigae (soybean  paste with tofu and vegetable stew)

5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
My 9 year old niece devours my oi kimchi and cabbage kimchi by the jarfuls and my 10 year old nephew fights with me over the last bit of japchae and jajangmyun  so I would have to say they are my best dishes.

Julie’s kimchi! She says, “..As I am vegan I didn’t use any fish sauce or oysters.  I just added a little soysauce instead and it came out great.  Also I like to mix red pepper powder and flakes because the flakes don’t seem hot enough for me.”

Jjajangmyun (black bean noodles)!
Julie says, “For this jajangmyun, instead of pork I used tofu.  I fried thin strips until crispy and then added soy sauce to give it saltiness and added at the end of cooking! “

gimbap(Julie used avocado, tofu, pickled radish (danmuji), and chopped kimchi as fillings)


  1. Hilear Los Angeles joined 4/13 & has 1 comment

    Hey Julie
    Like the comment above we are looking for a recipe to your Vegan Kim Chi. Looks like it is popular. Maybe you need to post the recipe here.

  2. JulieVeg MA joined 5/10 & has 12 comments

    Thank you! I make my kimchi using Maangchi’s recipe. Usually I just leave out the fish sauce and oysters completely. Sometimes, I’ll add a little soy sauce instead of the fish sauce. Either way it tastes great.

  3. Julie, I would like to try your kimchi as I do not eat fish sauce. The only link takes me back to the kimchi with fish sauce. Do you have your recipe here and if so what is the direct link. If you do not, could you please share it? Thank you so much, it looks delicous!

  4. Brigitte Montreal,Canada joined 1/10 & has 29 comments

    Uuummmmm!Your food looks good.Your pets are realy cute as well!

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