Michelle Kwon

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

1. What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Michelle Kwon and I live in Southern California


2. What do you do and how many family members do you have ?
I am now a stay at home mom to a beautiful 18 month old.  There are 3 of us in our household.  My husband Don, myself and my daughter Ava.

3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I’ve been making Korean food following your recipe almost every single day since finding your recipe.

4. What are your favorite Korean dishes?
This is really an impossible question to answer.  I found a new love for Korean food and I can not answer this.  I wish I could but I love everything.  Seriously, everything.  Right now, i’m anti any other food to eat but Korean.  Any other dish I’ve eaten since finding the website, I find to be unsatisfactory to my taste buds.  So, I love all foods Korean equally.

5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Right now, the kimchi bokum bap is the favorite from my husband.

kimchi bokkeumbap (kimchi stir-fried rice)

bean sprout side dish



jeonbokjuk (abalone porridge)

tteokguk (rice cake soup)

doenjangjjigae (bean paste vegetable tofu stew)

jangjorim (salty beef side dish)

non-spicy tteokbokki

baechu kimchi (napa cabbage kimchi)

samgyeopsal gui (pork belly BBQ)

ssamjang (dipping sauce)

oisobagi (spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi)

soondubujjigae (soft tofu stew)

sigeumchi namul (spinach side dish)

tteokbokki (spicy rice cake dish)

yukgaejang (spicy beef and vegetable soup)

hobakjeon (zucchini pancake)




  1. Maha Jordan joined 12/10
    Posted October 24th, 2011 at 12:24 pm | # |

    Nice to meet you Michelle , you’re dishes looks very delicious ^_^

  2. Sylvia joined 9/08
    Posted January 5th, 2010 at 10:45 pm | # |

    My mouth is watering!
    You are a good cook.

    • themichellekwon Orange County, Ca joined 12/09
      Posted September 28th, 2010 at 1:07 am | # |

      i hardly log onto maangchi’s site. i’m always on it but never logged in.
      sorry for the delayed response! but thank you!!!
      thanks to maangchi, my korean family can eat delicious korean food without having to go out to a restaurant. ahhaah!

  3. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09
    Posted January 5th, 2010 at 2:38 pm | # |

    Wow, you made almost all dishes!
    I agree with you, after making/eating korean food.
    Some other foods become very unsatisfactory!

    • Michelle Orange County, Ca joined 12/09
      Posted January 5th, 2010 at 10:30 pm | # |

      you are quite the cook yourself Reinier! I was impressed looking at your dishes! I have some more cooking to do!

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