Narita Yousuf

Let’s meet Narita Yousuf and find out how she got interested in Korean cooking and let’s take a look at her delicious homemade Korean dishes! Her first taste of Korean food was spicy soft tofu stew (soondubujjigae) at a Korean restaurant in Queens, New York. Ever since then, she is really getting into Korean food and now she makes galbi, kimchi, and a many other Korean dishes at home. Another adventurous foodie and a fantastic cook! : )

What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Narita Yousuf and I live in Montclair, NJ, USA

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
I dont’ remember when my first time was but I can tell you when and where from my earliest memory. It was a year after my first daughter was born and my parents took me to this tofu restaurant in Queens, NY on Queens Blvd and I had seafood soondubu jjigae. Absolutely delicious!!!!

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
well I just found your website and recipes so I’m planning to do it more often than now. But I usually cook korean food when I don’t cook Indonesian or some kind of steak. I’ve been known to cook bulgogi a lot and spicy rice cake a lot :) 

Kimchi pancake (kimchijeon)

vegetable soondubujjigae (soft tofu stew)

tteokbokki (spicy rice cake)

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
2. Galbi
3. Seafood Soondubu Jjigae

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
I’m really proud of my grilled galbi.


  1. Maha Jordan joined 12/10 & has 14 comments

    Nice to meet you Narita :)

  2. annabanana Vancouver, Canada joined 2/09 & has 68 comments

    The food looks good – a fiery orange colour in varying textures…

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