This time our Korean Food Fan is Talitha Wark in Tacoma, WA USA!

She used to live in Korea and fell in love with Korean food while she lived there. She sent me a message on Facebook with the stunning photo below, and said that my recipes are helping her recreate the food she loved in Korea. Check out the small radish, beautifully prepared, and the garlic, everything set and ready!
kimchi making

What is your name and where do you live?
Hi I’m Talitha Wark and I live in Tacoma WA


Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
I was living in Waegwan South Korea,a friend and I went to a mushroom soup specialty shop. The mushroom soup and banchan tasted so good I always tried something new every where I went.

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I just started :)

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Kimchi Jjigae, Tteokbokki, and Galbi

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

Spicy pork kimchi & rice

Cucumber banchan

Cucumber banchan


Pork Stuffed rice balls


  1. Hailin Seattle, Washington joined 4/14 & has 1 comment

    Omg, I live in Washington as well

  2. sdb1147 Renton, WA joined 11/13 & has 1 comment

    Talitha your Cucumber Kimchi (banchan) looks so good. We’re from Hawaii, live in Renton, WA, and we absolutely love Korean food. We usually treat ourselves to a Korean food lunch at least once a month (Mirak in Federal Way).

    I love to experiment making my own Korean dishes too and usually shop at H-Mart (Federal Way, WA) for my ingredients. I’m hooked on Soon Du Bu (sp?). I could eat it every week.

    Trying to find a recipe for the Korean style Potato Salad. At Mirak’s, theirs is semi-mashed and has a sweet taste. Any recipes or ideas?

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