This time our Korean Food Fan is Tiani Haney from California!

I met Tiani and her korean mother-in-law recently at my LA meetup. In fact, the first time she ever had Korean food was at her mother-in-law’s house, when she was 10 years old. Now they are family, and when I met then I could see their strong bond and affection for each other. She called her mother-in-law umma (“mom” in Korean), and both of them looked so proud of the other!

Tiani Haney

What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Tiani Haney and I live in Lakewood, California.

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
Seems like I’ve always been around Korean food. What stands out is galbi and cucumber kimchi at my now mother in law’s house when I was 10 years old.

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
Two to three times a week.


What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Bibimbap, kimchi bokkeumbap and soondubu jigae are my current favorites, it changes.

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Soondubu jigae and kimchi.


Soondubu jjigae (Spicy soft tofu stew) Family dinner served with love!


Yangnyeomtongdak (Seasoned fried chicken)


Kimchi time!


Sunday afternoon snack, gimbap  made with crab, spinach, carrot, and pickled radish


  1. Great job, Tiani. Your food looks delicious….especially the kimbap!

  2. Kimchimiser Belton, Tx joined 8/13 & has 2 comments

    Your dishes look sooooo awesome, very nice pics, mouth watering. you have in you cooking not just Korean food, I am sure everything you cook is so tasty. makes me hungry :D Good work. Thanks

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