Monicadelpozo's comments

"Hi Maangchi. In Guatemala that “black bean paste” is called “frijoles volteados” :D There are three ways to eat frijoles here in Guatemala: 1. Frijoles parados: Cooked with water, onion and salt in a pressure cooker. You can eat this as a soup with a lot of water from where you cooked them with rice. Or after they are cooked you live them without the lid in the stove in low to medium heat so that most of the water evaporates and end up with a more consistent preparation. 2. Frijoles colados: take all the “frijoles parados” with the water and blend them. It ends up being like a soup (but everything blended). 3. Frijoles volteados: you fry in oil the “frijoles colados”, this takes a lot of time because it has to change the consistency. The name “volteado” comes from “turning” it over itself in the pan. At the end that is the way it is presented in a dish. For eating this type of bean, or “frijoles” there are packages sold already precooked so it is easier and faster. Well I told you a little bit about frijoles in my country:D. And me, I’m learning a little about the black bean paste from Korea. Yesterday I made for the first time Jjanjangmyeon from the recipe in your video. Didn’t have radish, so I used carrots. I panicked with the noodles, because they were frozen I didn’t know if I should wait for them to defrost or put them like that to cook, but didn’t have time. So I put them in water before cooking them. They didn’t end up being very good. Next time I’ll wait for them to defrost naturally with time. Ok Maangchi bye bye. Till next time :)"
in Guatemalan food — Feb/19

"Hi Maangchi. I’ve been watching your YouTube videos for about a year now and I’ve cooked some too. You’re amazing. I’ve tasted korean food and felt in love with it. Thanks to your videos, I’ve been able to cook some. You’re the best. Thank you! I’m from Guatemala, and now I’m looking you came here. Wow! Those “trajes tipicos” change depending on the area people live. They have embroidery by hand, different from place to place and represent their history, nature and other things. They are very special to them. I read you liked chiltepe. Those grow from a plant super easy. You just throw them in some dirt and the plant grows effortless and it gives you lots and lots of chiltepe :D Bye bye Maanchi :)"
in Guatemalan trip : Introduction — Feb/19