peonygirl's comments

"This looks tasty! Where can I purchase the gang pan grater? I looked on line at H mart and they don’t have it. Thanks!"
in Potato Dumpling Soup (Gamja-ongsimi-guk: 감자옹심이국) — Aug/19

"HI Maangchi! I made this today and it didn’t turn out as I expected. It was way too watery with no flavor. I followed the recipe in your book before with good results but I have it packed away since I just moved. So i looked up this recipe on your site. Do you call for 16 cups of water in your book? I think that’s what the problem was. I just don’t remember putting in so much water! Thanks!"
in Seaweed soup with beef (Miyeokguk) — Dec/18

"Hi Maangchi, This looks so tasty! I think it’s the same as Kung pao chicken I used to get in Chinese restaurants. They also served Kung Pao beef, which was good too."
in Spicy garlic fried chicken (Kkanpunggi 깐풍기) — Dec/18

"Ha! Ha! Maangchi, you are so great! Next time we will see you preparing food in a hurricane! I can tell you are adventurous. This dish looks very good!"
in Salt-roasted shrimp (Saeu-sogeum-gui: 새우소금구이) — Nov/18

"I know this is a late reply but I agree with you on this! I tried the recipe as well and it was very bland to me. I remember eating these noodles as a child in Korea and they had a savory oniony slightly sweet flavor and the sauce was rich and thick. I actually like some dried instant packages- they include an oil packet that smells so savory and good almost like roasted onions or something. Tasty! I have to disagree with people when they say Koreans don’t have sweet foods. There are a ton of recipes that call for sugar! In the sauces, in kimch chi pastes, with meats, noodles, etc. it balances out stronger flavors and it makes savory flavors more pronounced!"
in Jjajangmyeon (Noodles in blackbean sauce) — Nov/18

"Thank you very much Maangchi! I knew Hongsung was the county- it states it on my adoption record. One day soon I will take an adoptees tour. I’m sure I could find someone who knows my birth mother. My aunt is also listed so maybe she is alive as well. I appreciate you writing back Maangchi!!"
in Stir-fried fernbrake (Gosari-namul: 고사리나물) — Aug/18

"Maangchi, What a beautiful and tasty spread! I was wondering if sugar would have been used but you’re right- onion can be sweet! I love looking at plants and flowers . It’s always the little things that bring a lot of joy isn’t it? I saw huge perilla leaves at the Korean Market here. They smell so good!"
in Steamed perilla leaves (Kkaennipjjim) — Aug/18

"Hi Maangchi! I have records that have my mother’s family tree. In all my other papers it says I was born in Seoul but I think the officials just wrote that to avoid confusion. I even have the address. I have no idea what city but here is what is written! 1-1 Byeokgye- ri, Kwangcheon-up, Hongseong-gu, Choongcheongnam-do. I think Hongseong is the county? I’m not sure! Someday soon I would like to try and find my birth mother. It’s tricky and difficult especially since I don’t speak Korean and there are such social and emotional barriers. I appreciate you very much Maangchi. I hope to meet you someday. I’m nearly 50 now, so my mother may be dead already but I should still visit Korea. You are not just a cook that everyone loves, you are a historian and teacher! You have influenced people from all over the world to learn about and make delicious food. Thank you! Lisa"
in Stir-fried fernbrake (Gosari-namul: 고사리나물) — Aug/18

"This was such a joy to watch Maangchi! What beautiful country that was, so green. I love hearing rain and being out in it. It has a calming effect. I hope to visit Korea in a couple years on an adoptee tour. I look forward to visiting my birth country! Are you familiar with Cheongchoungnam-do province? That is where I’m from! You are so wonderful to watch. You have made many people’s lives much richer. Thank you. Lisa"
in Stir-fried fernbrake (Gosari-namul: 고사리나물) — Jul/18

"Maangchi, Is omija similar to Goji berries. They are small berries when dried that are slightly sweet and bitter."
in Omija Punch with Pear — Jun/18

"Another wonderful video Maangchi! This is very similar to the shredded squid recipe. It looks delicious!"
in Dried shredded pollock seasoned with gochujang (Bugeopo gochujang-muchim) — Jun/18

"Maangchi, One day you should offer a cooking andfarming tour in Korea! It might be expensive but I think very popular!"
in Quick, fresh kimchi (Baechu-geotjeori: 배추겉절이) — Jun/18

"Hello Maangchi, This is my favorite video of yours! I love little bits of food history and food growing! The area you visited looks so beautiful and peaceful. I’ve told you before I was born in Korea and adopted in 1974 with my sister. I hope to visit Korea one day! Sharing food and learning about growing food is a passion of mine. This quick Kim chi looks so fresh and delicious! I actually prefer to taste of fresh Kim chi. I was smiling inside the whole time watching this video- very touching to see a bit of culture. Thank you! Lisa"
in Quick, fresh kimchi (Baechu-geotjeori: 배추겉절이) — Jun/18

"I made this early this morning for work. It is much easier than it looks and it was delicious! Perfect balance of sweet and savory with vegetable flavors. I don’t know if I even need the meat in there... I think it would be perfect with just mushrooms!!"
in Japchae (Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables) — Feb/18

"All you need to do is triple the recipe. Maangchi says the original recipe serves 4 people. If you triple it, then you’ll have enough for 12 people- plenty!"
in Japchae (Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables) — Jan/18