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    Hi Maangchi,

    Thank you soooo much for creating this website! It is excellent! I just discovered it today while searching for a recipe for Jap Chae. The videos will be very useful when I start cooking. The pictures of the ingredients will definitely help when I go grocery shopping (as I’m not Korean, I’m Chinese).

    My name is Kimberly. I’m from Boston but currently living in NYC. I was introduced to Korean cuisine about 7 years ago while in college. I had dated a Korean who got me hooked on Bulgogi, Kalbi, and Soon Doobu. I enjoy cooking and would really like to learn how to make some of my most fave Korean dishes. Living in NYC, it’s really easy to just go out and get take-out but I think home cooked meals are the best. It’s always a good thing to know exactly what goes into the foods we eat. Thanks again for all of the recipes and videos to go along with them! I look forward to your future postings.

    Happy New Year!



    네. 안녕하세요! ^^

    So, I’m from Canada, but I lived in Korea to work and later study Korean. I’ll admit that at first, getting used to Korean food at lunchtime was really difficult, since my family’s from the Philippines, and the two styles of cooking are SOOOO very different from one another. I believe that the first two weeks of work, I would count out two pieces of kimchi, simply to fill out my tray so that my principal and co-teachers wouldn’t think that I was weird for not getting more.

    BUT…as time went by, and I actually ate those two pieces of kimchi, I found that I actually enjoyed it. Plus, with all the school dinners (they call them ‘hwesiks’ or 회식), I got to learn different types of foods.

    I’m back in Canada now doing my Masters, but once I’m done, I’m heading back for sure. At any rate, I know I’m going to be going back to visit a few more times.

    Korean food rocks!! Thank you so much for the site. 많이 감사해요. 그리고 새해 복 많이 받으세요. ^^



    Annyeon Haseyo!

    I’m a Singaporean homemaker and I was introduced to the world of good Korean food and culture through Korean dramas. I have made 2 wonderful trips to South Korea and have always enjoyed my stay there. The food there is just so wonderful!

    Even though there are many Korean restaurants here in Singapore (where I satisfy my cravings for Korean food at least once a week), nothing beats the freshness of the ingredients one can find in Korea.

    Anyhow, I decided to be brave (I admit I’m not exactly a good cook) and I’m going to give korean cooking a try. So, pls forgive and be patient with me if I asked too amatuerish questions. Kammsahamida!


    mi-guk girl

    Maangchi, thank you so much for creating this site. I am half Korean, and i grew up eating lots of different Korean foods. In my adult life i have often experimented, trying to re-create the foods I missed. Often I have success, but sometimes I’m just not sure…I have already found many recipes for foods i have always loved–on your site.

    Korean food is so healthy and savory. My little four-year old boy–even when he is finicky, if I fix him some Korean style noodles and side-dishes, he will chow down!

    I look forward to viewing your cooking recipes and chatting with others in the forum…

    mi-guk girl



    Hello all,like many Americans my Korean experience started when I was 17 years old stationed in Korea with the Army.

    I come from a family who prides themselves in good cuisine so it was only natural for me to seek out the good eats which was not hard to do,I had many Korean friends who were only too happy to share with me the wonders of Korean cooking.With the cooking came the fellowship that reminded me of my family back in the states and the closeness of breaking bread which is a human tradition world wide.

    I was welcomed with open arms in “The Land Of the morning calm”



    Hello Maangchi and Maangchi fans. I think I’ve been looking at your website for quite a while before having thoughts to register and add my comments and compliments to the forum.

    I am Korean born, but at the tender age of one, my family immigrated to Toronto, Ontario. Canada. I’ve only been back to Korea once, but am patiently waiting for my children to grow a few more years to take them back on an adventure home to Seoul.

    The love of Korean food is definitely something that is now an innate part of our family’s growth and influence. And now that a generation of wonderful cooks has passed(my grandmothers), the memories of them through tastes and cooking experiences truly lives on.

    I believe that Korean food is a pure food. It is loved by many because it does what food should do – enhances and balances all our taste sensations – salty, sweet, sour and bitter.

    Finding this website was such a blessing. Not only to watch a wonderful cook in action, but to share the love of Korean food with others.

    Everything I have made in the past was enhanced by your website. Thank you again.



    안녕하세요 ^^

    I’m Sinae from Indonesia and my husband is korean. I have a daughter and son. I’m 29 years old and my husband 30 years old… Thank to u, cuz i can learn more and more about korean food…

    btw 2 days ago i’ve made 반찬 for my lovely husband… cuz of ur recipes i could make 5 kinds .. hahaha

    자는 영어와 한국말을 잘 할 수 없어서 죄송합니다 ㅠ.ㅠ

    i wanna learn another from tiz site … hehehe

    홧팅 ~~~~



    Hi, Maangchi!

    My name is Jessica and I’m 1/2 Korean and 1/2 Tennessee hillbilly (my father’s from TN). I grew up in GA due to my dad being in the Army. I joined the Air Force and have missed my mother’s cooking ever since she passed away while I was in college :(

    Your videos are saving me from having to find a decent Korean restaurant whenever I move, which is often! I got great bulgogi and dae ji gogi recipes from my aunt, but we never got around to making kim-chi. I found you on youtube and I just ordered your book and DVD about 10 min ago :)

    Keep up the great work, I love your videos and make my friends who love Korean food go watch them!



    Hi Maangchi and everyone,

    I live in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), and last year I started watching K-dramas (currently watching eng subs of Boys of Flowers and We Got Married), which led to me liking K-pop (Big Bang, SS501, SHINee, Clazziquai, Wonder Girls, 2PM, etc.), which now has led me to shopping around my neighbourhood Korean supermarket for snacks and whatever neat items I can find. I also have a neighbourhood Korean restaurant that I like to go every once in a while. Their Jya Jya Myun is okay (I might try to make it a little less bland though with your recipe), and I love having their Pork Bone Soup in the winter. I am very happy to find your website and plan to try out your recipes! I love that you took pictures of your ingredients — it makes shopping for me much easier!




    I just moved to Denver from Los Angeles 8 months ago. I miss all the various Korean restaurants and markets and especially my Korean family members (No more homecooking!) Since then, I found your website and have become a slave in the kitchen. In two weeks I’ve made your recipes for mandu, dduk soup, bibimbap, bulgogi, and jjajangmyun. They have all turned out AMAZING!

    One of the biggest problems I have encountered in Denver is lack of selection of Korean markets and items. Can you post a recipe for cucumber kimchi? It is my husband’s and my favorite kimchi/ban chan. Also, is the hot pepper paste (with soy sauce, sugar, hot pepper flakes, and garlic) that you make in the stir-fried squid the same paste that you use when making stir-fried pork with cabbage, carrots, and zucchini?

    Thank you for being the Korean mother I never had (my dad is Korean) and teaching me how to make delicious and spicy food!



    Maangchi Unnie!

    I can’t begin to describe how much I love your site. A very good friend of mine introduced me after she found it and tried 4 of your recipes! As for me…I’m Korean, born and raised in Los Angeles, and I grew up on my mom’s cooking but never got around to learning how to cook anything from her. I love to cook but it seems like all Korean moms cook by taste and not by recipe, which I need! And whenever she tried to explain how to make things, she would just get ‘dap dap hae’ and give up. Hahaha~ I did manage to learn to make kimchi jjigae, kimchi bokeumbap, and dooboo kimchi on my own but anything beyond that was wishful thinking for me, until now. I haven’t had a chance to make anything yet (been busy watching all the videos!) but as soon as I can get to the store, I plan on making jjamppong and jja jang myun for my friends. It’s so hard to find a decent jja jang myun place around here (I relocated to the boonies for school). Anyway, thanks again for all these awesome recipes…I can’t wait to try them out! You are awesome!



    Hello Maangchi,

    I’m so happy that I found this website. I’m a Filipina and I’ve been to Seoul for more than 2 years. I was so lucky that I was able to savor the Korean cuisine. My students and friends brought me to different restaurant, and oh boy, all the foods are really good. Now that I moved to Montreal, everytime I think of Korean food my mouth waters.. I think I missed food more than my students and friends…he he he. I really fell in-love with the food and of course the culture of Korea. I had a great time… was able to tell the difference between the taste of Seoul bibimbap and Busan.

    Now, I am trying to cook some Korean dishes and happy that I can watched your video to refresh my memory of what Halmoni thought me to cook. My question is, do you happen to know if there’s a Korean store in Montreal where I can buy the ingredients?

    Thanks, and I really appreciate the info.




    You can check the category for “where do you get Korean ingredients” . I posted some information about Korean grocery store in Montreal a while ago.



    Hi, Maangchi!

    My name is Natalie. I was born in Korea and immigrated to CA when I was 8. Although I grew up with very Korean parents, I didn’t have much chance to learn to cook Korean food because my parents divorced and my mom moved back to Korea. We live in a very rural area of So. Cal, where there aren’t many Koreans or Korean stores. I love Korean food though and am cooking more of it since I’ve found your website and a Korean market that’s not too far away.

    My husband is Caucasian and we have an 18 month old daughter. I have many memories of Korean food, like my grandmother making me shikhye on my birthdays. But the one that I find funny is when I made kimchee stew for my husband when we were dating. He doesn’t handle spicy food very well, so he nearly died eating the stew. He hasn’t had it since, but he’s getting better about eating other spicy food.

    I love your website and it’s filling in the chasm that was in my life. I hope to teach my own daughter how to cook Korean food when she gets older. Thank you!



    Hi, Maangchi!

    I just found your site a couple of days ago and downloaded a couple of recipes. I’ve cooked Cha Chang Meoyn, but got it a little too thick and cooked the noodles a little too long. It still was very tasty and satisfied a desire. I live in a small town in Arkansas and there are no Korean/Aisian food sources in this area. I have been buying most of my ingredients through the internet. I have not been able to find a source for Ddeok Guk Ddeok. Could you give me a site where I might find this online?

    I enjoy your site and your recipes and viders.


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