New Maangchi Video: Grilled Mackeral

Hi Everyone,

I always watch Maangchi, I don’t know why I don’t post them on Seoul Eats for you to watch as well. My goal in the next year is to actually meet her. We’ve worked on several similar projects, but I’ve never had a chance to actually meet her.

Anyway, I’ll try to post her new videos as she puts them up. You can watch all of her videos on her main page


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COMPLETED: Now Hiring: Korean Food Teacher

At the end of August, our current Chef Shawn Park will be leaving us to go to Australia to do some filming for a TV show, so our company is in search of another chef to join our company. The information is below. If you know anyone that’s an experienced chef (preferably Korean or an F-2 or F-4 visa holder) please refer them to us. In the next week, we’ll be moving to our new studio in Insadong. We’ll be able to run regular classes throughout the week in Japanese and in English.



O’ngo Food Communications (, a culinary education and consulting company in Seoul is looking to hire a Chef that specializes in Korean cuisine. Ideally the candidate should be able to speak English and Korean and have experience in cooking Korean Cuisine. The candidate should be well spoken and look professional. Those who can speak Japanese would be highly regarded for this position.

The chef/teacher will oversee our new 50 person cooking studio in Insadong.

Duties include teaching how to cook Korean food to travelers and expatriates to Korea, developing menus, assisting in culinary restaurant tours, assisting in marketing of cooking classes, and appearing on various media as a spokesperson for O’ngo Food Communications. 

The ideal candidate should be a Korean citizen or have an F2 or F4 visa. Degree in culinary arts (either 2 or 4 years), restaurant experience, Japanese language, and teaching experience is helpful. Those with an expert knowledge of Korean food and Korean food culture would be highly regarded for this position. Also, the ability to work as a member of a team and willingness to learn is helpful.

Ideal Candidate will work 40 hours a week. Working hours are usually from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, but this often changes depending on tourists schedules. Sometimes we have Saturday classes, if this happens, the chef will have an additional week off during the year. Medical insurance will be provided and 1 week paid vacation per year. Salary is between 1.2 to 2 million won a month depending on experience and qualifications.

Selected candidates will go under a provisional period for 1 month before final decision is made in hiring. During this time the candidate will be trained in the duties and how to teach cooking classes. During the provisional period, the salary will be half of the predetermined salary.

Interested candidates should send their resume to Jia Choi PhD at [email protected]

O’ngo Food Communications Culinary School
Jongno-gu, Nagwon-dong 55-1 3rd Floor, Seoul, Korea
Experience Korean Culture Through Cuisine

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O’ngo Food will be at the 20th Anniversary Party at the Dragon Hill Lodge

These days, the company I work for, O’ngo Food Communications, has been quite busy because we are participating at the 20th Anniversary of the Dragon Hill Lodge. So tomorrow we will be serving food at the Dragon Hill Lodge Hotel- we’ve spent the whole day today preparing it. We’ll also be on base on Saturday near the Discover Seoul Stand inside the hotel. We’ll have giveaways and sign-up information about our cooking classes and tours. We’ll be opening up our cooking studio by the middle of May and then, we’ll be able to do regular classes with Chef Shawn.

Oh, the menu for tomorrow is Spicy Korean Chicken Skewers, Tofu and Kimchi, and Korean Pancakes.

We will be there starting at 5pm. Stop by if you are on the US military base.


Here’s the Flyer
Look! there’s the O’ngo Logo! I’m so proud^^
Activities/ Events

Volunteer to Cook for Children on Children’s Day

Once a month I volunteer at a halfway house for Korean children. This isn’t an orphanage, but a place where the kids are supposed to stay temporarily until their parents come back to get them. However, some of these kids have been here for about a year. If the parent’s decide not to get them, then they will go to a real orphanage where other options are considered including adoption.

May 5th is Children’s Day in Korea and it’s a day where most kids wait in bated anticipation for. Most kids get presents and then spend the day with their parents going to amusement parks, zoos, or movies. These kids won’t have that opportunity so it is a very sad and depressing day for them.

This year we’ll be going to the orphanage on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 10am to cook lunch for these kids and to help clean the building. The station is down by Beomgye (Line 4 towards Oido). We’ll be cooking Korean barbecue and different side dishes. Now not everyone will be able to cook- the kitchen is pretty small. Some people will go help clean the rooms (the place is understaffed and underfunded) while others will play games with the kids. (No, you won’t have to teach these kids English.) Everyone that comes to volunteer is asked to pay 20,000 won to help pay for the cost of food. We only have 10 spots available, so please e-mail me if you are interested at seouleats at gmail dot com

For those who can’t make it help volunteer, we need donations so we can buy presents, books, clothes, and toys for these kids.

You can transfer money via Korean Bank Transfer to:
Bank: KEB
Name: Daniel Gray
Account Number: 620-166405-828

You can also send money by clicking on the donate button:

Thanks for listening and I hope you can help,