New York-based YouTuber who features Korean food recipes on her channel for viewers around the world is an online sensation with 3.5 million subscribers, a Korean media outlet reported on June 24.
Emily Kim (Kim Gwang-sook), a native of Yeosu, Jeollanam-do Province, who launched the channel Maangchi in 2007, has uploaded about 370 videos in becoming the world's top YouTuber for K-food in the number of subscribers.
For example, her clip on making tongbaechu (whole cabbage) kimchi garnered more than 11 million views, while one on dakgangjeong (crunchy fried chicken) neared 11 million and another on tteokbokki (spicy rice cake) exceeded 9 million. She also published in 2015 a cookbook, Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking.
By Park Hye Ri and Lee Jihae
Photos = Maangchi's YouTube channel.