Privy 5 Seoul Marja Vongerichten

Host of the Kimchi Chronicles

Marja Vongerichten is the host of the "Kimchi Chronicles" on PBS, a brand-new thirteen part series that covers Korean food and culture. Born to a Korean mother and an American father, Marja brings a unique perspective on her travelogue centered around discovering her roots through Korean cuisine. Marja should know a thing or two about food, her husband is Jean Georges Vongerichten, the acclaimed chef behind Jean Georges in New York. The Kimchi Chronicles will explore all the different textures and layers of Korean culture and push past conventions for a journey of self-discovery you won't want to miss. Be sure to tune into PBS to follow along with Marja as she takes you through the Kimchi Chronicles.

To follow Marja Vongerichten's amazing journey, visit her official site www.kimchichronicles.tv or follow the Kimchi Chronicles on
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KimchiChronicles
Twitter: twitter.com/kimchitv
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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Chaebu-dong


    Chaebu-dong 85-1 Seoul Jongno-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 종로구 체부동 85-1 토속촌

    02-737-7444 |
    Tosokchon is famous for their samgyetang or chicken and ginger soup. They even have a version of samgyetang that includes black chicken and ginger and that happens to be one of their most popular dishes. The broth is white and thick and the sticky rice inside serves to give the soup a rich and thick texture. The ginseng, pumpkin seeds, and ginko nuts all make this dish both healthy and delicious. ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Insadong/Bukchon


    8-7 Insa-dong Seoul Jongno-gu
    Doore is a wonderful restaurant to behold in that it has great history to it and exhibits the beauty of traditional Korea. The quality of the dishes, including their excellent bibimbap and kimchi, reflects the passion and talent of the chef. The owner and chef, Sook Hee Lee knows how to cook up a spectacular traditional Korean meal. The end result is something both delicious and harmonious with fl ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Seocho-dong

    Cuisine:Korean, Korean Seafood

    27-1 Jamwon-dong Seoul Seocho-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 서초구 잠원동 27-1

    If you're a crab lover, you'll want to head over to Pro Ganjang Gejang right away. Even the restaurant's name literally translates to "crabs marinated in soy sauce" so you know you'll be in good hands. The octopus sashimi is a great dish for adventurous eaters as the octopus legs are still writhing and fresh once you eat them. But the star of the show is still the amazing crab and you'll find it o ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Samseong-dong

    Cuisine:Korean, Korean BBQ

    147-15, Samseong-dong 1-2F Seoul Gangnam-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 강남구 삼성동 147-15 지상 1,2층

    If pork belly grilled over oak charcoal sounds good to you, Heukdong is your kind of restaurant. The sleek venue is special in that it houses perhaps best samgyeopsal in Seoul. The impressive looking restaurant gets even better when you taste the renowned and classic pork barbecue. They specifically use black pork from it's own pig farm in the Jeju region and you'll definitely taste the amazing fl ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Gangnam Station/Yeoksamdong

    Cuisine:Korean, Korean BBQ

    637-20 Yeoksam-Dong Seoul Gangnam-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 강남구 역삼동 637-20번지

    Sae Maul is a restaurant known for their barbecue and for good reason. Their dishes such as the bulgogi, are cooked in their unique special sauce and gives the meat a flavor you won't find anywhere else. However, aside from delicious meats, their kimchi jjigae just might be the best in Seoul. Many come to Sae Maul just for this delicious stew and it has all the wonderful textures of a homecooked s ... read more >

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