About Mama Woo
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Mama Woo got her start cooking in much more primitive conditions than today. (Really, pre-Korean War Seoul was pretty backwards. We're talking open fires and water pumps. And burying kim chee in the ground is not a myth, I tell you!) Even by Korean standards, Mama Woo is considered a gourmet Korean cook! We know, because we've had "real Korean food" in Korea...no big deal compared to our Mama's, trust us! She also worked at other "gourmet" Korean restaurants in Hawaii before striking out on her own. Mama Woo is now happy to be established in Moiliili, using modern cooking tools and appliances and no longer having to start a fire with matches and tinder every day.