We LOVE food. Especially K-drama food. Ramyeon, tteokbokki, jjajangmyeon, Korean fried chicken, and kimbap are just some of them. And soju, of course!
We listed five Korean dramas that center on the culinary arts and food from different cultures. It's like every episode is a mukbang vlog, TBH. Enjoy!
1. Oh My Ghost (2015)
The sitch: Timid Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young), who works as an assistant chef, gets possessed by the ghost of a confident young woman (Kim Seul-gi) who seeks to solve her one unfinished business by hooking up with Bong Sun's boss, famous chef Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung-suk)! Will the ghost succeed?
2. Pasta (2010)
The sitch: This workplace romantic comedy features Seo Yoo-kyung (Gong Hyo Jin), a girl who aspires to be a top Italian cuisine chef. Despite graduating from a lowly and generally unknown culinary school, she's got dreams, and she's determined to reach them! In this drama, food is sometimes used as a weapon and is also the glue that holds its characters together.
Food featured: Italian pasta! Yum!
3. King Of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (2010)
The sitch: Also known by the title Bread, Love, And Dreams, it tells the story of illegitimate child Kim Tak Goo (Yoon Shi Yoon), a talented baker and the son of the president of Geosung Enterprise, a legend in the baking industry. Tak Goo's determination to become number one in the baking industry drives him to rebuild his career from scratch despite the many challenges he faces. He literally... gets that bread.
Food featured: BREAD GALORE.
4. My Lovely Sam Soon/My Name Is Kim Sam Soon (2005)
The sitch: Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun-a) is an excellent baker who's just a ~little~ insecure about her weight. After her boyfriend dumps her and she loses her job, the owner of an upscale French restaurant (Hyun Bin) hires her as a pastry chef. The two don't get along, but that doesn't keep sparks from flying between them.
Food featured: Desserts! She cooks all kinds of cookies and decadent cakes. DROOL.
5. Jewel In The Palace (2003)
The sitch: The first half of this historical drama centers on food, while the second one deals with medicine. It tells the story of orphaned Dae Jang Geum (Lee Young-ae), a court lady who has an extraordinary ability for cooking and helping those around her!
Food featured: Traditional Korean cuisine such as rice cakes and haemul pajeon (seafood vegetable pancake).
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