9 Culinary K-Dramas That Will Tickle Your Taste Buds


Meals performs a significant function in Korean tradition and is strongly current in Korean tv. Whereas most viewers get starry-eyed over the lead characters or the compelling story, some have their hearts captivated by the magic that occurs within the kitchen. Each Korean and worldwide delicacies in Ok-dramas by no means fail to make our mouths water. If you happen to love teasing your style buds whereas watching an important comedy, drama, or sageuk, we have now simply the factor for you within the listing beneath!

1. “Candy Munchies”


This romantic comedy stars Jung Il Woo as Chef Park Jin Sung, Kang Ji Younger as selection present PD Kim Ah Jin, and Lee Hak Joo as designer Kang Tae Wan. The love triangle binding these three characters is sort of fascinating, because the struggle this time is over a person.

Park Jin Sung owns a bistro the place many individuals come to heal their hearts and depart their stress behind by his scrumptious meals. Watching succulent treats being served at this restaurant day in and day trip is certain to get your abdomen growling with each take, particularly tofu stew, fried rooster, and extra. Jung Il Woo’s internal chef manifests himself abundantly by his distinctive meal preparation course of, and the truth that he personally took half in cooking makes it all of the extra relatable and intriguing to observe!


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2. “Eccentric! Chef Moon”


Shinhwa’s Eric performs the function of Moon Seung Mo, an elite chef whose household owns an 80-year-old pork soup restaurant. Upon crossing paths with Yoo Yoo Jin, (performed by Go Gained Hee) an amnesiac well-known designer, the 2 share extra than simply charming chemistry.

Chef Moon is understood for making Korean delicacies recognized worldwide by pop-up eating places. Moreover, he makes positive to handpick his components even when meaning going overseas to get the freshest units. This cautious consideration to element makes even a well-seasoned rice bowl a pleasant meal. Plus the truth that Eric already guest-starred in cooking selection packages resembling tvN’s “Three Meals a Day” makes this drama an appetizing journey for viewers to (re)uncover Korean meals and revel in Eric’s sharp knife expertise.

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3. “Oh My Ghostess”


This drama is a fan favourite, starring Park Bo Younger as Na Bong Solar, an ungainly kitchen assistant who retains discovering herself in bother together with her tough boss Kang Solar Woo, performed by Jo Jung Suk, after being possessed by a virgin ghost.

Being primarily filmed within the kitchen, this drama offers you a style of the entire ambiance that takes place previous to being served a scorching and scrumptious meal. One of many issues to undoubtedly maintain you hooked is the interpersonal relationship Chef Kang Solar Woo has together with his workers, as he buys them meals and teaches them quite a bit when it comes to culinary artwork. Watching all these scorching pans bringing beautiful dishes to life – particularly the pasta scenes – is just to die for, however most significantly, Na Bong Solar’s signature ginger rooster porridge recipe is one meal you received’t overlook because it not solely warms bellies but additionally hearts.


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4. “How Are You Bread”

This net drama additionally brings a baking grasp and a TV present workers member collectively. EXO’s Suho stars as Ha Do Woo, a gifted baker who retains rejecting the supply of scriptwriter Noh Mi Rae, performed by Lee Se Younger, who would cease at nothing to forged him in her new baking competitors present.

The complete story revolves across the thriller behind Do Woo’s magical and attractive bread that not solely grants needs but additionally permits folks to get in contact with their emotions, which makes Mi Rae much more decided to get the genius baker to participate in her present. On high of teasing your candy tooth with all of the tasty bites that includes on this net drama, watching Suho being meticulous in making his craft is undoubtedly the icing on the cake!

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5. “Wok Of Love”


If you happen to’re a fan of Chinese language delicacies, then look no additional as a result of this drama will get your mind and your tummy hooked. 2PM’s Junho stars as Search engine marketing Poong, a two-time Michelin star awarded chef. As soon as proudly owning an beautiful Chinese language restaurant, an unlucky flip of occasions makes him lose every part and he finally ends up working at a lowly neighborhood restaurant as an alternative.

A sprinkle of romance, a drop of motion, and a full Chinese language menu just about sum up this drama. Plus, you merely can not disregard Junho’s wonderful wok dealing with recreation. This drama is principally the proper 101 course introducing you to a savory number of buns, noodle soups, and dumplings, with jjajangmyeon being ever so current. If you happen to miss all of the goodies which have been featured on the present, have a look right here for a reminder!


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6. “Jewel In The Palace”


If you happen to thought there was no room for meals in historic dramas, suppose once more! Dae Jang Geum, performed by Lee Younger Ae, is a servant with a eager sense of style who works her manner as much as develop into a cook dinner earlier than she finally turns into the first feminine royal doctor in Korean historical past.

Being one of many high 10 dramas of all time, this drama launched Korean conventional gastronomy in all its shapes and types to the world and left many viewers drooling over the irresistible meals show all through the prolonged sageuk. The spectacular and alluring element in Korean royal courtroom delicacies is what appears to be an countless and versatile quantity of aspect dishes resembling japchaepajeon, and saengchae accompanying the primary course like bibimbap (beforehand often known as goldongban), nanmyeon, and mandu, all of which ornate the royal banquet.

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7-9. “Let’s Eat” collection

Foodies, assemble! “Let’s Eat” stars Yoon Doojoon as salesman Goo Dae Younger, who acts pleasant round folks to steer them to purchase insurance coverage. He’s additionally secretly a meals blogger. Within the first season, he will get acquainted and shares his love for meals with Soo Kyung, performed by Lee Soo Kyung, a supervisor who at all times yearns for firm throughout a meal, particularly when she’s out and about discovering new eating places. From a easy sunny-side-up with fried rice all the best way to creamy pasta dishes and a heavenly onion soup bread bowl, “Let’s Eat” is just about worldwide!


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Within the second season, Yoon Doojoon is joined this time by Search engine marketing Hyun Jin, who performs Baek Soo Ji, a contract author and Goo Dae Younger’s childhood good friend. To bury the hatchet that stemmed from a previous feud, Dae Younger guarantees to assist Soo Ji on her love quest. Naturally, Korean meals simply finds its manner within the story and poses fairly a problem for Soo Ji given her strict weight-reduction plan. Meals like gamjatang (pork-bone soup), bibimbap, and fried rooster all discover their manner on this hors d’oeuvre of a drama.


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The plot will get twisted a bit within the third season, as Goo Dae Younger finds himself in a darkish place mentally, however his love and opinion concerning meals are nonetheless going sturdy. In a method to get his life collectively, he goes on a reminiscing quest by all of the meals he as soon as loved when he was youthful, joined by his school good friend Lee Ji Woo (Baek Jin Hee). Crustacean delights, spicy rooster soup, and the well-known rabokki (ramyun + tteokbokki) are however just a few of the numerous scrumptious recipes that characteristic within the third installment of the collection.


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We don’t at all times see Ok-dramas having a number of seasons, however after we do it’s undoubtedly well worth the hype. The “Let’s Eat” collection introduces viewers to satiating Korean delicacies that’s certain to work up an urge for food for each internal foodie that diligently watches it!

Which Ok-drama speaks to your style buds essentially the most? Did we miss any? Tell us within the feedback beneath!

Esmee L. is a Moroccan energetic dreamer, author, and Hallyu fanatic.


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