Food plays an important role in Korean culture and is widely represented on Korean television. While most viewers have starry eyes over the main characters or the captivating story, some are fascinated by the magic in the kitchen. Both Korean and international cuisine in K-dramas keep our mouths watering. If you love teasing your taste buds while watching a great comedy, drama or great comedy sageuk, In the list below we have just the thing for you!
1. “Sweet nibbles”
This romantic comedy plays the main role Jung Il Woo as Chef Park Jin Sung, Kang Ji Young PD Kim Ah Jin and Lee Hak Joo as a designer Kang Tae Wan. The love triangle that connects these three characters is quite interesting since this time the fight is about a man.
Park Jin Sung has a bistro where many people come to heal their hearts and leave their stress behind with its delicious food. Watching juicy treats in this restaurant every day will make your stomach growl every time you take them, especially tofu stew, fried chicken, and more. Jung Il Woo’s inner chef manifests himself abundantly in his unique process of preparing food, and the fact that he personally participated in the cooking makes it all the more reliable and fascinating to see!
Experience the first episode of “Sweet Munchies”:
2. “Eccentric! Chef Moon”
Shinhwa Eric plays the role of Moon Seung Mo, an elite chef whose family owns an 80-year-old pork soup restaurant. When crossing paths with Yoo Yoo Jin (played by Go Won Hee), An amnesiac famous fashion designer, share the two more than just fascinating chemistry.
Chef Moon is known for promoting Korean cuisine through pop-up restaurants worldwide. He also makes sure to choose his ingredients by hand, even if that means going abroad to get the freshest sets. This attention to detail also makes a well-seasoned rice bowl a delicious meal. The fact that Eric has been a guest on various cooking programs like tvN’s “Three Meals a Day” makes this drama an appetizing journey for viewers to rediscover Korean food and enjoy Eric’s skills as a sharp knife.
Experience the first episode of “Eccentric! Chef Moon ”:
3. “Oh my ghost”
This drama is a fan favorite with Park Bo Young as Na Bong Sun, a clumsy kitchen assistant who keeps having problems with her difficult boss Kang Sun Woo, played by Jo Jung Sukafter being possessed by a virgin spirit.
This drama is mainly filmed in the kitchen and gives you a taste of the whole atmosphere that takes place before serving a warm and delicious meal. One of the things that you will definitely love is the interpersonal relationship that Chef Kang Sun Woo has with his employees as he buys them meals and teaches them a lot about cooking. Watching all of those sizzling pans that bring exquisite dishes to life – especially the pasta scenes – is just a dream, but above all, Na Bong Sun’s signature ginger and chicken porridge recipe is a meal you won’t forget, as it’s not just that Bellies warms, but also hearts.
Experience the first episode of “Oh My Ghostess”:
4. “How are you bread”
This web drama also brings together a baking master and an employee of the TV show. EXO’s Suho Stars like Ha Do Woo, a talented baker who repeatedly rejects the offer of screenwriter Noh Mi Rae Lee Se Youngwho would stop at nothing to cast him on her new baking competition show.
The whole story revolves around the secret behind Do Woo’s magical and delicious bread, which not only fulfills desires but also enables people to get in touch with their feelings, which makes Mi Rae even more determined to get the brilliant baker to do so to take part in their show. Aside from teasing your sweet tooth with all the tasty bites in this web drama, it is undoubtedly the icing on the cake if you watch Suho meticulously as he makes his craft!
Watch the first episode of “How Are You Bread”:
5. “Wok of love”
If you are a fan of Chinese cuisine, look no further because this drama will cast a spell on your brain and belly. 2 p.m. Junho Stars like Seo Poong, a two-time Michelin-starred chef. As soon as he owns an exquisite Chinese restaurant, he loses everything due to an unfortunate turn and instead works in a restaurant in the neighborhood.
A dash of romance, a drop of action and a full Chinese menu sum up this drama pretty well. Plus, you just can’t ignore Junho’s amazing wok handling game. This drama is basically the perfect 101 course that will familiarize you with a hearty selection of rolls, noodle soups, and dumplings jjajangmyeon always be so present. If you miss all of the goodies shown on the show, look here to remember!
Experience the first episode of “Wok Of Love”:
6. “Jewel in the palace”
If you thought there was no place for food in historical dramas, think again! Dae Jang Geum, played by Lee Young Aeis a servant with a keen sense of taste who works her way up to become a cook before finally becoming the first royal doctor in Korean history.
As one of the top 10 dramas of all time, this drama brought the traditional Korean gastronomy into all its forms and shapes and drool many viewers over the irresistible food exhibition during the long Sageuk. The impressive and seductive detail in the Korean royal court kitchen seems to be an endless and versatile amount of side dishes, such as: Japchae, pajeon, and Saengchae Accompanying the main course as bibimbap (formerly known as Goldongban), Nanmyeon, and Mand you, All of this decorates the royal banquet.
Watch the first episode of “Jewel In The Palace”:
7-9. “let’s eat” Series
Gourmet, assemble! “Let’s eat” stars Yoon Doojoon as a seller Goo Dae Young who is friendly towards people to persuade them to take out insurance. He is also secretly a food blogger. In the first season, he gets to know Soo Kyung and shares his love for food Lee Soo Kyung, a manager who always craves company during a meal, especially when she is on the go to discover new restaurants. From a simple sunny side with fried rice to creamy pasta dishes and a heavenly onion soup bread bowl, “Let’s Eat” is quite international!
Watch the first episode of “Let’s Eat”:
In the second season, Yoon Doojoon is added this time Seo Hyun Jinwho plays Baek Soo Ji, a freelance writer and childhood friend of Goo Dae Young. Dae Young promises to help Soo Ji with her love quest to bury the hatchet that stems from a past feud. Of course, Korean food easily finds its way into history and presents Soo Ji with quite a challenge given her strict diet. Meals like gAmjatang (Pork bone soup), Bibimbap, and fried chicken all find their way into this appetizer of a drama.
Experience the first episode of “Let’s eat 2”:
The plot gets a bit twisted in season three because Goo Dae Young is mentally in a dark place, but his love and opinion about the food are still strong. To bring his life together, he goes on a souvenir tour of all the meals he once enjoyed when he was younger, along with his college friend Lee Ji Woo (Baek Jin Hee). Crustacean delights, spicy chicken soup and the famous Rabokki (Ramyun + tteokbokki) are just a few of the many delicious recipes included in the third episode of the series.
Experience the first episode of “Let’s eat 3”:
We don’t always see K-dramas have multiple seasons, but when we do, it’s definitely worth the hype. The “Let’s Eat” series introduces the audience to the filling Korean cuisine, which will definitely make you hungry for every gourmet who watches them diligently!
Which K drama appeals to your taste buds the most? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L.. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer and Hallyu enthusiast.