If you think Korean dramas are all romance, tragedy, and drama, then maybe you're wrong. K-Dramas highlight their culture through these shows. Food plays a role in Korean culture and captivates our hearts with magic that happens in their kitchen. But what is more beautiful than Food in K-dramas? Good-looking and talented cooks are the ones who raise our dating standards. Here is a list of the ten K-dramas with a charming main character who can cook.
1. Wok Of Love
In the K-drama 'Wok of Love,' Lee Jun-ho's character, Seo Pong, is a chef in a luxury hotel restaurant. Everything in life seems to be going well until he discovers his fiance cheating on him with the hotel's owner. Hurt, he quits his job and starts working in a small next-door restaurant by a loan shark. He gets filled with revenge and grit, showing us exquisite cooking talent.
2. Hello My Twenties
Yoon Park is every woman's love in the K-drama, 'Hello My Twenties.' He plays the role of a chef in a fancy restaurant. His character is background and understanding towards his love interest.
3. It's Okay To Not Be Okay
'It's Okay To Not Be Okay' is a 2020 K-drama that tackles mental health and where food serves as a code for emotions. Gang-Tae prepares meals for Moong-Young. She grew up beautiful and volatile, starved for affection and love. The drama shows Gang-Tae preparing daily meals for their family, creating a homey and stable routine that is healing for both. Food has the power to heal.
4. The King: Eternal Monarch
Eternal Monarch is a 2020 drama where a king exists on such a high plane that you might wonder if he knows the kitchen. It is impressive that King Lee Gon (Lee Min-Ho) knows the kitchen art and can make a delicious rice and steak meal- while wearing a white uniform. It is cute to see Lee Gon's cooking scenes and his softer side toward Tae-Eul.
5. Dinner Mate
Kim Hae Kyung (played by Song Seung Heon) is a food psychologist who uses food to heal people. The drama shows him ordering salmon pasta for an anxious person, telling her that Salmon could help her calm her heart. He later meets Do-Hee, a content producer whose boyfriend cheats on her. Hae-Kyung and Do-Hee have been hurt before and bonded through food. It is ironic and funny how Hae-Kyung, who helps heal people through food, finds love through food.
6. Descendants of the Sun
One of the funniest scenes in the K0drama 'Descendants of the Sun' is where the Captain and Sergeant cook Samgyetang for their women. It is comical yet hot to see uniformed men in aprons. We can tell these men have never cooked before, and the fact they are trying is cute.
7. Crash Landing On You
Crash Landing On You (2020) introduces Captain Ri Hyun Bin), an intimidating North Korean soldier who meets Yoon Se-Ri. She accidentally stumbled there from her parachute. When he decides to help her return, is when he begins to start cooking in the kitchen. He started by making Ramyun from scratch, fresh coffee, boiled potatoes in sugar, and noodles. In the drama, Captain Ri uses food to show love.
Pasta is a 2010 drama series where food and love come together. 'La Sfera' is an Italian restaurant that gets remodeled by Lee Sun Kyun, a chef trained in Italy. He is a misogynist but changes when he meets his kitchen assistant, Gong Hyo Jin.
Chocolate is a 2019 cooking themes K-drama. The plot revolves around Lee Kang, an aspiring chef who cooks a meal for Moon Cha Young. Food can be a powerful tool to create bonds with love, life, and career.
10. Oh My Ghost
Oh, My Ghost is a 2015 drama where plot revolves around supernatural things and drool-worthy food scenes. Na Bong Sun is an assistant chef of Kang Sun Woo. Bong Sun, possessed by the ghost of Shin Soon Ae, finds it hard to manage the kitchen. However, she continues to work for her boss and crush, Sun Woo.