Article: WHAT’S COOKING? 10 K-Dramas Where THE PROTAGONIST IS A CHEF

Cooking is an art. An art that looks better when performed by our favorite actors. Clean kitchens, tasty food, and the best gadgets to cook. K-dramas show you all these, along with other twists in the story. If you are into cooking or are an amateur chef yourself, here are some dramas you need to check out:

1. Link: Eat, Love, Kill

Chef Eun Gye Hoon (Yeo Jin Goo) is the talk of the town. Before, it was for his cooking skills, but now he is famous for his sudden expression of emotions. He feels his feelings are connected to a woman, and that is when Noh Da Hyun (Moon Ka Young) enters his life. With a tense tale of a stalker and a missing girl, the drama also shows the struggles of Gye Hoon, who is preparing to open his new restaurant.

2. Wok of Love

A Chinese restaurant and a bowl of jjajangmyeon. These connect the lives of Seo Poong (Lee Jun Ho), Dan Sae Woo (Jang Rye Won), and Doo Chil Seong (Jang Hyuk). With the traditional ‘Wok’ in its title, the drama has its share of Chinese dishes and cooking contests between the leads. A love triangle adds more spice to this story.

3. Temperature of Love

Based on the book ‘ Good Soup Never Picks up the Phone,’ the drama tells the story of Lee Hyun Soo (Seo Hyun Jin), a writer, and On Jung Sun (Yang Se Jong), the owner of Michelin-star restaurant “Good Soup.” With a time leap and Jo Bo Ah and Kim Jae Wook as a part of the main cast, this drama is worth a try.

4. How Are You Bread

How Are You Bread is a web drama starring EXO’s Suho and Lee Se Young. Noh Mi Rae is the writer of the hit show ‘Top 3 Bakery Kings’, and as he is desperate to get patissier Han Do Woo on the show. But Han Do Woo is least interested in being a part of it. To save her job, Mi Rae must do everything she can to get Do Woo on the show, even if it makes him fall in love with her.

5. Oh My Ghost

A virgin ghost possesses a restaurant worker who has a secret crush on her boss, a star chef. Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young) likes her boss Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung Suk) but has not revealed it. When she gets possessed by Shin Sun Ae (Kim Seul Gi), Bong Sun’s personality changes. Is this a good change or a bad one? A must-watch if you like restaurants and ghosts.

6. Sweet Munchies

Park Jin Sung (Jung Il Woo) is a chef working at a snack restaurant and is in urgent need of money. He meets a television assistant director (Kang Ji Young) who asks him to find a chef who is gay. Lying about his sexual orientation Jin Sung joins the show, but a lie does not last long.

7. Chocolate

Lee Kang (Yoon Kye Sang) is a neurosurgeon but always dreamt of becoming a chef. Moon Cha Yeong (Ha Ji Won) became a chef because of Lee Kang. When fate brings them together, will they be able to recognize each other, or will they move on? An exciting tale of childhood and chocolates.

8. Pasta

Three out of four protagonists of this drama play the role of a chef. The drama occurs in the La Sfera restaurant, where Seo Yoo Kyung (Gong Hyo Ji) works as a kitchen assistant. Caught in a competition between ex-lovers Choi Hyun Wook (Lee Sun Kyun) and Oh Sae Young (Lee Hanee), will Yoo Kyung achieve her dreams?

9. My Lovely Sam Soon

Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah) is a baker who is insecure about her weight. After an unexpected breakup with her lover, she meets Hyun Jin Hun (Hyun Bin), who needs a baker for his restaurant Bon Appetit. Jin Hun hires Sam Soon as a pastry chef, but they constantly bicker. Will their relationship ever change?

10. Late Night Restaurant

Do you find it hard to order food from a fixed menu? Then late night restaurant would be your favorite spot if it existed. Run by a mysterious person known as ‘Master’ (Kim Seung Woo), the restaurant is run at midnight. The customers get the dishes they name and tell their stories to the ‘Master.’