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8 K-Dramas With Food Scenes That Will Make You Hungry


Do you like good food? These K-dramas will have you order delivery from the nearest Korean restaurant (or grocery store)! But wait, there’s more: get ready for a parade of tasty dishes that also go beyond Korean cuisine. These dramas will serve you all kinds of #foodporn that will keep your stomach full while waiting for your food delivery to arrive.

Below is a list of K-dramas that feature the best food scenes, which you can watch on Netflix, Viu, and iQIYI:

1. Dinner Boyfriend (2020)

Who’s in it: Song Seung Heon, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Ji Hoon, Son Nae Eun

Where to watch it: iQiyi

Webtoon based Would you like to have dinner together?, Dinner companion tells the story of two strangers who decide to have regular dinners without sharing personal information and without commitment. Do Hee (Ji Hye) is a producer-director whose cheating BF becomes part of the reason she meets Hae Kyung, (Seung Heon) a psychiatrist specializing in food therapy. The two eat pretty much everywhere in the drama, and we’re treated to dishes as simple as a convenience store. ramyeon to more extravagant dishes like a refined steak in a restaurant.

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2. Hospital Reading List (2020 – ongoing)

Who’s in it: Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, Jeon Mi Do

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Where to watch it: Netflix

This heartwarming slice of life from the director of the famous Reply The series follows the lives of five doctors, all of different specialties, who have been friends since medical school. While the drama isn’t about the food, the characters eat a lot. There are tons of scenes in the hospital cafeteria and samgyupsal eateries, and we’ve come to love the iconic egg sandwich (from a Korean chain), little Uju continues to eat too. The cast eats so delicious our stomachs can’t help but growl!

3. Sweet snacks (2020)

Who’s in it: Jung Il Woo, Kang Ji Young, Lee Hak Joo

Where to watch it: Viu

Kim Ah Jin (Jin Young) is looking for a gay chef for his cooking show. Enter Park Jin Sung (Il Woo), the chef at Ah Jin’s favorite restaurant. He needs the money ASAP, so he’s lying about his sexuality to get the part. Jin Sung cooks for the show and in his restaurant, so there are mouth-watering cooking montages in every episode. Fun fact: Main star Jung Il Woo is a culinary expert himself and he really did a part of the show’s cooking. If you want more of Il Woo’s cooking, watch him on the reality show Best Celebrity Recipe at Fun-Staurant.

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4. Itaewon class (2020)

Who’s in it: Seo Joon Park, Kim Da Mi, Kwon nara

Where to watch it: Netflix

After his father’s death, Sae Ro Yi (Seo Joon) vows revenge on the Jang Ga group by creating the best restaurant franchise ever. As he grows his bar and restaurant, DanBam, he assembles a motley team who support him through hardships as President Jang tries to bring him down every step of the way. Itaewon class showcases the food from start to finish, but the star of the show is DamBam’s signature dish, sundubu jjigae (soft tofu stew) served with soju.

5. Chocolate (2019)

Who’s in it: Yoon Kye Sang, Ha Ji Won, Jang Seung Jo

Where to watch it: Netflix

Back when they were kids, aspiring chef Kang (Kye Sang) promised to give Cha Young (Ji Won) some hungry chocolate truffles he made, but that never happens. Years later, they meet again. Kang is now a frustrated neurosurgeon, while Cha Young has become a cook. The two characters use food as a means of bonding, and the series features beautiful scenes of preparing dishes ranging from savory seafood dishes to chewy pastries.

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6. Wok of love (2018)

Who’s In: Lee Jun Ho, Jang Hyuk, Jung Ryeo Won

Where to watch it: Netflix, Viu

From the author of another food-centric drama Pasta comes a romantic comedy starring a mix of characters who run a Chinese restaurant. We have a former hotel chef (Jun Ho), a fallen heiress (Ryeo Won) and a former gangster (Hyuk) who join hands to bring delicious comfort food to the neighborhood. This drama features top notch cinematography for its culinary scenes. We cannot overcome their jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles) – such a tasty dish that he decided heiress Sae Woo to turn a new leaf in the series.

7. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

Who’s in it: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin

Where to watch it: Netflix

In this sweet coming-of-age romance, aspiring weightlifter Bok Joo (Sung Kyung) crushes Doctor Jae Yi, the older brother of swimmer Joon Yung (Joo Hyuk). As Joon Yung helps her, he begins to fall in love with her instead. Now this drama is like an ode to Korean barbecue and fried chicken (we’d also like to thank Lee Jong Suk for his fried chicken cameo). Watching Bok Joo eat is the best mukbang experience ever. Who can forget the scene where she shares the BFN (barbecue, fried rice, naengmyeon) routine to get the most out of your K-BBQ?

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8. Let’s eat 2 (2015)

Who’s In: Yoon Doo Joon, Seo Hyun Jin, Kwon Yul

Where to watch it: Netflix

This drama has three food seasons, so you’re free to watch them all and enjoy all the food scenes. we highlight Let’s eat 2, our favorite season, which focuses on Dae Young (Du Jun) moving to a new city outside of Seoul. He helps his next door neighbor, Soo Ji (Hyun Jin), grab the attention of the man she loves, while falling in love with her along the way. Dae Young is a food blogger, so there are food scenes in every episode like a Chinese food feast and all kinds of oyster dishes (pancakes, rice, etc.). Yum!


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