Perfect K-Dramas to Watch While Eating

For some people, eating in silence can be unsettling. They have to at least have their eyes on something, whether it be the view of their surroundings or scrolling on social media. But the most common thing is to watch movies or series, especially if the entertainment includes food. For some reason it makes their own food taste better. So here’s a few light K-dramas you can watch while eating your meals.

1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. © Chorokbaem Media. 2016.

This is a coming-of-age K-Drama with Lee Sung-Kyung starring Kim Bok-Joo with male lead Nam Joo Hyuk as Jung Joon-Hyung. Kim Bok-Joo is a young college student who pursues her dream of being a professional weightlifter. In the middle of her journey, she developed a crush on her childhood friend’s brother and was later rejected.

Her childhood friend, Jung Joon-Hyung, taunts her at first but then realizes his feelings for her. Being a weightlifter has its perks, that is to eat lots of food because you’d need a lot of energy when doing the heavy lifting and this drama is full of eating scenes that will make you instantly hungry.

2. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)
Strong Girl Bong-Soon. © Drama House. 2017.
Strong Girl Bong-Soon. © Drama House. 2017

Do Bong-Soon played by Park Bo Young was born with extraordinary power. Her strength is inherited and passed down only to the female members of her family. Her ambition is to make a video game in which she is the protagonist. Just to her luck, Do Bong-Soon receives a job as a bodyguard for Ahn Min-hyuk played by Park Hyung-Sik, the CEO of Ainsoft, a videogame enterprise, because of her power.

In Dobong-dong, Bong-soon’s neighborhood, there’s a wave of kidnapping occurrences taking place. With Min-Hyuk‘s help, she is able to control her strength and put it to good use. Min-hyuk and Bong-soon‘s relationship blossoms throughout the series and ends with a happy and interesting marriage. This drama has lots of food scenes that just make you happy, it’s more aesthetically pleasing and satisfying to watch.

3. Hospital Playlist (2020-2021)
Hospital Playlist. © CJ E&M. 2020.
Hospital Playlist. © CJ E&M. 2020.

This show tells the story of five best friends in their 40s and is all doctors of different specialties who have been very close since college. They even have their own nickname, the 99ers. They also have a band name, Gongnyang Ridge, after a mountain trail. The plot follows the group of friends as they go on a series of hospital adventures that include medicine, music, and romantic relationships.

The title actually reveals itself, a band with doctors as the members and frequently have band practices every weekend except when most of the group have emergency calls from the hospital. The food that this drama has will make you jealous, no other words, just pure envy.

5. Let’s Eat (2013-)
Let’s Eat. © CJ E&M. 2013.
Let’s Eat. © CJ E&M. 2013.

Drama Let’s Eat tells the story of Koo Dae-Young played by Yoon Doo-Joon. An insurance marketing and culinary blogger “Let’s Eat” who is reliable in describing the taste of food. Uniquely, he always posts the empty plates he ate for his blog, unlike most people who post photos of their food. Because of its uniqueness, Dae-Young‘s blog became popular.

Let’s Eat 3. CJ E&M. 2018.

In each season, Let’s Eat always begins with Dae-Young who is told to just move to a new place. Then he will meet new neighbours, new people, and new restaurants which he will review on his blog. Not only about mukbang and food, Let’s Eat also tells about Koo Dae-Young‘s struggles in his job at an insurance company and his love story which is always interesting to follow. There’s no need to further explain the food scenes, there’s a food scene in every episode and they’re all mouthwatering.

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