The Wednesday Five: Foods I Tried Because of K-Dramas

Posted September 21, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature Foods I Tried because of K-Dramas.

1. Tteokbokki

This is a staple in most of the dramas that I watch so it’s probably the one thing that I was super anxious to try. It’s one of my favorite things to eat now. I eat a lot of Korean food and tteokbokki is always on my to go order. I love it so much.

2. Japchae

I don’t remember what show I was watching but in one of the episodes, the Mom cooked this big ass feast for everyone and there was a glass noodle dish that looked like Chop Suey (a Samoan dish) that I was mighty curious about so I went and googled “Korean glass noodles with vegetables and meat” to find out it was japchae, V’s favorite dish (at the time) and I ordered me some from a local korean spot out in L.A. and I loved it so much that I learned how to make it myself and I make it often. I still love it too.

3. Kimbap

This was another thing that I saw all the time on different k-dramas and it is a must-have for me when I’m shopping at my local Korean grocery store. There is something so satisfying about eating this. I love it so much. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, period. I might like it more than Extraordinary Attorney Woo, haha.

4. Korean Fried Chicken

Another favorite thing of mine to eat. I love any Korean Fried Chicken more than I love KFC. More than I love El Pollo Loco. I just love it more. This shit is so bomb and even though I won’t drink the beer and soju shots with the chicken that I see quite a lot in k-dramas, I still love this shit hella.

5. Jjajangmyeon

Everyone on every k-drama that I watch eats this at least three times during the course of the drama. And every single time that I watch them eat it, I want it. Even now, I will randomly crave jjajangmyeon. This is just so damn good.

So what are some Korean foods that you’ve tried after seeing them on k-dramas? Share in the comments, I’d love to discuss!

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