Top 5 Porn Food Dramas

Posted by Stephanie on March 26, 2014

Top Five
kdrama eatingThis post is totally dedicated to you big jerks who made me watch Let’s Eat, fully knowing it was the food porniest food show out there and I was on a diet. I say was on a diet as there is no freaking way there is any way you can watch that drama and not want to eat every time they do. It made me think of all the times this has happened to me. Before Kdrama, I’d heard the term Korean BBQ once–and that was the only knowledge I had of Korean as a food.

Since my indoctrination into Korean culture via these dramas? I now lust after Korean food.

(And tacos as good as Korean food is my life is still dedicated to the pursuit of eating tacos.)

You know why I think we become so lusty for this food? In Kdramas, unlike American TV, you can actually see them eating–actually stuffing faces full of food. And looking at them eating and enjoying automatically makes us stop and say “I want to eat that.” Usually in American TV you see them poke around the food, pushing around their plates. I can understand this happening for 2 reasons–people don’t want to get fat and with how long it takes to film scenes, the food is probably gross and cold. I’m thinking in Kdrama, with the live shoots, there really isn’t a chance for food to get cold as they are so fast filming–and the food is cooked in those earthenware pots which keep heat for a really long time.

But I digress.

Korea. Stop making me want to eat food!! At least I live in a place now where Korean food is way more accessible. When I lived in NH, it was almost 2 hours away. Here in the city? I can get it delivered to my door.

So here is my list of the top 5 Food Porn Dramas
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop is where I first learned Ramyun rather than ramen. It makes me feel special, like I’m in the know whenever I say it that way. I love ramyun and to have a drama take place in a shop where they make it by hand? Mmmm…I didn’t even realize it came in so many different kinds! I’ve still yet to try a real ramyun shop now that I’m here in the city, but you’d better believe, it’s on the list!

Even though Ramyun was the food porn star of the show, the scene stealer? Kimchi. Who didn’t come out of this drama wanting to make kimchi with a hot guy? Please, please, please god’s of Kdrama, please let this happen!

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop 2

Speaking of Kimchi….

Kimchi Family (or Fermentation Family)

Kimchi family

*Weeps* I want!

Going into this drama I didn’t know much about kimchi–it was still early in my Korean food experience so I only knew it smelled bad and I was really trying to convince myself that I liked the taste of it. I had no idea there were so many different types of kimchi. With this drama, which takes place in what seems to be a magical, fairy-tale traditional restaurant and every episode begins with food porn shots of making whatever Kimchi would be featured during that episode. So not only did we have beautiful shots of making kimchi, as it takes place in a restaurant, we also got shots of whatever traditional food they were making.

This drama is not as well known as it should be as it really is just beautiful with a small warm story involving two sisters, an inept mobster, and the apparent qualities Kimchi has to fix whatever it is that ails you in your life.

PastaPasta 3

No, Pasta is not about Korean food–unless you count the apparent fetish for eating pickles with pasta. (Have I tried this? Ugh. No.) I love this drama so of course it had to be on the list–the whole thing is about making yummy, yummy looking food. (And it had better be yummy looking or Chef will yell at you!)

Now I can’t look at a scallop without thinking of Pasta and apparently just how hard it is to make them properly. I also now have the urge to serve all of my pasta in an artful pyramid in the middle of the plate.

Barefoot Friends.BFF 21 - 008

I had to do it guys, I had to add Barefoot Friends and their endless parade of cooking episodes. Not technically a drama, but as I had to sit through those episodes and look at all that food–I’m totally counting it. I’ll admit, a lot of the food made me go ‘ew’, ‘ewwwww…’ and ‘yuck’ enough so that Cherry Cordial, who watched with me, thought I’m actually  a picky eater. (I promise I’m really not.) But so many episodes, there was always something that made me go “Me wants!”

As much as I hated, hated, hated, to see what that show was reduced to, it did introduce me to a lot of types of foods I’d never heard of before. And as much as I say “ew that looks disgusting,” I’m also one of those people who’d still give it a try. Just don’t quiz me before hand.

Let’s Eatlets eat 4

I can’t leave off the drama that actually made me start this list can I? When people say to you–don’t watch this show on an empty stomach? They are not freaking lying to you. Make sure to have a steady stream of snacks available or a will of steel. (Which, apparently, I don’t have.) Of course, what did we expect from a drama called Let’s Eat? When you look up Food Porn in the dictionary–it will have a picture of this drama next to it. The entire drama is about eating yummy looking food.

And then what seemed like hours and hours of film time dedicated to watching them eat it. Blissfully eating it. I wanted to eat all of it. Even the pigs trotters (ew) looked good. My favorites was whatever it was she was wanted to eat at the beginning on that disastrous date and then the seafood she at with her friend later in the drama. Watching the shells pop open over the heat was so porny I was salivating.Lets eat 5

I also laughed at every single one of his indignant food lectures.

Honorable mention:

Answer Me 1994, I Really, Really, Like You.

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