It was just fascinating.". Streaming service Viu's Korean catalogue includes cooking reality show Three Meals A Day and My Little Television, which features a cooking lesson segment that launched the TV career of chef Paik. The city slickers have to get used to a more primitive way of life, which in volves chopping firewood, cooking over a wood fire, harvesting crops or fishing. She adds: "The love of Korean food, culture and lifestyle has spread through the popularity of South Korean dramas and entertainment shows.". Watch: Home Food Rescue 2 airs on tvN on Fridays at 11pm. As one of the regulars on the hit TV programme since 2014, the 57-year-old Lee, who specialises in Chinese cuisine, is now a household name in South Korea. My Little Television series is available on viu.com and the Viu app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. One of the reasons for his popularity was his, well, imperfection. It gave them confidence to learn how to cook.". His Chinese restaurant Mokran in Seoul, which he has been running since 1998, is often fully booked and attracts a star-studded clientele such as the members of the supergroup BigBang and Yoona of girl group Girls' Generation. No. Cook Representative (Korean: 셰프 원정대 - 쿡가대표), also known as National Chef Team, is a 2016 South Korean cooking-variety program starring Kim Sung-joo, Ahn Jung-hwan, Kang Ho-dong, Choi Hyun-seok, Sam Kim, Lee Won-il and, Lee Yeon-bok, is the spin-off of Please Take Care of My Refrigerator.It aired on JTBC during Wednesdays at 22:50 (KST) beginning February 17, 2016. "Customers are discerning. Synopsis. In fact, Ms Tan was inspired to make kimchi and tuna stew after watching actors prepare the dish on Three Meals A Day in a fishing village. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF MY REFRIGERATOR (above). "Chefs usually don't like to do live television because their mistakes will be broadcast. For example, he still spends his daily lunch breaks wrapping 400 dumplings at Mokran. In this programme, Chef Paik Jong Won goes around South Korea sussing out the best restaurants and eateries, and then invites the cooks to the TV studio to whip up dishes for celebrity guests. In Singapore, Korean cable channel tvN Asia reports that cooking travelogue Go Go With Mr Paik and cooking contest Masterchef Korea 4 earned the highest ratings out of 45 programmes aired here in the third quarter of this year. Idols whose fridges have been raided include rapper G-Dragon, rookie girl group Twice and actor Lee Jae Hoon. For another viewer, hotel sales director Cynthia Koh, 49, watching actors eat Korean dishes in K-dramas got her into K-cooking shows. Korean chef Lee Yeon Bok, 57, who makes regular TV appearances in South Korea, says: "Though not everyone cooks, everyone shares a love of eating. Citing the amiable cooking guru Paik, he says: "Chef Paik gives confidence to beginners to try out his simple cooking methods. "People posted their homemade dishes on social media and the recipes got popular.". PHOTOS: ONE, TVN ASIA, JTBC ENTERTAINMENT YOUTUBE CHANNEL. In this weekly show, chef Paik Jong Won runs a cooking class for four clueless guys. "I think people took to me because I made mistakes while cooking. Even on days off, the family man enjoys preparing meals for his family of three - actress So Yoo Jin, 35, and their two-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. Paik, who was a trader in building materials before establishing his food business The Born Korea in 1993, says: "I didn't get tied down to following specific know-how or sticking strictly to recipes. As a businessman, he is a stickler for detail, though, travelling to Singapore twice a year to check on his franchise outlets. Watch: The series is available on Viu and airs on channel One on Wednesdays at 11pm. Speaking through a translator, the 50-year-old tells The Straits Times that his first TV appearance was on My Little Television, a live cooking show. The food looks really appetising. The show is now in its sixth season, featuring Lee, actor Yoon Kyun Sang and Eric Mun of boyband Shinhwa. It's irresistible. He says: "I feel really fortunate to be able to cook for the people I love. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. 198402868E. A gumiho (nine-tailed fox) named Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) abdicated his position as the mountain spirit of Baekdudaegan to search for the reincarnation of his one true love Ah-eum ().He followed her soul up to the Samdo River and gave her the fox bead as her mark when she is reborn again. His TV appearances have translated to a great following off-screen, too. I try to remember the taste of the dish and recreate it in a simple and easy manner. He whipped up the Singapore delights of laksa and chicken rice using ingredients purchased from markets in Little India and Chinatown. "Watching celebrities learn how to cook is hilarious and relatable.". The proliferation of K-cooking shows are a natural continuation of the Korean wave, which has largely been driven by K-dramas and K-pop, says Ms Virginia Lim, senior vice-president and head of content, production and marketing, and networks for Asia at Sony Pictures Television. By registering, you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy. He was in town earlier this week with K-pop idols Onew and Jung Chae Yeon to film the Singapore episodes of Go Go With Mr Paik. Meanwhile, his half-brother Lee Rang was left alone and the mountain unprotected as well. Korean chef Lee Yeon Bok, 57, who makes regular TV appearances in South Korea, says: "Though not everyone cooks, everyone shares a love of eating. For example, members of boyband GOT7 share a fridge with a huge supply of ice cream and with each member scribbling his name on his personal tub. Yes, the show is a 15-minute cooking contest, but it is also an excuse to peek into the private lives of stars. Watch: Video clips of the show are available on JTBC Entertainment's YouTube channel. My Little Television is a live Internet show comprising individual segments helmed by celebrity guests vying to attract the highest viewership for each episode. ", Fans of Korean chef Lee Yeon Bok are known to go up to him on the streets and say: "Can you take care of my fridge too?". 213-214, 337, 339-340, 343, 346, 350-351) | [Guest] (Ep. Choi may be mistaken for a K-pop star, but he is actually a TV chef with a huge following, and one of the most recognisable faces in the cooking show boom that has overtaken South Korea in the past two years. Singaporean viewer Candy Tan, 25, agrees. "The appeal of a cooking show lies in watching all the ingredients coming together to form a beautiful plate of food. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. 2) (Guest) Korean chef Lee Yeon Bok (in white) on the cooking show The Great Chinese Food Battle. All rights reserved. Like the British chef-restaurateur, Paik Jong Won has multiple TV shows and runs a food and beverage empire with 28 brands and hundreds of outlets in Asia and the United States. Share gift link below with your friends and family. This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. Jung Joon-young was initially cast for the filming in Los Angeles and Shinhwa's Lee … Korean TV is obsessed with food at the moment and loyal female viewers with the shows' famous chef-hosts. Started in 2014, this programme features chefs competing against one another to cook the best meal using ingredients found in the refrigerator of a featured celebrity. I think people took to me because I made mistakes while cooking. So popular is he that he anchors three other shows on his own: Cooking 101 show Home Food Rescue, foodie programme The Nation's Big Three and cooking travelogue Go Go With Mr Paik. Yurang Market add Korean TV Show, 2020, 26 eps (Ep. You can read this subscriber-only article in full, All done! Top-rated programmes include Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator, a weekly programme where chefs are tasked to rustle up a meal using ingredients from celebrities' fridges - a winning formula that combines idol voyeurism and mouthwatering recipes.