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[Theme of the Month] Dramas and food

Dramas. Food. Marathons. Binges. They just go together, no matter our best efforts to be reasonable and exhibit a little bit of restraint. I know I’m hardly the only one who’s seen a drama character eating with gusto and felt the immediate need to pause my screen, find food, and join her in her binge.

In my mind, bibimbap should be eaten Kim Sam-soon style, mixed up and eaten straight out of an oversized bowl, filling your belly and soothing your bruised heart. Beer is more appealing out of a can while I’m watching a drama — but never when I’m not. And ramyun somehow tastes better eaten off a pot’s lid. So:

How have dramas shaped, changed, or influenced your relationship to food?

 
To submit:

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  • Include at least 1 image, though more is preferred.
  • Suggested length: Between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Deadline: We will post these on a rolling basis, so we’re taking submissions now. We will cut off accepting submissions on May 26. If you miss this month, join us for a new theme next month!

 
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Jjajangmyun addiction 🙃 and Wok of love coming next week will only worsen my case😆

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Hahhh...Thats soo true and Ramadan is around the corner too...I will just watch it when I break my fast....

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So true... thankfully, "Let's Eat 3" is still casting the leads, LoL. I used to move my drama watching during the nights to prevent me from drooling :)))

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HOT DAMN - bring on all the food post, fav/family recipes and more food cravings that we'll all get by reading all the food related entries!

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Your user name is making me peckish!

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Drooling already.

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I can't say that I've felt the need to eat while watching a k-drama, but I can't deny the visual appeal of what I see on screen. ;)

Anyone else annoyed when characters in Saeguks never eat the lavish spreads of food before them? Most of the time, they'll only drink tea or alcohol. If I were a yanban, I would probably be nice and corpulent. How could I refuse all of that delightful food, and what else would I have had to do in those days anyway as a woman of that social class? I'd eat out of boredom; I'd eat out of necessity; and I'd eat just for the pleasure. LOL

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You’re right. They ignore the food and always go for the rice wine.

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Except for Ra On. She knows to finish everything on that dang spread.

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Me!!!!! I will be like what of all this food. The most annoying is when the table is flipped...I will be like all that food gone to waste....

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THAT IS THE WORST!!

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Wasted food, and who has to clean up that mess? It's never the table flipper I'm sure.

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Especially when they're having tea and they have a table full of delicious looking sweets...they don't even look at them!

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Hahhh....worst of the worst....How can they ignore food???

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Lil' punks. I'll eat that for you.

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Girl have you watched Let's Eat? Makes any sane person want to have their own mukbang lol

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LOL I haven't watched it.

Even so, I must just be weird, lol!

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You're right they rarely eat in saeguks unless it's a feast. Unfortunately for me every time I think of Saeguks and food my mind goes directly to the piglets from SFD, not that appetizing.

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Oh my gosh that’s the furthest I’ve gotten into SFD. I always mean to start it again but those scenes alone turn my stomach. Maybe I’ll just try and skip that part when I pick it up again.

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The first time I watched it I was like WTF is this, the second time I tried watching SFD I skipped it. Unfortunately doing that was common back then apparently even in some European countries >.<. But if you have time you should, I also still have to finish it I usually take my time with historical dramas, I like learning about Korea's history it's fascinating.

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Oh my goodness, this is one of the reasons why I'd want to be one of those who worked behind the scenes!
Instead of letting all that delicious food go to waste, I'd either eat it, or pack it up.
Or, I could be the extra in the background, being the only one eating the food. 🤣

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Oh I LOVE Korean food. And I’ve also tried making a few Korean recipes finding them on the internet and they turned out so well. Yummy. One of my favorite and the easiest recipes is the ginger honey tea. I’ve made that and poured it into a few jars and I keep one in my office’s fridge. It saved me from some bad days at work.

And yes, ramyeon is so good when it is actually cooked using an aluminum pot. Before watching Korean series I thought I could just pour boiling water into it and waited for some time before start eating. But everything changed when I started preparing it the way it should be prepared. It tastes much better and it feels so Korean!

The menu I would dearly love to try making is jajangmeon. Sadly I couldn’t find the black bean paste in my country yet. Perhaps I should go to Korean Town one day but it’s located in a very center of my town with a lot of traffic.

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I love ginger honey tea! I drink it whenever I have a cold and it's so refreshing. I find it very hard to eat jajangmyeon in public tho. I keep making a mess 😂

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And then there was “Let’s Eat...”

That’s my title, see you all at the end of the month! Looking forward to all the submissions!

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Write it please! I have so many hungry nights from watching Doojoon eat.

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I use Korean drama to decompress at night right before bed.

WORST. IDEA. EVER. when watching Let's Eat....

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I can't watch the Let's Eat dramas... I get so hungry, that I have to stop! Pure food porn, if you want my opinion.
*sigh*

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Should we leave Subway out, because that is classified as food and Dear Lord, it misses almost no drama. I am waiting for the day when a king goes in disguise to have a sandwich in a market in Hanyang.

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*reading new theme while stuffing self with ramyun and kimchi*

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Seriously, I just did! 🤣

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I love Korean food. I even took Korean cooking classes.

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How fun!! Now I want to..

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Ramyeon. Now l'm a less patriot than I was two years ago. No more indomie in our household, we only have shin ramyun.

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Let's Eat! Let's Eat!

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Now this is the theme I’ve been waiting for! Given the response to both coffee and kimchi in last month’s posts, I know many of my fellow beanies are also looking forward to this one.

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Ooooh, this will be a fun month of reading.

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Korean food really makes you drool.
i Just love the food scenes in dramas and also in variety shows which involves food are the best. Whenever I watch Running man, i always hope that is is related to some food game. They eat so well, and their food looks so delicious.

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Food is my weakness....when I was watching lets eat, I made sure I had food with me...

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Dramas and food .... a fantastic combo!

Already looking forward to all the Beanie submissions!

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Since it took us ten seconds last month to start swapping recipes, I imagine quite a few Beanies are already scribbling away.

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Not sure about this theme🙄. Just like PPL and shopping.... when I watch dramas, I don't realise is there. I don't feel like I want to buy anything.

I know there are zillions of reference to food and I see this people eating all the time, but I never get to believe I or would want to eat the same... hum... 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
Except for regular ramyum and those baby crabs Yoo Seung ho prepared in IANR...
But well, I will still think about it, I promise 😅😅😅
Maybe I will write about everything I want to eat when I visit Korea one day,, if I ever get to go 😂😂😂😂

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I hate PPL and I hate shopping. But I did have a moment when I was on holidays last year and catching up on dramas where it seemed like everyone was eating ramyeon and I wanted some too. My ramyeon craving got so bad I even went to the supermarket and bought some. I love noodles so I wanted to try jangjangmyeon since everyone eats it all the time.

But the thing I was persuaded to try cooking was porridge. And actually I might save that story because I think it might make a good post.

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For me, it was Ramyun... I like noodles, even if it's lots of carbs! 😂😂😂

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This is going to be such a fun month for posts! I wish I could write one, but I have no time. :( I would fret over it for hours and edit it to death and it would be horrible.

I definitely ate a lot of the foods I see in dramas already, but boy did they inspire addictions once I saw them..

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I always wanted to try the spicy rice cakes but I can't do spicy and all I can think about is calories. LOL

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😂😂 Pwahaha! I have a very low spice tolerance that makes all my relatives giggle, but I eat spicy stuff anyway even though I die. I... ignore calories, as much as possible. That's probably not at all healthy, but. ah well.

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You're still young. When you get to ahjuma status, it'll be harder to shed the weight!

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Aw, my gif won't send. :(

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So true, by the way, I love your profile picture. 😍

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Can totally relate. Ever since I started dieting, all I can think about when I see food is, "ooo, that looks yummy, but how many calories is that?". It's a disease.

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Can I resubmit my PPL Melona entry for this one then? @raonah It didn't get posted last month and it's DEFINITELY FOOD RELATED.

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I was thinking about resubmitting mine as well 🙂

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Good! Yes! Let's!

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PLEASE *softer* please resubmit it!! That one will be a joy to read, I'm sure.

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I might have to include a byline about bibimbap and ramyun and kimchi on toast as well hahaha but yes, I think something needs to be said about the Melonas!! (which I didn't even get into because of drama either but DOESN'T MATTER IT'S RELATED)

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Yes!! Ah, these write-ups are gonna be so much fun. :)

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If it doesn't get posted this time, I'll just post it on the fanwall next month.

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Same here! hahaha

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I can't help but feel that your Melona write-up somehow aided this months topic...

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That and probably how many other people on the PPL threads were like "okay but FOOD" ahahaha

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Well, not to brag but I did order a few Subway sandwiches in my life. AMA.

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I had subway's meatballs sandwich for brunch today, and it came with a cookie, and now I feel very guilty, as I'm supposed to be on diet. ah, well.

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Can't wait. Will probably have to have reading snacks ready.
Hopefully the cooks will include recipes.

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Spill the beans, Beanies! Cook up something yummy and give us some food for thought! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor. If your post gets chosen, it may feel like the greatest thing since sliced bread. Go ahead and go bananas!

But keep in mind that their inbox will probably be packed in like sardines with bushels of submissions this month, so it definitely won’t be as easy as pie to get yours published.

If your submission doesn’t cut the mustardand get printed, remember they can only print the cream of the crop. Try to stay as cool as a cucumber and tell yourself that that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. There’s no use crying over spilt milk. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade: share your submission with us on your fan wall!

Looking forward to enjoying the feast!🍜🍗🍧

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☺️🥗🍔🥙🌮🧀🍙🍘🍿🎂🍪🌰🍝🍷🍩🥛🍮🍨🍤🥨🥖🍐🥒🥕

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#punny

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Not kdrama, but watching 3 meals a day definitely made me gain weight. 🦀🦐🦑🐠

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Can't wait for Beanies who's going to share their stories. :)).

Had ramyeon last night with radish kimchi last night, and had beef BBQ & seafood pancakes with tons of bancan two days ago. Oh God..... why Korean foods are so addictive! :)

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ahh i can write my Kimchi making story and am just so excited but not sure it will good enough for others to read. still ill try.
on side note.... i have to appreciate how apt the display pic is being selected for all themes every month.... and how well DB has managed their image database to recall where to find an old image..
wowwww hats off to DB team.. you all are one wonderful creative team.

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I think it's the most frustrating thing in drama. I want to have korean restaurants in my neighboor and eat all the yummy food everytime I want >_<

Because of dramas, I asked my big sis to test korean food in a restaurant with me and like she didn't bother to be my guinea pig we went and ate a korean bbq. It was so good ! A great experience.

After we took all my family and they liked it too. My father doesn't really like test new food but if we ask him, he agrees but he won't go and eat without us. So I was very surprised when I heard that my parents went back to the restaurant without us (it meant to take the car and drive longer than they usualy drive to go to a restaurant). And they did it many times. Now when we go on a trip, my parents always ask us if there is a korean restaurant in the city. I made my parents addicted to korean food :D

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This is great. I just made kimchijeon for the first time. I re-watched Marriage, Not Dating and had to try them.

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I just made kimchi!

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What kind of cabbage did you use?

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These will be fun to read. I've watched international films for as long as I can remember, but I don't remember craving the food that was eaten until I started watching Korean dramas.
I love Bollywood films, but I never wanted to eat Indian food because of them - and I LOVE Indian food.
But after watching several kdramas, all of a sudden I wanted to try all those yummy dishes.
Now I've discovered Soju, Makgeolli, Bibimbap, and Kimbap! Oh, my lord, they are so good!!! It will be fun to see what others say.

Thanks in advance for all the fun food stories and recipes to come.

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I have to agree. Bollywood films don't always do the best in showcasing the food but there was one. Salaam Namaste has a scene where Preity Zinta's character is craving chocolate ice cream. It was food porn at it's finest and accompanied with an upbeat little song and dance too.

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I saw that film, but I'll have to watch it again. I love the Bollywood films for the music and dancing. Now you have that song going through my head. Augghghghgh!!!
thank you!

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Band Baaja Baaraat is my all time fave. Career/goal-oriented woman, hot guy, and a friends-to-lover plot, pure perfection!

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Haven't seen that one yet. But I did watch Jab We Met this past weekend after some beanies talked about it. It was fine until the last song - which was sooo weird!
I don't know which one is my favorite, but right off the top of my head. Queen tops the list. It is excellent. I also like Lagaan - which I've watched a couple of times. Then there is a good documentary called Born into Brothels which again is wonderful if you like those kinds of movies. My only problem is that they are so darned long, that is when the pause button is priceless. I'll look up Band Baaja Baaraat.
then anything with Hrithik Roshan is fine with me. LOL

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@stpauligurl I'm with you. I can watch Hrithik for hours on end. I endured Bang Bang for him and only him. It was hard but he *sort of * made it worth it.

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Lol you must've seen Jab we met due to the discussion on my post 😂
I'm sorry you didn't like it that much.😅
Although I adore the movie, the last 20minutes (2 minutes before the ending) kind of dragged & I didn't like.

And about the last song, it's not a part of the plot. It's kind of a tribute to the happy ending of the movie. That song was a super hit you know ^^ it's still played at dance floors 😁

So you like Hritik Roshan? ^^
And your top choices are great 👌
Queen & Lagaan are great.
Have you seen Swades? It's more patriotic & got a nice message for Indians. But its kind of a nice movie. 😃

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Oh I liked it, but that last song was so just off of the whole tone of the rest of the show. It looked like they were doing a fashion show in a strip bar...? I don't know.
Swades is on my shelf of DVDs and also in my Netflix list but I haven't gotten to it.
What I have seen though is Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (with Hrithik Roshan) but one that I loved is
Like Stars on Earth with Aamir Khan. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. oh now you are getting me started on thinking of all the Indian films I've watched over the years.
Have you see Jab Harry Met Sejal? with Sharu Khan. It sort of reminded me of the show earlier this year "The Package". Also good!
now don't get me started on Chinese or German or Iranian films!

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Haha I'm Indian so yes I've seen Taare Zameen Par (like stars on earth) it was well made, the Bollywood is expert at making emo movies.

I've been out of touch with the latest Bollywood movies though. The last ones I saw were Dangal (super cool) & Mom (that scarred me>..<

I liked Zindagi na milegi dobara, but I love the original version more (Dil chahta hai. ) but ofc, Hrithik was gorgeous 👍

And as for the song Mauja hi mauja from Jab we met, well if you've seen enough flashy Bollywood movies you must already know how these "dance numbers" aka "item songs" are made. Have you seen the songs Boyfriend girlfriend, Dilli wali girlfriend & Sara zamana ??
They are always like that :-/
Some of us dislike it(a lot), so I don't watch them, maybe give them a listen cuz they are catchy.

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Also i didn't see Jab Harry Met Sejal because of the age difference between Srk & Anushka. He's my parents' age & she's just under 30 >.<
Anushka(& other actresses her age) pairing up with the Khans feels so weird... (PK, Sultan, Jab take hai jaan) etc...

And Srk is my fav actor.

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I didn't realize how young Anuska is! And he certainly looks fantastic. The 'Khans' are all so good.
Generally I like the dance numbers, but the one in Jab we Met had women dancing around poles in the background like strippers in that bar like place. Once I saw that I couldn't unsee it. Everything else was fun - it was just that last song that didn't make sense for me.
SRK was in another good one that I saw earlier this year called Dear Zindagi. I think that was the first one I've seen that talked about mental health. VERY good.
I have two very close girlfriends/sisters who are both from India. One from Bangalore and the other from Orissa. They have introduced me to many movies, but like you get tired of the over-the-top dance numbers. Sometimes we just need some good cheese! :-)
But back to the topic, I was thinking of all those international films I've watched and never been hungry for the food in them - until Korean dramas and movies. hmmm

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Oh, I'm from Orissa too, & I stayed in Bangalore for 2 years as well ^^

"women dancing around poles in the background like strippers in that bar like place" goodness, I've never paid attention to that! O.O It's been ages since I actually saw that song. Hmm that's terrible.

Unlike you I haven't seen many international movies, except for Hollywood movies because they are all over the place. And ofc K movies & dramas.
So English movies introduced me to the lifestyle & 'foodstyle' of the westerners, although I never craved for food while watching them eat because the food preparation & type was different.

But k-dramas... The Korean food culture was little bit similar to mine, rice being the biggest reason honestly. That's what gets me interested in Chinese, Japanese & Korean food because of a bit of similarity in the ingredients & seasoning & stuff.
Also, Dae Jang Geum was my gateway drama, a food themed drama of all dramas, so I'm obviously drawn to k-food ^^

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@fatcat007
Apparently I'm getting too old because those scenes with girls dancing around poles and the men always grabbing their crotches make me cringe.
If you want to see a good Chinese film see if you can find Shower. It is about a man who has to go home ( a small town) becuase he got a letter from his brother who is mentally disabled that his elderly father is sick.
The father runs a bath house and there are some wonderful side characters in it. But it is mostly about the healing of the son's relationship with his father. A wonderful film but hard to find. I have an old VHS tape of it and it's hard to find even on Amazon.
Then there is a German film called Beyond Silence about a hearing daughter with deaf parents. She wants to play the clarinet but struggles with her father. Again a beautiful film about healing and family love.
The best Iranian film I've seen is called Children of Heaven about a two kids in a poor family. The little girl's favorite shoes go missing and her brother shares his shoes with her to go to school. Again it is very sweet and lovely. You get a feel for how they live in Iran.
But still, it's the kdramas that make me want to eat and drink!!!
My friend who is from Orissa is the BEST cook - I love everything she makes so it must be the combination of spices. yummmmm

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Will definitely check out these movies then ^^

Omg I'm so glad you like her cooking! 😃Because even in our country, the cooking varies greatly in every different state. No 2 states have common food culture, India is that diverse 😅
So I'm happy you like her cooking because she must be making the food of our state & I'm happy you like Oriya cuisine ^^
(ofc I'm pretty sure she also cooks other states' food because some dishes of particular states are famous all over the country)

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Well it must be her Oriya cooking, because I don't always like the food my Bangalore friend cooks. And I've been eating their food for over 20 years!
I got to go to Bangalore for a wedding in 2005 and part of that trip we went South to Tamil Nadu to a town called Virudunaga and the food there was also wonderful. My friends MIL fixed me so many Dosas and I ate until I could eat no more. She was thrilled when I worked hard to only eat with my right hand.
sigh - if only I could make Dosas at home like those. ;-)

There is a restaurant in Cupertino CA that serves only Bombay street food. All veg and it is to DIE for. I've been there two times and both times I asked to be taken there the food was so wonderful. I think I was the only westerner in the place and we were in California!

Can you tell I could talk Indian food and foreign films all day?
Another good German film is "Run Lola Run" - very clever.

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I still find your positive response to Indian food upper amazing! 😀 And I'm happy too ^^

Speaking of movies, there's only one French movie I saw, called Amelie, which made me crave for candies lol 😁

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Yes dosa & idli from southern India are delicious 😋

(I never warmed up to Bangalore food either 😅)

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That's true, as the Khans get older, the age difference definitely starts to become more noticeable, if only they could keep looking young! Maybe some of the Oppas and Unnis need to share some of their anti aging secrets!
But, at least with PK, they didn't pair her with Aamir, they (hopefully not much of a spoiler) remained friends. :) There is so many good movies out there in Bollywood!

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Oh my goodness, so happy to see all these fellow beanies, that watch bollywood movies and Kdramas!
And very true, about Bollywood not promoting the food as well as kdramas do, I crave so much Korean dishes versus Indian dishes. But Bollywood has done a good job in showcasing their sweets. Like the laddus.. (if I spelled that right.)

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True. The only food that is regularly showcased is the popular street food pani puri aka goal gappa
It doesn't look appetizing but is extremely popular so it does make me drool every time 😋

Yes you spelled it right since there is no exact translation of Hindi to English. Laddus or laddoo anything will do. The sweets are delicious. The popular ones are laddoo, gulab jamun & rasgulla. Yummy! 😆

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Pani Puri is so fantastic! I had to google it to make sure it was what I thought it was. I remember the first time I had some. oh my. Indian food is so special and true it isn't look good, but when eaten with someone who can explain what it is, makes all the difference. The nice thing about working in IT for so long was all the wonderful Indian friends I made.
This is fun chatting about different movies and FOOD!!!!
thanks @fatcat007 - now I'm wondering where I can get some Pani Puri this weekend......

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You are already so updated with every Indian stuff I guess I don't have to introduce anything to you^^ (it's official when you recognize pani puri XD)

I had fun talking about all this with you as well ^^

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Lol, I remember being so excited when I first tried my pani puri a few years back after seeing Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (it looked so good), it was exactly what I expected, but I was just so happy to finally have tried it, I couldn't wait to eat it again. :)
By far, my favorite sweet is Gulab Jamun. Making me hungry now...
Bollywood has certainly helped me in finding awesome friends and spreading my love for both the Indian and Korean culture! I love how I have got some friends, who are just like me, in loving both cultures and getting to share with each other those special connections. :)

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Oh Amelie is a good one! I can't remember any other French films right now but I know that I've watched a few. Subtitles tend to stop some people, so I don't always have other people to share my love of international films.
I was talking about food and movies at lunch today and we started talking about movies with food.
If you haven't seen it - watch Babette's Feast. I think it is Swedish but the dinner scene will leave you hungry. Eat Drink Man Woman is a wonderful Hong Kong film about a father who shows his love for his daughters through his cooking.

But Bollywood films. They are so fun and I love the saris and salwar kamis and the dupattas (scarves, right?). Like I said my two sisters from other mothers are both Indian and we've been friends for over 20 years now. They have been a huge influence on my life - not to mention the addition of learning to cook biriyani and chai.
But it is those beautiful Koreans slurping the black bean noodles or ramyeon that makes me hungry. Isn't that crazy?

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Wow! So many recommendations! Now I have a long list ^^

Well India is diverse & colorful & Bollywood is 100 times more vibrant than our real lives honestly.
But ofc there are good bolly movies out there.

Ah, I've always wanted to taste the black bean noodles. *DROOLS*

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To be honest, I thought I knew what Pani Puri was so I googled it and found I was right.
Now if I could only look as good in a sari and bangles as the Indian women do.

Someday my dream is to spend at least 6 months traveling all around India with my camera. I've been cultivating all my relationships for years so I have places to stay. ;-) but I don't know it that will ever happen. I have to work and don't have much vacation time. sigh.
So I travel virtually through watching dramas and films.
and yes those black bean noodles look DIVINE - but a bit messy. I'm afraid I'd slurp all over my clothes. haha

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Choco Pie & Shin Ramyun became my staple food.

But Japchae is LOVE.

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Just one thing.
Someone please tell my how does ramen taste when they put a raw egg into just before taking it out?
I've always wanted to do that but don't want to experiment with my precious noodles...what if it turns out bad? :-O
(Yes I'm noodler if that makes sense. Ramen is life)

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I don't really like eggs too much so I haven't done the raw egg thing either. I'm also very curious about putting cheese into ramen. And like you, I'm a noodler, too. #RamenisLife

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Putting cheese into ramen just seems so wrong. Whenever they do that, it makes me feel slightly nauseous.

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Nonono X
Definitely no cheese in ramen! 🙍 we want ramen, not a runny-distant-relative-of-pasta-thingy .

Agree with you. Whenever they do that I feel my taste buds going bland... 😵

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Actually, that brings me to another bug bear - how they cook pasta! In so many dramas they prepare dinner hours beforehand and start boiling the pasta before their dinner companion has even arrived!

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I think that the cheese is for when the ramen is verry spicy. Like black shin ramen.
I've tried it with sliced edam cheese and I was surprised by how much I liked it.

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Does it bring the spiciness down? Now I'm even more curious!

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for real? O.O
now I want to try too!!

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@jenmole, @fatcat007,
Yes! It makes it a little easier to eat super spicy food...!

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Thank you @rukia ! Now I just need to make sure I have cheese in my fridge!

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Oh fellow ramen lover!! ^^
Ramen is best! The delicious quickfix to hunger any time of the day 😆

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Amazing!! If you're an egg person then give it a try. The egg just gives it richness and added flavor.

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I’ve never said this aloud but yes, I am an egg person. My whole family had long worshiped eggs, even when “experts” warned us against cholesterol. My first time having bibimbap—as college freshman at a Korean restaurant—was a revelation! “I want eggs on everything!”

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My first bibimbap felt like that too! Like, angels sang and the sun rose 🌞 with that egg yolk.

It's never been quite the same since 🙁 even though I've cheated and sometimes used two 😲 eggs!

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My first tasted of Bibimbap was a couple of months ago. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! I've even tried making it at home with the egg and all. Not quite the same but good enough until I can get back to that restaurant 1.5 hours away.

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I am definitely an egg person :-)
But I'm worried about the rawness lingering... Guess there's only one way to find out. I'll be trying it this weekend then 😂

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Don't worry, the heat of the broth cooks all the egg. Or you can stir the egg and it becomes like egg drop soup in your ramen.

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Preach!!

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I just add in the egg in with enough time to let it cook. I think the egg balances the spicy noodles. It's why I often have an egg with curry.

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The worst are dramas centered around comfort food or food addicts like Let's Eat series and Late Night Restaurant (Korean version). I end up with unbearable cravings...

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I find it a bit sad watching these pencil-thin actresses (and actors), who obvious must have starved themselves for the role, shoveling mouthfuls of food with gusto in eating scenes. Do they get to do that in real life? In Go Go Waikiki there was a plot revolving around the actor character starving himself to lose ten kilos just for a mere stand-in body double part.

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