My favorite Korean drama so far has been this one called Pasta. It’s about a woman who just graduated from being a kitchen helper to a line cook. Her dream is to become a chef. On the third day of her job on the pasta line, an upheaval happens in the restaurant, all the women cooks (including her) are fired, and a new, young chef takes over as executive chef.
What appealed to me about the show is that most of it takes place in an Italian restaurant in Korea. There’s lots of food and kitchen porn and I think I even picked up a couple of tips from watching the show. The chef was a complete ass at first and continued to be an ass, but he grew on me and the romance was slow and gradual, for a Korean drama at least.
Pasta also had one of the sweetest declarations of love from one character to the other. I knew the declaration was going to come sooner or later, but what surprised me was when it came and how suddenly it came. It definitely caught me off guard.
Then, there were the later episodes, where I got a little teary eyed at the love triangle drama. It just sucks when the nice guy never wins out in Korean dramas!