Have you ever been in love with the handsome chefs in Korean dramas? Let’s see if your “chef crush” is on the list below!
1. Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung Suk) in “Oh My Ghost”
Many fans of K-dramas must have fallen for chef Kang Sun Woo played by Jo Jung Suk after watching the famous drama “Oh My Ghost” in 2015.
The head chef at a high-class restaurant, Kang Sun Woo has a good-looking appearance with warm vibes and even a sexy body with six-pack abs. He is tough on the outside but soft on the inside. So, it is not hard to understand why Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young) has such a huge crush on him. Not only is he attractive when wearing the apron, but he also looks good in casual style with plain t-shirts, jeans, outerwear shirts… in other scenes.
He is the best when it comes to acting cool, but nobody can compare to how soft he is when he takes care of the female lead! For “Oh My Ghost”’s chef Kang Sun Woo, we would give a 10+ score!
2. Seo Joon ( Kwak Si Yang) in “Oh My Ghost”
Having mentioned head-chef Kang Sun Woo of “Oh My Ghost”, we cannot leave out the smiley 180cm tall chef’s assistant Seo Joon. If Kang Sun Woo gets a 10 out of 10, Seo Joon (Kwak Si Yang) should also receive a 8-9.
Appearance-wise, chef’s assistant Seo Joon may be even more handsome than the male lead Kang Sun Woo! In chef’s clothes, Seo Joon gives off the heart-fluttering vibes of a school senior. He looks friendly, but can still make girls shy if he initiates a conversation.
In simple and ordinary outfits, however, he turns into a cute and playful guy, like a classmate that you have a crush on. Perhaps that’s why he is also the friendliest colleague to Na Bong Sun who gives her the cutest cute advice.
If it wasn’t for the main couple, Seo Joon and Na Bong Sun would definitely be shipped by the viewers! Where to find such a cute chef in real life?
3. Seo Poong (Lee Junho) in “Wok Of Love”
Another handsome K-drama chef is Seo Poong (Lee Junho) in “Wok Of Love”. He seems to have everything from the start of the drama, from love, money, fame to the position of the head chef at a luxury 5-star hotel.
However, Junho’s character is a bit mistreated by the writer because he only has all the nice stuff at the beginning. In the next part, he faces various difficulties. Regardless of Seo Poong’s struggles, he is truly “the chef of our dreams”.
He has both a visual appeal and charisma from the personality. He may be the serious type, but once he falls in love, he becomes an adorable “softie”. Moreover, he is also loyal to the female lead, making viewers jealous.
Looking at the way he looks at the love of his life, he’s too unreal!
4. Cha Chi Soo (Jung Il Woo) in “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop”
“Flower Boy Ramyun Shop”, a romantic comedy released in 2011, depicts the love triangle between the main characters in a small noodle shop where they stick together. In the drama, Jung Il Woo plays the young and rich Cha Chi Soo who falls in love with ordinary girl Eun Bi (Lee Chung Ah). Their relationship deepens when he works at the noodle shop.
Jung Il Woo’s chef character has a special charm. Coming from a wealthy family, he has a handsome visual and a cold personality, but on the inside, he is sensitive and has genuine feelings for the female lead Eun Bi.
Who doesn’t like a guy who was born into a wealthy family but is still willing to work as a chef at a small noodle shop for the one he loves? He gives up being a womanizer when he meets the love of his life!
5. Choi Hyun Wook (Lee Sun Kyun) in “Pasta”
Pasta is MBC’s romantic comedy drama released in 2010. Right from the first episodes, the drama drew positive feedback from the viewers and until now, Pasta remains popular. It is considered one of the most iconic K-dramas about cooking. In particular, the character Choi Hyun Wook (Lee Sun Kyun) has also become a classic role model of on-screen male chefs.
Despite having a handsome appearance and being the most famous Italian chef in Korea, Choi Hyun Wook is not arrogant. He has a warm heart and a respectful attitude towards those who share the same dreams and passions as him.
This is what makes the female lead Seo Yoo Kyung (played by Gong Hyo Jin) – a girl with a great passion for Italian dishes, become attracted to him.
The biggest difference between Choi Hyun Wook and the other male chefs mentioned in this list is how clearly viewers can see his passion for the job.
We can’t even choose “the one” among these chefs because all of them are both talented and handsome. If you have a crush on any guy on this list, be sure to leave a comment below to let us know!