Tag Archives: Korean

올인 – All In [Eng Sub]

11 Jul

FACTS:

  • No. of Episodes: 24
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
  • Broadcast Period: 2003-Jan-15 to 2003-Apr-03
  • Subtitles: English Softsubs
SYNOPSIS:
As a kid, all Kim In Ha ever did was to follow his gambler uncle around and cheat for him. As a high school student, he hangs out with his friends at the basement of a theater. When he gets to know Choi Jeong Won, a model student and also the son of a very rich family, In Ha tries to tempt him into the low-life world In Ha lives in. Min Soo Yeon is the daughter of a theater worker who becomes orphaned when her father dies. In part of revenge of their friend’s injury and Soo Yeon’s father’s death, In Ha and Jeong Won set up a murderous fire. In Ha serves nearly ten years, and works as a casino security personnel with Yoo Jong Goo after release. Jeong Won, who got excused from the crime, comes back from the US to work at the casino. Soo Yeon, who studied to become a nun, gives up her dream but in turn, she becomes a casino dealer at the same casino. The three meet again, and In Ha and Soo Yeon fall in love. When danger lurks In Ha, he runs away to the US, leaving Soo Yeon behind. They eventually meet again in Las Vegas, but become separated again when Soo Yeon thinks that In Ha is killed. Jeong Won, thereafter tries to win Soo Yeon’s love, knowing that In Ha is still alive. In Ha returns to Korea as a millionaire gambler also gambling for Soo Yeon’s love. The fierce competition in the casino world is thoroughly seen through this drama, as the ambitions of two men clash with each other: for money, success, and even women. [Soompi]
CAST:
  • Lee Byung Hun as Kim In Ha
  • Ji Sung as Choi Jung Won
  • Song Hye Kyo as Min Soo Yeon / Angela
  • Park Sol Mi as Suh Jin Hee
EPISODES:
All In – Ep 1

동안미녀 – Baby-Faced Beauty [Eng Sub]

11 Jul

FACTS:
  • No. of Episodes: 20
  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Broadcast Period: 2011-May-02 to 2011-Jul-05
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
  • Subtitles: English hardsubs by KBS World

SYNOPSIS:
The story of Lee So Young, a 34-year-old woman who’s saddled with family debt and only has a high school qualifications, but dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her youthful appearance is her only advantage; she is mistaken for a 25-year-old university graduate and subsequently lands her dream job when she’s hired by a fashion design company, where she meets Choi Jin Wook, a man who looks more mature than his young age. [DramaWiki]

CAST:

  • Jang Na Ra as Lee So Young
  • Choi Daniel as Choi Jin Wook
  • Ryu Jin as Ji Seung Il
  • Kim Min Seo as Kang Yoon Seo
EPISODES:
Baby-Faced Beauty – Ep 1

열여덟 스물아홉 – 18 vs. 29 [Eng Sub]

11 Jul

FACTS:
  • Title: 열여덟 스물아홉/Yoryodol, Sumurahop
  • Also known as: Eighteen vs Twenty-nine / 18:29 / 18 vs. 29
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2005-Mar-07 to 2005-Apr-26
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
SYNOPSIS:
Yu Hyechan is 29 years old. Hyechan is married to Kang Bongman who is her old classmate in high school whom she despised and hated but later fell for. The story opens with her decision to get a divorce. She has a car accident on the way to the courthouse. When she wakes up at the hospital she has no memory of her life past age 18. Her husband trys to support her since she is basically helpless now. As she recovers her memory she also starts to recover a relationship with her husband and begins to fall for him all over again…… [DramaWiki]
CAST:
  • Park Sun Young as Yoo Hye-chan
  • Ryu Soo Young as Kang Sang-young
  • Park Eun Hye as Shin Ji-young
  • Lee Joong Moon as Kim Noon
  • Shin Goo as Kang Chi-soo
EPISODES:
18 vs. 29 – Ep 1

신데렐라 언니 – Cinderella’s Sister [Eng sub]

11 Jul

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FACTS:

  • Title: 신데렐라 언니 / Cinderella Unni
  • Also known as: Cinderella’s Stepsister / A Modern Story of Revenge
  • Genre: Romance, melodrama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-31 to 2010-Jun-03
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
SYNOPSIS:
A modern day adaptation of Cinderella with a twist as our Cinderella, Goo Hyo Sun, is loved by everyone whereas her stepsister, Eun Jo, has a dark past and struggles with the fact that her mother starts to care more for Hyo Sun than her. [DramaWiki]
CAST:
  • Moon Geun Young as Eun Jo
  • Seo Woo as Goo Hyo Sun
  • Chun Jung Myung as as Hong Ki Hoon
  • Taecyeon as Jung Woo
EPISODES:
Cinderella’s Sister – Ep 1

도망자: Plan B – Fugitive: Plan B [Eng Sub]

10 Jul

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FACTS:
  • Title: 도망자: Plan B / Do Mang Ja: Plan B
  • Also known as: Runaway: Plan B
  • Genre: Action, romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Sep-29 to 2010-Dec-08
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
SYNOPSIS:
During the Korean War, a vast amount of money disappeared. Now, some 60 years later, the money has reappeared, leading to a frantic chase across the globe. Jin Yi (Lee Na Young) is a seemingly innocent woman who has hidden motives for approaching Ji Woo (Bi). Her plans are complicated by an unexpected romance developing between them, as well as the numerous pursuers hot on their trail. Kieko (Uehara Takako) is a famous Japanese singer who also gets tangled up in a relationship with this man. Little do they know that her father Hiroki (Takenaka Naoto), apart from being a business man, is a powerful yakuza. In this love triangle, who will finally win the love of Ji Woo? [DramaWiki]
CAST:
  • Bi as Ji Woo
  • Lee Na Young as Jin Yi / Jini K.
  • Lee Jung Jin as Chief Detective Do Soo
  • Yoon Jin Seo as Detective Yoon So Ran
  • Daniel Henney as Kai
  • Sung Dong Il as Nakamura Hwang
  • Yoon Son Ha as Hwang Mi Jin
  • Takenaka Naoto as Hiroki (Kieko’s father)
  • Uehara Takako as Kieko
  • Gong Hyung Jin as Master Jang
  • Josie Ho as Hwa Yi
EPISODES:

How to make 김치 KimChi

13 Apr

Ingredients:

  • Head of Napa cabbage – about one pound
  • Sea salt
  • Water
  • Fine red chili flakes/chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3-4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 ripe apple
  • 1/2 ripe pear
  • (You may use 1/2 cup sugar instead of the yellow onion, apple and pear)

Directions:

1. Separate cabbage leaves and chop into bite-size pieces.

2. Dissolve a quarter cup of sea salt in a bowl of warm water, then pour salt water over cabbage leaves. Give cabbage a gentle toss to distribute salt water. Allow salted cabbage to sit for at least four hours.

3. Give cabbage a good rinse to remove excess salt, then transfer cabbage to a large bowl.

4. Combine a quarter cup of fine red chili flakes/chili powder with warm water, stir gently with a spoon to create a red chili paste, then transfer chili paste to cabbage.

5. Add minced garlic, minced ginger, and green onions.

6. Blend yellow onion, apple, and pear (or 1/2 cup sugar) with one cup of water, then add this natural sweetener to the cabbage.

7. Put on a pair of plastic gloves and give everything a thorough toss and rubdown. You want to evenly distribute all ingredients, especially the red chili paste.

8. Transfer seasoned cabbage leaves into a large glass bottle. Be sure to use firm pressure with your hands to push down on cabbage leaves as they stack up inside the bottle.

Transfer any liquid that accumulated during the mixing process into the bottle as well – this liquid will become kim chi brine. Some liquid will also come out of the cabbage leaves as you press down on them as they are stacked in the bottle.

Be sure to leave about 2 inches of room at the top of the bottle before capping it tightly with a lid. Allow bottle of kim chi to sit at room temperature for 24 hours.

9. Your kim chi is now ready to eat. Refrigerate and take out portions as needed. The refrigerated kim chi will continue to ferment slowly in the refrigerator over time. So long as you use clean utensils to take out small portions, it will keep for up to a month in your refrigerator.

How to make 고추전 Green Chili Pepper Pancake

13 Apr

Ingredients (for 2- 4 servings):

  • Green chili peppers
  • Onion
  • Fish sauce
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Place 1 cup of chopped green chili pepper and 2 tbs chopped onion into a bowl.
  2. Add ½ cup flour, ½ cup water, and 1 tbs fish sauce.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Heat up a non-stick pan and add some vegetable oil or olive oil.
  5. Add the mixture to the heated pan and spread it thinly
  6. Cook a few minutes until the bottom of the pancake turns golden brown and crispy.
  7. Turn it over with spatula or flip it. Add more oil to make it even crispier if you want.
  8. A few minutes later, when the bottom of the pancake is crispy and golden brown, flip or turn it over again.
  9. Transfer it to a cutting board and cool it down.
  10. Cut into bite size pieces and put it on a plate.
  11. Serve with rice.