Pasta (2010)

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Seo Yoo Kyung, endured the grueling job of kitchen assistant at high-class restaurant La Sfera for two years in hopes of being promoted to chef. Things are looking up as she meets a handsome stranger on the street who ends up being the restaurant's new head chef. His first day on the job, however, he fires all the female cooks, including Yoo Kyung. Yoo Kyung, too stubborn to let go of her read moredream, she is willing to do whatever it takes to get her job back. Yoo Kyung struggles as she butts heads with the new chef while trying to learn everything she can from him at the same time, and sparks begin to fly. Things are complicated by the presence of Kim San, a charming customer with an eye for Yoo Kyung who seems to have mysterious ties to the restaurant, and Oh Sae Young, a famous TV Chef and former love of Hyun Wook, not to mention the kitchen politics that get in the way of their budding romance.

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Apr 7, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I loved this. I was 1/2 in love with Lee Sun Gyun after Coffee Prince but Pasta has sealed my fate. He is such a great actor. I love it when a facial expression can say more than words and he's really perfect at that skill. Chef Choi is a complex man and at times, very tough to take. Lee Sun Gyun made him lovable as well. Gong Hyo Jin did a read more great job. Her character is strong, talented and ready to break out. I liked how their romance brought out the best in each other. Pasta is great fun to watch. For me, it's up there among my favorites. I give it an 8 because the plot was lacking but I think the chemisty between the leads more than makes up for the loss.
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Oct 31, 2011
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I started watching this drama because I read the fantastic reviews people wrote here about it, so I started really exciting, expecting something like Coffee Prince meets the kitchen, but I got something really different.

This is a great drama, the characters are great and I loved that it actually did have a lot about food because a lot of dramas, like You're Beautiful, Only You and Heartstrings are read more about a certain subject but you never get to actually see the writers exploding that.

The thing that really bothered me about this one that made me not like this drama so much was the female lead. She had no personality whatsoever, always letting everyone push her around, even her love interest. I hate that she was alway "Yes, Chef. Yes, Chef. Chef, chef chef chef..." I mean she never even called him by his real name, no Hyuk Woon ah, or Hyuk Woon ssi, or even Choi Hyun Wook ssi.

Also, for the sake of not spoiling I'll really just say that I hated the REAL reason (not the generic, but the one he says) of why the chef broke up with his previous partner. I don't know of it is just because I'm a hardcore feminist, or simply because I thought he was dumb but I simply hated him.

On the other hand I loved all the kitchen drama, with the main line and the pasta line, Italian vs Korean! It was so funny to see them fight for the most minimum thing, I think all that made the drama funnier to watch and lighter.

In general I really enjoyed this drama, though it isn't one of my favorites
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    EBN Jul 20, 2017

    What a funny & great drama ,
    their chemistry is amazing ~ love them
    7.7?? 0_0 I rate it 10 ~~

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    MrBanana May 23, 2017

    Come on, why 7.7? This is one of the most heartwarming Korean dramas of all time. Just a blast to watch.

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    ayse Jan 24, 2017

    i remember gaining 4-5 pounds because of this drama, i've never eaten so much pasta in such a short period of time again hahahahh XD

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    SimbiAni Oct 16, 2016 - edited

    I want to rewatch a scene but can't remember the episode - help please?

    It's in the elevator with the main female btwn the lead male & second girl, & they BOTH are holding onto ~her LOL which I've yet to see in another series since xD (a m/f/f moment)

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      thanks for vid chinguya!! :D You should trysecret garden, it has some very cute ot3 moments!

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      SimbiAni Oct 17, 2016 - edited

      Ooo, that sounds interesting! Haha ;D *adds to list* Thx too & very welcome!

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      Malory Dec 15, 2016

      I know exactly which scene you are talking about and for sure you can find it in the first half of episode 9. Chef and second female are fighting over Gong Hyo Jin.

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    lea Feb 28, 2016 - edited
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    AnicsiRoscoe Jan 25, 2016

    This is really a loveable drama. Gong Hyo Jin's dramas have, for whatever reason, a very distinctive charm. Even though Pasta cannot be compared to masterpieces such as Master's Sun or even It's Okay, That's Love, it's still a very refreshing drama. However, be warned, if you don't enjoy cooking or competition in the culinary world, this drama might be a bit slow-paced for you. It starts out quite strong, but as with many other K-dramas, it loses momentum in the middle. The romance is adorable, but sometimes frustrating (what kind of couple starts dating and then takes forever to even just kiss??)
    PROs: Fantastic lead actors, ESPECIALLY the role of Choi Hyun Wook was great. (In the beginning I thought he was a sexist asshole. But as time goes on, you'll find he is really consistent. He has flaws, but he's no coward, and all his yelling and scolding has its reason). Refreshing themes; no annoying and meddlesome parents in-law; lovable second-leads; funny supporting characters;
    CONs: A bit too much cooking. Even though I really, really love to cook, i don't have to see the same restaurant and frying shots that many times; The kitchen wars are quite overwhelming at some point.

    Anyway, very enjoyable, but not outstanding. It's down-to earth, so everyone who wants light-hearted romance and real-life working environment or who's been wondering what working in the culinary world really means: This is a drama for you. Gets a 7 from me.

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    Twyx Dec 22, 2015

    Loved it soooo much! One of my favourite Korean dramas for sure, maybe the best one :D Great actors and great story! Well done :D

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    wolfgirl9 Jul 20, 2015

    to be honest I was disappointed with the ending, like what the hell ...

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    AnaK24 May 1, 2015

    The best pasta-in-love drama. So many great actors. Kudos to everyone.

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    KoriNeko18 Jan 26, 2015

    Sun Gyun's character in this was just ansolutely awesome! Like, what else can you say about Choi Hyun Wook. Loved this drama, because one, food, and two, it's not all romance.

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    heavenlene Aug 25, 2014

    Head Chef is too sadistic and maknea chef is too masochistic hhhmm..perfect combi :P learned a lot about cooking fine dishes through this drama :P cool storyline

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    ROSE Aug 10, 2014

    never bored of it

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    Sapaieo Apr 18, 2014

    His "michyeoss-eo?" face is so sexy.

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    blindassassin Feb 14, 2014

    I started watching this because I'm a Lee Sun Gyun fan, however I hate dramas where the male lead domineers over the female lead so...end of story.

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    holldoll32 Feb 9, 2014

    choi jin hyuk was in pasta?! i dont remember that! as who...?

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      pegah Mar 22, 2014

      one of the Italian Group ... because now he change so much :D


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    South Korea
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    Jan 4, 2010 to Mar 9, 2010
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    1 hr. 2 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 5,088 users)
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