Hospital Playlist – The Doctor’s Life Story is the most anticipated Korean drama at the moment. After the season of Hospital Playlist season 1 with 12 episodes, Hospital Playlist has now released season 2 and is showing its fifth episode. In episode 5, Hospital Playlist 2, due to being discovered to have cirrhosis, Lee Ik Sun (played by Kwak Sun-young) Lee Ik Jun’s younger sister (played by Jo Jung Suk) returned to Korea from England for medical treatment.
After her sister returned home, even though she did not treat her directly, Ik Jun – a famous hepatobiliary and pancreatic doctor regularly visited Ik Sun despite her requesting him not to come. Although the scenes of Ik Jun visiting Ik Sun are only a few minutes, if you notice, those few minutes with 3 scenes of Ik Jun having a meal with Ik Sun is how the director created the timeskip (the time is omitted in the circuit). movies) instead of switching scenes and recording years or months later as is common.
Specifically, in a few short minutes, Ik Jun and Ik Sun had 3 meals of soy milk noodles, grilled sardines and Dodoek mandu kuk on the background of Vivaldi’s 4-season symphony. If you are interested in Korean cuisine or haven’t been interested but now want to, these 3 dishes are typical representatives for 3 summers, autumns and winters of Korea.
So what’s special about the 3 dishes that Ik Jun eats with Ik Sun in Hospital Playlist?
Kongguksu Soy Milk Noodles – Typical Korean Summer Food
Kongguksu Soy Milk Noodles (콩국수) is a typical cold noodle dish of Korean summer (June to September). A special feature of this noodle dish is that the main broth is soy milk, but it is not filtered like the soy milk that Vietnamese people often drink.
Just boil the noodles, then pour soy milk, add a few ice and add a few additives to your liking such as sesame, cashews, and almonds, and you’ll have a delicious, cool bowl of soy milk noodles right away. On hot summer days, Soy Milk Noodles are also served with cucumbers, tomatoes, and boiled eggs. That’s why in episode 5, Ik Sun asked Ik Jun to return the cherry tomato his brother stole from his bowl.
Another interesting point is that Kongguksu soy noodles can be served with sugar or salt depending on the taste of the diners. What a delicious summer dish, right?
Grilled sardines – a must-try specialty when Korea is in autumn
Among the famous Korean specialties in autumn, gourmets can’t help but know grilled sardines. Autumn (from September to December) is the time when sardines are fatty, fragrant and most delicious, especially Korean sardines. At this time, people just need to catch fresh fish, clean it, cut a few lines on the body, then marinate it with salt, and bake it on charcoal to have a delicious dish.
Duk Mandu Guk – a warm winter dish
Duk Mandu Guk is a dish born for the cold Korean winter, Duk Mandu Guk is eaten while still hot and very attractive with thinly sliced rice cakes, dumplings served with beef, thinly sliced omelette, onions and garlic. sweet and rich beef broth. Duk Mandu Guk is a warm, comforting dish in the winter and is especially popular during the Korean Lunar New Year.
Hospital Playlist – Doctor’s Life Story is a movie about the life, daily life of 5 doctors, who are also 5 close friends from university. Hospital Playlist starring 5 actors: Jo Jung Suk (hepatobiliary and pancreatic doctor Lee Ik Jun), Yoo Yeon Seok (pediatrician Ahn Jung Won), Jung Kyung Ho (cardiologist Kim Jun Wan), Kim Dae Myung (obstetrician Yang Seok Hyung), Jeon Mi Do (neurologist Chae Song Hwa) plays.
No drama, gentle plot but the way to push the daily, humorous, optimistic but no less emotional details makes the film resonate with both Korea and many countries around the world. Hospital Playlist airs at 9pm every Thursday on Netflix.