NCT DREAM and Han Hyunmin learning how to cook Korean food [Boss in the Mirror/ENG/2019.09.22]


(Ms. Shim’s Chuseok food) (Ms. Shim is waiting for the workers) – Hello. / – Hey. – Oh? / – Oh? Who are they? – Isn’t that Han Hyunmin, the model? / – Hello. – Yes. / – Hello. – Who are they? / – Who are those idols? – They’re idol artists. / – Yes. – You’re so handsome. / – They’re really young. Nice to meet you. Hello, Han Hyunmin and I’m a model. Han Hyumin. – He’s a world-wide model. / – He’s one of the top. He’s still a high-school student, right? He is. (Model Han Hyumin) Alright, 1, 2, 3. To the world, this is NCT! Hello, we’re NCT. Wow, NCT. They’re one of the hottest boy groups these days. (A global group made up of teenagers, NCT DREAM) (Hyunmin’s friend, Jaemin) Jaemin, Chenle and Jisung. Why do I feel so anxious after seeing the four of them? It would’ve been better if a girl group came. That’s right. (The dialogue between older men) Two years ago, in 2017, I was an honorary ambassador of hanbok. I attended a Korean fashion show. At that time… – He’s cool. / – I was honored… To be a part of the show with Ms. Shim. – That’s how we know each other. / – Her hanbok. – It fits her so well. / – They both look so cool. It must’ve been hot outside, thanks for coming. – Goodness. / – It wasn’t much. – You’re handsome as always. / – Thank you. – I didn’t see you carefully before. / – Today… I brought some handsome friends. They really are handsome. Why does your hair look so bright, though? – They’re idols. / – Did you dye it? – It’s a necessity. / – It is. Do young people like that hairstyle? It’s probably the first time they’re being asked that. That’s right. Since you’re here and… Yes. It’s Chuseok, so you should do the proper greeting. Right, because it’s Chuseok. – Let us bow to you. / – Stand up. When you go to meet your parents… – Bow. / – You need to greet them first. (Go ahead, let me see you bow) Let’s stand in a line over there. – 1, 2, 3. / – One of the three people there… Is Chinese. – Oh, Chenle is Chinese? / – Yes. (Is this a game of tact?) Like this? (Without hesitation) He’s bowing to the chair. (Bowing to the sofa) (When are they going to stand up?) They need to hurry up and stand. Aren’t they bowing for too long? (It looks like it’s their first time bowing) (Dumbfounded) She really likes handsome people. (Feeling awkward) This is so funny. The way you bow right now looks like you’ve never done it before. That’s right. When have you bowed before? I did it in kindergarten to get cash on New Years. – To get cash on New Years? / – Yes. So you haven’t done it until now which is why you don’t know how to do it. What should you do with your hands? (Ms. Shim is teaching them how to bow) Put your left hand on top. Left hand on top? – Right hand on top for women. / – Right hand on top. Then put your hands up to your chest and bend your knees and put your hands down on the ground. Right, like that. Put your right leg up first. – Right leg. / – Then your left leg. – Left leg. / – Raise it. Put your hands to your chest… – And do a half-bow. / – A half-bow. Then you stand up and sit down. – Sit down? / – Yes. Yes, sit down. – Cross-legged? / – Yes. – Yes, cross-legged. / – Suddenly on the floor. Then you greet them and say hello. Oh. Thank you. – They should know the basics. / – Stand up now… So that you can say hello to the others. – They should change the order. / – 10 times! 10 times! – 10 times? / – 10 times? – Bow 10 times? / – Are they being punished? – Alright. / – Until it becomes natural. Until it becomes natural? Why did you make them bow 10 times? Because they needed to learn. – To make them memorize it? / – Repeat 10 times? I wanted them to repeat it. – Raise it slightly… / – Yes, like that. Then go down. She told them to come eat delicious food… She’s teaching them etiquette instead. (When will we eat delicious food?) Then, stand up. Stand up naturally. Good. Then a half-bow. One more time. Ms. Shim, you’re receiving a lot of bows today. (8 bows left) (7 bows left) (6 bows left) She’s receiving too many bows. It’s long even though it’s fast-forwarded. (4 bows left) (Where is this and who am I?) – One more time? / – One of them is Chinese. Thank you for growing up so well. (They finally finish bowing 10 times) When you hear someone say, “Bow ten times,” it doesn’t sound like it’ll be hard when you hear it. It felt like we just finished performing, though. Their movements are pretty fancy when performing. It was to that extent? (Bowing 10 times was harder than performing) It’s hard to bow. Ms. Shim, we brought you a present. Oh, my. We bought this from Hongdae. – It must be something trendy. / – Last time… I heard that you went to Hongdae. – Yes. / – So… We bought something that’s Hongdae-styled. – Goodness. / – What part of that is Hongdae-style? What is it? (Ta-da) – What is it? / – Oh, are those popular these days? Are they sunglasses? (Full of smiles) They’re nice, right? (Everyone laughs at the sensible gift) These are popular these days. She’s so happy. – This chain is the focus point. / – Oh, my. It’s the neon color that Coach Hyun hates. Like this. Those are popular these days? Are they popular these days? – Those are popular? / – They look cool. Try them on. – Let me try them on. / – Yes. (Will they look good on her?) She looks so trendy. (I’m super trendy) (They acknowledge how good she looks) You look so cool. Everything looks good on Ms. Shim. It does. You brought such a cool gift. She’s so happy. Kids these days… She brought them here. She even brought the neon chain. (Ta-da) They look like this. Try them on. You’re seeing the trendiest person in the world. Wow. (The smile full of swag) That… They look so good on her. I spoke to Han Hyunmin and brought… Yes. – A pair for all our guests. / – Oh, you did? Yes. Here. (Is he a fly?) Oh, it’s Pigsy! That’s his nickname. Oh, really? He was always called that. – Really? / – You didn’t know? Will you wear them every day? These? People will think I went senile. (Ms. Shim’s special health food) (Prepared for her special workers) – Every week… / – Isn’t that braised short ribs? Every week is torture. Those braised ribs look so good. The combination of meat and vegetables… (Ms. Shim’s welcome food) Is perfectly adequate. Enjoy your meals. – Yes, ma’am. / – Thank you for the food. (Full of expectations) (This looks good) (Let’s hurry up and eat) Hold on. – Oh. / – Oh. – There’s no way they’d just eat. / – Hold on. – I didn’t pick up my utensils yet. / – Right. But you picked them up already? The adults should eat first. Right, they need to eat first. (Hyunmin already scooped up some rice to eat) The adults need to pick up their utensils first. After that, the offspring can pick theirs up. Offspring? Alright, go ahead and eat. Chenle probably has no idea… What she’s talking about. – She’s not letting them eat. / – He bowed 10 times. (His gaze is focused) No one is eating right now. They can eat now. In a few moments… Hurry up and eat. Oh, alright. Enjoy it. Pretend like you’re at your own home… – And enjoy it. / – Things like this… – They should learn. / – That’s right. Even with the generational changes, they should. Yes, they should learn these manners. – Can I try the steamed eggs? / – Of course. This is… (Everyone carefully takes a bite) When it comes to food etiquette in our country, when there’s food in your mouth, you must not talk. You can’t make sounds with the bowl. (Don’t clank the bowls against each other) When the food goes in your mouth… Finish it, rinse your mouth with cold water, then you can talk. When you eat something thick, you need to rinse your mouth afterward. Alright. It’s so hard. I feel like we should drink so much water. (So when are we going to eat?) Don’t try to sit and listen to me. Hurry up and enjoy your food. – It’s bothersome. / – She’s making it hard for them. – How bothersome. / – It’s hard for them to eat. (They start eating for real this time) (They go straight for the meat) The braised short ribs are amazing. Eat up. You can’t even pay for this food. (He can’t help but smile) That looks good. That looks really good. Wow. (Chenle is experiencing the true taste of Korea) These are the best short ribs I’ve ever tasted. I’m being completely honest. He’s good at expressing the taste of food. Different from the other person we know. Yes. (Stinging) I think it’s the first time in my life that I’ve eaten like this. – It’s the first time in my life. / – Me too. How pitiful. (They’re pitiful to Ms. Shim) How long are you going to be children? – Children? / – It’s not set in stone. You mean idols, Ms. Shim. What are you going to do after that? She’s asking such fundamental questions. (Flustered at her second question) After that… (What’s going on here?) (This is the first time we’re being asked that) Everyone here is very fortunate. (We’re lucky all of a sudden?) You’re able to dance, so you’re able to work. – They learned a skill. / – You should be grateful. – It’s a skilled profession. / – Be thankful for it. When you feel like you can’t do it anymore, hurry up and change your job. – They just started being idols. / – NCT… Is doing well these days. They’re very popular. You’re saying that to a Chinese person who’s part of a boy band in Korea. I really enjoyed the food. But today… You… No way. (What?) Do they not know about it yet? – No. / – They don’t. You have something you need to do. What? Us? – Yes, now… / – Do you want an autograph? “Would you like an autograph?” – We’re not just here for a meal? / – Jisung is funny. You were supposed to just eat, but… Yes. You’re wondering what I’m going to make you do? No, that’s not it. You just suddenly said that we had something to do. Chuseok is approaching. Yes. I want to teach you how to make half-moon rice cakes. So we need to pay for the meal. We’ll try hard to learn from you. Work hard. – It’s good for them to learn. / – Alright, then… – Let’s go to work. / – They have the chance… To learn from Ms. Shim, they can’t give this up. (Tired from waiting, they’ve already started) (When are the workers going to come?) (They made two so far) They made them so pretty. (Suddenly) I brought the workers. – Oh, my. / – Hello. Good, welcome. (They’re receiving help from 19 year olds) Their average age is 19. (Are you sure they’re workers?) I was very happy to see them, but they seemed completely new to cooking. The first thing I felt when I saw them was that they won’t be of much help. Hello. (The workers with striking visuals) – Hello. / – Hello. Oh, my. (The scene that unfolds in front of them) What is all this? – What is it? / – Come over here. What is this? – We… / – Make some fritters… Isn’t that raw fish? It is. Isn’t it? (Why do I feel so anxious?) This is going to be hard. Why are there so many things here? This isn’t much at all. This is about one-fifth of what we normally prepare. – Really? / – One-fifth? This is practically preparing a feast for a family. How much do you prepare normally? Today, we’re writing a book. We’re going to film the process a bit for the cooking encyclopedia, so we’re only making a little bit. We need to see their cooking skills first. Bring some pears. – Pears? / – Oh, peeling pears. I want to see how they peel the pears. We’re going to peel pears? Peel them. (For now, peel the pears) How do you peel pears? How do you peel them? Is this right? (He looks flustered) (Extremely dangerous) That’s dangerous. Who is it? I thought I was watching “Law of the Jungle.” (They’re all amateurs despite the look on their faces) (Hyunmin is quietly peeling the pears by himself) How is Hyunmin peeling the pear? – Oh, my. / – Who is that? It’s Hyunmin. Hyunmin. (Beyond imagination, he’s hitting the pear) You’re just like my grandson. I thought only my son peeled pears like that but someone else is also doing it the same way. (Ms. Shim’s grandson when he was peeling pears) – That’s so dangerous. / – It was scary to watch. How embarrassing. Don’t tell people you’re my grandson. (Hyunmin and NCT, good luck) This is going to be a problem. Let’s stop here for today and make the half-moon rice cakes. (Glance) What is this? This is coffee water. – Oh, coffee water? / – Coffee water? Coffee water? Coffee half-moon rice cake. Coffee half-moon rice cake? That sounds good. Coffee, mugwort and white half-moon rice cakes. – How pretty. / – That’s amazing. There are so many different types. Everyone try making your own. (They start making the rice cakes) We have to use everything here, right? (He starts by awkwardly grabbing the dough) That big of a piece? (He happily pinches down on the dough) It doesn’t look good. I’ll make one, so watch me. Put your thumb in here and turn the dough. If you turn it, it becomes a jar. Like patterned pottery. Like his. (Put in the desired ingredients) – You can put in beans. / – I don’t like beans. Like this. Then, pinch one side. Just a little bit like this. Wow, that’s pretty. – It looks good, right? / – It really is so pretty. (The rice cake made beautifully by the master) I made this one big and this one small. You can make an infinite variety of those. It’s easy to make them. But as you make them… – They all turn out different. / – They do. It’s not easy to make them the same. Look how slow he is. (He puts in a heaping spoonful of sesame) (Pinching) (Super serious) (It looked like he’ll make a good one) (But the shape got distorted) It’s an alligator. They don’t look happy. (We must endure…) (Here is another unique person) This is a half-moon rice cake. What are you doing? He said he’s going to do it his own way. Oh. I’m going to make it as big as my hand. What is he doing? Whew. He’s making a dumpling. Oh, no. Chenle’s is too small and Jisung’s is too big. Chenle is making a miniature. (Ms. Shim has no idea of the situation) (She discovers Jisung’s massive rice cake) Chenle’s is too small. (How will Ms. Shim react?) (She’s laughing?) She’s laughing. Imagine if I did that. (No need to say) She would’ve slapped my back. She would’ve already slapped your back. Is that a king-sized dumpling? (Of course) We’ll finish everything up. You can leave for now. (Different shapes and sizes of rice cakes) Goodness. – What is that? / – That looks like a rock. It’s like play-doh. This one’s too big. (The king-sized one that made Ms. Shim laugh) Who’s rice cake is that? Aren’t fritters so good? They’re good to just eat right after cooking them. You need to eat fritters as soon as you cook them. That’s the best. They’re not good when they get cold. You need to eat them right off the frying pan. (Jaemin is making the beef fritters) – Wow, beef fritters. / – Beef fritters. (Jisung is making the squash fritters with shrimp) Shrimp and squash fritters. (Jisung carefully puts the squash on the frying pan) (He puts one on that big pan) Are they cooking one at a time? – Put some more. / – Put some more? They’re so cute. It’s so funny that he’s making it one at a time. Is this correct? What? It’ll take too long if you cook them one by one. You need to put at least 10 at once. – Keep putting them on. / – Oh, alright. The pan isn’t hot yet, is that alright? Yes, it’s alright. Put some more on top. (Please put some more on top) There’s too much oil. – I’m going to… / – Hold on. (The shrimp fritters have found their place) I’m good at this. You need to be good to eat them deliciously. (The croaker fritters are progressing nicely) The croaker fritters look good. (Hyunmin sets aside the finished fritters) What? They don’t look fully cooked. (Is this raw fish?) Isn’t that raw croaker? The croaker fritters are done. – Oh, my. / – Oh, they’re cooked? Oh, they’re a bit undercooked. You’re being too generous. They’re not cooked at all. You can see that the fish is raw. It’s raw croaker covered in raw egg. (He puts the raw shrimp on the frying pan) Let me… You can’t just put it in raw. (He added it without dipping it in the egg) He’s just making fried shrimp. This got burnt. (He burnt his) This is no joke. (Burnt) They’re going to put that in the encyclopedia? Use the tongs to take them out. This is fun. (Ms. Shim is having fun and CEO Jang is working) Will this be enough shrimp fritters? One plate? They’re all ruined anyway. You should’ve prepared it for them. You said that you’d bring people who’d be helpful. She’s saying they’re not helpful at all. (Feeling guilty) It seemed like they came to make more work instead of coming to help. (Bitter) (The rice cakes are steamed) They look amazing. (Pretty appetizing) They’re so pretty. (Mouth-watering) The squash fritters melt in your mouth. (Finished by the young hands) Come over here. Let’s try eating the shrimp fritters first. I think it’ll be so delicious. – You need to eat fritters with your hands. / – Yes. (Curious) – Is it alright? / – It’s delicious. “The food I made is the best.” A dumpling. (He picks the dumpling rice cake he made) Dip it in that. (He dips it in syrup) (And eats it in one bite) You ate it in one bite? Is it cooked? (I may have made it but it’s delicious) I’m curious about the coffee rice cakes. The smaller ones are tastier. I’m curious about the coffee rice cakes. (How do the coffee rice cakes taste?) Wow. The stuffing inside is so good. (Proud to see them eating well) Everything tastes so good because it was made by handsome men. We saw how they looked though. That’s right. I think you’re the first ones who received such compliments after cooking so badly. They’re admirable. Was the work that we did today… Helpful? Oh. CEO Jang looks like she’s struggling so much. Can’t you let her go home? – Her workload increased. / – Yes. If they had made it like this… Yes. They would’ve gotten a beating. (She is her real daughter) If her daughter did that, she would’ve hit her. It was to teach the young kids, so not everything was ruined. They’ll try to help their moms make fritters. So in my shoes, I feel like they did good. (She’s proud that she was able to teach them)

100 thoughts on “NCT DREAM and Han Hyunmin learning how to cook Korean food [Boss in the Mirror/ENG/2019.09.22]”

  1. For some reasons I find Han Hyunmin radiates a Lucas vibe. Plus the way he smiles is just like Lucas.

  2. Why is it that i wish chenle will take them to china and torture them with their own rules just to get even with them.

  3. The editing is so shady. Jaemin did so well but they didn't show any of that because they wanted to push this narrative of helpless idols on them

  4. Chenle knows how to act properly in front of elders. And he’s so uwuuuuuu. Oh my mother’s heart towards him is shaking 😭

  5. They are not only incredibly stupid, but they are unkind and snotty, too. They need to be slapped around and left in the woods for a week.

  6. jaemin looked at jisung like how a mother would, warning him that he'll get a scolding when they get home I'M SOO fhguahu

  7. They literally didnt show Nana's cooking. They just emphasized how bad the kids are. Notice how Mrs. Shim is so fond at him? He's even too close to her than Hyunjin 😂😂😂

  8. Jisung is adorable. I'm glad they let him do what he wanted when he expressed wanting to try cooking his own way. Cooking really shouldnt be that strict.

  9. Chenle was so sweet always asking if he's doing it right and if its okay and being so attentive to what they were saying and teaching him.

  10. This is my opinion but I hate how they are just dissing the younger, they expect them to know to to cook? Or experienced cooking more than a couple of times.

  11. bro it's 2019 lighten up. Gosh I hate these old ass Asian traditions and "manners".. and the old creepy ass men wishing it was a girl group 🤮.. and them low-key shaming the dreamies for being idols??

  12. tho it seemed scripted, jaemin talks in such a sweet way to the grandma 😔😔 it looks like when he's talking to kids i'm-💚💚

  13. Cmiiw i think chinese do not do bows(?), cus from what i remember jun and the8 from svt didnt do the bows for weekly idol eps, cus of the culture

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