Taste Of Curry
드라마 스페셜 - 카레의 맛
KBS (2014) 1 Episode Drama Special
Cuisine / Romantic Comedy, Grade: B+
Korean Drama Review by Jill, USA

I watched Taste Of Curry (2014) with my daughter and we both enjoyed it, even though it was bittersweet by the end. The story is about two people in their twenties who are connected by someone in their past who taught them both how to make curry, but they don't know about the connection of this person in their lives until near the end of the show. Will the knowledge keep them together, or apart? The young woman is struggling with her curry restaurant that she created from scratch and the young man tells her flat out it's because her curry is bland and anyone who comes doesn't come back -- except for one fellow who keeps coming because he's obviously smitten with the restaurant owner and not the food. There's your traditional triangle.

The stars were Hyun Woo (Pasta) and Jeon Hye Bin (Healer) and they worked really well together and had a lot of chemistry for a one hour drama special. My daughter liked it so much she said, "Can we watch it again tomorrow night?" K-drama fans don't know what they are missing by not watching the shorter dramas and specials. I haven't watched a poorly done one yet, but I have watched several long drama bombs in my time. Some of the charm and gentleness of the piece could be attributed to Harry Belafonte's classic song recording from the 1960's, Malaika, playing very quietly in the background several times, which of course charmed me and afterward I had to go download it on Amazon. Enjoy!