One or more characters can have a taste for simpler food like ramen rather than posh gourmet dishes. This can serve as a bond between characters, or as establishing a character as having an aspect which is down to earth or ordinary. Acquiring said simpler food can be involved, or the preparation of it requires knowledge transfer.
Characters need to talk to convey to the viewer what the drama wants them
to know. Talking heads in themselves tend to be boring, but if characters
talk in the context of a meal then that gives something to occupy the eyes
while the ears are occupied too.
|2005||Sassy Girl Chun-hyang|
|2006||Couple or Trouble||Anna likes black bean noodles|
|2008||Hong Gil Dong|
|2010||My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox|
|2011||The Greatest Love|
|2013||The Master's Sun|