7 Foods That K-Pop Idols Love To Eat

7 Foods That K-Pop Idols Love To Eat

Traditional kimchi fried rice or just some good old fashioned burgers? Find out what your favorite Korean idols simply just can't get enough of.

Besides eating CDs for breakfast, here are some delicious foods and dishes your favorite K-Pop stars love to eat for their daily meals, to fuel up in between intense schedules and flawless live performances.

1. Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)

Korean Soft Tofu Stew (Sundubu Jjigae)

Silky tofu and rich pork belly bathed in a spicy savory soup, this Korean Soft Tofu Stew (also known as Sundubu Jjigae) is comfort food at its best! It's no wonder that JB from GOT7 and Donghae from Super Junior listed this classic dish as one of their favorites. This delicious stew is also a star in its own right, having appeared multiple times in hit Korean drama series, Itaewon Class. 

Related: 8 Classic Korean Dishes From Popular K-Dramas

2. Sandwiches

Creamy Tangy Smashed Avocado on Toast

Fresh or toasted bread that comes with a variety of toppings or fillings, the humble sandwich is favored by K-Pop superstar Jennie from BLACKPINK - and no, we don't mean those infamous Inkigayo sandwiches! While she has a newfound love for Greek yogurt, she's known to enjoy a simple toastie, especially when it's served with creamy avocados on top.

Related: 11 Easy Tips For Healthier Meals

3. Tonkatsu

Chicken Katsudon

BTS's Jimin, EXO's Chanyeol and TWICE's Tzuyu are big fans of tonkatsu, a Japanese pork cutlet that is coated with panko bread crumbs and deep fried to golden brown perfection. It is usually served with shredded cabbage and topped with a savory sauce that has the perfect balance of sweet, salty and sour. While it's traditionally made with pork, it can also be made with beef for a tasty Beef Katsu, or with chicken and served with rice and egg to create a delicious Chicken Katsudon.

Related: The Top 6 Japanese Ingredients and Recipe Suggestions

4. Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

Crispy on the out and juicy on this inside - noone can resist a delicious plate of fried chicken. While EXO's Kai, SHINee's Onew and Highlight's Doojoon have expressed love for this popular snack, Hyunjae from THE BOYZ has proven to be the ultimate fried chicken fanboy. Having once eaten this addictive dish 5 times in a week, he can also identify the brand of fried chicken just by smelling it!

Related: 10 Fried Chicken Recipes With A Satisfying Crunch

5. Watermelon

Watermelon Lemonade

If you're a fan of NCT and SuperM, then you'll know that there's nothing more pure than Mark's love for watermelons. It's not uncommon to see the Canadian rapper munching away on this juicy fruit on and off screen. He's even received watermelon-related gifts on multiple occasions from both fans and friends. If you share the same passion for Mark and watermelons, try out our refreshing Watermelon Lemonade for the ultimate thirst-quencher. Guaranteed to cool you down on a hot day! 

6. Tteokbokki


One of the most popular Korean street foods, Tteokbokki is definitely a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Along with an addictively chewy texture, these stir-fried rice cakes are coated with a sweet and spicy red sauce that excites the taste buds. Throw in some eggs and fishcakes, and you've got yourself a filling meal. MAMAMOO's Solar, PENTAGON's Yuto and SF9's Taeyang are some of the idols who can't get enough of this tasty dish.

Related:  10 Binge-Worthy Korean Snacks

7. Pasta

Kimchi Cream Pasta

With a wide selection, ranging from linguine to lasagna, which can be paired with a variety of meats and sauces, it's easy to see why pasta is included in this list. Whether he's at home in South Korea or touring overseas, SEVENTEEN's Jeonghan loves to eat versatile dish. Partial to spaghetti with the addition of mushrooms, he even mentioned during a fansign that he hopes for his future partner to cook pasta for him one day. We've got your back, ladies and gents; feel free to start practising with these 10 Easy Asian Pasta Recipes.

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