Chart 10 Wednesday: K-Pop Idol Chefs Best at Cooking Delicious Food

They can sing, they can dance, and they can act. You mean to tell me they’re also good at cooking?!

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In this cut throat industry, it’s difficult making it to the top with just singing and dancing. You need other talented traits, and cooking is the latest hobby trend that fans are going nuts over! It’s probably because just the thought of our beautiful biases cooking a delicious dish for us is basically a dream come true.

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Here’s the top 10 K-Pop idols that we think are the best cooks around.


10th – GOT7’s JB

JB is our 10th best idol chef. Although he may not look like it, he cooked for his best friend B.A.P’s YoungJae on “Bromance”. He made a marinated pork dish that’s famous in Korea and YoungJae loved it! To farther prove his cooking abilities, JB also made a nice stew to enjoy with the meat.


9th – SHINee’s Key

He’s a talented artist, an inspirational fashionista, and now a perfect chef? Key’s cooking skills were finally acknowledged through the show “Made to Order”. He showcased a delicious bento box, as well as stunning cooking techniques!

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8th – BTS’s Jin

He’s known to have a very healthy appetite, so it just made sense that he also knows how to cook well! Known as the ‘BTS Mom’ among fans, he’s even cooked for his members multiple times. Jin’s cooking skills were highlighted when he appeared on the 2016 Chuseok special, “Idol Chef King”!

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7th – EXO’s D.O.

D.O.’s talented in singing, dancing and acting – but now we find out he’s great a cooking too? D.O’s cooking skills are guarantee approved by his fellow EXO members. They say he makes a killer spaghetti and fried rice. He’s even went on V APP to showcase his cooking and EXO-Ls absolutely fell in love with him carefully flipping over the Korean pancakes. He’s getting more and more into cooking as he continues to purchase unique cooking supplies like Octopus Ball Cookers.

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6th – Red Velvet’s Wendy

Wendy is a known baker. She loves to bake goodies for her friends, like when she baked a whole walnut pie for her idol BoA’s concert! She’s known to frequently make little eateries for her hard working staff members and managers too. Need more proof? Just search for Red Velvet’s cooking videos and you’ll see and endless amount of cooking by Wendy.

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5th – BTOB’s Yook SungJae

Yook SungJae is also a multi-talented idol. He sings, dances, acts and cooks! Although he looks like the son of a wealthy family who never touched a pan in his life, Yook SungJae proved his cooking skills on “Idol Chef King” by placing 3rd!

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4th – NCT’s JaeHyun

JaeHyun is also an idol that you’d never expect to be great at cooking. JaeHyun however is the best cook out of the NCT members. While the other members coward at the thought of preparing octopuses, JaeHyun took the reigns and showed outstanding handy work. With his special skill set, there’s nothing that he can’t create into a delicious dish. He’s also appeared on “Idol Chef King”!


3rd – SEVENTEEN’s MinGyu

MinGyu’s earned the title of “MingJooBoo”, which means Ming Housewife. His cooking skills shined brightly during “SEVENTEEN’s One Fine Day”. He’s cooked fresh chicken, cut prepared and grilled mackerels, made jjajang rice, and so much more. We can’t help but wonder… what’s something he can’t make?


2nd – Super Junior’s Henry

Who knew Henry was so good at cooking? He’s actually been an apprentice under a famous Korean chef. He took on the apprenticeship for a role in a movie, but he fell in love with the skill and mastered the art of wok. He most recently showcased his skills on “I Live Alone” for Lunar New Years.

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1st – miss A’s Fei

This was a no brainer! miss A’s Fei is the most famous idol-chef in the industry. She’s won first place at MasterChef Korea: Celebrity, appeared on an endless amount of cooking programs, and is taste approved by some of the top chefs of Korea!


Chart 10 Wednesday: K-Pop Idol Trainees Who Rose to Fame Pre-Debut

It’s never too early to gain a massive fandom for yourself – even before you officially debut into the K-Pop scene!

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We’ve been seeing a lot of survival audition and debut programs like “Produce 101” and “Kpop Star 6”. With the massive popularity that these shows bring in, the participating trainees of various labels are garnering a large amount of love and fame even before they set foot on their official debut stage!

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This week, we take a look at 10 K-Pop idol trainees who’ve yet to officially debut, but have risen to massive fame!


10th – Han Byul

She may just be a tiny elementary schooler, but she’s got the talent and heart that matches any K-Pop idol out there. Han Byul is a fan favorite among “Kpop Star 6”, as she stole the hearts of JYP, YG and Yoo HeeYeol with her talent that makes everyone rethink her age.

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9th – Jung KiSeok

Jung JiSeok is one of the most famous JYP trainees. When he participated in “Boys 24”, fans recognized him as the trainee who had been under JYP’s training system for over a year and a half. Although he had failed to make it onto Boys 24’s final lineup, fans are patiently awaiting JYP news of his official debut.

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8th – Jeon SoYeon

We saw this familiar face in both “Produce 101” and “Unpretty Rapstar 3”! Jeon SoYeon wowed the viewers on both shows with her unique persona and rapping skills. She’s currently signed under Cube Entertainment, and rumors have it that she’s preparing her official debut. Will she be a soloist or a girl group member? We’ll just have to wait and find out!

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7th – Krisha Chu

Krisha Chu is a trainee under Urban Works Entertainment, but she only recently gained fame through “Kpop Star 6”. With her stunning visuals and outstanding dance abilities, she won the hearts of not just the public, but the undivided attention from JYP and YG! She’s currently been cast into YG Entertainment on the show, and fans patiently await her official debut.

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6th – Lee HaeJoon

HaeJoon was first relatively famous among trainee-fans from his 1 year of training in LOEN Entertainment and another year in Woollim Entertainment. He made his screen debut on Mnet “Boys 24”, where he won over more fans through his heart warming guitar performance. He won a place into the final lineup of trainees, and is currently promoting as Boys 24 as a pre-debut-trainee-who-kind-of-debuted-but-didn’t.

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5th – Jeon MinJoo

Jeon MinJoo initially debuted before as a part of The Ark. The team fell apart, leaving her to return back as a trainee. She recently auditioned for “Kpop Star 6”, where she has been making strides and creating fans left and right. Her beautiful visuals, solid talent and her undying support for her fellow contestants places her 5th on our famous trainee list!

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4th – Shannon

Shannon is also an idol-trainee who had debuted before. She debuted in 2014 as a soloist under Core Contents Media (now known as MBK Entertainment). Her success didn’t meet the expectations, so she’s currently a trainee. As a last hope, she entered the “Kpop Star 6” ring, and it seems to be paying off. With a combination of her past-debut fans and her new fans, Shannon will surely make a lasting impression as a trainee and debut idol!

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3rd – Kim ChungHa

This dancing queen own the stage wherever she goes, but she is still considered a trainee! Now that I.O.I is over, she’s training hard under M&H Entertainment for her solo debut. With superb vocal talents and an unmatched dancing ability, we don’t doubt that ChungHa’s fame will go above and beyond her current fame status as a trainee.

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2nd – Choi YooJung & Kim DoYeon

I.O.I’s forever-sisters Choi YooJung and Kim DoYeon have yet to debut, but pull in a massive amount of followers and fans. The pair are scheduled to debut sometime this year as the trainee group Fantagio Girls. Although their exact official debut date hasn’t been set, their fandom from I.O.I brought the upcoming Fantagio Girls a lot of love and attention!

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1st – Jeon SoMi

Without a doubt, the most famous pre-debut trainee is SoMi of I.O.I. Surprised? She actually has yet to officially debut as an idol. Many mistake her as a debuted artist, because of her fame from “SIXTEEN”, “Produce 101”, I.O.I, “Unnies’ Slam Dunk 2”, concerts and more. However, she’s still considered a trainee under JYP Entertainment, and will be continuing her training to officially debut – as a girl group or soloist! As she continues to train, she will continue her broadcast appearances.

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Chart 10 Wednesday: K-Pop Idol Groups to Outlast Shinhwa

Which K-Pop group will outlast their Shinhwa seniors and become the longest running legends?

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Shinhwa is a legendary K-Pop idol group that debuted way back when in 1998. The six member group was formed under SM Entertainment, and have literally been together through thick and thin. The group outlasted the famous 7 year curse, became the first idol group to stay together all throughout each members’ military services, and are still going strong with impressive record sales and fandom members.

But records are meant to be broken. We took a look into which current K-Pop idol group has the potential to outlast Shinhwa’s continuing record of years active. With the super seniors closing in on their 20th anniversary, it’ll take a lot of teamwork and love to beat the legends at their own game.

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The one and only rookie group, ASTRO, makes it onto our chart thanks to their large similarity to Shinhwa. They have the same amount of members, the same bright energy, the same ridiculously witty members and undeniable brother-like chemistry and love. The boys love to take care of their fans, and within a year since debut, ASTRO has collected an impressive amount of global fans (even though they’re not from a major label)! It may take a few decades, but we think ASTRO has a budding possibility to become the next Shinhwa.

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9. Girls’ Generation

This legendary girl group lands low on our list for a few reasons that are not entirely their fault. The girls are one of the longest running girl groups to date, but with each member continuing to branch out into solo promotions and different careers, it’s hard to firmly say that they will be able to outlast Shinhwa. With other iconic girl groups disbanding one by one throughout 2016 and 2017, Girls’ Generation continues to be speculated about their long breaks between albums. The girls are nearing their 10th anniversary, so we’re hoping the wedding rumors, disbandment rumors and gossip rumors keep quiet for another decade and more!

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8. EXO

EXO would definitely be higher on the list had it not been for the shaky start with member lineups. Their fandom is incredible and they’ve got the talent to run long in the industry, but rumors continue to circulate about more potential members leaving the group in order to pursue different careers. Let’s keep our fingers crossed EXO-Ls!

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BIGBANG is honestly a little risky to be on this chart, but we’re going with positive thinking! BIGBANG just began their process of a carefully timed military enlistment. T.O.P will be the first to enter, followed by the other 4 members. The army has a tendency to break up groups often due to the long hiatus, but the ridiculous amount of V.I.Ps all over the world gives us enough hope to see the group together for a long time to come. Let’s just hope SeungRi doesn’t decide to fold his idol career for one of his many business ventures!

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6. APink

Out of all the girl groups, we think APink is the most similar to the Shinhwa legends. APink is on their 6th year run, but we don’t think the 7 year curse has anything on the girls. The girls are mirror images of Shinhwa in terms of teamwork, sisterly bond, multi-talented lineup and beauty. With this perfect formula, don’t you think that they may just become the longest running group?

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5. Super Junior

If you think about it, Super Junior is just a larger version of Shinhwa with more members who stayed with SM Entertainment. They’re hilariously funny with the capability of hosting their own shows, talented in all aspects of the industry, and have already beaten the 7 year curse without a scratch. More than half of the group already fulfilled their military duties, so we just need to hold out for the troublemakers to stay good for a few decades longer.

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INFINITE comes in at top tier for their brotherly love and stunning teamwork. Since the beginning the boys rose to stardom thanks to their perfect synchronization. Whether it’s dancing, singing, performing, or whatever; the boys have got each others’ backs. This year marks the group’s 7th anniversary, and the INSPIRITs are sleeping peacefully at night without a worry – 7 year curse’s got nothing on them! Besides, INFINITE’s also one of the few groups that can lead a truly entertaining show just by themselves. “INFINITE Show” may just be the next “Shinhwa Show”!

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3. SHINee

SHINee will undeniably be a long running group. They are one of the rare groups to beat out the 7 year curse with all members still together since debut! They’re multi-talented just like Shinhwa and come from the same origin – SM Town. The only thing is that the boys have cited their secret to staying together is to think of each other as a business partner. It sounds a little risky, but we buy it!

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2. BTS

BTS comes in second for their undeniable team chemistry and love for their fans. Shinhwa’s teamwork is a once in a lifetime kind of chemistry, where all of the members are literally brothers who may fight and argue, but resolve all issues with love and a hug. BTS’s inner love between the members and their love for their fans mirror exactly what we saw from Shinhwa. Add in the fact that the group is just as funny as Shinhwa – and you’ve definitely got a potential longest running idol group! I mean, they have the largest fandom in K-Pop right now, so we think the A.R.M.Ys will keep their career strong for a couple more decades.

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BEAST tops our list of potential Shinhwa Juniors, because of their undeniable resemblance in fate. Shinhwa debuted under SM Entertainment, but departed from the label as a group. BEAST is undergoing the same transition as the five members decided to leave Cube Entertainment as a group after their contract expired. Shinhwa set up their own company called Shinhwa Company, and BEAST founded Around Us Entertainment. The two groups have one of the largest fandoms in the industry, and both groups contain talented musicians, dancers, actors and variety personalities!

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