5 reasons why Korean show ‘Jinny’s Kitchen’ is worth watching 

“Jinny’s Kitchen,” the Korean show starring Lee Seo-jin, Jung Yu-mi, Park Seo-jun, Choi Woo-shik, and BTS’ V, will premiere on Prime Video on Feb. 24.

Filmed in Bacalar, Mexico, “Jinny’s Kitchen” shows the Korean stars opening and running a Korean street food restaurant. 

(From left) Korean stars Park Seo-jun, Jung Yu-mi, Lee Seo-jin, Choi Woo-shik and BTS V, and director Nah Yung-suk (tvN)

Prime Video customers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam can watch a new episode of “Jinny’s Kitchen” weekly, every Friday, starting Feb. 24. 

The show will launch globally in other countries later in spring through Prime Video. 

During a press conference in Seoul, Director Nah Yung-suk and the stars of “Jinny’s Kitchen” discussed their show. 

Here are the reasons why ““Jinny’s Kitchen” is worth your time: 

1. World famous cast

It’s not every day you get to see your favorite stars cook tasty dishes for customers. The stars of “Jinny’s Kitchen” have been in hit dramas and films, being well known all over the world. Four of the cast members have experience working together in previous seasons like “Youn’s Stay.”  

BTS’ V joins as a new member this time through “Jinny’s Kitchen.” Lee Seo-jin teased, “Their new sides are something worth watching.”

(From left) Korean stars Park Seo-jun, Jung Yu-mi, Lee Seo-jin, BTS' V and Choi Woo-shik (tvN)

2. Chemistry of the cast 

Having worked with each other for multiple seasons and having close friendships with one another, the chemistry exhibited by the team is definitely friendly and comfortable. Choi Woo-shik shared, “Back then or now, we had so much fun.” 

Even with their close relationships though, there’s still room to learn new things about each other. Lee Seo-jin commented, “This time, I learned that Yu-mi and Seo-jun are actually very talkative.” 

In addition, many fans are looking forward to seeing the chemistry between Park Seo-jun, Choi Woo-shik and V, who are known to be real-life BFFs. Park Seo-jun said, “It gave us a chance to get closer.”

(From left) Korean stars Park Seo-jun, BTS' V and Lee Seo-jin (Prime Video)

3. Sumptuous food

This time, “Jinny’s Kitchen” will be serving Korean street food, which has become popular in many parts of the world. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at how various Korean street food items are prepared and learn more about Korean food in general. 

Jung Yu-mi talked about being in charge of making the gimbap (kimbap) and noted, “It’s easier to make gimbap in Korea.” It’ll also be interesting seeing some customers experience Korean food for their first time. Nah Yung-suk said, “I hope you enjoy watching residents and tourists enjoying Korean food.”

Jung Yu-mi (Prime Video)

4. Beautiful location

“Jinny’s Kitchen” is set in the picturesque town of Bacalar, Mexico. The dazzling place is known for its gorgeous lake of seven colors. On top of the beauty of the stars and the food, there’s amazing scenery to enjoy. 

Nah Yung-suk stated, “Beautiful nature in Mexico is something to watch, obviously.” 

While the members were very busy running the restaurant, they spoke fondly of their time in Mexico. 

Choi Woo-shik said, “We made very good memories in Mexico.” Park Seo-jun echoed this sentiment and added, “We also made memories all the way in Mexico.” 

(Clockwise from left) BTS' V, Jung Yu-mi, Lee Seo-jin and Park Seo-jun (Prime Video)

5. Fun multi-genre show

“Jinny’s Kitchen” is not just a cooking show or a travel show or a business show. Park Seo-jun said, “I believe it consists of various genres.” You get to see a multi-faceted show that is funny and full of heart. 

Nah Yung-suk joked, “Youn's Kitchen was a therapeutic show. It was peaceful and calm. But this is more like a survival show. It's like watching an office drama.” 

“I was expecting to be a server, but I was surprised to cook. In BTS, I'm the worst cook,” said V, hinting at many funny moments ahead. 

Director Nah Yung-suk concluded, “If you need some fun and laughs, I suggest you watch it.”

"Jinny's Kitchen" (Prime Video)