Oscar-Winner Yuh-Jung Youn Has a Cooking Show You Can Watch Right Now
Minari’s Yuh-Jung Youn became the star of this year’s award season with her acceptance speeches about “snobbish” Brits and Brad Pitt not showing up to work. But, while many American viewers are just getting to know the Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner, Youn has been a prolific actor in South Korea for decades, starring in dozens of movies and TV series. In fact, she even has her own food- and travel-themed reality shows, Youn’s Kitchen and Youn’s Stay.
It’s understandable if you want to see more from Youn following her brilliant work in Minari — and watching Youn’s Kitchen is one way to do just that. Luckily it’s easily available to stream online.
Youn’s Kitchen follows Youn and three other Korean stars as they open a pop-up restaurant. It aired two seasons in 2017 and 2018, with the first season showing the restaurant being opened in Bali and the second season taking them to the Canary Islands.
The series then came back in a different format earlier this year as Youn’s Stay. This time, Youn and her co-stars were tasked with opening a guesthouse for foreigners living in South Korea. The idea was that they could share Korean culture with those who hadn’t gotten to see much of it due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by Forbes. The cast for Youn’s Stay includes another actor very familiar with the Oscars: Woo-sik Choi was one of the stars of Parasite.
All 10 episodes of season 2 of Youn’s Kitchen can currently be viewed for free on Viki, a streaming platform that features a variety of Asian shows and films. Viki is also streaming some of Youn’s other work, including the series Never Twice and The King 2 Hearts, and the movie Beasts Clawing at Straws.