K-Pop stars: They have so many skills on stage. They can dazzle everybody with their sheer talent and abilities. But some of these stars are super talented off-stage, too! Here are 6 K-pop stars who wow fans both with their performance as well as the culinary skills!
1. BTS’ Suga
While Jin is more well-known cook of the BTS group but band member Suga’s talent came to the fore during their vacation vlogs like ‘In The Soop’. He is seen making barbeque, noodles and more and chopping vegetables and meat like a pro . Many times the members, including Jin, would praise his skills and the dishes he makes, making us want some immediately!
Min Yoon-gi , known as SUGA and Agust D, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. He debuted as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS in 2013. In 2016, he released his first solo mixtape, Agust D. In 2018, he re-released the mixtape for digital purchase and streaming. He has been making waves since then. SUGA has over 100 songs to his credit as a songwriter and producer, including Suran’s “Wine” won best Soul/R&B track of the year at the 2017 Melon Music Awards.
2. EXO’s D.O.
EXO’s D.O. is known to be one of the best cooks in the group and it is seen in the videos where he makes some delicious Korean foods like bulgogi, Kimchi Jjigae, Doenjang Jjigae and more. Many videos show D.O. constantly feeding the members and them praising his skills as well.
D.O. is best known as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO. D.O. In 2021, he debuted as a soloist with his first extended play, ‘Empathy;. D.O. was selected by the Korean Film Council as one of the 200 Korean actors that best represent the present and future of Korea’s movie scene.
3. SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu
Mingyu of SEVENTEEN appeared on the real variety show of their castaway-themed ‘One Fine Day’ and displayed his cooking and chopping skills. In many other shows, he also created some unique dishes that left the fans drooling. Mingyu is a South Korean rapper under Pledis Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group SEVENTEEN under ‘Hip Hop Team’.
4. Red Velvet’s Wendy
Red Velvet‘s Wendy meticulously taught her fans how to make the famous coffee flavored dessert step by step on a Valentine’s Day special. Wendy has never been shy about her love for cooking and baking. In the past, she has baked brownies for the hosts of Problematic Men and frequently shares photos of food that she makes on Instagram.
Wendy is a South Korean singer, voice actress, and radio host. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet. She made her solo debut in 2021 with the EP ‘Like Water’. She is also a member of South Korean supergroup Got the Beat.
5. TWICE’s Jeongyeon
Jeongyeon is a good cook, because her father, Yoo Chang Jun, is a chef who worked for former President Kim Dae Jung for 20 years, specializing in Korean cuisine. Her mother works in a Japanese restaurant managed by her aunt. Jeongyeon got her cooking skills from her father. All TWICE members have lived in the dorm for 5 years now, so Jeongyeon cooks for them.
In October 2015 Jeongyeon officially debuted as a member of TWICE with the release of their first extended play (EP), ‘The Story Begins’.
6. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
Out of all the members of the group, Jennie is the best cook. She is constantly seen in her vlogs either baking or cooking up some trendy dishes. While the rest of the members do not cook much, she is constantly seen cooking for herself and other friends. Jennie Kim, better known as Jennie, is a South Korean singer and rapper. Born and raised in South Korea, Jennie studied in New Zealand for five years before returning to South Korea in 2010. She debuted as a member of the girl group BLACKPINK, formed by YG Entertainment, in August 2016.