tvN’s brand new show, with Korean Celebrity Chef Paik Jong Won – Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore (白老师放煮假新加坡篇) starring Chef Paik, SHINee’s Onew and DIA’s Jung Chae Yeon had their media interview on the 2nd of November, when they were in Singapore to film their show. The trio had went around Singapore to experience the local markets and also to whip up some Singaporean dishes. Chef Paik also whipped up some special dishes for the upcoming Chirstmas for Onew, Chae Yeon and some special guests.
In terms of what type of Singapore cooking style of crabs, Onew prefers the pepper crab while Chaeyeon likes the chilli crab. Chef Paik feels that there are many people who can cook well, so he decided to give confidence to those beginners whom are still learning to cook, thus he position himself as someone who cooks simple dishes.
Between Onew and Chaeyeon, Chef picked Onew as a potential good cook as he is talented in food tasting and is able to express the food taste very well. Despite the difference in the ingredients (spices), both Onew and Chef Paik feels that there is no big difference in Singaporean and Korean dishes. The staples are rice, noodles and fried food. Onew even pick up skills on how to cook his own dishes according to his taste from Chef Paik.
On who to bring along in their groups for a food trip together, Onew picked Taemin as he eats really well & Chaeyeon picked Yebin as she is close to her. Being the second time that they have filmed together, Chaeyeon didn’t feel any awkwardness with Onew as he is very nice and freindly despite being the sunbae. Chef Paik agrees on that Onew is very humorous and he knows how to entertain everyone. If we communicate with him in Korean, you will understand how funny he is.
View photos of the media interview here: tvN Go Go With Mr. Paik Media Interview feat Onew & Chaeyeon Photo Set
GO GO WITH MR. PAIK in Singapore
Airing on tvN
Mondays, 19 Dec and 26 Dec @ 10.30pm
Singtel TV 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD) and StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)
Kpress Singapore would like to thank tvN for the invite to this media interview.
Photos and text by: Joey
Transcript by: Brenda