Title: 발효가족 / Fermentation Family
Chinese Title: 发酵家族
Also Known as: Kimchi Family
Genre: Family, Romance
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Dec-07 to 2012-Feb-23
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 20:45


Set within the famous Korean restaurant Chunjiin, known especially for their kimchi dish. Ki Ho Tae who grew up as an orphan, begins to work at the restaurant in search for his past. Lee Kang San is the owner of this restaurant dreams to be the best chef.


Main Cast

Song Il Gook as Ki Ho Tae
Park Jin Hee as Lee Kang San
Lee Min Young as Lee Woo Joo
Choi Jae Sung as Kang Do Sik
Kang Shin Il as Lee Ki Chan
Kim Young Hoon as Oh Jae Hoon
Yoon Hee Soo as Na Eun Bi
Lee Dae Keun as Mr. Sul
Kim Byung Choon as Han Pyung Man
Lee Il Hwa as Jung Geum Joo

Supporting Cast

Lee Kan Hie as Kang San’s mother
Choi Yong Min as Oh Myung Cheol
Jung Ae Ri as Jung Hyun Sook
Choi Duk Moon as Jo Dae Sik
Kim Sang Hoon as Kim Dong Soo
Jo Jae Wan as Park Hyun Soo
Lee Tae Woo as Hyun Soo (child)
Oh Yong as Jo Mi Nam
Kim Ki Bok as Detective
Lee Ah Rin as Bo Yo
Hwang Young Hee as So Jung


Jo Yeon Woo as Choi Yong Bin
Kim Ha Eun as Ji Hyun
Shin Hyeon Tak as Sung Jin
Kim Bo Mi as Hye Young
Shin Hyun Bin as Yukie
Choi Jae Sup as Yoo Jung Ho
Kim Kyu Cheol as Jung Sung Min
Seo Dong Hyun

Production Credits

Director: Park Chan Hong
Screenwriter: Kim Jee Woo

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide
2011-12-07 1 1.56
2011-12-08 2 0.68
2011-12-14 3 1.22
2011-12-15 4 0.80
2011-12-21 5 1.06
2011-12-22 6 0.80
2011-12-28 7 0.95
2011-12-29 8 1.15
2012-01-04 9 1.08
2012-01-05 10 0.78
2012-01-11 11 0.67
2012-01-12 12 0.53
2012-01-18 13 0.71
2012-01-19 14 0.64
2012-01-25 15 0.82
2012-01-26 16 0.81
2012-02-01 17 0.88
2012-02-02 18 0.98
2012-02-08 19 1.01
2012-02-09 20 1.06
2012-02-15 21 0.84
2012-02-16 22 0.80
2012-02-22 23 0.61
2012-02-23 24 0.69

Source: AGB Nielsen

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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194 Responses to “Fermentation Family”

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  1. 176
    sun Says:



    WELL COME 2 ((( Korean Drama & Song ))) facebook



  2. 177
    sun Says:

    To all Arabic sigers

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    Hi Korea drama

  3. 178
    zarima USA Says:

    just finished watching this.. and i could say its worth watching… try it

  4. 179
    witlily Says:

    Very good drama, heartwarming story.

  5. 180
    ance Says:

    seems like a good drama…i think i will love this drama coz it’s song il gook!

  6. 181
    Sina Says:

    A very nice drama. Makes you feel good that there are lots of good loving people in this world.

  7. 182
    Hanako Says:

    Great drama but the ending was not fantastic though. It is all about love and warmth , and also forgiveness in this movie. I love the Earth and Man restaurant with the ancient building and the beautiful scenery surroundings.
    I love the way they make all kinds of Kimchi which is real interesting as I had seen my Koren friend making it too. It is an emotional story , some sad parts though but it is great family story somehow. Something different with all those great main actors and actresses

  8. 183
    love me:song il gook Says:

    i am an iranian. i’m in love with song il gook .it is a beautiful drama.please give her vote. thank you

  9. 184
    any Says:

    It’s a beautiful movie! Please, watch!

  10. 185
    CH Says:

    one of the best drama….very positive message

  11. 186
    mc Says:

    Although I’ve probably watched hundreds of dramas this is the first time I’ve felt compelled to comment on one. I thought this drama was quite good: the storyline, the acting, the scenery and the kimchi making. I think all the actors did an excellent job in their roles and every role really contributed to the story. I was especially impressed with the young actress that played Eun Bi. Her character was important to the story and her speaking and facial expressions were very perfect. I also enjoyed watching Lee Min Young/Lee Woo Joo when she would open the pot of rice/stew/kimchi/etc and would smell and smile. The look on her face made me wish I could smell it too! This drama had just the right amount of romance, comedy, mystery, and evil.

  12. 187
    ann Says:

    where was this drama filmed-exotic place.

  13. 188
    Canary Says:

    Hi Song

    UR the best actor that Ive ever seen.please come back and show US your arts of acting more n more.U FOREVER

  14. 189
    jewles Says:

    Just watched it again. It’s one of my very favorite dramas. No nonsense just people and their hearts, evil and good. The dialog while making kimchi, although some are lost in translation, and the scenery are to die for!

  15. 190
    malu Says:

    song Il Guk is my favorite Korean actor, he’s the reason why i got hooked on k dramas. Nice to see him again in this drama. Hope he’ll have more dramas to come.

  16. 191
    key Says:

    Ive been watched the 2nd epd n i didnt get anything. I think this drama isnt intersting at all….
    The actor n actress ia good but the story looks like horrible. Or it just have a bad start….
    Hoping the next epd will more interesting

  17. 192
    wild@ Says:

    good drama, i like it

  18. 193
    Fullheart5 Says:

    Watched for the second time. This drama made me a Song Il Gook fan. Now he is on The return of Superman. I get to see him more. Already watched most of his dramas.

  19. 194
    Korean Drama Review FF | Drama and Show Reviews and Recommendations Says:

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