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Wok of Love

Title: 기름진 멜로 / Wok of Love
Chinese Title: 油膩的Melo
Also Known as: Greasy Melo / Greasy Romance
Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 38 (35 minutes/episode)
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2018-May-07 to 2018-July-17
Air time: Monday & Tuesday at 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)


This drama tells a story of love, survival with a focus on a star chef who fell from the top chef in the best Chinese restaurant in Korea to a tiny kitchen of a local diner down on its luck.

Chef Seo Poong (Lee Joon Ho) was once a star chef and worked at the best Chinese restaurant. His popularity faded and he eventually wound up working at a small, failing Chinese restaurant. Meanwhile, Doo Chil Sung (Jang Hyuk) is the owner of a building. He is an ex-gang member and he was in jail for 5 years.


Main Cast

Jang Hyuk as Doo Chil Sung
Jung Ryeo Won as Dan Sae Woo
Lee Joon Ho as Seo Poong

Supporting Cast

Park Ji Young as Chae Sul Ja
Lee Mi Sook as Jin Jung Hye
Cha Joo Young as Suk Dal Hee
Lee Ki Hyuk as Na Oh Jik
Tae Hang Ho as Im Hae Jeong
Lee Ki Young as Dan Seung Ki
Ok Ja Yun as Lee Ji Kyung
Jang Hee Ryung as Lee Boon Hong

Gang members

Jo Jae Yoon as Oh Maeng Dal
Kim Hyun Joon as Kwang Dong Shik
Choi Ki Sub as Jun Yi Man
Cha In Ha as Bong Chim Soo
Choi Won Myung as Yang Kang Ho

Hotel people

Kim Sa Kwon as Yong Sung Ryong (hotel president)
Im Won Hee as Wang Chun So (hotel restaurant main chef)
Oh Ui Shik as Maeng Sam Sun (hotel restaurant chef-in-training)
Hong Yoon Hwa as Kan Bo Ra (hotel restaurant chef)
Kang Rae Yun as Gong Rae Yun (hotel hall manager)


Lee Mi Sook as Kim Soo Nyeo (mysterious woman)
Hong Hee Won as Choi Byung Wook
Bae Hye Sun as Nurse


Ryu Seung Soo
Shin Dong Yup as Bustler’s voice

Production Credits

Production Company: SM C&C
Producers: Lee Hoon Hee, Kim Dong Jun
Director: Park Sun Ho
Screenwriter: Seo Sook Hyang


2018 SBS Drama Awards – Best Supporting Actor: Im Won Hee (Wok of Love)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2018-05-07 1 6.5 7.6 5.8 6.8 (15th)
2018-05-07 2 7.3 (18th) 8.2 6.4 (17th) 7.3 (10th)
2018-05-08 3 5.7 6.9 4.7 5.8 (15th)
2018-05-08 4 7.0 (15th) 8.5 5.6 (18th) 7.1 (12th)
2018-05-14 5 5.9 6.3 5.4 5.8 (18th)
2018-05-14 6 6.9 (16th) 7.2 5.8 (19th) 6.1 (15th)
2018-05-15 7 6.2 (20th) 6.7 5.1 5.6 (19th)
2018-05-15 8 7.3 (13th) 8.6 6.8 (11th) 8.2 (9th)
2018-05-21 9 5.8 6.0 5.2 5.3
2018-05-21 10 6.3 (20th) 6.9 5.8 (20th) 6.4 (16th)
2018-05-22 11 5.9 6.2 4.9 5.1
2018-05-22 12 6.6 (16th) 7.4 5.8 6.6 (16th)
2018-05-28 13 6.7 6.9 4.8 5.0
2018-05-28 14 7.1 (18th) 7.3 5.5 5.7
2018-05-29 15 5.5 5.7 4.5 4.6
2018-05-29 16 6.6 (16th) 7.5 5.2 6.1 (18th)
2018-06-04 17 5.7 6.4 6.0 6.8 (13th)
2018-06-04 18 7.0 7.9 6.5 (19th) 7.4 (12th)
2018-06-05 19 5.8 6.9 5.7 (17th) 6.7 (11th)
2018-06-05 20 6.5 7.6 6.4 (13th) 7.4 (8th)
2018-06-11 21 5.6 6.3 5.4 6.1 (20th)
2018-06-11 22 7.0 7.8 6.4 (20th) 7.2 (12th)
2018-06-12 x USA-North Korean Summit in Singapore
2018-06-12 x USA-North Korean Summit in Singapore
2018-06-18 x FIFA World Cup 2018
2018-06-18 x FIFA World Cup 2018
2018-06-19 x FIFA World Cup 2018
2018-06-19 x FIFA World Cup 2018
2018-06-25 23 6.7 7.5 6.1 7.2 (12th)
2018-06-25 24 7.3 8.6 7.1 (13th) 8.4 (7th)
2018-06-26 25 6.6 7.9 7.5 (14th) 8.8 (9th)
2018-06-26 26 7.9 9.0 9.3 (7th) 10.4 (5th)
2018-07-02 27 7.3 8.6 7.4 (17th) 8.7 (11th)
2018-07-02 28 8.6 10.1 9.3 (6th) 10.8 (5th)
2018-07-03 29 6.1 7.3 5.9 7.1 (16th)
2018-07-03 30 7.4 8.8 7.4 (15th) 8.9 (6th)
2018-07-09 31 5.9 7.4 6.2 7.7 (12th)
2018-07-09 32 6.5 8.1 7.3 (17th) 8.9 (9th)
2018-07-10 33 5.7 6.5 6.8 (16th) 7.6 (11th)
2018-07-10 34 6.6 7.8 7.6 (9th) 8.7 (7th)
2018-07-16 35 5.2 6.0 5.4 6.3 (18th)
2018-07-16 36 6.4 7.1 6.4 (17th) 7.2 (13th)
2018-07-17 37 5.4 6.7 5.6 (17th) 6.9 (13th)
2018-07-17 38 6.9 8.2 7.0 (13th) 8.1 (7th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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  1. 1 : Stranger Says:

    Waaaaa! 1st to comment…jh n jrw..love both leads..i hope it has good script..

  2. 2 : kiki Says:

    can’t wait!!! jung ryeo on and jang hyuk!! it shall be great!!

  3. 3 : umar Says:

    Junho Oppa and Jung Ryeo Won
    Really love them very much :*

  4. 4 : MaxT Says:

    Will check out the first episode and hope it’s not boring like many of the recent dramas.

  5. 5 : Say Says:

    Really excited for this one! Torn between junho and jang Hyuk though… I love both of them… Jung ryeo won is just one of my all time fave, now I don’t know who I want her to pair with in this movie… sometimes seeing great casts all together in one drama can be difficult.

  6. 6 : เรื่องย่อซีรีส์ : Wok of Love (2018) Says:

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  7. 7 : алла Says:

    Fighting Jang Hyuk, Ryeo Won , Joon Ho!! I will watch your drama!!

  8. 8 : Simon K Says:

    Just watched the first two episodes, one of the most crazy kdrama I watched in a long time. The writer and director has gut, let’s see the rating for the next two episodes.

  9. 9 : MaxT Says:

    One word to describe this drama was “hilarious”. I watched the first 5 minutes and saw the young chef cooking like he was performing in a circus. It was very funny.

  10. 10 : USA Says:

    Thumbs up. Good start. Like all three actors.

  11. 11 : look here Says:

    This looks really very interesting

  12. 12 : Zashee Says:

    Interesting and hilarious ,,,must watch !

  13. 13 : Dee Says:

    Will the writer will give us a twist? Because usually this writer pairing the lead woman with charmingly annoying guy. The woman can end up with one of the guy or may be they all will be best friends & co-worker in that restaurant. I love all the cast and lead cast, but i’ll cheer up for Mr. Gangster.

  14. 14 : czariah Says:

    I love this drama so much its mo funny never boring i always laugh

  15. 15 : czhar Says:

    really enjoy watching this. all leads are very good actors they are very natural and story is so good everything is perfect

  16. 16 : Tulip Says:

    Who’s the lead? Jun Ho or Jang Hyuk?

  17. 17 : Stranger Says:

    Im addicted to this!! Hate to wait every week for this series..huhu🤣🤣

  18. 18 : Maja Says:

    I love this kdrama….. Love the cast and the story… I wonder why the low rating….

  19. 19 : email login Says:

    I really like drama involved cooking! Gotta watch this!

  20. 20 : Snow Says:

    I have to drop this after 8 episodes. I absolutely HATE Jealousy Incarnate and this one seems to be going down the same awful path, but dragged out to 40 episodes. I don’t know why the writer is giving us these fickle women that go between men who are “friends”. If people are wondering why the ratings are low, then that’s it. Both males in this drama are handsome, but only one of them is a leading man IMO. He’s the reason I wanted to see this drama. I still love him, but not the plot.

  21. 21 : Clairerose Says:

    @Snow i am thinking exactly same. Love both male leads but JH is by far my bias. The female lead is becoming annoying and annoying every episodes.. she even have forgotten the pitiful horse because she’s so busy following JRW around.. most of the supposed to be romantic scenes at the kitchen is just too silly and annoying for me to watch… so yes, i am also officially leaving this drama.

  22. 22 : zari Says:

    I like this drama in the beginning but when it goes on i started to dislike sae woo she’s bad now she got the bad karma she told chip song not to like her good thing pong told her not to like him. i like chil seong more and i hate how she treated chil song she’s so bad

  23. 23 : zari Says:

    mong chong sae woo. why r u asking what u should do thats exactly what u told chilseong so u should really be a laughing stock for hiring chil seeing so thats good u reap what u sow.

  24. 24 : zari Says:

    i super love jang hyuk. he is so honest and very manly a real man who is not a coward even when it comes to love he such a real man for telling what he truly feels

  25. 25 : lclarakl Says:

    Zari @ 24, that’s what I love about Jang Hyuk as an actor–he’s very manly to me. I love watching him in dramas–he can take on any character and sell it–doctor, gangsters, comic, etc. Love him….not loving this drama though, the writer need to come up with something new other than another Jealousy Incarnate (which I hated with a passion).

  26. 26 : Maia Says:

    Actually I am not concerned as to whom she’ll end up with … I am more concerned with how he will be able to beat the hotel restaurant where he came from which isjust across his new restaurant….

  27. 27 : Elle Says:

    Dude, this one is just not for me. I’m a huge Janghyuk and Jeong Ryeo won fan but I have not laughed once in 2 hours. Sad.

  28. 28 : OK OK OK Says:

    highly recommended. Me now at ep 13
    I enjoy watching this drama very much. Very funny and entertaining.
    I have so much laughter when the 3 suspicious persons went for the kitchen staff job vacancy interviews. ha ha 😛

  29. 29 : Chally Says:

    Jang hyuk’s talent is wasted in this drama….

  30. 30 : dodee Says:


  31. 31 : Snow Says:

    Chally @ 29 agree totally; such a waste, not sure why he took this role.

  32. 32 : peyutnduy Says:

    Wonder why it had low rating?
    It was actually a fun drama. I liked all three main castings. The chemistry between the main couple was lovable. I’m happy that it got a romantic ending.

  33. 33 : Jukbang Says:

    AHHHH … the ending is rushed .. quite dissapointing ..

  34. 34 : Any Says:

    I really like this drama. I like all three main actors/actress. Idk how to express this, but I really like this drama a lot! Arrrhhhhh

  35. 35 : jae meemee Says:

    Love this drama
    Every actors and actress do their best in their role.

  36. 36 : Lynn Ong Says:

    Is Sae Woo and Chil Seong mum played by same person?

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