7 things I obtained after watching the first episode of “The Backpacker Chef”

#6 — new recipes unlocked!!!

Gina Raasyidatus Sabiyla
4 min readJun 3, 2022


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I’ve been a fan of Korean Variety Show for a long time. Unlike K-Drama or K-pop music, the Korean Variety Show displays many outstanding ideas and unique concepts and is attractively packaged. Most importantly, it displays a real condition or reaction from the cast. If you’re looking for new ideas or want to learn while having fun, you’ve come to the right place. There are numerous shows about cooking, parenting, wildlife survival, detective work, and other topics.

Last week, I just discovered a NEW variety show titled “The Backpacker Chef”. And I’d like to give a short review after watching the first episode.
The Backpacker Chef combines cooking and traveling concepts. Staring by a well-known chef in Korea, Baek Jong Won, and the other cast are actors Ahn Bo Hyun, Oh Dae Hwan, and the rapper DinDin.
From the first episode, I got that they have to cook for a mysterious customer. They are only given a little clue about the kind of food, the amount of food, and the location, which will be completely revealed once they arrived at the location.

Interestingly, they are only allowed to prepare the ingredient or other stuff that they have prepared on their backpacker. From there, I learned that there are numerous types of backpackers that have specific uses, and it appears to be costly. Okay, it makes me want to earn money even more. :)

What did I learn after watching???

  1. Look at things from a different perspective
    Ahn Bo Hyun’s point of view has captivated me. Instead of suggesting different menus, he thinks about how to make the clients’ experience memorable by preparing any decorative items. I think it is important to put more attention and detail into our work to improve the outcome. Good Job Bo Hyun-ssi.
  2. Resource management
    I’ll mention two types of resources: human resources and material resources. They carry out the tasks in accordance with their abilities, strengths, and experiences, so everything is handled in a coordinated manner. Only Baek Jong Won gives instructions, and the others pay close attention. For more efficient work, they try to use any equipment in the client’s kitchen, they even set up another stove from unused materials in the houseware. Furthermore, Baek Jong Won is brilliant; he can create something new after scanning his surroundings.
    So, let’s take a closer look around to see what we can find that will help us with our work.
  3. Teamwork
    Anyway, the casts just get met each other through this show, so it is the first time they worked together. However, for a new team, they do an amazing job. Communication is essential. They always remind each other and don’t hesitate to reprimand anyone’s mistakes, so everything would run smoothly if everything was based on good communication.
  4. Problem-solving abilities
    Because this was the first episode of the show, some issues have arisen. Then everything works out quickly.!!! SPOILER!!!. In less than 5 minutes of thinking, Baek Jong Won created a new menu by remaking the failed ingredients.
    After some thought, I realized that the solution might not come quickly. If they have no prior experience in this field, the solution may be to appear an hour later (less or more maybe hehe). And it is critical to face failures and correct errors; otherwise, the moment will be lost.
    As a result, people must gain experience in order to gain abilities.
    Keep it up!!
  5. Respect the others
    Definitely!!! It is critical to respect one another and never blame anyone for their mistakes without providing a solution or reassurance because this can undermine his confidence. I believe it would devastate teamwork. We absolutely do not want this to happen, so we will think and re-think everything we will do, and we will always appreciate each other.
  6. It is critical to satisfy the customer
    When we cook for someone, nothing is more important than their satisfaction. How the food tastes, how it looks, how the environment is, and what else will suffice to create pleasant memories. Not only must we be mindful of the food, but we must also be mindful of the customer.
  7. New recipes
    This is my favorite. At this age, I’m interested in cooking, so watching this show increased my knowledge of food and cooking, and I’d like to try it in the future. In any case, the foods appear to be delectable.

I enjoyed the first episode overall. It’s reassuring to see the customer’s reaction, but it’s also exciting when our “Backpacker chef” is in a hurry. If you are interested, you can watch it on the VIU International platform.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and have a wonderful day!!!!