When it comes to cooking up a storm in our hearts, K-Pop idols are more than well-equipped to handle the job. But unfortunately, not all of them are equally good when at the actual activity of cooking.
While they mastered many talents and skills during their trainee days up until now, these 5 K-Pop idols can never seem to reconcile the beef they have with the act of cooking an edible dish:
1. RM from BTS
Honestly, there are way too many instances out there to pick one and point out why BTS’s leader is the first name on the list. From cutting an onion upside down to trying to chop vegetables with the knife’s cover still on, the sagas of Kim Namjoon, aka RM in the kitchen are enough to fill a short story collection.
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— archive (@koowols) November 21, 2021
There’s something wildly fascinating about seeing such a level-headed individual lose his sh*t over a bowl of instant ramen.
2. Hongjoong from ATEEZ
Probably the entirety of ATEEZ could be on the list if it weren’t for Wooyoung and his general interest in cooking. But Hongjoong deserved a special shoutout thanks to his waffles from hell. Admittedly, waffles are not the easiest thing to cook for a newbie, but pretty sure everyone knows the batter isn’t supposed to spill from the iron like that.
— ene lvs cyberpunk ⩜ (@demigodkhj) July 1, 2022
Don’t worry, Hongjoong, ATINYs still love you, waffle or no waffle.
3. Vernon from SEVENTEEN
Any Carat who has watched SEVENTEEN’s Battle of Burgers will vouch for the validity of Vernon being on this list. During the show, Vernon was in charge of making a burger. But as soon as the cooking phase started, he lost his recipe, had to ask for help from Joshua, who was supposed to judge the entire competition and then left his burger patties in the pan, with the flames still going while he got busy eating a pineapple. When he remembered to flip them finally, the patties had already gone to their graves.
You would think Vernon made these burgers Face The Sun for far too long.
4. LISA from Blackpink
In an honest confession from the lady herself, LISA admitted that her cooking skills are pretty much non-existent. Though her BLACKPINK co-members Jisoo and Jennie know how to make a few dishes here and there, the overall cooking expertise in the group is, as Jisoo described her Tanghulu, “Not so bad but not so good.”
5. Seeun from STAYC
Making pancakes is admittedly harder than it looks. But the way Seeun failed at the job not once but twice was too epic not to include her in this list. While trying to make savory potato pancakes, everything went well for her until she had to flip them. In her first attempt, the pancake split into several mini pancakes. The second time, it was completely burnt!
Can someone get her away from the stove ASAP please.
Given how these idols are extremely talented and skilled as musicians and performers, one could argue their horrible kitchen skills are just God’s way of restoring balance in the universe.