Boss in the Mirror | 사장님 귀는 당나귀 귀 EP.36 Part. 1 [SUB : ENG, THA/2020.01.12]

Boss in the Mirror | 사장님 귀는 당나귀 귀 EP.36 Part. 1 [SUB : ENG, THA/2020.01.12]


(The day of KBS Entertainment Awards) (All the hot icons of 2019) (Gathered for the event) They had a long red carpet. Our host, Hyunmoo. As a host, he entered first. Yes. (A black car pulls up right then) The bodyguard. I really thought he was a bodyguard. (Soft step) (Members of Boss in the Mirror arrive) Our TV show family. Boss in the Mirror! – They recognized us. / – Indeed. (Amid cheering fans of the show) Chef Choi joined them too. Looking like a real family. It felt good to climb the steps together… – As a group of four. / – Feels like a holiday. (Explosive chemistry! Bosses of Boss in the Mirror) (After the red carpet entrance) – So you were all together. / – Yes. (However…) Even Ms. Shim got nervous. She got nervous too. Ms. Shim, you probably feel nervous. – Let’s stretch… / – Not again. – Your shoulders. / – She can’t help it. Lock your hands like this. Now rotate your shoulders in a circle. Do they hurt at all? Clap once like this. Then lower your arms. (Customer is satisfied) We have to go in now. – One of us had better win. / – Yes. Best wishes for Ms. Shim’s Rookie Award! One, two, three. – Cheers! / – Cheers! It was your first time at KBS Entertainment Awards. Yes. There were so many TV show hosts. Yu Jaeseok, Shin Dongyeob, Kim Yongman and others. What was it like to meet them? Oh… Nothing special. She’s so relaxed. (Top boss, even among celebrities) Next is the Rookie Award for entertainment. The Rookie Award for entertainment goes to Ms. Shim from Boss in the Mirror. Congratulations. (Is it really me?) Congratulations. With her frank comments and charm, this 80-year-old junior host… – Is a fresh entertainer. / – Lovely dress. Such a fancy dress. A Rookie Award at 80. For goodness’ sake… She protested. Anyway, if there are CEOs… In the audience, you should all come on our show. Our program director’s favorite comment. The show will let you reflect and change. Thank you. (Pleased) – Congratulations. / – Her employees were there. That was Ms. Shim’s acceptance speech. (Congratulations!) “Hot Issue Entertainer Award.” – Hottest in 2019. / – The Hot Issue Entertainer Award. Boss in the Mirror… – Mr. Yang Chiseung. / – Sook was startled. I was really startled. The whole team was startled. – Everyone at the table. / – I was startled too. (We were startled too…) – The employees came. / – The whole family. It hasn’t been long since I joined the show… – But we… / – I have no idea what I said. Director Dongeun isn’t listening. (Clearly daydreaming) She’s not listening at all. She’s thinking, “What’ll we eat after this?” “He won, so he’ll buy a meal.” (Transparent as always) Thank you so much. That was Instructor Yang, the Pengsu look-alike. He has our sincere congratulations. (A late hour at the ESteem offices) (Employees gathered at the cafeteria) (A meeting called by Director Choi?) That’s everyone except CEO Kim, right? Right. What’s going on? – So that’s what they did. / – But… They rarely hold meetings without CEO Kim. Will the boss get replaced? Like Chef Choi? Is that a good-bye party? It must be a good-bye party. (Gosh, glasses) (That look!) Is everyone here? That’s a different look. Do all bosses wear glasses there? I called this meeting because of CEO Kim’s birthday. They’re planning a birthday event. Why did you make it sound so serious? Why are you being so serious? CEO Kim really hates it when people throw birthday parties for her. – Really? / – When I first joined the company… I threw a surprise birthday party for her. She got so angry. We couldn’t give her the cake. (Cake without an owner) Was it that bad? She got angry and left. What a strange personality. It’s a blessing you were born. What a strange personality. She’s being unreasonable. Was there a bad incident before? No. I had birthday parties when the company was small. The employees threw them. One year, they’d bring a bottle of wine as a gift. The next year, it was champagne. It escalated like that. Eventually, they brought a luxury handbag. You could’ve refused gifts. It was useless. Even with parties, I kept thinking there’d be employees joining against their will. Thoughts like that make me uncomfortable. I want to celebrate it though. (Director Choi, chief organizer for CEO Kim’s party) She dislikes birthday parties… (Director Choi oversees the meeting) (Ideas pouring out!) (Director Choi looks worried) Why is he so serious? That’s funny. CEO Kim won’t come to an event just because we ask her to. The people here are in charge of leading CEO Kim to the party. (Day of boss Kim’s birthday party) We have to take CEO Kim to a place where there are things she likes. That way, we can distract her. Is that Dongmyo? – Dongmyo is great. / – It is. Geez! It’s freezing! What are we doing? Why did we come here? – It’s nice to be out. / – It’s too chilly! Isn’t it nice? I don’t get lonely at home. I can drink beer with a side dish of squid. (Gosh! That grumbling) Should we eat some toast? She can’t pass it by. (Food is the best way to appease her) – They have so much tasty food. / – Four, please. Looks tasty. (Will they bring Boss Kim to the party?) Look at the sugar… (Where are Director Choi and the employees?) Here we are. (Arriving at the venue he chose) – You like that LP bar, right? / – Yes. I always remember entering the bar, but I never remember leaving it. Right, after drinking. We have 30 minutes to get ready. (30 minutes before Boss Kim’s birthday party) CEO Kim will arrive in about 30 minutes. Let’s get ready quickly. We need a rehearsal too. – Yes. / – Yes. So that’s what they did. That’s so funny. (They start with decorations) Isn’t that… (Those are…) They did that for the Miss Gee fashion show. I guess they were sick of it. It’s their way of protesting. (Decorations from that runway) Their way of saying, “Here are your beloved decorations.” This is how we did it back then. (Same) The same fringes… She’s wasting her talent. She’s working harder than before. (Flaunting skills learned during fashion week) They made the same decorations. They sell air pumps for that… They blew those themselves? Heart-shaped balloons… They worked hard. (They’re instructors at the model academy…) (Dizzy) I feel dizzy. It makes you feel dizzy. (More people growing dizzy) They’re setting it up like a show. (The models arrive!) (Look at their outfits) (Ji Hyeonjung) (Jang Suim) – Hello. / – Hello. Welcome. (Lee Sunjung) CEO Kim really likes old fashion from the 80s and 90s. We chose a retro concept since that’s what she likes. (Retro concept for CEO’s party) They’re honoring her taste. Her look is so strong. So is yours. Your look is fierce. It’s simply fierce. She’s Kim Hyesu from “Kim Hyesu Plus You.” She looks the same. That’s so funny. “Kim Hyesu Plus You.” The old talk show. From twenty years ago. I’m from Yeonghui’s boutique in the old drama “Mother’s Sea.” Sleek style. I’m from the drama “When the Camellia Blooms.” It really looks like that. Right, just like the drama. CEO Kim will love the outfits. (Voluntary use of their skills) We had to do it properly. True models. The others are getting a bit delayed with the preparations. We have to buy more time. Let’s go home. Oh, no. They need time. They need ten more minutes. Actually, CEO Kim… – I’m hungry. / – I have something to tell you. She has something to say, so abruptly. (They go to a record store) They have a record player. Let’s go to my place and play records. She shouldn’t go home. She likes staying at home. – Let’s stay for a while. / – Can we play these? – Yes. / – We can play the records. The music director is there. (So nice) (Struggling hard to buy time) We only have ten more minutes. (What are they doing…) It looks good on him. (Model Noma puts on a wig too) Noma… He’s a global top model. Goodness. (Who is that?) Looks like someone from “Gag Concert.” You can’t recognize him. You just can’t. They’re giving their best effort. That’s so nice. (A ghastlier guy appears!) Not even my mom’s generation had these wigs. Looks like a criminal from a period drama. (Gosh) Is he from the drama “The Slave Hunters?” – Who is that? / – Director of the Works Team. (Like “The Slave Hunters”) That hair… (Brief break for a laugh) Just bear with it today. (I want to go home) Let’s finish up now and rehearse. Events and shows are their specialty, so they even have a rehearsal. The music is on. Lights off, please. Isn’t that like the Miss Gee fashion show? (Lights on) Please step out. Models, please turn at a right angle. Lights off, please. – This is a show too. / – Noma, lights off. Suim, cue the music right away. (They’re professional models) Music off, lights off. – Now… / – A rehearsal? They didn’t need a rehearsal. Now stand up. No need for a rehearsal. Move quickly. All that work for one person? What an awesome team. They prepare everything perfectly. They go all the way. (Why are they rehearsing so hard?) They all look tired. If she gets angry, what should we do? Sunjung, when CEO Kim tries to get up, press down on her shoulders. If CEO Kim yells, “Hey!” Put a rice roll in her mouth. If she’s in an angry mood, everyone should bring food from their tables. Put them in her mouth, one by one. – Got it? / – Yes. Why isn’t Minguk here yet? I’ll try calling him. Just sit down. The food isn’t there yet. They need the food. They finished the other preparations. – Bringing her favorite foods. / – He hustled. Gosh. So that’s how they got it. Minguk is here. – Hurry up. / – Hurry. – It’s there. / – The food is there. They’re all set. They can tell the others to bring CEO Kim. They went through such an ordeal. Twisted breadsticks. It’s fun to prepare for events. Sure, it is. People get to anticipate your reaction. (Retro style instead of a cake) (Retro vibes!) It’s perfect. (Hand-crafted decorations) They prepared decorations and food that CEO Kim can’t dislike. The flavored rice looks delicious. The menu isn’t consistent though. What a proper birthday feast. The menu has a retro theme too, right? – Yes. / – Rice rolls and all. They got them from my favorite eateries. Really? They’re from all different neighborhoods. It’s so chilly. Why are you dragging me here? – Seriously. / – CEO Kim… – We can play the record here. / – Let’s try it. Hey everyone, CEO Kim is here. Act like customers. Focus. They might be unrecognizable from behind. With the dim lights and all. What if she gets angry? What if she gets mad? I don’t know. I’ll run away. (Party venue filled with suspense!) Follow me, CEO Kim. (Boss Kim will arrive in one minute!) Surely she wouldn’t get mad when they’ve put in so much work. (Trembling) What’s going on? (Boss Kim will arrive in five seconds) They’re all nervous. Nervous for nothing… It’s chilly. – The white fringe will give it away. / – Oh, boy. What is everyone doing here? She recognized them right away. Just by their backs. They’re such familiar backs. Hey, Lee Jimin. Sitting awkwardly instead of looking back… Seriously. Eunhye, why are you giggling? She could’ve pretended not to know. (They won’t turn around) It’s Jang Suim and Ji Hyeonjung. (Correct) They should hurry and begin. Lights off, please. The rehearsal is out the window now. It’s not going like the rehearsal. (Lights off! Cue the music!) She wouldn’t like this. (Employees busily on the move) (CEO Kim’s birthday party begins) (What’s this?) (Lights switched on) – Happy birthday! / – The plans got messed up. (Anger gauge rising) She’s angry. (Where are the singers looking?) They’re avoiding her eyes. ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ We got seaweed soup for you. (However…) (Icy glare) – Oh, no. / – Bottoms up! (They’re in trouble) They’re in a tough spot. Cheers to Kim Soyeon! (Hot dog prepared for this moment) They’ll put it in her mouth. We have twisted breadsticks. What a gloomy face. (She took the hotdog for now) Eat up. (Bringing food out of fear!) She should enjoy it. Right. Even if she dislikes it. – They put in so much work. / – Indeed. – They already prepared it. / – Yes. She should enjoy it first. She could reprimand them later. Right. – I was pleased inside. / – Yes. But if they know I’m pleased, they’ll do it again next year. They’ll do it until you’re pleased. Another team will hear about this party and they’ll think, “Gosh. What should our team do?” That’s a delusion of grandeur. But they really think like that. Those things make me happy. I feel so pleased. (Host Ms. Shim enjoys birthday celebrations) (Food coming from everywhere) (Wary) (Scared) (Holding her shoulders so she can’t leave) (Feeding her a rice roll) (Refused immediately) I hate birthday parties. It’s not a birthday party. – So we… / – You sang the wrong tune. – Wrong tune. / – We wish you a Merry Christmas… ♪ We wish you a Merry Christmas ♪ Hold on. I hate Christmas too. (Exasperated) She’s too harsh. How frustrating. It’s frustrating, right? There’s a reason for that. They worry that I’m alone on Christmas. The employees try to come over just for my sake to keep me company. Why were you shaking your head? I completely understand why… – She reacted like that. / – I do too. I understand why. She doesn’t want to create pressure… – For employees. / – Right. All bosses feel that way. But she is hurting the gift-givers’ feelings. Right. – That reaction… / – They’d feel hurt. Could hurt their feelings. Receiving your employees’ congratulations is part of life as a boss. Oh, dear. ♪ We wish you a Merry Christmas ♪ Hold on. I hate Christmas too. What do we do? Have a twisted breadstick. ♪ A teacher’s grace, as lofty as the sky ♪ The employees won’t back down. – They know her well. / – They won’t give in. (Customer is satisfied) They went for the song “Teacher’s Grace.” Not bad. I liked that choice. You like being called a teacher? Sure, I do. Just use Teacher’s Day as your birthday. – You should. / – Instead of your birthday. That’s a meaningful song. It’s justified. – It turns the mood around. / – Finally. I liked it. That’s a good song. So funny. (Glad there’s something she likes) It’s not bad. But doing this on my birthday was a mistake. Hurry and take a bite. So hard to please her. Worrying she might get angry. We’d feel heavy-hearted if we ignored her birthday. Everyone here volunteered to plan the party. It’s the first year in the new ESteem building. The birthday party was meaningful in many ways. I’m grateful and touched. They prepared everything I like. Tasty. – It doesn’t disappoint. / – So tasty. It’s delicious. (CEO Kim is eating well) It turned into a nice company dinner party. Eating is the best. (Reassured employees start eating) (Director Choi reaches for something) It’s not a present. What is it then? Everyone who prepared the party also prepared hand-written gifts. Since she dislikes presents. – Letters? / – You’re reading them now? From Kim Minguk. (Startled) – I need a restroom break. / – Too late. “Dear CEO Kim, it’s me, Minguk. I’m writing to let you know…” He feels shy. Sure, it’s embarrassing. “I’m so grateful. Please continue to look kindly on me. I promise to grow and work harder. Sincerely, Minguk.” – Minguk. / – He’s in tears. (How did he feel when she read the letter?) I thought, “Did she have to read it on the spot like that?” I felt embarrassed. I wanted to hide somewhere. Sure, it’s embarrassing. Next, from Sunjung. “To CEO Kim, the stylish boss. Hello, CEO Kim. It’s my first time writing like this to share my gratitude. I joined the company at 18, and now, I’m in my late 20s. I’ll never forget your confident, warm energy and aura. It will be a lasting memory in my life. My first workplace and my first love, long live ESteem!” (Wig trio is touched too) How nice. I’ll hold onto these to remind you while renewing your contracts. (Dizzying thought…) You’re like a radio host. Next story, coming up! She is good at those reactions. Can’t they take the wigs off now? – Those three? / – I can’t tell them apart now. Who was the top model? – One of them. / – Indistinguishable now. Director Choi. Is Director Choi next? – 20-year friends. / – Yes. (Director Choi’s letter is next) “CEO Kim, I’ve known you for 20 years and worked with you for 7 years. I’ve spent over half of my life with you. I want to work by your side forever. As a sisterly mentor and CEO, you’re my bedrock as I work, so don’t worry about me at all. I always look up to you as I work…” Oh, dear. (Boss Kim tears up in the end) This was unintended. – Why am I tearing up too? / – She’s crying… In the video and in the TV studio too. (A heartfelt scene…) She gets to hear his feelings. (Both in tears) Why are you crying? (I don’t know…) She heard his feelings, thanks to… – The birthday party. / – Right. That’s why people throw parties. Turns out, CEO Kim is quick to cry. That’s why she wants to avoid parties. Right. You should write fun letters. Why did you write so emotionally? She’s crying like that again, just like the video footage. To me, this is an awesome gift. Honestly. Our mission was successful! – They’re all crying. / – Everyone. (Meaningful time, cherishing each other) They all remember the tough times she had in the beginning. They all remember. (“Don’t Leave My Side” by Light and Salt) (With music from the good old days) A classic song. It’s a time for expressing affection. (Her oldest friends stayed behind) She gets to hear them. I feel sorry and ashamed to be receiving a birthday feast like this. No need to feel sorry. But it felt good, right? Sure, it felt good. They might do it again because of that. That makes me worried. We won’t do it anymore. – Don’t. / – We won’t… So maybe you can be happier. Yay! (Here’s the reaction you want) You can enjoy this party and wait until your 60th birthday feast. Just have a 60th birthday feast. Sure. Seriously, this bar… 15 years ago, I came here almost every day. Isn’t that when you created ESteem? Yes, around that time. Did you ever go through rough times over those 15 years? When was the toughest time for you? After you created ESteem. I can’t go into details… But that time. Around the fifth year of ESteem. There was a crisis, and I didn’t have the funds to give the employees their monthly pay. I had to delay one month’s pay. I asked for the employees’ understanding. I said, “I put up my house for sale and my car as well. But it’ll take time to sell them. Please wait for a month.” That’s what I told them. My car was sold in a month. I could pay them the next month. But someone notified the Labor Ministry right away. Old-time employees. – Two of them. / – Really? That’s when I realized I can’t appeal to emotions in matters of business. Since everyone put their lives on the line to work here, it’s only right that I compensate them as promised. That’s what I realized. I was too young to know better. I could’ve applied for a mortgage on the house. Right. (Even ESteem’s boss was once a rookie) You only thought of selling it. You wanted to pay them fast. (In a small office corner) Those were the early days. (ESteem began with five models) There were Jang Yoonju and others… (ESteem now has a nice building) (They even enjoy rooftop parties) She went through painful times. (With some 120 employees) Awesome. (Some 300 models) (With friends, sharing innermost feelings) – Great work this past year. / – Cheers. It’s like a year-end party. (The birthday party ended successfully) (The employees have more to say) We hoped to join CEO Kim in enjoying the things she likes, traveling back to her school days so she could have a happy day. That was our wish. If she felt happy today, that’d be more than enough for me. Thank you for being a stern style guide this year as always. I wish you the best success with your diet next year. You have faith in us, right? You have to. Our faith in you brought us here. Let’s keep our faith and respect for each other next year. – We love you, CEO Kim! / – We love you! You kept saying you hated birthday parties. – Look what you would’ve missed. / – Indeed. A birthday party of tears, right? It gave me goosebumps to see her scowling one minute… Then savoring a hotdog the next minute. – It was startling. / – Right. She gulped it down. Twisted breadsticks have a powerful effect. (Party was a success thanks to twisted breadsticks) Why didn’t he give up his seat? Right. Why didn’t he? – We have a jobless boss. / – Yes. I’m not jobless. A job seeker. Let’s see how Chef Choi is doing now that he is unemployed. They say it’s shocking. Shocking? Is he working as a day laborer? (I need a job) Huh? Where is that? A hotel? (10 a.m., Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul) (Hotel’s Chinese restaurant) That’s a Chinese restaurant. Are you cooking Chinese food now? I really like that restaurant. Maybe he’s auditioning there. What is going on? Are you changing your specialty? The type of cuisine? Or will he be a manager instead? Changing his role… (Chef Choi has a quizzical expression) (Switching from Western to Chinese cuisine?) The noodle bowls should be heated, not cold. (Who is this charismatic man?) Hello, I’m a chef of Chinese cuisine for 45 years, Yeo Gyeongrae. (Master of the knives with some 100 skill sets) Did unemployment make you decide to work for this chef? I see. To learn how to cook with a wok. (Is he Chef Choi’s boss?) (Yeo Gyeongrae, a master of Chinese cuisine) Perhaps Chef Yeo is the boss. (Chef Yeo’s team, avengers of Chinese cuisine) The footage is showing Chef Yeo’s employees. We have a new boss, right? Are they introducing a new boss for Boss in the Mirror? (Right then) – Hello. / – Hello. – Hello. / – Hello. – How do you do? / – What on earth? Chef Choi… Is this the old show, “Experience the World?” (What is Chef Choi doing here?) Hello. – How do you do? / – What on earth? Chef Yongseong… What is going on? You had a good-bye party last week. He’s been talking about leaving… – Since July. / – It was on his mind. He actually quit before me. Chef Yongseong, I mean. Hello. (Two jobless chefs, why are they here?) Hello. How do you do? I’m Choi Hyunseok. I’ll be an intern today. I’m not familiar with Chinese cuisine, so I went to Chef Yeo’s restaurant to work and learn as an intern. I was looking forward to learning new things, so I felt positive about it. I had a good feeling. (Chef Choi and Yongseong…) (They were rivals only yesterday) (Today, they’re fellow interns) (Height of chef’s hats reveal their rank) Your hat seems lower than Yongseong’s… No, they’re the same height. – I… / – The same height? I’m taller, so my hat looks shorter. But they’re the same height. They are? You’re both at the same rank? Does Yongseong say, “Hey, Hyunseok?” “Hyunseok, get me a dish.” He can try it to his peril. But we’re only experienced in Western cuisine. (Both newbies despite 8-year, 25-year careers) A newbie again after 25 years. (Hands gathered politely) (Staring blankly) Shorten the cooking time. (Maestro Choi is used to giving orders) Less crab meat. Start the main dish. Yes. We’re used to seeing this. He looks glum, doesn’t he? He isn’t sick or anything, is he? (Authoritative chef vs. Humble newbie) Chef Yeo boasts a 45-year career. (Chef Choi and Kim, 1-day careers) They have a 20-year chef too. Please give me orders. We have to slice onions. Should we slice these onions? (The first task in the morning, slicing onions) (He sliced onions for Western cuisine too) (I’m Choi Hyunseok) (Even at my restaurant for Western cuisine) (I dreamed of cooking Chinese food) How should we slice these? (Senior chef demonstrates) They use a different knife for Chinese cuisine. (Even a newbie can dice onions) Should I dice all of them? Yes. The newbies will dice onions. (Task for newbies begins) – He’d do well. / – Without a doubt. He’d do great. Better than any other newbie. (Decent knifework) (Glance) (I must do better than him) (I’m watching you) The knife is really sharp. – He’s a newbie there. / – Yes. He has to be completely obedient. What a funny sight. When you’re slicing… Sometimes you come across onions – With thick skin. / – Yes. Thoughtless employees just slice them too. – The peels? / – Yes. It’s been 25 years since someone observed his work, right? I bet. (Show-off pose maintained) People might trip over his leg. (I’m dicing onions, but I’ll keep my style) Chef Yeo, I’m finished. Finished in no time. Let’s cover it with plastic wrap. I’ll wrap it up. Give him some plastic wrap. Come take a look. Let’s see how a Western-style chef does it. (Is there a Western-style of wrapping?) They’re learning from each other. (Watching) Is it different? Wrapping bowls? (Pressure gauge 100%) They have a different way of wrapping. The best wrapping method is Chinese, right? – Right. / – For black-bean noodles and such. Wrapped perfectly. (Teeth clenched, just for this) The Western-style chef isn’t used to it. He is wasting the plastic wrap. You should do it for him. I can do a good job. (Wrapped as if for a delivery) His hands seem clumsy… I think I’m a better wrapper. When you’re wasteful in small things… – It hurts the company. / – Such waste. Not even a single sheet of paper should be wasted. What were you doing? You should’ve seen it was thick plastic wrap. You only needed one layer. You could’ve used your method with the thin wrap. The place will go bankrupt because of that chef. (Onions finished with wasteful wrappings) Is this different too? Slicing green onions… (Wary) Could I slice them? Sure. – Just like this? / – Yes. (Second attempt at knifework) Knifework will be no problem. He’s been a chef for 25 years. (I’m great with a knife) He has great skills. Deboning skills and such. (Speed-chopping) (Show-off Chef Choi’s knifework) (Chance to recover from his wrapping disaster) (People gathering around) They came for a look. He has to flaunt his skills. (I’ll show them my knifework) (Fumbling) Why is he fumbling? (Never used a Chinese-style knife before…) It’s his first time using a Chinese-style knife. (Frustrated) (Head Chef demonstrates) Push your wrist like this. – Push? / – Yes. I have to push. (10 years younger, teaching him knifework) So different knives require different skills. (Second attempt at the Chinese-style knife) Too many onlookers. He might cut his fingers. (Pressure gauge 200%) (Another person watching) (Like a security camera) (Doing his best to slice green onions) – Never used that knife before, did you? / – Sorry? (Humiliated) Pretending he didn’t hear it… (Can’t believe his knifework is being rebuked) Why don’t you try? With this Chinese-style knife… You have to push your wrist. Use this part. Got it? Try it. Push with your wrist. He’s good. (Decent form) – He’s good. / – You’re clumsy. He’s doing well even without the demo. Use this part in the front. (Not bad) Isn’t Chef Choi worse than me? I agree. (Hushed voices) Yongseong is much better, isn’t he? – He has a steady form, right? / – Yes. (Chef Choi, first defeat) Two orders for “lama.” “Lama?” What is “lama?” What is “lama?” Spicy seafood noodles. “La” means spicy. “Ma” means ingredients. – “Lama.” / – Spicy ingredients. He used Chinese names. (Spicy seafood noodles, a key dish) (Taste of fire) (Plus spices, a fantastic combination) “Lama.” Yes, “lama.” It means spicy seafood noodles. “Lama” means spicy seafood noodles? Didn’t he learn that 10 seconds ago? (He can only show off to Yongseong) Gosh, he’s still showing off. Even in that state. (Learning by watching) (Getting in the way, once) (In the way, twice) So you make the sauce separately. (In the way, three times) I had to get things, but he was standing there. I couldn’t ask him to reach for it, so I had to be wary, going around him to take things out. She’s a chef of 8 years. (Newbie making seniors wary) (Stir-fried duck and paprika) (Looking tasty) (Leftover food, wary) – Are these leftovers? / – So wary… (Smiling, nodding) He wants to eat it? (I feel embarrassed) It must be tasty. Why are you being so wary instead of speaking boldly? I wasn’t sure if they were leftovers or not, so I asked them first. (Looks tasty) Gosh. (He looks so pleased) Makes me want to shed tears. (Big bite) (Another meal is finished) (Longing gaze) (Wary) (Glances) (Newbie Choi keeps being cautious) Are those leftovers? Yes. Will you toss it out? You can eat it. I can? You can eat it. (Really?) (Taking it) Are these leftovers? No. They’re not? You can eat it. Have a taste. (This way, I can get ideas) The thing is… You get special treatment. I can’t let ordinary employees taste it like that. Oh… I see… (Cautiously lowering the bowl) Other employees shouldn’t be caught eating. The cabbage gives it a crunchy texture. (Changing the topic, commenting on the taste) Crunchy and moist, those are key points. (Did he starve for several days?) Try it. It’s delicious. Want to try the broth? Sure. Is it leftover? Looks good. Is it from the spicy seafood noodles? – Mild broth is tastier. / – Wow. Mild seasoning makes it tastier. Strong seasoning isn’t tasty. (Eating away) (Slurping with a motorized mouth) (So delicious) How nice! Did he go there to eat? (This is Chinese-food heaven) (Yongseong takes a sip of broth too) So delicious. It’s so delicious. We could develop a menu like this. It’s tasty when deep-fried too. We could use a stir-fry… When you work as an intern… That’s the best part. You get to taste almost all their food. When we had interns at our restaurant, we fed them everything as well. (Great employee benefits here) (No need to worry about food here) (He’s eating well) (Generously serving a whole plate) (Stir-fried beef tenderloin in oyster sauce) Looks so tasty. (Wrapped in a Chinese flower bun) That’s awesome! It’s like he went there to eat. (Chomp, chomp) (Try the dumplings too) (100% handmade, deep-fried dumplings) Look at those deep-fried dumplings… They look so delicious. They’re awesome. (Did he come to work or eat?) It’s so delicious. Such great texture. You make them by hand, right? Yes. We’ll start making them now. – Now? / – Yes. Who will make them? We’ll do it together. Handmade dumplings? Now? (He was happy until now…) He should earn his keep. (The feast was a prelude to work) Chef Yeo mentioned… Yes. He felt sorry for Chef Choi, a former boss learning Chinese cuisine, so he wanted to give him more food. That’s what he said. By the look of it… Yes. Chef Choi and Chef Yongseong ate several hundred dollars’ worth of food. It was a year-end charity. They always had this much leftover. Just enough to fill a bowl. Like a course meal. Yes. So I thought they always cook a bit more than they need. They wanted you to taste it. To taste it and have courage. (Busy preparing dumpling ingredients) So you mix pork and beef. (Chef Yeo’s dumpling filling) (Dumpling wrappers, kneaded by hand) They have tasty dumpling wrappers. (Key point, pleated dumpling) He won’t be able to do it. (I’m Choi Hyunseok) (A man who made ravioli) He may be good at ravioli… Those were so pretty. (I made pretty ravioli) (Chinese dumplings, a piece of cake) Use one hand to hold it. Place it on top like this. The other hand should be at a 45-degree angle. Push it with this hand. (Held at a 45-degree angle and pleated) Push again. Push again and pinch. (His hands are lost) (Why isn’t it working?) It wouldn’t get pleated. Dumplings are tough at first. With your hand like this, you can’t do it. – Pinch like this? / – No. Not like that. Pinch downward like this. (Clumsy) There aren’t any pleats. (Young dumpling without wrinkles) What’s that? That’s a different dumpling. (Looking for a runaway dumpling) – He just closed it. / – Oh, dear. (It’s tough) Watch me do it. (Demo by a 45-year master chef) This hand turns this way. See the hand turning? It starts out like this, see? Starting like this, it ends like this. (Well-made pleats) Your hands should move in a natural motion. It’s not as easy as it sounds. (Pinch and pleat) I missed the last part. What’s that? What is it? A half-moon rice cake? A North Korean-style dumpling? (It’s a mess) That’s the worst. It’s surprising. It’s such a different skill. Don’t get greedy trying to do everything. Stick to Western food. Why are you learning to cook Chinese food? (Yongseong sees it and cracks up) I’m sorry. (So funny, no, I mean sad) (What a dumpling, haha) You try it. It’s really tough. (Let’s see how well you do) Will Chef Yongseong succeed? (Will Chef Yongseong succeed?) Yes, that’s right. (Fumbling) Push it with your thumb. (Decent pleats) That looks alright. It has pleats. It has pleats. It does have pleats. (Clean vs. Pleated) (She arrives again after mocking his knifework) (Peering) Who made this? (Looking wary) Did you make this, Chef Choi? (Flustered) We can’t serve this to customers. It’s not properly made. It’ll be returned. It’s no good. (Giggling, blow to his pride) – We can’t serve these. / – They can’t. They can’t serve those. Dumplings… Gosh… I wanted to do well. It goes without saying, right? I couldn’t do it. I tried hard. It didn’t work. (They finished making dumplings) – So different from last week. / – I’ll clean up. He lost his confidence. (The chef doing dishes?) I’ll do that, Chef Choi. I can do it. – I’ll do it. / – Let me do it. I’ll do it. No. You made better dumplings. He’s holding a grudge. (Dumpling grudge) Was that grudge really necessary? We were both interns. So I wanted him to let me wash dishes. Did you feel jealous? When he did well? No, it wasn’t like that. Yongseong was told he was doing well. He was good at making dumplings. Making those pleats. I wouldn’t get jealous. – But that comment… / – You look sulky. Sorry? You look a bit sulky. I’m hard at work washing dishes. Was it for entertainment? One more word out of you… It was for entertainment, right? Right. The first time anyone put their fist up on a show. – In all my years of hosting… / – He’s sulking. You made better dumplings. He wouldn’t say that without feeling jealous. I’ll do it. No. This is for people who can’t make dumplings. That grudge… (Uneasy) That chef is a great entertainer. I’ll just buy dumplings. (Dumplings left him with scars) (2:30 p.m., break time) Since you want to learn Chinese cuisine… Yes. I’ll show you how to make spicy seafood noodles. You’ll show me how to use a wok? (First dish for interns, spicy seafood noodles) It tastes awesome. Seriously. These are our ingredients for the dish. We use seafood, vegetables, and meat. They’re stir-fried and simmered. Use lots of garlic for a tasty dish. (Cooking secrets, saved in my notebook) Add some oil. (Demo by the 8-year chef, Chef Park) Start by stir-frying the meat. (How to cook spicy seafood noodles) (Stir-fry the meat with green onions and garlic) (Add the seafood and vegetable ingredients) That wok… (Wok swag, “swok”) (Fancy wok moves) He’d be good at that. (I’ll show them my skills) (Heave-ho, heave-ho) No, not like that. (Showing off is banned) He said, “Don’t do it like that.” (Fancy moves banned) “Showing off is banned.” (I cooked with fire at my restaurant) He used to cook like that. He’s good at it. (Once free to fire up his cooking…) Just move like this. (Can’t believe I can’t show off here…) Just move like this. (Forced vs. Gentle) Oh, gently. Not just this, but use this… – As well. / – You don’t do it by force. I thought it’d require strength, but it doesn’t. Right. It’s not a matter of strength. Slowly. (Clunky moves) Oh, dear. Is he trying to be funny? What’s going on? He’s being serious, right? (Fire) (Wish granted) (Passionate) Oh, dear. He might collapse after cooking one dish. Moving like that… Next, add water. Water? In a circle. Then add sesame oil and green onion oil. Then switch the stove off. (Chef Park’s dish vs. Newbie Chef Choi’s dish) They look similar. Like a carbon copy. These are burn marks. He burned it? We have to scoop them out. (I burned mine?) Where are the burn marks? Those black marks. Now taste it. (Time for tasting the dish) I’ll start with Chef Park’s dish. (Tasting Chef Park’s dish first) (Slurps, yum) (Now tasting newbie Chef Choi’s dish) Can the same ingredients taste different? Is the seasoning too strong? (How is it?) – How is it? / – It tastes the same. (Showing off, it tastes the same) – How is it? / – It tastes the same. (Is that so?) Self-praise. How is it? Yongseong, does it taste different? How is it different? When I only had one bite, Chef Choi’s dish tasted better. – But as I kept eating… / – Right. The other chef’s dish had a savory taste that made me keep eating. As I kept eating, the savory dish made me taste flavors of squid and shrimp. In mine, flavors got lost by strong seasoning. That was the difference. I can cook a meal for the employees. Can you do it here? I’ll have it done in 15 minutes. What will you cook for us? (Repaying them by cooking a meal) (Curious) Not the black-bean noodles you learned today, no? I’ll cook pasta for you. Pasta, of course. (Pasta at a Chinese restaurant) For them, pasta is a new dish. Chef Choi is cooking pasta for us. The Western-style chef isn’t used to it. Never used that knife before, did you? He was terrible at everything. There aren’t any pleats. – No pleats. / – These are burn marks. He burned the food. I can do a good job. (Biggest crisis of his 25-year career) (I’ll wash away the shame with pasta) (Seafood oil pasta) Finally, he’ll display his skills. May I use some of your seafood? Certainly. They have the best ingredients. (Taking all of their squids) It’s from a giant squid, right? Yes, a giant squid. (Adding another type of squid?) You once rebuked your employee for using too much crab meat. That much crab meat for an employee meal? Have you lost your mind? (Yunjae, rebuked for using too much crab meat) You’re making us go bankrupt with employee meals. He’s using a lot of ingredients there. (Can I regain my pride?) (Load of seafood) (Please get tastier) (He always shows off with a fire show) You’re cooking pasta in a wok? They don’t have a regular stovetop. That’s all they have. It’ll be funny if he burns the pasta. (Will it taste alright?) Looks tasty. (Seafood oil pasta) (Made by raiding their ingredients) Thank you for the meal. Enjoy the meal. Yes, thank you for the meal. (Big mouthful) (Noodles taste best eaten with chopsticks) Chinese-style eating. (He’s watching) Isn’t that more nerve-racking? (Why is no one speaking?) Does it taste alright? Yes, it’s good. The sauce tastes good. (Is that all?) – Is it alright? / – He wants their praise. He wanted a longer comment. (They might get upset stomachs) – He’s watching too intently. / – Is it alright? It’s tasty. Thank you. Is he asking everyone, one by one? (Gazing intently) You’re not eating the squid, Chef Yeo? When people ask me to cook, I don’t add squids. (Chef Yeo isn’t the only one!) Chinese-cuisine chefs… – Didn’t eat the squid. / – Why not? I’m not sure. We’re tired of eating our squid. You shouldn’t be a picky eater. (Haha) No one is eating the squid. Since it’s an ingredient they use. Used by the restaurant. (Pasta fails due to failure in consumer analysis) That’s surprising. – I enjoyed the meal. / – I enjoyed it. – Good meal. / – Thank you. (I messed up everything today) (Try harder Intern Choi, well done Intern Kim) (After a tough day as interns) Jangchung has great pork hock eateries. I used to frequent a place here too. Good evening. (After-party for the interns) Good work today. – Thank you. / – It’s not easy to work all day… At someone else’s restaurant. (Pork hocks with spicy buckwheat noodles) It wasn’t as easy as it looked. Chinese cuisine is quite appealing. I’m only used to cooking Italian and molecular gastronomy foods. The “yabing” from today… Yes. I’d like to create a dish like that with Western-style filling. Also with sweet and sour pork… I want to develop my own version. Stir-fried rice too. I’ve had an idea since before. There’s a basil pesto crab meat pasta. I’ll make fried rice with basil pesto crab meat. That’d be good. (He got new ideas by working as an intern) Want to work another day tomorrow? Want to work another day tomorrow? He should make dumplings. I’ll visit again. (His eyes lost their focus) If you’re working on menu items, you could do it at our restaurant. Thanks to you, I’ve had a great time today. So abruptly… – An abrupt closure. / – Me too. Thank you as well. Let’s head home. (Cheers to Chef Choi’s new start!) Let’s go! Hurry and push. You have to work hard. (Four months before the competition) The competition is in four months. (Same workout, different reaction) A bit lower. Their expressions are poles apart. Becoming more robot-like every week. Heave-ho, heave-ho. They worked on their lower bodies today. With power leg presses. Just a bit more. (Pressing 250kg with his legs?) Okay. (Nearly three times his weight!) – Slowly, slowly. / – Gosh. (Next is Jeongtae’s turn) How do they do it? How is that possible? Look at those weights. Hang in there. Don’t cave. (They’re not as strong as usual) By the way, Hyunmoo… You started working out. How is it going? The traffic around there is unbelievable. (Anger boiling) Did you even try? I’ll go after the year-end events. It’s not just an excuse. I’m hosting a lot of award ceremonies, so I’ll go in the new year. What if you don’t come in the new year? – Huh? / – What if you don’t come then? Well, March 1st is a holiday… It’s all an excuse. Good. Now one more. (Director Dongeun trains with 80kg weights) Doing it properly? Yes. (Half-hearted) Keep going. Go lower. (Staring blankly) Go lower. Can’t you add more weights? Why are you copping out? (Boss Yang climbs onto the machine) Why is he climbing on top? (What is he doing…) What is that for? I have to keep her mind focused. From there? Try pushing. (80kg weights, plus 88kg Boss Yang) I can’t do it. Sure you can. Try it. You’re not using your strength these days. (Motivation lost) You only try to be pretty. Are you dating someone? (Nagging) I’m hungry. (Nagging has zero effect) Is that her catchphrase? “I’m hungry.” I’m hungry. I’m hungry. We can ask him to buy meat. Let’s get this done in a hurry and go eat something good. When will we eat? I’m hungry. Say that after a good workout. The competition is early next year. Didn’t you tell us to eat up during off-seasons? You have to eat well while training well too. You can’t just eat without proper training. How will you compete against others? They’ve become unfocused. (Going off somewhere abruptly…) They aren’t singing. (The usual singing room on wheels) Under normal circumstances, they’d be singing. (Worried) They all look nervous, right? They do. (Where are they going…) You’re not focused today. Do you know any good fitness centers? You know other people who are training, right? – Call them up. / – Yes. Ask them if we can bring our employees for a joint training session. (Bolt out of the blue) Every now and then, we train at other gyms. Our employees are too unfocused right now. (Unfocused despite competition around the corner) When he suggested we go to a different gym, I felt rather afraid. There’d be trainers with great bodies. I might not be at their level. I cowered a bit. I wanted to make sure no one looks prettier than me. She lives in a different world. They went to a different place like me. Right, it’s similar. Like a visiting match in sports. People fear others who work in the same profession. That’s right. When you work out with other trainers, you might think they don’t care, but they get really concerned. It creates a bit of tension. They can see other training methods and learn how they manage their gym. (Hence, they visit a gym to work out) (They arrive at…) Gimpo? (Entering a Gimpo fitness center) It’s nice. – Hello. / – Hello. I have an appointment with the CEO. (Can Boss Yang’s crew beat this gym?)

8 Comments

  • Love jimin I purple you

    January 12, 2020

    Premier like vue et commentaire vient de France

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  • Kiwz Zim

    January 12, 2020

    I have been waiting for dunguen

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  • Love jimin I purple you

    January 12, 2020

    Grandmother is cute and beautiful 💜

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  • B Moirangthem

    January 12, 2020

    Esteem family is so amazing. CEO Kim and her members are so cool.
    Have to say I ship Minguk and Jimin too.

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  • Hatim Salmi

    January 12, 2020

    what music is in 36:47 ? i always hear it but i can't find the title anywhere

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  • Xin-Yi Chang

    January 12, 2020

    Love this Show!!! Can't wait to see CEO Kim and Trainer Yang next time!!!! ^-^

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  • Leiyachon Keishing

    January 12, 2020

    I wished basket ball team was nominated or something, I really liked them.

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  • mrs.nine-seven

    January 12, 2020

    CEO Kim! Don’t feel pressured about your birthday, your employees love celebrating it!
    Long live, ESteem! 💕

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