On February 22 KST, the cast of tvN’s new food and travel reality program, “Seojin’s Korean Street Food,” held an online press conference where all five cast members, including restaurant owner Lee Seo Jin, head chef Jung Yoo Mi, sous-chef Park Seo Joon, intern #1 Choi Woo Sik, and intern #2 BTS’s V greeted the press and viewers, joined by producer Na Young Suk.
All eyes were on BTS’s V, possibly the most famous intern to ever work at a restaurant. On his experience with the crew of “Seojin’s,” V said, “I was really excited to be on the show. Once I finally started filming, I experienced so many new things for the first time in my life, and the cast and crew helped to make this experience unforgettable for me.”
However, he then admitted, “I was expecting to wait on tables, but when I got there, they asked me to cook. Well, within BTS, I’m the worst at cooking, and so I thought, ‘Why me?’. But as I began learning… I still wasn’t able to gain a sense of ‘the joy of cooking’. Cooking is just so hard. For me, it was really tough.”
The restaurant owner, Lee Seo Jin, shared his thoughts on his employees. He praised Park Seo Joon as his right-hand man and Choi Woo Sik as his left-hand man. Park Seo Joon, in response, expressed his determination to work harder until he could climb up to the head, while Choi Woo Sik poked fun by stating, “Seo Jin hyung is left-handed, though.”
On his first time having V as an intern, Lee Seo Jin revealed, “Taehyung is not the type to go out of his way to satisfy others. But once he’s given a task, he fulfills his duties without complaint. Rather than stepping out of line and making trouble, being diligent in the role that you are given is what an intern is supposed to do.”
The show’s producer, Na Young Suk, also commented on V’s performance, saying, “V may have been inexperienced in cooking, but he worked hard and did a great job. He brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the set, which was contagious and made everyone work harder.”
“Seojin’s Korean Street Food” is a new reality program that follows the cast as they travel around Korea and experience the country’s diverse street food culture. It premieres on February 23 KST and will air every Tuesday at 10:30 pm KST on tvN.