POV DISCUSSION: Let’s Eat Episode 5


Episode 5 of Let’s Eat is back to its awesome self – and I loved it🙂

I think the biggest strength of this drama is it’s light tone, and the wonderful food scenes. I like it how the drama continues to touches on the things about living alone – like the expenses, the dilemma of eating out or ordering food, the shopping and many more. I love the relationship between the three neighbours who are now part of a group, much thanks to Jin Yi.

Soo Kyung and Dae Young has been living alone for a few years, and they never interacted before until Jin Yi came, so we have Jin Yi to thank for their new friendship. It’s a good thing for Soo Kyung, who never really had a desire to mix around with people. It’s also a form of strength to Jin Yi, whose family is bankrupt and she is left to fend for her own.


vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h15m43s9vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h15m45s30vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h15m59s173Episode 5 started off with Jin Yi in the group chat asking them to switch on the TV. We see an eating program, and they’re eating Pizza! Dae Young asked if they should head out for pizza, and Jin Yi says okay and mentions it would be great if Soo Kyung goes to, and Soo Kyung agrees. Dae Young is surprised Soo Kyung is actually reading the chat. Lol.

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h16m46s129vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h16m48s147vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h17m06s76vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h17m08s92The pizza arrives, and Soo Kyung is excited as always. Dae Young tells the waitress to remove the pickles and Soo Kyung mentions that she can’t eat without pickles. Dae Young says that the Italians would be unhappy to hear that. He mentions that with the pickles, you can’t taste the real taste of pizza. Jin Yi comments that all pizza taste similar and Dae Young starts his food lecture.

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h17m44s199vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h17m54s45vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m03s132vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m06s167vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m13s232Soo Kyung eats a slice and tells Dae Young to stop talking as pizza tastes best when it’s hot. Hah. And the three of them started eating. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m35s192vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m48s72vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m50s95vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m55s137vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h18m59s185vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h19m02s208vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h19m11s44vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h19m27s204vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h19m42s100(can someone deliver me a pizza, right now?)

 They return to their apartment and the maintenance bills are out. Jin Yi asks if it’s the same as rent, and Soo Kyung mentions that it’s different. Soo Kyung tells Jin Yi the ways to economize so that the bills won’t come up to much. Dae Young says that he has a special know-how, and Jin Yi comments that he never really economize, but his bills are not high. She asks for his secret and he teases them to treat him to coffee if they want to know.

Soo Kyung buys him coffee, and asks for his secret know-how, and he says it, “Don’t go home.” HAH! He says to leave the house no matter what, and that there are a lot of places which are warm so there is no need to go home. Soo Kyung is pissed and takes back the coffee and drinks it.

Jin Yi bought some fabric and it was delivered to her old house. Dae Young offers to give her a ride to pick up the fabric, and Soo Kyung tags along as she wants to eat Bungeoppang (the fish-shaped bread with red beans filling). When they’re about to reach, Jin Yi tells Dae Young to go back as she no longer wants the fabric and she didn’t even like the fabric that much.

A man rings Dae Young’s doorbell, and accuses Dae Young of plotting to name himself as the beneficiary of his sister’s insurance. Dae Young is confused, and says that Jung Yunok mentioned that she was not on good terms with her brother, and that he never knew about him being a beneficiary of his sister’s insurance.

Lawyer Kim steps inside the office, and starts nagging at Soo Kyung, but she smiles and take it all without complaining. Lawyer Oh asks why she is fine after all that nagging, and she mentions that it’s almost time for the year-end bonus and she can handle the nagging. Lawyer Kim overhears this.

Lawyer Oh asks about the bonus, and Soo Kyung mentions that living alone incurs more expenses as everything cost money and she gives a rough breakdown. Lawyer Oh asks for a treat once she gets the bonus, and both Kyu Shik and Soo Kyung gossiped about Lawyer Oh once she leaves – about her wanting a share in their bonus, when her pay is much more. LOL. So realistic.

Jin Yi decides to sell away one of her handbags for money, and she sees Kyung Mi outside Soo Kyung’s flat, who is there to sneak a rest.

It’s time for lunch, and Lawyer Kim lets Soo Kyung decide the menu. Soo Kyung is happy and says that she really wants to eat Spicy Sausage Stew, and Lawyer Kim agrees.

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h27m47s84vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h28m03s241Lawyer Kim lets Soo Kyung place the order, and she starts placing the order and includes extra ramen and udon noodles, which made Lawyer Oh comment that too much flour based food are not good. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h28m10s57vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h28m26s218vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h28m33s31Soo Kyung states that ramen and udon noodles are different – and Kyu Shik comments that he felt Dae Young in her speech and asked if they grew closer. Hah.

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h28m53s230vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h29m02s67vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h29m10s147The food arrives🙂vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h29m26s47Soo Kyung mentions that putting the stew over the rice and eating it that way is nicer.vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h29m46s253And he follows🙂vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h29m49s23vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h29m51s49vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h29m58s115vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h30m04s173vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h30m31s192vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h30m33s206

As they are eating, Soo Kyung puts her hair behind her ear and unbuttons her shirt as it was warm and Lawyer Kim is flustered. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h31m05s18Hah.

Kyu Shik mentions about the meal costs, and Lawyer Kim comments that it’s okay because it’s Soo Kyung’s bonus, which made everyone stopped for a moment. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h32m00s51vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h32m10s157vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h32m22s17vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h32m24s35Lawyer Kim explains that Soo Kyung’s performance for the year is worth the meal, where as Kyu Shik would still receive his cash bonus since he bring in clients. He gets up to leave and tell Soo Kyung to go to the bank to give Kyu Shik his bonus after her meal. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h32m58s122vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h33m02s165He leaves, pleased with himself. Lol. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h33m07s211vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h33m33s218Soo Kyung orders more food and continues eating, since that is her bonus.

Jin Yi is selling away her limited edition handbag, and the sales staff offers $1000. The staff comments that there are a lot of scratches so it might not sell well.  Jin Yi mentions that she bought it for more than $7000. The sales staff is about to offer $2000, but Jin Yi cut in saying that $1000 is a good deal. Lol. She happened to see another bag, and bought it for $400. Someone give this girl some sense. 

Dae Young goes to lawyer Kim to get some advice regarding him as a beneficiary of the insurance. Lawyer Kim mentions that he wouldn’t lose the case even if the brother sues him.

Jin Yi returns home, and Kyung Mi is about to leave Soo Kyung’s flat to do her grocery shopping. Jin Yi decides to tag along. Kyung Mi buys yoghurt in bulk, and Jin Yi wants to buy it as well but Kyung Mi stops her as she is alone and won’t be able to finish it all. It’s cheaper to buy in bulk, but is she ends up throwing it away, it ends up being a waste instead of buying cheap. Kyung Mi tells Jin Yi to do a group purchase with Soo Kyung instead to save money.

Soo Kyung returns to the office, her teeth stained with chocolate. Hah. Kyu Shik mentions about their bonus being pathetic compared to Dae Young who will be getting around $100,000. Soo Kyung is surprised, and she finds out that he was named a beneficiary of a single woman who died. Dae Young had visited her often in the hospital, where as her brother was not around.

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h41m43s255vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h41m45s20Soo Kyung is on the way home, and Dae Young offers her a ride. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h41m54s104vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m00s171vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m03s199vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m08s247Dae Young says that he is picking up Jin Yi’s fabric first and Soo Kyung asked if Jin Yi changed her mind. Dae Young mentions that Jin Yi didn’t turn back the other day because she didn’t like the fabric. Rather, she was overwhelmed with feelings about returning to her old house, that was why she decided not to take the fabric. Soo Kyung wonders, and Dae Young mentioned that he experienced a similar thing when he was younger.

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m44s94vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m49s139They give the fabric to Jin Yi. Jin Yi is about to throw away her milk packets which have expired, and Soo Kyung tells her that this is the reason why the bike wasn’t free. Dae Young says that the expired milk could be use for other stuff and not to throw it away. Soo Kyung agrees and adds in the different uses of expired milk. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m51s165vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m53s188vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h42m59s246vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h43m00s254And they both have a smooth conversation.vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h43m02s21Jin Yi laughs and says that they are finally getting along and comments that they’ve gotten closer. HAH. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h43m07s72vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h43m09s88vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h43m08s77And they went back to being on their defensive state. Soo Kyung gets up to leave. vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h43m17s166

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h43m37s117At her own flat, Soo Kyung tells her dog that Dae Young is a much better man than she expected.

Dae Young mentions in the group chat that they should divide up the milk Jin Yi is receiving, and Soo Kyung agrees. They all agree to share the bike as well. Jin Yi asks if they need to sort out the trash, and Soo Kyung goes with Jin Yi.

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h44m38s216vlcsnap-2013-12-29-14h44m42s248As they sort out the trash, Soo Kyung finds out that Dae Young is the beneficiary of the lady who died before Jin Yi moved in and she is shocked.


I like the Goo Dae Young mystery – and there are a lot of suspicions on him. It’s fun and it creates a certain twist in the drama, which is a good thing. I don’t think he’s evil, but he is suspicious at times.

I love that Lawyer Kim plans his own petty revenge against Soo Kyung for not knowing his heart back in school, and for not realizing he gave her a hairpin before. He is still not over her, which is so funny.

I just love this drama! I love the friendships between the neighbours, the realistic points of the drama about the bonus, and living alone. Everything is just so awesome.

Episode 4 was a little slow which left me a little worried, but I’m glad we’re back on track🙂



7 thoughts on “POV DISCUSSION: Let’s Eat Episode 5

  1. Thank you for the recap! I was on vacation so I didn’t have time to watch the fifth episode…

    You’re very detailed in your reviews and I love your screencaps!

  2. Hi LeeJin! I always loved your recap for Let’s Eat. As well as with OWW so hopefully you won’t drop OWW. I believe we have the same taste in drama? Hehehe. I always check your site for your reviews.🙂

  3. Thanks for the recap. You’ve done a wonderful job. I have watched this episode more than 3 times as I love the scenes between Soo Kyung and the two male leads. The preview to Episode 6 seems to offer more mystery and excitement. Looking forward to it.

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