Fermentation Family

Two sisters, Lee Kang San and Lee Woo Joo find themselves taking over the management of their family's traditional kimchi restaurant, Chunjiin (Heaven, Earth and Man), when their father had left one day without their knowledge. Despite being a certified cook at a western restaurant, Kang San is uncertain of whether she would be able to handle the position at her family's restaurant, so she starts seeking the help of others. Appearing at their house one day is Ki Ho Tae, an orphan and a member of a crime syndicate who is frustrated and wishes to find out the truth about his childhood. Though he has an excellent palate when it comes to eating, he struggles to gain Kang San's trust after she had found out that he could not cook, despite her intention of hiring a chef.

Overtime, the family and the people around them would gradually find love and warmth through the sharing of food and life experiences, as Ho Tae discovers the truth about his childhood, and rediscovers the missing pieces of his life.

Show Info

Network: Korea, Republic of jTBC (2011 - 2012)
Schedule: Wednesdays, Thursdays at 21:00 (65 min)
Status: Ended
Language: Korean
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Family Romance
Episodes ordered: 24 episodes

Official site: drama.jtbc.co.kr

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Previous Episode

Episode 24

Episode 1x24; Feb 23, 2012

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x24: Episode 24Feb 23, 2012
1x23: Episode 23Feb 22, 2012
1x22: Episode 22Feb 16, 2012
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Balhyo Kajok (Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of)
  • 발효가족 (Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of)
  • Kimchi Family
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