Friday, August 26, 2016

Otoko Meshi Eps 1-5

Food doramas are always a jdorama staple that you can't run away from. Not all of them can be Shinya Shokudo or Osen but at the very least, I'm looking for a decent story to keep me watching.

Yabe Kenzo stars as a yakuza who has to hide at a university student's apartment when an assassination attempt goes wrong.

However, Yabe Kenzo is an excellent cook and food is important to him because as a yakuza, you never know when your last day is.

In a nutshell, Otoko Meshi is cooking show featuring a yakuza cooking for a struggling student and his friends while imparting life lessons on them. I like that Yabe Kenzo is never heavy handed with the advice that he gives.

I find it more fun to watch than Saigo no Restaurant or Kamogawa Shokudo because it keeps things simple but allows interesting variations to the formula such as episode 5 where we get a different cook and a dish of interesting origins. Watchable.

As always, do not watch on an empty stomach.


Cyberwave said...

Hope the incident that happened to that otaku won't ruin the later part of the story.

Sonna~ said...

I rather like Otoko Meshi, makes you think about food differently. Not my fav. food drama, but like you said, not too heavy handed.

Akiramike said...

Cyberwave: The article didn't mention Otoko Meshi. He probably already finished shooting his parts.

Sonna~ said...

Takahata's mother (Takahata Atsuko) is an amazing actress, I hope this doesn't stop her from getting roles. I know she made a public apology for her son's behaviour...