Actress Lim Ji Yeon has made her return with a new K-Drama—and she has started a trend because of her mukbang scene.
The new ENA K-Drama, Lies Hidden In My Garden, is receiving a lot of love and attention for its wonderful cast, acting, and plot. Lim Ji Yeon plays a five-month-old pregnant woman who gets abused by her husband.
After hearing the news that her husband died, she inhales a bowl of jjajangmyeon, or black bean noodles, with sweet and sour pork and dumplings. This meal isn’t simply a meal—it’s a symbol of her liberation from an abusive relationship and her indifference to the fact that her husband is dead. This “jjajangmyeon mukbang” scene became viral, and Lim Ji Yeon was praised for her acting skills.
가정폭력하던 남편 죽고
행방감에 짜장면 먹는 추상은ㅁㅊ
임지연 연기 압권이다.. pic.twitter.com/YbTYQuMrjm
— 징 (@fzzzzzaaz) June 20, 2023
The abstraction of her eating jjajangmyeon in a sense of freedom after her abusive husband dies is insane
Lim Ji Yeon’s acting is the best.
Because of this iconic scene, people began to order the same dishes and gave it a new name: the “husband’s death set menu.” This new “menu” started trending, and people posted pictures of their “husband’s death” meals.
나도 남편사망정식 : ) pic.twitter.com/aWOPhZusPy
— MUK-KI (@muk_yes) June 23, 2023
The husband’s death set menu for me, too
남편이 산 남편사망정식 pic.twitter.com/TmgCfXGu8o
— MONAD (@Ian_Misty_) June 24, 2023
The husband’s death set menu that my husband bought
남편사망정식 먹는 김에 사망한 남편도 꺼내옴 pic.twitter.com/h0t3LQn8RU
— 본YO (@ssibalgata) June 24, 2023
Ate the husband’s death set menu with my roomie
And while we were at it, we brought out our dead husbands, too
The trend even reached restaurant owners; a Chinese restaurant got inspiration from the “husband’s death set menu” and created a menu called the “Lim Ji Yeon set menu.”
임지연씨 연기 보고 남편사망정식 너무 먹고 싶어져서 중식 찾아보는데
걍 임지연정식이 있음 pic.twitter.com/Wl82ftrrIX
— 감 (@sxxhzzz) June 24, 2023
Wait, I wanted to eat the husband’s death set menu so much after seeing Lim Ji Yeon’s acting, and then I found a menu literally called “Lim Ji Yeon set menu”
It appears that Lim Ji Yeon’s mukbang scene left an impression on many. The way she casually said, “My husband is dead,” to her brother-in-law on the phone truly showed how she is not affected by her husband’s death. Her acting and eating skills are gaining attention, and many are expectant to watch future episodes of Lies Hidden In My Garden.
This isn’t the first time Lim Ji Yeon created a trend due to her role in a K-Drama; in The Glory, she made the phrase “Yeon Jin-ah…” (which is her name in the show) a commonly used slang expression in Korea.