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Love at first bite? Blind-dating cooking shows are a reality TV hit

By Jess Eng

27 Mar 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Shows with titles like "Korean Girl Picks A Date Based On Their Tteokbokki" and "Blind Dating 5 Guys Based On Their Cooking" have gone viral. Are the shows a recipe for love? The Post reports.

It is said that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, and this wisdom also applies to a downright terrible meal. So when Blue Kim takes the first bite of her potential date Tyler's tteokbokki, her immediate grimace tells you that Tyler may not be the one.

"There is a little bit of a kick compared to the last one, but it's actually not good," she says. "I feel like he's never made tteokbokki in his life."

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