Da Chang Jin - Jewel In The Palace
The show "Da Chang Jin" (Jewel In The Palace) was a hit. Many people whom I meet know about that show. It's a Korean show that talks about a lady who worked hard to become a physician and medical expert in her hometown and later on in the palace. It's difficult to excel in a field dominated by men, yet despite that, she managed to excel, marry an official and cook many dishes. They lived happily ever after. Sounds kind of Cinderalla-ish.
One of my friends summed the whole show in this sentence: "Oh, that show. It's about this one lady who cooks and cooks and cooks."
What's the link between cooking and the medical field? Well, they believed that eating certain stuff helps certain organs in your body. Think Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Hence it was no wonder that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) would use her in their ad. What's the link between KFC and this Korean hit? I guess it's the few pieces of kimchi in their burger. East meets West huh. Enjoy the ad below.