God of Cooking Glossary

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Jo Minjoon: The main character of this novel. He gets a game like ability and travels to the past to follow his dreams to become a chef. Was an english teacher in a high school in his previous life, quitted and started to work in a restaurant chopping and slicing onions.

Jo Ara: Jo Minjoon’s little sister.

Jo Su Yeob: Jo Minjoon’s father. Is opposed of Jo Minjoon quitting as a teacher and becomes the main obstacle for him on becoming a chef in his previous life.

Lee Hye Seon: Jo Minjoon’s mother. Also opposed as Jo Su Yeob.

Kaya Lotus: Grand Chef season 3 winner in Jo Minjoon’s past life. Also Jo Minjoon’s idol. What will she become to Jo Minjoon in this life? hehe

Lucas Dean: Previous owner of a jelly factory.

Jane Dean: Lucas’s wife.

Jessie Dean: Lucas’s and Jane’s only daughter. Younger than Jo Minjoon.

Alan Craig: One of the judges of Grand Chef. One of the youngest to receive a Michelin star and one of the best epicureans in the world. Graham elliot from Master Chef?

Emily Potter: Second judge of Grand Chef. She’s the heiress of the potter beer. Christina Tosi or Joe Bastianich?

Joseph Vincent: Third and last judge of Grand Chef. Owner of various restaurants around the world and many Michelin Stars. The best chef out of the three. Obviously Gordon Ramsay.

Marco: Bulky fat black man. He’s  one of the two candidates to have baking level 7. He’s rather timid compared to his body.

Anderson Rousseau: White man raised from an elite cooking family. The other person with baking level 7. He has a cold and arrogant personality.

Chloe Jong: Chinese-american that got disqualified early on in Jo Minjoon’s previous life. She has a bright personality and is good to everyone.

Foods and ingredients

Doenjang (된장)

Doenjang jjigae (된장 찌개)

Kimchi (김치)

Kimchi jjigae (김치 찌개) 

Champong (짬뽕)

Samgyeopsal (삼겹살)

Red Jambalaya

Tangsuyuk (탕수육): Fried beef with a bittersweet sauce. Popular in chinese and Korean cuisine.

Kuobarou:  Chinese tangsuyuk

Agedashi tofu (揚げ出し豆腐)

Katsuobushi (鰹節 or かつおぶし)

Foie Gras


Samgyetang (삼계탕)

Gamja(potato) ongsimi (감자 옹시미)

Naengmyun (냉면)

Tonkatsu (돈까스)

Bibimbap (비빔밥)

Gamjajeon with chives(감자부추전): If you see the image then you will know the cooking method. (Probably)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamjajeon

Perilla seeds miyeokguk 

Red pepper paste (고추장)

흥거: One of god’s five vegetables.

Dandan noodles (탄탄면) 

Bibim guksu (비빔국수)

Udon (우동)


Tandoori Chicken

Velouté Sauce

Gyeran jjim



Grand Chef: As you have noticed, a parody of Master Chef.

Sunbae: Same as senpai

Maillard reaction

Arroser technique: Couldn’t find anything on wikipedia, so instead, put a youtube link.

PD: Production director

SNS: Social Nerworking System


God’s five vegetables (오신채): Korean budhist mythology. These five vegetables (Chives, korean wild chives, green onions, garlic and heunggo (흥거) are prohibited from being eaten especially in the temples.