Samurai Gourmet (2017)

The SHORT Pill:

A newly retired salaryman is adjusting to his new life after stepping out from his long-time routine. As he try to find out what to do with his free time, he also learned to explore his palate by reliving his old favorites and trying out something new.

The Pharma 5 Watch Guide!

Best Time To Watch:

If you are looking for inspiration for your next meal, then try watching this series before lunch or dinner. It will surely whet your appetite for yummy Japanese food.

Prescribed For:

Foodies who want to have an idea how to enjoy eating some of the most popular food options in Japan. It is also best for newbies and regular drama watchers who have limited time to enjoy an entertaining drama.

Love And Romance:

There are short interactions between the lead character and his wife. But romance was not a priority in this series.

Cast Chemistry:

The ML was usually alone in most of the scenes, but he and the other minor characters performed well in this drama. The samurai in the flashback sequences was also very effective in giving life to his character.

Addiction Level:

3 pills. You may binge-watch this drama in two hours or less. So spend your lunchbreak while watching this series if you want to know more about Japanese cuisine.


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A 60-year-old man found himself at a loss after retiring from his 35-year career as an office worker. He needed something to do since already had plenty of spare time. His adventures started when he decided to walk around his neighborhood and discovered an interesting local diner he never noticed in the past. What makes this drama more interesting is his flashbacks about his past, as well as the awakening of the samurai as his hidden persona each time he eats something delicious.
Hard Pill to Swallow
Some of the people he encountered during his food adventures tend to be boring. It could have been better if they added more dynamic characters in the story.



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Exam Results:


The delectable display of Japanese food will motivate you to watch this drama. It will also open your eyes to the best and most appropriate ways to enjoy the food.

Side Effects:

Your stomach will grumble with hunger while watching this series, so be prepared and have an instant ramen by your side to curb your cravings.

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