Kim Tak Goo is the eldest son of Goo In Jong, the president of Samhwa Enterprise, a legend in the baking industry. Although he is an extremely talented baker and seemed destined to succeed his father as president, Goo In Jong's family plotted to rob him of his inheritance because he was born to In Jong's mistress. Tak Goo's determination to become number one in the baking industry drives him to rebuild his career from scratch despite the many trials he faces.

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  • Jan 11, 2013 30 of 30 episodes seen
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    The first thing I asked myself was, "Do I really want to watch a drama about baking???" Honestly speaking the whole baking theme didn't really interest me, but I'm so glad I gave it a try. There is so much more than Baking to this drama, trust me.

    From the beginning this drama draws you in. This drama made me cry my heart out (no joke I cried for hours...yeah i dramathoned this drama). The story is just amazing. Despite Kim Tak Goo facing many difficulties he always has a smile on his face, moving everyone around him. His character just captures your heart. Kim Tak Goo Fighting!!!

    So if you are in the mood of watching a drama that will make you cry, smile, laugh,
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  • Sep 13, 2012 30 of 30 episodes seen
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    A very HeartFULL drama. You've read it right, it can give you all your heart has to offer: heart-touching, heartwarming, heart-wrenching yet very inspiring drama.

    Story: Prepare for an emotional ride. From the first episode, I just can't let go. A real makjang drama at its finest, it made me shed tears by episode 3. The story will tell you about a guy with painful past, lost family, with nowhere to run, with absolutely nothing at his hand strives to find himself, his dreams and his newly-found family through the world of baking. The childhood part for me was greatly done, it's the family history that made me invest deep emotions; for the 2nd half of the drama were flashbacks has to be made, sad emotions
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  • Stained_Glass Mar 17, 2014
    I don't get Tak Gu's mom somehow... How did she know they were trying to sell her son to a fishing ship? They haven't met after that and there is no one who could have told her that! And yet she thought he is dead? How? Did I miss something? It's like she didn't even try to find him.<br />Also, I can't really hate In Sook, her husband cheated on her with a servant and she gave him son, which In Sook wasn't able to do. Just imagine yourself in her shoes. And although she was evil, she always protected her family.<br />And I loved Pal Bong grandpa, always kind, wise and forgiving.
  • Stained_Glass Jan 26, 2014
    I love how Lee Young Ah is flustered everytime Joo Won tries to "seduce" her ^^
  • MinaVIP Jan 26, 2014
    A true masterpiece! *o* I thought it would only be about baking but I was so wrong xD this is so MUCH MORE than just a drama about baking <3
    4 ❤
  • abracadabra Dec 13, 2013
    great drama, I finished it for five days only...
    2 ❤
  • anagard Dec 9, 2013
    Very passionate drama, a lot of different emotions. I like how it shows the development of each of the characters.
    3 ❤
  • Addiction Nov 12, 2013
    Loved the cast, very fast paced. Cried multiple times.
    2 ❤
  • Nonanaland529 Oct 7, 2013
    This drama is the best. Yoon Shi Yoon is such a cutie.. Joo Won super handsome...
    Haha The child actor Oh Ji Moo nothing to say. His acting was cool.
    1 ❤
  • crizbiii Sep 22, 2013
    Finished it! This drama certainly isn't amazing, but it was nice to watch. Even though I had moments where I wanted to strangle almost all of the characters, the characters I liked kept me calm ahaha!
    P.S. Yoon Si Yoon was great in this!
    3 ❤
  • crizbiii Sep 21, 2013
    I'm at episode 28 and this drama is seriously killing me. Not because it's amazing or any of that sort, but because of all the twists and whatnot! It's 4AM now though so I'll have to leave the last 2 episodes for tomorrow. ;A;
    1 ❤
  • crizbiii Sep 18, 2013
    I thought I was going to go crazy until Shi Yoon finally appeared! Though, the crazy of young Tak Gu was really heartbreaking and interesting at the same time! I'm at episode 14 now and I can't wait to see what will happen next.
    P.S I don't think I ever hated so much as Ma Jun in any drama! He's cowardly, way too jealous and manipulative. I really despise him with all my being!!
  • wafa-aktouche Sep 13, 2013
    i looooooove happy endings
  • wafa-aktouche Sep 8, 2013
    why don't they have self phones in this drama !!
  • Grace_kelly Sep 7, 2013
    after all the bad things that he's doing i just can't hate joo won in this drama
    2 ❤
  • greyhippo Aug 27, 2013
    This drama left me so conflicted about itself. Everything was great until around episode 10. Around then it became really boring and dull. I pretty much had to watch half an episode at a time to get through it till around episode 26. The ending was good.
    1 ❤
  • wafa-aktouche Aug 19, 2013
    a lot pf eps :/ should i realy watch it ?
    • Ahena Aug 20, 2013
      Yes. It can seem boring, especially during the first 6 episodes. But this drama changed my way of thinking. :) Very touching and heartwarming with a flawless cast.
      4 ❤
    • wafa-aktouche Sep 2, 2013
      i just started it ;)i hope it's good but can i ask when will yoon shi yoon appear in the drama :/ ???
    • Ahena Sep 3, 2013
      The 7th episode.
      1 ❤
    • Grace_kelly Sep 7, 2013
      actually 6th episode, but the first part is really not annoying, that child actor is awesome
      2 ❤
    • Ahena Sep 7, 2013
      I mean for some people, I heard from a few ppl that it's boring. In my opinion the whole drama is just great, so. He's just at the end of the 6th episode, isn't he? I count the episode from "presence", like where are adults all the time.
    • Grace_kelly Sep 7, 2013
      yes right, the end of the 6th episode, im enjoying it a lot
      1 ❤
    • wafa-aktouche Sep 8, 2013
      not againe . am at ep 19 and i am starting to think that chi kyung will fall for ma jun :/ . . .... :o same story of dream high 1
    • Grace_kelly Sep 8, 2013
      really? i think it's great, Ma Jun passed his life trying to get some love from his father, (he also always tries to believe that it's his father while it's not)
      1 ❤
    • wafa-aktouche Sep 8, 2013
      spoiler .............
      am not sur yet but i think that she started to grew some feelings for him .. i like gu ma jun too but at least he had home and family unlike kim tak gu who had no one but her :'(
    • Grace_kelly Sep 9, 2013
      im sure he will find some support from some very close girl ;) if you know what i mean
      2 ❤


King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo

King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo


  • Main Title: King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo
  • Native title: 제빵왕 김탁구
  • Also Known as: Baker King, Kim Tak Goo ; Bread, Love and Dreams ; Jeppangwang Kim Tak Goo

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: June 9, 2010 to September 16, 2010
  • # of Episodes 30
    Average Duration 1 hr. 3 min. per episode
  • Genres: Family, Food, Makjang, Romance


  • Score: 8.26 (scored by 3,633 users)
  • Ranked: #118
  • Popularity: #135
  • Members: 6,402
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 3,633 votes

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