Taeyang impressed viewers with his cooking skills on the January 4 broadcast of tvN’s “Livin’ the Double Life.”
On this episode, Taeyang, CL, and Oh Hyuk went on a trip together to Gangneung. While CL had something scheduled, Taeyang and Oh Hyuk went grocery shopping together. The two singers’ relationship is not as close as Taeyang and CL’s, so Taeyang tried hard to start a conversation by asking Oh Hyuk lots of questions.
Taeyang also showed how he was a caring older brother to CL, who he has known for 13 years. He went to pick her up after her schedule was finished and made her laugh with jokes once she got in the car. When CL said she hadn’t eaten anything all day, he went into the kitchen to cook.
When he saw CL in front of the grill, he said, “I’ll do it” so she wouldn’t have to stand in front of the hot fire and grill meat. However, after she left, he had some difficulty with the torch and asked the staff for help. He walked back and forth between the grill and the kitchen to cook spicy ramen noodles for CL and kimchi stew at the same time.
The MCs watched and asked, “When did he learn to cook like that?” and praised his cooking skills. Thanks to Taeyang’s culinary skills, the three artists were able to enjoy a delicious dinner together.
Taeyang Surprises CL With A Memory From The Past
Taeyang, CL, and Oh Hyuk celebrated the new year together on the January 4 episode of tvN’s “Livin’ the Double Life.”
CL made rice cake soup, a traditional Korean food eaten on New Year’s Day, and told others that the food was ready. Taeyang and Oh Hyuk sat down and the three artists began to eat.
CL said this would be her last rice cake soup since she’s going to the United States. Taeyang replied, “You can make rice cake soup in the U.S.,” to which CL pointed out that it wouldn’t be possible there because she made the rice cake soup with broth that was made by her grandmother.
Taeyang then mentioned, “A while ago, there was a time when CL stayed and lived in the studio because the album hadn’t been released. I remember both of us didn’t go home and CL made us rice cake soup.”
CL looked surprised as she responded, “I think that was nine or ten years ago.”
The show then aired footage of 2NE1 and BIGBANG members practicing during their early years and a photo of CL and Taeyang together. As a panel member watching the clip in the studio, Sandara Park explained, “Back then, 2NE1 and BIGBANG’s dorms were in the same apartment building. We saw each other often.” She added that watching this at home alone would have made her cry.
In her personal interview, CL stated, “I didn’t think Taeyang would remember when we made and ate rice cake soup together. I was surprised that he remembered.”
At the table, Taeyang said, “It’s delicious. It tastes just like the rice cake soup that we ate back then.”