A Spotify playlist that doubles as a kimchi fried rice recipe has become a hit online.
Created by user Noah Conk, the playlist contains a total of 51 songs with titles that not only list the ingredients for the dish but also give step-by-step instructions on how to prepare it.
With a total runtime of 2 hours and 50 minutes, the playlist offers more than enough time to listen while preparing and enjoying the meal.
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The list includes ingredients such as unsalted butter, onion, kimchi, Spam, cooked rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, two eggs and salt to taste. All of the ingredients, as well as their individual measurements, correspond to specific tracks. Each preparation step also pertains to a different song.
The San Francisco-based creative and founding designer at Sapling.gg said he decided to make a recipe playlist out of boredom.
“I’ve seen other people make funny playlists that tell a story,” Conk tells NextShark. “I chose kimchi fried rice because it seemed simple enough to make. If a recipe is already complex, the playlist will be super long.”
According to Conk, he chose to add the ingredient list and recipe instructions so the playlist can actually teach people how to properly cook the dish.
“I searched for songs with the words of the recipe, then listened to the music to see if it was best for the category — category being the word/phrase I searched.”
After receiving a positive response on Twitter, he then decided to share the playlist on the “subtle Korean traits” Facebook group before posting it on the “Subtle Asian Traits” group.
One commenter was so impressed with Conk’s recipe that she asked him if he could make “a veggie bibimbap playlist.” To this, he responded that “bibimbap already takes so long to make.”
In less than a day, Conk saw his playlist go from 0 likes to 650 likes on Spotify.
“I’m overwhelmed, with the responses and positive feedback,” he notes. “It’s been cool because it’s given me an opportunity to meet other designers within the industry. I want to thank everyone for such positive messages and feedback.”