Jewel Bibimbap

Jewel Bibimbap


Title: 보석비빔밥 / Jewel Bibimbap
Chinese title : 寶石拌飯
Also known as: Assorted Gems / Bosuk Bibimbap / The Jewel Family
Previously known as: 손짓 / Sonjit / Hand Signal / Hand Gesture
Genre: Romance, family
Episodes: 50
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2009-Sept-05 to 2010-Feb-21
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45



The four siblings in the Gung family were named after precious jewels: eldest daughter Bi Chwi (Jade), eldest son San Ho (Coral), second daughter Ryu Bi (Ruby), and the youngest son, Ho Bak (Amber). Like an assortment of beautiful gems, their colours may clash and their sharp edges chip away at each other. Using an analogy of a bowl of rice with assorted ingredients to illustrate the workings of a family, the key to a great dish is using the right balance of ingredients in order to create a good mixture. Assorted Gems tells the story of the different lives of the family members and how they learn from their clashes to find the perfect balance.


Gung Family

Go Na Eun as Gung Bi Chwi (Jade)
So Yi Hyun as Gung Ryu Bi (Ruby)
Lee Hyun Jin as Gung San Ho (Coral)
Lee Il Min as Gung Ho Bak (Amber)
Han Jin Hee as Gung Sang Sik (father)
Han Hye Sook as Pi Hye Ja (mother)
Kim Young Ok as Kyul Myung Ja (Sang Sik’s mother)
Jung Hye Sun as Baek Jo (Hye Ja’s mother)

Seo Family

Lee Tae Gon as Seo Yeong Guk
Lee Ah Jin as Seo Kkeut Soon (sister)
Park Geun Hyung as Seo Ro Ma (father)
Hong Yoo Jin as Lee Tae Ri (mother)

Other people

Michael Blunck as Kyle Huntington
Jung Yoo Mi as Lee Kang Ji
Seo Woo Rim as Sa Jang
Yoon Jong Hwa as Yoo Byung Hoon (Ryu Bi’s ex)
Jung Yi Yun as Myung Sun Mi (nurse)
Choi Jae Ho as Jo Bang Kyu
Hwang Hyo Eun as Ma Ye Soon (Seo family maid)
Kwon Min as Hwang Woo Bin
Han Ji Hoo as Tae Seong
Hong Suk Chun as Hong Sa Hyun (bald PD)
Oh Mi Hee as Kyle’s korean stepmother
Shin Shin Ae as Hye Ja’s friend
Seol Woon Do as Seol Hwang Do
Kim Kwang Gyu as bald doctor (cameo)
Lee Seol Hee
Noh Haeng Ha as Hye Jung

Production Credits

Director: Baek Ho Min
Screenwriter: Im Sung Han
Producer: Kim Jung Ho