Hana Yori Dango - Netflix
Makino Tsukushi is the only poor student at a school for the ridiculously rich and privileged that is ruled by F4 - a group of boys who come from extremely powerful families. Makino hopes to pass her days quietly - without drawing any attention to herself- but one day, she stands up to the head of F4 in defense of her friend. The next day, Makino is targetted for harassment. This story follows Makino as she confronts F4 and finds both her and her enemy's feelings changed forever...
Based on the manga called Hana Yori Dango or Boys Over Flowers, this show is the Japanese drama adaptation.
Runtime: 55 minutes
Hana Yori Dango - Dango - Netflix
Dango (団子) is a Japanese dumpling and sweet made from mochiko (rice flour), related to mochi. It is often served with green tea. Dango is eaten year-round, but the different varieties are traditionally eaten in given seasons. Three to five dango are often served on a skewer.
Hana Yori Dango - Types - Netflix
The many different varieties of dango are usually named after the various seasonings served on or with it. Anko is commonly made with (sweetened) red bean paste; ingredients other than azuki are used on rare occasions. Chadango is green-tea flavored dango. Botchan dango has three colors. One is colored by red beans, the second by eggs, and the third by green tea. Denpun dango from Hokkaido is made from potato flour and baked with sweet boiled beans. Kuri dango is coated in chestnut paste. Chichi dango is a slightly sweet, light treat usually eaten as a dessert. Hanami dango also has three colors, and is traditionally made during Sakura-viewing season, hence the name (Hanami means “flower viewing”; hana meaning “flower”, and mi meaning “to see”). Goma uses sesame seeds. It is both sweet and salty. Kibi dango is made with millet flour. This variety is prominently featured in the tale of Momotaro, a folkloric Japanese hero, who offers the rounded ball (not skewered) to three talking animals in exchange for their aid in fighting demons. Kinako is made with toasted soy flour. Kushi dango' is held by a skewer. Mitarashi is covered with a syrup made from shouyu (soy sauce), sugar, and starch. Nikudango is a type of meatball. Teppanyaki on a skewer has a tangy teppanyaki taste. Sasa dango is produced and eaten primarily in Niigata Prefecture. Sasa dango has two varieties: onna dango and otoko dango. Onna dango (literally “female dango”) is filled with anko, while the otoko dango (literally “male dango”) is filled with kinpira. The dango is wrapped in leaves of sasa for the purpose of preservation.
Hana Yori Dango - References - Netflix