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Jo had kept hatred in his heart for a very long time and did what he could to oust his uncle Wong Bing Yi from the village and to claim the rights to the "Dragon-Head Cleaver", a symbol of power to the clan. As Wong Bing Yi was forced out of the village, he encountered Shen Qing by chance and was determined to help her during the troubled times at her restaurant "Four Seas". Here, he discovered a young cooking wonder, Lung Kin Yat. To bring "Four Seas" back to the top, Lung ends up representing "Four Seas" in the competition against Chef Tin, two times "Top Chef" winner and the head chef at "Imperial Palace", the restaurant owned by Jo. On the day of the finals, Wong Bing Yi and Jo met privately to try to resolve their problems. Lung shined by overcoming many obstacles and preparing a dish called "Fresh Water Bak Choy" just as his master, Wong Bing Yi had taught him. However, the head judge has been bribed by "Imperial Palace", and he is also the master of Chef Tin. Who will finally win the title of "Top Chef"? Can the "Kung Fu Chefs" finally win over the hearts of many? Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 136 users)
  • Ranked: #28099
  • Popularity: #15421
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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The Butterfly
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 3, 2023
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Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.5
This review may contain spoilers

Warning!-This movie might give you indigestion

Kung Fu Chefs was undercooked with no one behind the camera knowing what they were doughing. That's right. This movie was so bad I kneaded to resort to using puns.

Sammo, still a delight at 57, played the skilled chef Wong Bing Yi, who was run out of his village when his nephew had the meal Yi had prepared for Ku Feng's birthday a-salted with poison instead of salt and everyone became sickened. The nephew hated Yi because he'd taken the Dragon knife, the family's heirloom, while his dad was drunk and raving which also led to the father being hurt and leaving town. The dad was played by old kung fu actor Bruce Leung. Yi eventually ends up at the restaurant where Bruce had learned his skills and takes over as the chef after besting the current one in a challenge. The restaurant is run by the late master's two daughters, Sam Ching and Sam Ying. The eldest daughter is thrilled to have Yi take over because she is having trouble making ends meat. Vanness Wu as chef Kenichi, coincidentally ap-pears at the same restaurant and begins to study under Yi. The nephew stirs up trouble and Sammo has to put a beet down on him and his henchmen.

What was good--The cooking and the food competitions were actually fun to watch. If you are a vegan/vegetarian you may want to skip this movie as there were a lot of fish and meat prep scenes. Sammo and his stunt double had some very good fight scenes. He was 57 when this film came out and he still had some skillets left. I would like to have seen more of Bruce Leung as well because those two were a recipe for exciting action.

What was not so good—The little sister played by Kago Ai was unrelentingly annoying in what I'm sure was supposed to be a spunky and endearing way. Sexy Vanness Wu ended up having to be the goofy doofus younger cook. Much of the story was focused on these younger people. They simply weren't as ap-peeling to watch as Sammo. Cherrie Ying as the older sister looked like she was thinking that at least she was getting a paycheck. The story was half-baked and not very interoasting.

This film wasn't the wurst, but it could have been much butter. If you like Sammo, cooking, and slapstick humor it might be one to check out. If you don't a-peach-ate any of those things, best to skip it. Oil I can say is thanks for pudding up with my puns.

3/2/23


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  • Movie: Kung Fu Chefs
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 136 users)
  • Ranked: #28099
  • Popularity: #15421
  • Watchers: 282

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