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Jin yu man tang (1995)

Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed ... See full summary »

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Kit
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Chiu
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Mainland contest judge
Yuk Wah Cheung
Yik-Man Fan ...
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Ka-Kui Ho ...
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Bei-Dak Lai ...
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Chi Shan Lai
Geng Lam
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Au Siu-Fung
Do-Yu Lee
Hung Lu
Shu-Chun Ni ...
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Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed beauty who will change his plans, and soon finds himself off in search of the retired master who can teach him how to win in the ultimate cooking challenge. Written by Mike Myers <mikecmyers@hotmail.com>

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28 January 1995 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Chinese Feast  »

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Amazing cooking scenes
7 May 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

How is bear´s paw, elephant´s trunk or monkey´s brain for dinner? Let Tsui Hark tell you in this wonderful and lighthearted comedy about the art of cooking the traditional(?) Chinese way.

This movie shares the common structure of an American sports movie, but instead of focusing on baseball it centers around cooking which makes it all the more interesting. I even think Leslie Cheung´s character look a lot like Charlie Sheen in Major League...

This movie also contains a bit of Zhao Wen Zhao vs Xiong Xin Xin fighting (love seeing more of that after The Blade) and a quite funny in-joke concerning a Leon Lai pop song...

Perhaps not the ideal movie for the strict vegetarian though.


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