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The God of Cookery (1996)
"Sik san" (original title)

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The most renowned and feared chef in the world loses his title of God of Cookery because of his pompous attitude. Humbled he sets out to reclaim his title.

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Stephen Chow, The God of Cookery
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Turkey
Nancy Sit ...
Competition Judge (The Princess of Taste)
Man Tat Ng ...
Old Man
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Stephen Au ...
Emcee
Tung Chen
Samantha Man-Kwan Chuk ...
TV reporter
Christy Chung ...
High School Fantasy Girl
Clarence Hui
Vincent Kok ...
Bull Tong
Liz Kong ...
Reporter at Competition
Suet Lam ...
Pudgy Triad Member
Tats Lau ...
Wet Dream (as Yee Tat Lau)
Kar-Ying Law ...
Competition Master of Ceremonies
Suet-Ling Law
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The God of Cookery, a brilliant chef who sits in judgement of those who would challenge his title, loses his title when a jealous chef reveals him to be a con-man and humiliates him publicly. As this new chef takes on the God of Cookery's role, the former God tries to pull himself back on top again, to challenge his rival and find once and for all who is the true God of Cookery. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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An incredible Chinese comedy, and commentary.
7 September 2000 | by (Sunnyvale, CA) – See all my reviews

God of Cookery is a hilarious parody of a number of other great HK films (the gambler series, early Jackie Chan, and "Chinese Feast" style cuisine dramas), though I didn't know that when I first saw it... it's how I got into the genre. Because it's satire is so over the top though, you also start to get a feel for the huge differences in film tabus between western and eastern cinema. Production values are amazingly high, and although they "fixed" a couple of hilarious subtitles in the DVD version, at least you can read them in most scenes. The self referential jokes about english translation and subtitles are still there.

The best of Kung Food!


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