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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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Absolutely hysterical.
4 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film is laugh-out-loud material throughout. For those familiar with Hong Kong cinema, you'll get an extra kick out of the razor-sharp spoofs of various genre by Stephen Chow, but even if this is your first-ever HK film you'll find it non-stop laughs.

Chow plays the so-called "God of Cookery", a media hype creation who is a legend in his own mind, but not necessarily the kitchen. When he involves himself in a shady business deal, he is publicly shamed and loses all of his wealth and fame. After meeting up with the tough-as-nails Sister Turkey, a street food vendor (played to the hilt by Karen Mok), he seeks to regain his fame and fortune... but still hasn't quite learned his lesson yet - that takes a bit more plot and dozens more jokes.

Highly recommended! I rate it a 10 out of 10.


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