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The God of Cookery (1996)

Sik san (original title)
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 (as Stephen Chiau), Lik-Chi Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Stephen Chow, The God of Cookery
Karen Mok ... Turkey
Nancy Sit Nancy Sit ... Competition Judge (The Princess of Taste)
Man-Tat Ng ... Old Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Au Stephen Au ... Emcee
Chi-Shing Chan
Tung Chen Tung Chen
Samantha Man-Kwan Chuk Samantha Man-Kwan Chuk ... TV reporter
Christy Chung ... High School Fantasy Girl
Lung Dai Lung Dai ... Tai Long
Clarence Hui
Vincent Kok ... Bull Tong
Liz Kong ... Reporter at Competition
Suet Lam ... Pudgy Triad Member
Tats Lau ... Wet Dream (as Yee Tat Lau)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

21 December 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A főzés istene See more »

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Star Overseas See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Stephen Chow, The God of Cookery: Suck these cigarette butts and say, 'Very Delicious.'
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Referenced in Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002) See more »

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Great movie!
13 May 2005 | by inu-2See all my reviews

Even though there is some region specific humor in this movie that the subtitles completely glaze over, it is still a fantastic watch because there is plenty of other great humor to enjoy. Any food lover with a good sense of humor or a Honk Kong cinema fan would really enjoy this movie. There is a bit of 'toilet humor' in this movie, so if that offends you, you may want to consider one of Stephen's other movies.

I've watched it at least 6 times myself while showing it to various friends and family members and it's always a good for laugh. This movie contains most of Stephen's standard crew. However, if you are looking for an all-out kung-fu explosion, you might be disappointed with this movie. It definitely has some great moves and some fighting, but the story is fun, engaging and very unique. And you just can't beat the 12 brass monks! No really, you can't beat them... just watch the movie and enjoy. and enjoy. ;)


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