This tasty flick moves into one of my favorites. It has exciting action, enjoyable cooking scenes and great attention to Chinese traditional dishes. It is another dueling chef/restaurant movie similar to “The Chinese Feast”, but I liked this one a bit better (less silly slapstick and more “crouching” style kung fu and cool cooking scenes).
It is the story of two brothers; one is a great chef and the other is prone to cutting corners. There is a mythic cleaver that identifies the clan and the claim of this knife leads to a great divide between the families. It is only later through food and the kindness of strangers that balance and harmony is bestowed on the feuding family.
“Principals of groumandism are: color, smell, taste, conception and appearance”
Writers: Wang Bo, Simon Lu, Cyrus Cheng, Chu Jun-yu, Yuan Li-jiang