Sunday, January 01, 2017
Overview - Recipes to Live By
Born with a golden tongue and able to distinguish between good and bad dishes from one bite, Tony Hung is upset that his adoptive father Ram Chiang has forbidden him from being a chef. When he hears about a cooking contest in Yangzhou, he asks Sisley Choi to disguise as a man and substitute for him in the competition. As a result, he wins the admiration of famous chef Hugo Wong. Tony and Hugo work together to create new dishes, which helps Hugo win the Golden Lotus Flower, culinary's highest honour, many times in a row. As they become famous, they meet new friends who are also interested in food, like the daughter of a wealthy family (Stephanie Ho) and a famous female chef (Rebecca Zhu). Stephanie has a crush on Tony, while Tony admires Sisley, but Sisley likes Hugo, causing Tony to decide to break with Hugo and work on his own. But things turn out differently from what he planned. Tony is framed by Sisley and loses his golden tongue abilities. Later, he is revealed to be the descendant of a formerly famous chef. Tony vows to clear his father's name, even if he has to pay the price of being deserted by everyone.