Recipes To Live By
Village boy Ding Yat-san (Tony Hung) was born with a golden tongue, which makes him able to distinguish bad and good tasting foods with one bite. Yat-san is also gifted at cooking but his father Ding Yat forbids him from cooking as every time he cooks a dish something bad happens to his father. Wanting to show off his skills Yat-san runs away to the city of Yeungchou to enter a cooking contest against famous chef Koi Siu-tin, (Hugo Wong). While lining up to enter the city Yat-san, meets and offends local bandit Sek Yau (Sisley Choi), when he cuts her in line. Sek Yau, who is dressed as a male to disguise herself is a small time bandit and drug dealer. Trying to hide incriminating evidence against her when imperial guards search her, Yau’s drugs are accidentally eaten by Yat-san’s pet pig. While trying to retrieve his pet pig from Yau, Yat-san gets entangled into Yau’s mess and soon Yau gets entangled into Yat-san’s mess. With only Yau to help him, Yat-san has Yau enter the cooking contest while he assist her. Yau and Yat-san’s contest dish gets them noticed as it is comparable to the former God of Cookery and soon Sui-tin’s father wants to know what is the connection between Yat-san and the former disgraced God of Cookery who was found guilty of treason when he was framed for food poisoning imperial officials.