The Rippling Blossom

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The Rippling Blossom
魚躍在花見
Ripplingblossom.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Modern Romance
Starring Julian Cheung
Michael Tse
Myolie Wu
Damian Lau
Tavia Yeung
Lisa Lui
Ngo Ka-nin
Angelina Lo
Theme music composer Roy Chow
Opening theme How Deep is the Ocean (究竟海有幾深) by Julian Cheung
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 19 (Hong Kong)
20 (Overseas)
Production
Producer(s) Chong Wai-kin
Location(s) Hong Kong
Hokkaido, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Television Broadcasts Limited
Broadcast
Original channel TVB Jade
Original run 7 February 2011 (2011-02-07) – 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)
External links
Website
The Rippling Blossom
Traditional Chinese 魚躍在花見
Simplified Chinese 鱼跃在花见
Literal meaning "The Flying Fish in Hanami"

The Rippling Blossom (Traditional Chinese: 魚躍在花見) is a 2011 TVB modern romance drama series. The premiere episode aired on 7 February 2011.[dated info]

It was filmed from 25 October 2009 to 20 January 2010. Filming locations included Hokkaido, as well as Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Synopsis[edit]

A Hong Kong dining mogul leaves behind a sushi restaurant to his second wife, Kong Ying Yuet (Lisa Lui), their son, Yue Chi-Hiu (Michael Tse) and the son from his third wife, Yue Chi-Ying (Julian Cheung).

Hiu and Ying are remarkable Japanese cuisine chefs whose main aim in life is to pursue excellence in cuisine. Hiu and Ying have different mothers, and they get along very well.

When their father's first wife, Lang Yung-Yung (Angelina Lo), creates trouble for the restaurant, Hiu declares to challenge her, claiming whoever wins will have the restaurant.

Yung sends her personal nurse, Choi Sze-Lung (Tavia Yeung) to get close to Hiu. He is completely smitten by love for her but soon becomes unhappy with their lukewarm relationship.

On the other hand, their supply for fresh food has been shut out. Ying has to make a trip to Hokkaido, Japan to buy fish. He meets Keung Keung (Myolie Wu), a willful girl from a wealthy family on the plane. They also meet Moyung Ching (Damian Lau) who is known as "The God of Fish" in the market.

As the relationship between Ying and Keung Keung grows, Keung Keung finds out that Moyung Ching is her long lost father. Moyung Ching becomes YING's mentor and helps him through the competition to win the first overseas Japanese restaurant franchise in Hong Kong. As Ying's career grows, Hiu becomes more jealous of his brother and starts to scheme with Choi Sze-Lung to get his father's fortunes.

As Hiu and Ying have setbacks in their career, family and their loved ones after their attempt to save the restaurant, the brothers decide to have a competition. Hiu removes his jealousy of Ying and holds a placid mood to take part in this fair competition. When the judge is going to announce the final result, Ying receives a call that says Keung Keung suffered an accident and now she is in hospital. Ying immediately leaves the competition without knowing the result. Fortunately, Keung Leung recovers after several days. One day, Hiu tells Ying that Ying is the winner in last competition and he is proud of him.[1]

Cast[edit]

The Yue family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Felix Lok Yue Fai Wong
魚輝煌
Emperor Food Group founder
Lang Yung Yung and Kong Ying Yuet's husband
Yue Chiu Hiu, Yue Chi Yeng, Yue Chi Po's father
Crashed and killed Mr. Choi
Deceased
Angelina Lo Lang Yung Yung
冷雍容
Emperor Food Group chairperson
Yue Fai Wong's first wife
Yue Chi Po's biological mother
Yue Chi Hiu and Yue Chi Yeng's first mother
Arch-foe to Kong Ying Yuet
Died in Episode 15 before being charged for corruption
(Villain)
Lisa Lui Kong Ying Yuet
江映月
January Otaki Japanese restaurant owner
Yue Fai Wong's second wife
Yue Chi Hiu's biological mother
Yue Chi Ying and Yue Chi Po's second mother
Michael Tse Yue Chi Hiu
魚至囂
January Otaki Japanese restaurant owner and Master chef
Yue Fai Wong and Kong Ying Yuet's biological son
Lang Yung Yung's stepson
Yue Chi Ying and Yue Chi Po's older half-brother
Choi Sze Lung's boyfriend
(Semi-Villain)
Julian Cheung Yue Chi Ying
魚至贏
January Otaki Japanese restaurant chef
Yue Fai Wong's son (Born by Yue Fai Wong's third wife)
Lang Yung Yung and Kong Ying Yuet's stepson
Yue Chi Hiu's younger half-brother
Yue Chi Po's older half-brother
Keung Keung's boyfriend, later husband
Mo-Yung Ching's apprentice
Loved Choi Sze-lung
Ngo Ka-nin Yue Chi Po
魚至寶
Has intellectual disabilities
Yue Fai Wong and Lang Yung Yung's biological son
Kong Ying Yuet's stepson
Yue Chi Hiu and Yue Chi Ying's younger half-brother
Choi Sze Lung's husband

Mo-Yung family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Damian Lau Mo-Yung Ching
慕容澄
Hokkaido seafood merchandiser
Keung Keung's father
Yue Chi Ying's master
Tin Ka Wai's love interest, later Tin Ka Wai's boyfriend
Myolie Wu Original name: Mo-Yung Saki/Kei 慕容咲
Keung Keung
羌姜
A food critic and an Udon noodle shop owner
Mo-Yung Ching's daughter
Yue Chi Ying's girlfriend, later wife

The Choi family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Chan Wing-chun Mr. Choi Hong Sau Hing's husband
Choi Sze Lung and Choi Sze Long's father
Deceased
Mary Hon Hong Sau Hing
康秀馨
Choi Sze Lung and Choi Sze Long's mother
Died in Episode 13
Tavia Yeung Choi Sze Lung
賽思蘢
Mr. Choi and Hong Sau Hing's daughter
Choi Sze Long's older sister
Lang Yung Yung's private nurse and loyalist (remain loyal to Mrs. Lang after her death)
Yue Chi Po's wife.
(Semi-villain)
Ken Hung Choi Sze Long
賽思朗
College student
Mr. Choi and Hong Sau Hing's son
Choi Sze Lung's younger brother

January Otaki / Isushi Japanese restaurant[edit]

Cast Role Description
Michael Tse Yue Chi Hiu
魚至囂
January Otaki owner and master chef
Isushi master chef
See The Yue family
Julian Cheung Yue Chi Yeng
魚至贏
January Otaki chef
Isushi owner and master chef
See The Yue family
Eric Li Wing Tin
榮田
Chef
Benjamin Yuen Nin Kei Sai
年紀細
Junior chef
Bruce Li Tai Kwong
戴廣
Manager
Adam Yip Fu Leung
富良
Waiter
Alan Luk Sap Sing
十勝
Waiter
Yaka Fu Mei Ying
美瑛
Waitress

Emperor Food Group[edit]

Cast Role Description
Felix Lok Yue Fai Wong
魚輝煌
Founder
Deceased
See The Yue family
Angelina Lo Lang Yung Yung
冷雍容
Chairperson
See The Yue family
Tavia Yeung Choi Sze Lung
賽思蘢
Chairperson
See The Choi family
Michael Tse Yue Chi Hiu
魚至囂
Chief Executive Officer
Au Shui Wai Yau Yik Hong
游亦匡
Chairperson Assistant
Lang Yung Yung's private assistant

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Cheung Kwok Keung Tong Ngo
唐奧
A food critic and food wholesaler
Eileen Yeow Tin Ka Wai, Yoshiho
田嘉穗
Mo-Yung Ching's landlady
Loved Mo-Yung Ching, later Mo-Yung Ching's girlfriend
Ko Chun-man Keung Keung's adopted father
So Yan-tsz Keung Keung's adopted mother

Awards and nominations[edit]

45th TVB Anniversary Awards 2011[edit]

  • Nominated: Best Drama
  • Nominated: Best Actor (Julian Cheung)
  • Nominated: Best Actress (Tavia Yeung)
  • Nominated: My Favourite Male Character (Julian Cheung)

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
1
February 7–11, 2011
1 — 5
29
31
[2]
2
February 14–17, 2011
6 — 9
30
33
[3]
3
February 21–25, 2011
10 — 14
31
[4]
4
February 28–March 4, 2011
15 — 20
32
38
[5]
March 4, 2011
19 — 20
34
38
[5]

Related Series[edit]

Wasabi Mon Amour

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com The Rippling Blossom - Official Website (Chinese)
  • K for TVB The Rippling Blossom - English Synopsis (English)