Magic Kitchen

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Magic Kitchen
Film poster
Traditional 魔幻廚房
Simplified 魔幻厨房
Mandarin Mó Huàn Chú Fáng
Cantonese Mo1 Waan6 Cyu4 Fong2
Directed by Lee Chi-ngai
Produced by Lee Chi-ngai
John Chong
Screenplay by Lee Chi-ngai
Based on Magic Kitchen
by Lam Wing-sum
Starring Andy Lau
Sammi Cheng
Jerry Yan
Maggie Q
Nicola Cheung
Cinematography Arthur Wong
Edited by Kwong Chi-leung
Distributed by Media Asia Distribution
Release date
  • 5 January 2004 (2004-01-05)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$20,228,159

Magic Kitchen is a 2004 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Lee Chi-ngai and starring Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng and Jerry Yan. The film was adapted from the novel of the same title by Hong Kong novelist, Lam Wing-sum.


Yau became the proprietor and head chef of a successful restaurant/cafe since her mother died six months ago. Yau cooks according to the large collection of recipes her mother, who had tremendous talent as a culinary artist but never found success in the restaurant scene due to sexism, created over the years, but has no confidence in herself as a chef. When she visits Japan with her assistant Ho at the invitation of an Iron Chef style cooking show, she has a chance run-in with an old boyfriend, Chuen. Over the next weeks back in Hong Kong, Yau struggles with resurgent feelings for Chuen even as she discovers that one of her best friends has started seeing him. In the mean time, her steadfast supporter and assistant for the last three years, Ho, pushes her to be more bold in her art and experiment. Love and food intersects with surprising twists as she finally decides to leave the past behind and compete in the cooking challenge. In the end, love is the secret ingredient.



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  1. ^ "Magic Kitchen". Retrieved 2 July 2010. 

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