The Money-Maker Recipe
|The Money-Maker Recipe
The Money-Maker Recipe promo poster
|Ending theme||"十優生" by
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Running time||45 minutes (approx.)|
|Original release||May 26 – June 20, 2008|
- "HOUSEWIVES" always are the good long term bets compared to the other options.
Wong Chi-Chung (Michael Tse) is a stockbroker who is too timid to take risks and not wise enough. This caused many of his customers to switch to a new security firm which has newly opened in the same housing estate. The new firm is managed by a top broker, Ting Shiu-King (Dominic Lam), who is tricky and manipulative. He is assisted by his partner, Koo Ka-Chun (Joyce Tang). He then comes up with a plan to expand his customer base by developing the housewives market. He exploits Chung’s wife Tseung Yu-Chu (Kiki Sheung) to carry out his plan by feeding her with information about the stock market. Chu trusts him and therefore follows his advice blindly. She earns a lot of money through King's information and influences all the other housewives to follow her lead.
Chung is unhappy that his wife is being exploited and discourages Chu to indulge in stock market. Chu refuses to listen and Chung becomes resentful. The market suddenly drops drastically causing the housewives to lose large amounts of money. Chu turns over a new leaf by working multiple jobs to repay her debt and hoping to reconcile with Chung. Unfortunately, Chun and King has set a trap to frame Chung. Chu, being an extraordinary housewife decides to bounce back and gets ready to strive against the villainy in order to save her husband. The plot mainly becomes a story about small community versus big corporation.
|Michael Tse||Wong Chi-Chung
Tseung Yu-Chu's husband.
Koo Ka-Chun's ex-boyfriend.
|Kiki Sheung||Tseung Yu-Chu
Wong Chi Chung's wife.
Tseung Yu-Bo's older sister.
|Angela Tong||Tseung Yu-Bo
|Tseung Yu-Chu's younger sister.|
|Dominic Lam||Ting Shiu-King (King Sir)
Koo Ka-Chun's lover.
Ting Shiu-Tim older brother.
|Joyce Tang||Koo Ka-Chun (Janet)
Wong Chi-Chung's ex-girlfriend.
Ting Shiu-King's lover.
|Toby Leung||Mo Ying-Shan
|Ting Shiu-Tim's lover.|
|Ellesmere Choi||Ting Shiu-Tim
Mo Ying-Shan's lover.
Ting Shiu-King's younger brother.
|Law Lok Lam
|Szeto Luen Fai
|Head of all finance
Szeto Hui-Sam's father
|Leanne Li||Szeto Hiu-Sam(Queenie)
Szeto Luen-Fai'a daughter
Ting Shiu-King's lover.
Tseung Yu-Bo's lover.
|Week||Episode||Average Points||Peaking Points||References|
||May 26–30, 2008||1 — 5||
||June 2–6, 2008||6 — 10||
||June 9–13, 2008||11 — 15||
||June 16–20, 2008||16 — 20||
||June 21, 2008||21||
Awards and nominations
- "Best Drama"
- "My Favourite Male Character" (Michael Tse - Wong Chi-Chung)
- "My Favourite Female Character" (Kiki Sheung - Tseung Yu-Chu)
- Week 1 Ratings Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Week 2 Ratings Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Week 3 Ratings Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Week 4 Ratings Archived October 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Finale Ratings Archived October 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Official website (in Chinese)