The Money-Maker Recipe

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The Money-Maker Recipe
The Money-Maker Recipe.jpg
The Money-Maker Recipe promo poster
Genre Modern Drama
Starring Kiki Sheung
Michael Tse
Dominic Lam
Joyce Tang
Angela Tong
Toby Leung
Leanne Li
Ellesmere Choi
Ending theme "十優生" by
Kay Tse
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 21
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Original network TVB
Original release May 26 – June 20, 2008
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The Money-Maker Recipe (Traditional Chinese: 師奶股神) is a TVB modern drama series broadcast in May 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.


Cast Role Description
Michael Tse Wong Chi-Chung
Stock Broker
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)
Stock Broker
Koo Ka-Chun's lover.
Ting Shiu-Tim older brother.
Joyce Tang Koo Ka-Chun (Janet)
Stock Broker
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
Hair Stylist
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)
Stock Broker
Szeto Luen-Fai'a daughter
Ting Shiu-King's lover.
Savio Tsang
Chu Yuk-Wing
Tseung Yu-Bo's lover.

Viewership ratings[edit]

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[edit]

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "My Favourite Male Character" (Michael Tse - Wong Chi-Chung)
  • "My Favourite Female Character" (Kiki Sheung - Tseung Yu-Chu)


  1. ^ Week 1 Ratings Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Week 2 Ratings Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Week 3 Ratings Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Week 4 Ratings Archived October 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Finale Ratings Archived October 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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