The Rippling Blossom

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The Rippling Blossom
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)
Producer(s) Chong Wai-kin
Location(s) Hong Kong
Hokkaido, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Television Broadcasts Limited
Original channel TVB Jade
Original release 7 February 2011 (2011-02-07) – 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)
External links
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.


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

Hiu and Yihng are remarkable Japanese cuisine chefs whose main aim in life is to pursue excellence in cuisine. Although Hiu and Yihng are half-brothers, 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 Si-Luhng (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. Yihng has to make a trip to Hokkaido, Japan to buy fish. He meets Geung Geung (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 Yihng and Geung Geung grows, she finds out that Moyung Ching is her long lost father. Moyung Ching becomes Yihng's mentor and helps him through the competition to win the first overseas Japanese restaurant franchise in Hong Kong. As Yihng's career grows, Hiu becomes more jealous of his brother and starts to scheme with Choi Si-Luhng to get his father's fortunes.

As Hiu and Yihng 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 Yihng and holds a placid mood to take part in this fair competition. When the judge is going to announce the final result, Yihng receives a call that says Geung Geung suffered an accident and now she is in hospital. Yihng immediately leaves the competition without knowing the result. Fortunately, Geung Geung recovers after several days. Then, Hiu tells Yihng that Yihng is the winner in last competition and he is proud of him.[1]


The Yue family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Felix Lok Yue Fai Wong
Emperor Food Group founder
Lang Yung Yung and Kong Ying Yuet's husband
Yue Ji Hiu, Yue Ji Yeng, Yue Ji Po's father
Crashed and killed Mr. Choi
Angelina Lo Lang Yung Yung
Emperor Food Group chairperson
Yue Fai Wong's first wife
Yue Ji Po's biological mother
Yue Ji Hiu and Yue Ji Yihng's first mother
Arch-foe to Kong Ying Yuet
Died in Episode 15 before being charged for corruption
Lisa Lui Kong Ying Yuet
January Otaki Japanese restaurant owner
Yue Fai Wong's second wife
Yue Ji Hiu's biological mother
Yue Ji Yihng and Yue Ji Po's second mother
Michael Tse Yue Ji Hiu
January Otaki Japanese restaurant owner and Master chef
Yue Fai Wong and Kong Ying Yuet's biological son
Lang Yung Yung's stepson
Yue Ji Yihng and Yue Ji Po's older half-brother
Choi Si Luhng's boyfriend
Julian Cheung Yue Ji Yihng
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 Ji Hiu's younger half-brother
Yue Ji Po's older half-brother
Geung Geung's boyfriend, later husband
Mo-Yung Ching's apprentice
Loved Choi Si Luhng
Ngo Ka-nin Yue Ji Po
Has intellectual disabilities
Yue Fai Wong and Lang Yung Yung's biological son
Kong Ying Yuet's stepson
Yue Ji Hiu and Yue Ji Yihng's younger half-brother
Choi Si Luhng's husband

Mo-Yung family[edit]

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

The Choi family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Chan Wing-chun Mr. Choi Hong Sau Hing's husband
Choi Si Luhng and Choi Si Lohng's father
Mary Hon Hong Sau Hing
Choi Si Luhng and Choi Si Lohng's mother
Died in Episode 13
Tavia Yeung Choi Si Luhng
Mr. Choi and Hong Sau Hing's daughter
Choi Si Lohng's older sister
Lang Yung Yung's private nurse and loyalist (remain loyal to Mrs. Lang after her death)
Yue Ji Po's wife.
Ken Hung Choi Si Lohng
College student
Mr. Choi and Hong Sau Hing's son
Choi Si Luhng's younger brother

January Otaki / Isushi Japanese restaurant[edit]

Cast Role Description
Michael Tse Yue Ji Hiu
January Otaki owner and master chef
Isushi master chef
See The Yue family
Julian Cheung Yue Ji Yihng
January Otaki chef
Isushi owner and master chef
See The Yue family
Eric Li Wing Tin
Benjamin Yuen Nin Kei Sai
Junior chef
Bruce Li Tai Kwong
Adam Yip Fu Leung
Alan Luk Sap Sing
Yaka Fu Mei Ying

Emperor Food Group[edit]

Cast Role Description
Felix Lok Yue Fai Wong
See The Yue family
Angelina Lo Lang Yung Yung
See The Yue family
Tavia Yeung Choi Si Luhng
See The Choi family
Michael Tse Yue Ji Hiu
Chief Executive Officer
Au Shui Wai Yau Yik Hong
Chairperson Assistant
Lang Yung Yung's private assistant

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Cheung Kwok Keung Tong Ngo
A food critic and food wholesaler
Eileen Yeow Tin Ka Wai, Yoshiho
Mo-Yung Ching's landlady
Loved Mo-Yung Ching, later Mo-Yung Ching's girlfriend
Ko Chun-man Geung Geung's adopted father
So Yan-tsz Geung Geung'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
February 7–11, 2011
1 — 5
February 14–17, 2011
6 — 9
February 21–25, 2011
10 — 14
February 28–March 4, 2011
15 — 20
March 4, 2011
19 — 20

Related Series[edit]

Wasabi Mon Amour


External links[edit]

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