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Monday, 20 April 2020

Drama: The Last Cook


The Last Cook China Drama
Title: The Last Cook
Chinese Title: 末代厨娘 / Mo Dai Chu Niang
Broadcast Date: TBA
Genre: Food
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 42
Director: Zhang Guoli, Xu Chao
Screenwriter: He Jiping
Production Company: Orange Trust Media, Each Media, China Film Co. Ltd., Tianjin Maoyan
Producer: Xin Fuqian
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Set during the late Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republican era, a commoner mistakenly enters the palace as a cook and forms a relationship with an imperial guard. Together, they get pulled into a case concerning the theft of national treasures.

The emperor may have abdicated his throne but the Forbidden City remains under monarch rule. Rong'er (Hai Lu) who lives outside the palace finds herself becoming a court lady and forming a close relationship with imperial guard Li Qi (Ji Lingchen). Her bubbliness and intelligence also earns the favor of Puyi (Li Mingde), the last Emperor of China.

Rong'er's skill in cooking gains the approval of Shouxi (Stephy Tang) who takes her under her wing. However, Shouxi is accused of stealing treasures within the palace. The evidence mounting against her leaves her no room to plead her innocence. Unwilling to let her teacher die in vain, Rong'er starts her investigation with Li Qi by her side. As a greater conspiracy to sell treasures to foreign merchants is revealed, Rong Er and Li Qi team up to protect national interest.



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Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios.
  • Filming wrapped on March 22, 2019.
  • Wang Gang and Zhang Tielin make special appearances.
  • Myolie Wu was pregnant with her second child when she was filming the drama.


Cast
The Last Cook Hai Lu Hai Lu as Rong Ren
The Last Cook Ji Lingchen Ji Lingchen as Li Qi
The Last Cook Ryan Yao Yuan Ryan Yao Yuan as Lu Qiutong
The Last Cook Zhang Tielin Zhang Tielin as Liu Shougui
The Last Cook Myolie Wu Myolie Wu as Rong Hui Tai Fei

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