Release date19 February 2009 (2009-02-19) (China)
12 June 2009 (2009-06-12) (Hong Kong) WriterCyrus Cheng (screenplay), Eddie Chu (screenplay), Simon Liu (screenplay), Po Wang (screenplay), Joey Yuen (screenplay) ScreenplayJoey Yuen, Po Wang, Simon Liu, Cyrus Cheng, Eddie Chu CastSammo Hung (Wong Bing-Yi), Vanness Wu (Lung Kin-Yat), Cherrie Ying (Shen Qing), Lam Tze-Chung (Chef Tin Chou-Dou), Ai Kago (Ying Sam) Similar moviesCooking movies, Sammo Hung movies, Kung fu movies
Kung Fu Chefs (traditional Chinese: 功夫廚神; simplified Chinese: 功夫厨神; pinyin: GōngFū ChǔShén; Jyutping: Gung1 Fu1 Cu4 San4) is a 2009 Hong Kong action film directed by Ken Yip, starring Sammo Hung, Louis Fan, Vanness Wu, Sammo Hung's real life son Timmy Hung, Ku Feng and Lee Hoi San. This was Lee Hoi San's final film appearance. This film was shot with a low budget.
Wong Kai Joe (Louis Fan) has had hatred of his uncle Wong Ping Yee (Sammo Hung) in his heart for a very long time and does what he can to oust his uncle from the village and to claim rights to the Dragon Head Cleaver, a symbol of power to the clan. During a function, he used Yee's nephew to put poison in the form of salt. The guest become sick and Wong Ping Yee is forced out of the village. The story then shifts to Ken'chi who is the first to graduate from his school after being the first amongst his batch to place the emblem in the flag. He is advised by his principal to go and meet Master Sum who, he feels, will be able to teach him cooking. Meanwhile, Yee encounters Shum Ching (Cherrie Ying) and her sister (Ai Kago) by chance, and is determined to help them during troubled times at their restaurant "Four Seas". He trains a young chef, Ken'ichi Lung Kin Yat (Vanness Wu) to compete against Chef Tin (Lam Chi-chung), the head chef at "Imperial Palace", for the title of "Top Chef". After the tournament, he meets his brother who is alive and to the angst of Joe who watches helplessly on TV.