Synopsis of New TVB Series, “Gilded Chopsticks”

By on February 6, 2014 in TV Dramas

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TVB’s new period drama, Gilded Chopsticks <食為奴>, premieres on February 10. The 25-episode production stars Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍), Joey Meng (萬綺雯), Ben Wong (黃智賢), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Louis Cheung (張繼聰), Stephanie Ho (何雁詩), Ram Chiang (蔣志光), Bob Lam (林盛斌), and Jack Wu (胡諾言). Set in the Qing Dynasty of China, the story revolves around an imperial chef born with amazing taste buds.

Gilded Chopsticks posterSince he was young, Ko Tin Bo (Wong Cho Lam) could tell the difference between high and low quality food ingredients by tasting a small speck of it. Born into a wealthy family, he has tried a wide variety of food. Unfortunately, Tin Bo and one of his servant, Lee Wai (Jack Wu), were later forced to live out on the streets after the family suffers financial turmoil.

As a food vendor on the streets, Tin Bo soon meets a group of attractive women. This includes talented entertainer, Gei Mo Suet (Joey Meng), well-known young chef, Mai Siu Yu (Stephanie Ho), and the top beauty in town, Nin Yeuk Bik (Nancy Wu). Through a series of fateful events, Tin Bo also gets the chance to meet and befriend Fourth Prince and future emperor, Yongzheng (Ben Wong).

Due to connections with the Fourth Prince, Tin Bo is invited into the palace to become an imperial chef at the palace. It was there that he meets rival, Choi Hok Ting (Bob Lam). Before he knows it, Tin Bo is trapped in Fourth Prince, Yongzheng, and Eighth Prince, Yinsi (Louis Cheung) fight to inherit the throne. Tin Bo quickly becomes Yongzheng’s lucky star, and helps him defeat Yinsi on numerous occasions. However, Tin Bo faces being homeless once again after an unexpected turn of events.

“Gilded Chopsticks” Trailer

Source: ihktv.com

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  • 28 comments to Synopsis of New TVB Series, “Gilded Chopsticks”

    1. TVBFanatic says:

      Period comedy…
      Wong Cho Lam…
      Food…

      Oh yeah! Can’t wait to see this one!

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      • opium replied:

        i agree hahaha. Have not see Jack wu with a heavy role for a long time too

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        • Bunny replied:

          im “hungry” for this drama!

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        • loooooooooooo replied:

          Gosh all the ugly & weirdo cast are in this series

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    2. Bubblez says:

      Can’t wait to watch this drama!! 😀

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    3. skinnymocha says:

      Aw, reading parts of the synopsis makes me want to rewatch 金玉滿堂 now.

      Looking forward to this! Also curious as to how Joey’s and Louis’ characters play out – I loved their interaction on Weibo.

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      • Cm replied:

        I was thinking of 金玉滿堂 as I read it too.

        It will be interesting to see Wong Cho Lam’s take on the role in comparison to Bobby. That had a much bigger ‘star’ cast and the story was also good.

        Looking forward to see this too

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    4. Cynthia says:

      If I am not mistaken, Ron Ng was supposed to act in this movie

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      • Khanh replied:

        Yeah you’re correct. It was meant to be Ron ng in Wong cho lam role and Raymond lam in Ben Wongs Role.

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    5. Nick says:

      This reminds me of a old tvb series with bobby au yeung as a chef.. As I watched it when I was younger all I remember was the cheese fondue part with the king..

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      • jaci replied:

        With Louis Koo, Esther and Lydia?

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    6. Funn Lim says:

      Interesting premise but sounds like Bobby Au Yeung/Kong Wah classic but about Kangxi. The title escapes me right now.

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      • khanh replied:

        do you remember the title of the series with bobby au yeung?

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      • rloeun1 replied:

        Happy Ever After in 1999

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    7. sc says:

      They were marketing this awhile back as Ben Wong’s first leading role for TVB since way back when. But from what I can see, this is more Wong Cho Lam’s series and Ben Wong is still in a supporting role albeit a main supporting role at that.

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      • Shrimpboat replied:

        since he took over Raymond’s role, I’m hoping this will be his moment to shine

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    8. aptos says:

      Looks like a good beginning, a dragged-on middle and a decent finish. Probably can finish in 15 vs. 20/25 episodes.

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    9. beebee says:

      this drama sounds interesting to me but i dont like troll wong cho lam because he looks like a feng chun with soya sauce.

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    10. khanh says:

      is it just me but I have never like wong cho lam in anything? I just find him annoying on screen

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      • megamiaow replied:

        I dont find that he has a shred of good acting skill either. His impressions in the few short clips there are all exaggerated and not realistic. Even if it’s a comedy you cant get away with bad acting llike that.

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        • loooooooooooo replied:

          He is annoying

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    11. Dada says:

      Sigh feels like once again nancy is still playing second fiddle supporting roles -.-

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    12. feels like another 90’s remake… sigh TVB is crap now to approve such simple plots.

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    13. Jasmine says:

      So basically, This cast reminded me of Inbound Trouble cast but this is in ancient version.

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      • Ariel replied:

        Yes it is. I wonder how the ratings go since this series is more drama than comedy.

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        • Nicole replied:

          Yes Ariel, especially Wong Cho Lam too. I wonder how good will he be when he’s acting in this series even tho it is less comedy and more drama.

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      • Richane replied:

        Yes yes it is. The reason why because the old cast like Raymond Lam dropped out the series due to shaving. Ron and Sharon had schedule conflict. Fala is still filming Will Power and left TVB. So the producer bringing the “Inbound Troubles” Cast for Gilded Chopsticks.

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        • Tiffany replied:

          Thanks for the info! When I watched the 1st episode, I started liking it and is pretty funny as well.

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