I decided to watch the 1999 movie, The Great Chef (Peking Restaurant).

This movie is about a restaurant that is shut down and a young man who has it re-opened to restore it to it’s former glory with it’s legendary Jajang noodles.

What I liked about this movie


The Actor, Shin Goo

It has the Grandpa in it from the Kdrama Thank You. I love this actor. He plays the owner. His passion for his jajang is really heart warming. His acting skills are very strong as they were in Thank You, but I don’t want to elaborate too much because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who chooses to watch this movie.


The Yummy looking Chinese Food

Mmmmmm Chinese food. I love chinese food, and food in general. I liked watching them cook in this movie. It was cool to see how they made they made the Jajang (spicy sauce), because  I really had no idea.


My Criticisms

I found it a little boring to be honest. I don’t really know why. Maybe because there wasn’t any deep character development. The story was pretty basic. Although, it really wasn’t a bad movie, but not overly exciting either. The best part for me was watching the actor master the dishes and work hard to make the restaurant succesful.


I thought a love story might develop, but nothing ended up happening. I think if they would have pursued that more, that maybe it would have made the movie a little better.

My Rating: 2.5/5