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A General, a Scholar and an Eunuch (超時空男臣): Episode 7 Recap

During the late reign of the Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, the crown prince had frequent conflicts with the eunuch faction, led by Jeung Sing. Jeung secretly sends the Eastern Depot officials after the crown princess. Under the protection of general Yun Sung Wun, scholar Jo Gwong Dau, and eunuch Lee Jeun Jung, the crown princess flees to an isolated, hazy forest. Amidst the chaos, the three of them and the crown princess get lost. When they emerge from the fog, they discover that they have traveled 400 years and arrived in the 21st century.


Zyu Gwok Fung arrives at the restaurant to find out there’s a whole bunch of reporters outside. He meets with Fong Tin and introduces his VIP guest and also two of Hong Kong’s top food critics. Fong Tin invites them in and Zyu Gwok Fung has the reporters invited in too.

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Once seated, Zyu Gwok Fung reminences about the time he was working at the restaurant. He reveals that he didn’t learn how to cook here, implying that Fong Tin was worried that Zyu Gwok Fung would steal his trade secrets. Fong Wai Ji rebukes this claim. She tells everyone that when her mother was alive, she was in charge of the kitchen and would not allow anyone to enter.

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The first dish arrives and everyone tries it. It turns out to be utter crap. Samuel reveals that Chef Lau has dementia but Fong Tin denies there’s anything wrong with their head chef. So Zyu Gwok Fung challenges him to invite their head chef out to cook the easiest dish in the Golden Feast – Yam Fritters.

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Fong Wai Ji goes into the kitchen and finds that Chef Lau is sleeping. The kitchen staff tells her that he’s lost it again. She wakes him up and tells him to say only one thing when he goes outside, and that’s that he followed the palace recipe. Unfortunately, that’s all he says in response to everything. It’s clear to everyone that he’s not all there in the head.

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Fong Wai Ji makes an excuse that Chef Lau injured his hand and isn’t able to cook today. Zyu Gwok Fung refuses to accept that excuse. His VIP guest is only in town for a day and he wants to try out the Golden Feast so he suggests Fong Tin to personally cook the dish.

Siu Dung appears at the moment and says he will be the one cooking the dish. Fong Tin immediately introduces him as their new head chef. None of their guests believes Siu Dung is capable of cooking the Golden Feast and they quiz him on the spot. Siu Dung answers everything confidently. Zyu Gwok Fung doubts this punk can actually cook, so he declares a bet. If Siu Dung can successfully cook the dish, he’ll pay for 3 full-pages ad for Fung Ming Geoi. Fong Tin agrees.

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Right when Siu Dung is about to start, they find out that the yams were all diced up. Cat tries to suggest another dish but Siu Dung announces that he’ll still be able to make the dish with what he’s got to work with. He puts Daai Gwan to work while Yat Bo explains the process to everyone.

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Siu Dong finishes the plating and presents it to their guests. They all eat it and are instantly impressed. They’re singing Siu Dung’s praises and the food critics take a picture with him.

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That night, they prepare a new contract for Siu Dung to sign where he could name whatever salary he wants. Eventually the decision is passed on to Yat Bo to make. He reads over the terms and finds out the contract is for 10 years. They refuse and only agree to work for 3 years. Finally the family relents and accepts it.

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Fong Wai Ji is chilling on the roof and thinking back on the success that was today. Then she remembers the weird stuff about Daai Gwan and gives Ng Siu Ha a call about them. Ng Siu Ha tells her about the weird antique sword, jade, and outfits they arrived in.

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In the middle of her call, Daai Gwan shows up and tells her he’ll just be practicing his sword work.

As she’s watching him, Ng Siu Ha tells her about the sword Daai Gwan left behind. She had it checked out and that it was actually the sword that was bestowed on a general named Yun Sung Wun by the emperor. Fong Wai Ji slowly connects the dots and asks Daai Gwan if the three of them really came from the Ming Dynasty.

Fong Wai Ji and Daai Gwan return to the flat where she kicks out her two younger sisters. Daai Gwan tells the other two that he has told Fong Wai Ji their true identities. She tells them to be careful not to tell anyone else otherwise they’ll think they’re crazy and have them locked up in a hospital. The three brothers agree.

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At Dynasty Food Group, Gwok Fung Gui – Zyu Gwok Fung’s wife – tells Samuel to look into Siu Dung’s background. She finds it strange that a kid so young knows how to cook the Golden Feast.

When the three brothers head to the restaurant the next day for work, they find a whole group of fan girls waiting to see Siu Dung. The minute they see him, they swarm him. Fong Tin saves him by telling the girls to go home and tell their parents to eat at the restaurant. If they spend a certain amount, they’ll be able to receive Siu Dung’s autograph and take a picture with him.

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Once they enter the restaurant, they find out that they’ve been completely booked. Also, they’re receiving many calls to interview Siu Dung. Daai Gwan and Yat Bo reject all this in order to protect Siu Dung. This gives Fong Wai Ji an idea. She tells her father and uncle that they will not be accepting interviews but she will be turning Siu Dung into their master chef whether the brothers like it or not.

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Later on, Daai Gwan is out with Wan Wai Taai picking up supplies. He expresses his concerns that they’re not getting the exact weight of what they ordered. Wan Wai Taai brushes him off and just tells him to focus on moving the boxes. Daai Gwan does as he’s told.

Just then, a car is speeding right at Daai Gwan. He prepares himself to do his signature move.

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