Wasabi Mon Amour - 和味濃情

Japanese cuisine chef CHUNG YAU-WO (Dao Tai Yu) has long been in love with his childhood friend KO YAU-MEI (So Yuk Wa), who is always interested in pursuing a career in showbiz. To realize her dream, WO lies to the press and refers to MEI as “a most talented chef of the time”. With WO’s help, MEI has finally landed a job as the host of a food program. As MEI is completely clueless about cooking, WO decides to do her a favor by offering to be her assistant, which irritates his mentor KO SHAU (Chun Pui), also father of MEI, beyond measure. Although the food program turns out to be very popular, MEI often gets picked on by her half sister YIM LAI (Liu Bernice Jan) while at work. LAI is angry with SHAU for being bad to her mother and she means to make things difficult for MEI as revenge. In order to boost her fame and the ratings, MEI reveals to the media the private life of WO and herself, consequently leading WO’s career to a downfall. To escape from the misery of failure in both career and relationship, WO decides to leave for Japan and starts a new life there. SHAU feels the need to give MEI a lesson and resolves to reveal the truth to the press. In the meantime, LAI has also exposed a long-kept secret of SHAU, which has severely tarnished his reputation in his field overnight…

高柔美(蘇玉華飾)在演藝圈浮沉多年,仍然是半紅不黑。柔美父親高守(秦沛飾)則剛剛相反,是個非常踏實的人,年青時到日本學習料理,廿年後才師成回港開餐廳。今時今日高守已是業界中的老行尊。兩父女一個不務正業,一個勤奮實幹,性格南轅北轍。 柔美拍了一輯性感廣告反應不俗,令她對前途重拾信心。然而高守卻指柔美出賣色相、自甘墮落,父女大吵一場。柔美不甘被父看扁,一氣之下要往日本。日本料理師傅鍾禮和(陶大宇飾)和跟柔美在日本偶遇一名老伯。老伯茶飯不思,正在絕食企圖自殺。禮和發現老伯年前喪妻,而老伯近年記憶力開始衰退,漸漸忘記了以往跟亡妻的種種回憶,老伯生怕有朝一日會完全忘記亡妻,所以希望抓著僅有的回憶離開。禮和乘老伯熟睡之際,烹調出以往老伯亡妻的拿手好菜,讓老伯在睡夢中嗅到飯餸的香氣,從而刺激老伯的大腦,令老伯重拾回憶之餘亦重拾生趣。第二天,有一隊日本攝製隊來到訪問老伯,禮和與柔美才知道這個老伯是日本一個非常有名的食家。這宗「香港廚神解救日本食神」的新聞傳回香港,然而攝製隊卻誤把柔美當作當日的烹飪高手,結果香港傳媒把柔美捧為美女廚神,連帶大型飲食集團老闆馬賽一亦力邀柔美主持一個由集團贊助的飲食節目。柔美見成名機會就在眼前,不理自己對烹飪技藝全然一竅不通,便毅然答允簽約。柔美更央求禮和充當節目內自己的助手和替手,一圓成名美夢。   馬賽一派出手下猛將嚴麗負責統籌攝製這一輯重頭飲食節目。嚴麗乍見柔美已諸多挑剔,似對柔美完全看不順眼。原來當年柔美母親病逝後,高守為了照顧年幼的柔美而續弦娶了嚴麗的生母,但多年後高守對髮妻始終未能忘情,嚴麗母親一氣之下携女出走,從此與高守及柔美不相往還音訊斷絕。嚴麗自少在母親的“薰陶”下,自然亦認定高守欺騙母親感情、偏心柔美,所以對高守和柔美心存怨恨。  柔美有禮和、田心等貴人扶持,節目愈做愈好,星運亦愈見亨通。然而為了不斷催谷節目,柔美卻變得愈來愈無所不用其極,將節目內的個案誇張化、煽情化,不惜嘩眾取寵。某次遇上一個個案,禮和需要做懷石料理,不過禮和多番努力下仍未能達到師傅高守的要求。禮和情緒低落自信備受打擊,幸得柔美一直在旁關心鼓勵,令禮和好生感動。原來柔美一直暗中將整件事情偷偷錄下,然後當作「真人秀」般放上自己的節目上,以博取高收視大迴響。這件事令到禮和的自尊大打受擊。但禮和從來就在柔美的股掌操控之中,柔美三言兩語便又輕易得到禮和原諒。 高守反而替禮和不值,認為柔美已經走火入魔,為求成功不擇手段,企圖利用高守重振名聲。高守英名一朝喪,餐廳生意一落千丈。但最令高守心痛的是柔美死不悔改,更在事件出賣自己以求上位。禮和見柔美為求名聲,竟然利用父親亦對她心死。 禮和好心幫忙寡婦譚寶寶(滕麗名飾)振興亡夫遺下的麵檔,至此柔美才知道自己其實亦鍾情禮和。柔美事業、愛情、家庭,痛定思痛,決定遠走日本學做料理,由低做起認真做人。另一方面,柔美重遇到日本為譚寶寶新麵店張羅的禮和。柔美很想跟禮和重拾舊歡,但心裏明白自己虧欠禮和良多,禮和亦不再掩飾對柔美的情意坦白心迹,原來禮和對柔美始終難捨難離,新麵店只是寶寶一人的生意,禮和只是義務相助。 禮和打算參加名為「無國界廚師」的義工行列,與世界各地廚師作交流。臨行前,寶寶趁機向禮和提出分手,並要禮和與柔美和好,禮和終鼓起勇氣,與柔美說出要參加義工,令一心以為有望與禮和復合的柔美失落非常。轉眼間三年已經過去,柔美學廚有成,在參加新晉廚師大賽中獲得季軍,成為真正的女廚神,柔美更獲得電視台邀請表演廚藝,而禮和亦在三年間不斷地到世界各地學廚。
Genre:
Modern Drama, TV Series
Stars:
Michael Tao, Louisa So, Bernice Liu, Paul Chun, Dexter Yeung, Joyce Tang
Times:
20 Episodes
Release:
28 January 2008