Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle

Synopsis: (Korean with English subtitles) Korean's President organizes a nationwide "Kimchi Contest." Brother and sister: Jang-eun and Sung-Chan join the competition, both using their mother's recipe. Whoever wins, will decide the fate of their family's restaurant.
119 min

Touring 8 countries,

it must be Iong since you Ieft SeouI.

It's been over 20 days.

Any troubIes with the food?

I miss Korean food very much.

I see.

You didn't have to...

I've prepared some food

to suit your tastes.

Try some.

Thank you.

How does it taste?

It's absoIuteIy deIicious.

A taste of the oId

with something new.

It's hard to find something Iike this

even back home.

Is that so?

The profound taste of

our BuIgogi and Kimchi is amazing.

It's Yakiniku and Kimuchi,

representative Japanese food.

I'm gIad you Iike it.

May I ask who made this food?

They were aII quite pIeased.


They were aII very pIeased.

CongratuIations, ma'am.

Yedang Entertainment and

Trophy Entertainment present

In association with

Lotte Entertainment

An Iroom Pictures production

KIM Jung-eun


WANG Ji-hea

Executive Producers

CHOI Joon-young, KIM Hong-sub


CHOI Joon-young, CHOI Chang-won

Co-producer LEE Sung-hun

OriginaI story by HUR Young-man

Written by

SHIN Dong-ik, BAEK Dong-hoon

Directed by

BAEK Dong-hoon, KIM GiI-hyung



Hey, Woo-ju! You grew so much.

Here's something for ya.


My husband Iost his appetite

and isn't eating much.

- No way!

- ReaIIy.

Loss of appetite... Let's see.

Beefsteak pIant shouId work.

Decoct this and have him

drink a cup every morning.

The scent wiII heIp secret

gastric juice.

and increase your appetite

and heIp you digest better.

- Thanks. Here.

- Thank you.

Is your daughter studying hard

for her SATs?

She's got no energy, can't sIeep,

and have troubIe waking up.

I got just the thing!

Jujubes from Bo-eun

fit for the king's tabIe!

- Try it!

- ReaIIy?

This heIps reIieve tension.

It'II work Iike a charm on her.

Yes, Dr. Sung-chan.

You sure you don't want

to run a restaurant with me?

Then the other Iadies

wiII be jeaIous.

That's right.


And I have to keep

going around the country.

Who eIse wiII protect

everyone's heaIth...

That's right.

but me?

The government announced

to hoId a Kimchi Contest


to reaffirm Kimchi

has originated from our country.

Now, they get it.

- What?

- Nothing.

PIease continue. Why Sang-ju

dried persimmons are so good.

This is a Iump of vitamins.

It heIps with hangovers,

Iow energy, and...

Forget aII that!

Most important!

It's awesome on

men's sexuaI stamina.

Nature made viagra!

Ah, excuse me.

Yes, Chief?

Did you see the news?

About the Kimchi contest?

Yes. Where's Sung-chan?

Why are you asking me?

Then who eIse wouId I ask?

We got pIenty of sunshine this year.

It's pretty sweet.

- It's the best!

- Of course.

I'II take 30 bundIes.

- Sure.

- And a box of haIf-dried ones, too.

- HaIf-dried ones?

- Yes.

- Mr. Kim!

- Yes?

Why does he get so startIed

when I caII him?

Get me a box of haIf-dried

persimmons, too.

Yes, sir.

Is he new?

He's not from around here.

Where'd he say he's from?

He's a good man.

I'm Iucky to have good workers.

It was an honor serving with you.

If you ever need me,

I'II come right over.

It was an honor for me, too.

I heard it's a beautifuI pIace.

What in the name of Kimchi!

Over my dead body!

No way!

Just a moment! ArnoId?

And 20 owned by...

Korean Federation of Community Credit.

What beIongs to you is...

this front gate

and a coupIe of trees here.

Why you IittIe!

Watch it! This is expensive.


Try to convince him, ma'am.

You never know

what can happen.

Did I give you my card?

Yes, I have it.

We'II caII you.

Have a nice, good day!

Get Iost.

I'm home!

Who was that?

We're cIosed today?

You show up in 6 months

and that's aII you have to say?

HeIIo, sir.

I'm home, Mother.

It's good to see you.

I wanted to come but business

has been reaIIy busy. Sorry.

You missed me, Mother?

Good to see you, too, Jin-soo.


I'm so hungry, ma'am.

You two are the same.

You never show

without Sung-chan.

Want some Kimchi mixed noodIes?

I dreamed about your noodIes

these days.

Wash up whiIe I make it.

Yes, Mother.

HoId stiII!

Eat sIowIy, you'II choke.

What did you put in here?

I've never tasted anything so good!

Why can't I make it this good?

You reaIIy don't know?

It's aII in the Kimchi.

ThinIy sIiced ripe Kimchi.

But you!

Your Kimchi is too bitter.

You mean it's spicy, right?

It's so good.

- Are you sick?

- It's just coId medication.

When did you cIose this pIace?

About two weeks ago.

I'm sorry. I shouId've been here.

It's okay.

I just feeI so bad

sending our reguIar customers away.

Someone's at the door.

Those fooIs!

I'II get them.

Take that!


You haven't changed a bit

in ten years, Mom.

StiII gracefuI. And stiII pretty.

I changed a Iot, haven't I?

You're the same.

Pretty as aIways.

No, I've changed a Iot.

But I Iike it now, better.

Those who wouIdn't Iet me hoId

a knife in the kitchen

cuz I'm a girI...

can't even Iook me in the eyes now.

That's the way Koreans are.

Making stupid traditions

and customs as they wish...

But stiII how couId you

not come once in 10 years?

And what did you do

to heIp Mom?

WeII... Now you can be in charge of

Chunyang-gak and heIp out.

With your taIents you'II...

Mom's sick cuz of this pIace.

So forget this pIace

and traveI and stuff.

I'II take care of everything.

That's why I came back.

To be here with you, Mom.

No more restaurants.

Forget it.

How about some fruit?

Can you teII me about

Sung-chan's birth mother?

Why aII of a sudden?

He seems more Iike a son

than her reaI daughter.

AIways so curious.

Oh, Iook at the time!

I have so many peopIe

wanting to meet me.

I'II come back tomorrow.

- Jang-eun.

- Yes?

I read the Ietter you sent.


Not Chunyang-gak.

What do you mean?

You're not trying to change this

pIace but to get rid of it.

Fine. Let's taIk Iater.

I can't stand this pIace.

Your Gisaeng days isn't

the onIy thing that hurt me.

TeII me! How was I born?

You didn't have me out of Iove.

You know how sick that makes me

feeI? How fiIthy that makes me?

I'II tear the pIace down

and start over!

You're notjust a woman...

but my mother.

And I'm your onIy daughter.

Leaving so soon?

You'II come back, right?

Seeing you reminds me of

our cook offs.

I didn't stand a chance

back then.

Yeah, I remember

pIaying with you Iike that.

We didn't have any other friends.

Don't try and stop me.

Even if the whoIe worId does,

you can't do that to me.

But this pIace is our home.

It pIayed a part in you

becoming a great chef.

You think this pIace is stiII

Ieft in my cooking?

Maybe it's in you, but not me.

I'm resetting aII the tabIes.

I'II start from there.

Don't worry.

It'II aII work out.


She's going to buiId

something Iike this.

The head chef of the Japanese

Prime Minister's residence.

Never wouId've guessed

she's your sister.

Here with me today is...

Chef Jang-eun who became

the best in Japan despite prejudices.

PIeased to meet you.

It must've been hard to step down.

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