Watch Cooking Master Boy

Cooking Master Boy is an anime, or Japanese animation, series that was based off of a popular manga, or Japanese comic, called Chuka Ichiban. The show takes place in China during the Qing Dynasty. It follows the story of the main character, a thirteen year old boy named Mao. Mao's mother is a respected chef who owns a restaurant. Mao has grown up in the kitchen of his mother's restaurant and, even though he does not often cook, he has also become an excellent chef.

When Mao's mother dies, Mao decides that he wants to take over as chef of her restaurant. However, in this time, cooking is considered to be a revered art, and only master chefs are allowed to prepare food. Mao realizes that he must learn even more about cooking before he takes over his mother's place. He quickly decides that he wants to become the number one chef in all of China. In order to accomplish this, Mao begins to travel in order to learn more about food and how to prepare it.

Being a chef is a competitive art in Qing Dynasty-era China. As Mao travels, he learns many new skills and makes new friends. However, he is also constantly challenged by rival chefs. These rivals include the dangerous and secretive Underground Cooking Society. This group aims to control China through the art of cooking.

Mao must learn as much as he can and defeat his rivals if he wants to earn the title of top chef. In each episode, Mao faces his challenges. As the series progresses, viewers also learn more about Mao and his past. The stories of Mao's new friends are also slowly unraveled and revealed. Mao also learns more about the legendary cooking utensils, which are utensils made from a meteorite. These utensils are thought to have magical properties and can aid a chef in unbelievable ways. As he journeys, Mao and his friends attempt to stop the misuse of these utensils and end evil plots.

Fuji TV
2 Seasons, 53 Episodes - Ended
April 27, 1997
Cooking Master Boy
Watch Episodes

Cooking Master Boy Full Episode Guide

  • While Fei and his team are working away cooking, Mao is still thinking of what to cook, with his friends anxiously waiting. Finally, after observing the king for a little, he comes up with a 'theme' and they start cooking. After a lot of rushing and hurrying, they finally finish their 100 dishes just in time. Fei presents his neo Man Han Banquet, and the king takes one spoon out of each of the 100 dishes and says that he's full (implying that Mao's dishes are rejected). However, after some begging from Mao, the king decides that he will try one dish. After that, he became crazy, and started eating more and more until he finished all 100 dishes! So he askes Mao the secret behind his dishes, and Mao said that he had observed that the king had small wrists and oily skin and the theme of his food was to be healthy and fresh. Then the king declares that Mao has won, and Mao says that he doesn't want to take the job, instead travel to find the remaining cooking utensils. He then askes Fei to come along, and Fei tells them why he joined the UCS. So they set off to look for the remaining 5 cooking utensils.

Review Cooking Master Boy