The Last Cook (2023)
Name: The Last Cook (2023)
Original name: 末代廚娘 Mo Dai Chu Niang The Last Chef
Release year: 2023
Genre: Conspiracy, Food, Historical, Murder, Romance
Set in the final years of the Qing Dynasty, the drama tells the story of Rong Er, a commoner who by chance comes upon the opportunity to serve in the palace as a lady-in-waiting. Rong Er’s cooking gets acknowledged by Shouxi, a ranked palace maid, who takes her in as her disciple. Rong Er formed a relationship with Li Qi, the guard.
A eunuch murders Shouxi, and Rong Er finds herself wrapped in a conspiracy. Together with Li Qi they uncover the truth and also jointly investigate the theft of national treasures at the palace.