China's Number One!

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    • Mao is a young boy who aspires to be a great chef like his mother, known as the Szechuan goddess
    • His goal is to win the Battle of Cuisine, so he can succeed in keeping the Ju Xia Lou restaurant
    • Follow Mao on his journey across China to learn from the masters to become a legendary Master Chef
    The story takes place in 19th century China during the Qing Dynasty, where the Emperor was weakened and the country was close to chaos. It is also during a fictitious era called "The Era of the Cooking Wars". It was an era in which top chefs with different cooking styles tried their best to improve their skills and to become the best chef in China. It is a country where insulting a high-grade chef or fooling around with cooking could land a person in a jail, and impersonating a top-chef is as good as usurpation of authority. Chefs compete with each other in order to gain respect and even power, but also with the risks of losing everything.

    After the death of Mao's mother, Pai, who was called the 'Fairy of Cuisine', Mao becomes a Super Chef in order to take the title as Master Chef of his mother's restaurant. However, before he takes his mother's place as Master Chef, he continues to travel China in order to learn more of the many ways of cooking, in the hopes of becoming a legendary chef, just like his mother. During his journey, he meets great friends and fierce rivals who wish to challenge him in the field of cooking.






    Published1995 to 1999
    SerializationShounen Champion
    Last UpdatedJanuary 14, 2019
    Other namesCooking Master Boy, 中華一番!, King of Tower, Tiểu Đầu Bếp Cung Đình, 中华小当家, 中華小廚師!, Chuuka Ichiban!
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    Vol.5 Chapter 35: Beyond the Stars [END]Jan 4, 2019more_horiz
      Vol.5 Chapter 34: Crimson TerrorDec 31, 2018more_horiz
        Vol.5 Chapter 33: Cuisine From Beyond TimeDec 25, 2018more_horiz
          Vol.5 Chapter 32: The Pride of a ProDec 15, 2018more_horiz
            Vol.5 Chapter 31: No More Chefs?!Dec 11, 2018more_horiz
              Vol.4 Oneshot: King of TowerAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                Vol.4 Chapter 30: The Faraway GoalAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                  Vol.4 Chapter 29: The Elasticity of the NoodlesAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                    Vol.4 Chapter 28: UrgencyAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                      Vol.4 Chapter 27: A WellAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                        Vol.4 Chapter 26: Cooking Master BoyAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                          Vol.4 Chapter 25: The Truth of the RockAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                            Vol.4 Chapter 24: Magic WaterAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                              Vol.3 Chapter 3 Ch.023: An Unexpected GuestAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                Vol.3 Chapter 22: A Problem Solves the Day!!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                  Vol.3 Chapter 21: Red? White?Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                    Vol.3 Chapter 20: Dragon vs. DragonAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                      Vol.3 Chapter 19: Final Battle?Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                        Vol.3 Chapter 18: The Rumoured SpecialistAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                          Vol.3 Chapter 17: Dumpling Festival Begins!!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                            Vol.3 Chapter 16: Dumpling BrothersAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                              Vol.3 Chapter 15: Leaving DateAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                Vol.2 Chapter 14: Crystal PhoenixAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                  Vol.2 Chapter 13: Shiyuuraso's SecretAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                    Vol.2 Chapter 12: The Law of the Capital of CuisineAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                      Vol.2 Chapter 11: The Soul of a ChefAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                        Vol.2 Chapter 10: The Tongue of a GeniusAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                          Vol.2 Chapter 9: Chinese MagicAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                            Vol.2 Chapter 8: Taste Has No BoundariesAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                              Vol.2 Chapter 7: The Foreign ChiefAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                Vol.2 Chapter 6: The Tradition of the Yousen ShukaAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                  Vol.1 Chapter 5: Sanche-san's SecretAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                    Vol.1 Chapter 4: The Passion of CookingAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                      Vol.1 Chapter 3: The Wise OneAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                        Vol.1 Chapter 2: Cooking Master BoyAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                          Vol.1 Chapter 1d: Cooking Master BoyAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                            Vol.1 Chapter 1c: Cooking Master BoyAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                              Vol.1 Chapter 1b: Cooking Master BoyAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                Vol.1 Chapter 1a: Cooking Master BoyAug 30, 2016more_horiz