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Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
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Assembly Rooms
11-30 August, 16.00

Described as a “beatbox action comedy,” this Korean martial arts and cooking show is nothing like as tasty as it sounds on rice paper.

A master chef is chased through the mountains by a couple of assassins who want his secret recipe for “bipimpap.” But as this seems to consist only of carrots, mushroom, spinach, zucchini and red pepper paste, they would be better off mixing a few veggies of their own for a brand new dish.

There’s some clumsy “in and out” behind an ugly scenic cloth; the routine somersault routines are naffly accompanied by a wock and spring roll soundtrack and a couple of microphoned deejays.

There’s a Keystone chopstick desperation in a show from the same stable as Jump, but that’s not sufficient recommendation this time.

Fans of Ready Steady Cook might have fun, but I think I’ll order up something hot and spicy after choking on these mediocre noodles.


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