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Chinese chef proves that cooking is art with his egg painting skills

China, Shanghai
August 31, 2019 at 07:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Juggling knives and forks while blindfolded, painting with eggs and allowing customers to have a great eating experience, have turned Chinese chef Mr. Four into a social media star, as footage filmed in Shanghai on Friday shows.

Mr. Four, who started his career as a food runner in a five-star hotel, grew into becoming a 'food artist' after his hard work and practice turned him into a master of egg painting and cutlery juggler.

"I arrived 30 minutes earlier, sometimes 40 minutes earlier at the restaurant before its opening. Normally I am there at 9 o'clock in the morning. When other people have a rest at noon, chefs don't take any rest, but kept practicing," he said.

Four, who is a sensation in the Chinese social media, reportedly has over 2,5 million followers in his social media account in Kuaishou app, having reached over 90 million likes on his most popular video there.

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Juggling knives and forks while blindfolded, painting with eggs and allowing customers to have a great eating experience, have turned Chinese chef Mr. Four into a social media star, as footage filmed in Shanghai on Friday shows.

Mr. Four, who started his career as a food runner in a five-star hotel, grew into becoming a 'food artist' after his hard work and practice turned him into a master of egg painting and cutlery juggler.

"I arrived 30 minutes earlier, sometimes 40 minutes earlier at the restaurant before its opening. Normally I am there at 9 o'clock in the morning. When other people have a rest at noon, chefs don't take any rest, but kept practicing," he said.

Four, who is a sensation in the Chinese social media, reportedly has over 2,5 million followers in his social media account in Kuaishou app, having reached over 90 million likes on his most popular video there.

M/S Mr. Four juggling, Shanghai

C/U Mr. Four painting with egg

C/U Mr. Four painting with egg

SOT, Mr. Four, Chef (Mandarin): "I used to be a food runner in a five-star hotel, I was young and a good runner, after that I studied to be a wedding host because I like performing and I'm an outgoing person."

C/U Mr. Four playing with egg *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Mr. Four, Chef (Mandarin): "I arrived 30 minutes earlier, sometimes 40 minutes earlier at the restaurant before its opening. Normally I am there at 9 o'clock in the morning. When other people have a rest at noon, chefs don't take any rest, but keep practicing. I also go back home later than before after an evening shift. I kept practicing it for like more than one month, practicing over and over. Eventually we ate these eggs every day for stuff meal."

M/S Mr. Four blindfolded and playing with knife and fork *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Mr. Four, Chef (Mandarin): "There are the two most difficult things for this, the first is bumping the egg. During the process of bumping the egg it is really easy to break it, because if you can't hold the strength of bumping, the egg will be broken easily when it falls on a spatula. The second thing is when you throw the egg into the air you need to make the egg stick with the spatula, that is very difficult."

M/S Mr. Four blindfolded and playing with knife and fork

M/S Mr. Four blindfolded and playing with knife and fork

C/U Mr. Four showing his Kuaishou account

SOT, Mr. Four, Chef (Mandarin): "For the spatula, we use it to interact with customers, like feeding the customers, we called it 'hungry wolves leaping for food', it's an interaction with customers."

M/S Mr. Four playing 'hungry wolves leaping for food' with customers

C/U Customers playing 'hungry wolves leaping for food'

SOT, Restaurant manager (Mandarin): "Because right now people are using apps in the internet, like Kuaishou, they want to have more followers. To have more followers they post the fancy show performed by our buddy. It's also a good thing for our restaurant, because young people like this internet platform, people are curious about where it is after watching it, then they find out: 'Oh! that's Chibanting in Zhangjiang.' It's also publicity for our brand, it's a mutually beneficial thing, it's a win-win.'

C/U Screen

W/S Restaurant entrance with hostess

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