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Nakamura Hanako is working as an apprentice chef at a big restaurant in Yokohama Chinatown. She's working hard at being a great chef of Chinese food, and her dream is to eventually become the best chef in her home village of Tokushima. When she returns to Tokushima, she plans to use her cooking to attract customers from all over Japan, and eventually, the whole world. She's been working for several months, though, and she's not making much progress in the Yokohama restaurant.
Luckily, she has some supernatural help on her side. The ghost of a beautiful Chinese concubine of the 700s, Youkihi, overheard her wish and is helping guide her towards her goals. Her friendly ghost has helped her find a place in a restaurant owned by an old couple, which they had reluctantly closed. Now they open only during Hanako's lunch break, when she cooks delicious Chinese fried rice for customers. Will Hanako be able to realize her dream to become the best chef of Chinese food? [tethysdust]