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Wok Fu
A fight scene taking place in a Chinese restaurant. Typically this involves everybody Kung Fu fighting, with disrupted dinners and broken china to the nth degree. Paying For The Action Scene, as always, is optional.

Not related to Cooking Duel. Compare Chef of Iron when the woks, etc., are being used as weapons. See also: Diner Brawl, Kitchen Chase.

Not to be confused with Wakfu.


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Animated Films
  • At the end of Kung Fu Panda, Tai Lung throws Po into an empty restaurant during the final battle, and as a result the panda throws several woks at the snow leopard, puts the Dragon Scroll under one of them and swaps them around so that Tai Lung will get the wrong one. Tai Lung just goes "screw it" and knocks away all the woks.

Anime & Manga

Film
  • Rush Hour had a fight followed by a chase through a Chinese restaurant.
  • There is a cross between a gunfight and a fistfight in a chinese restaurant in From Paris with Love.
  • Warriors of Virtue, in which a Chinese chef is constantly doing Wok Fu when he's cooking (doing spins, kicking faucets). Actually does some good when another chef trips; Wok Fu Chef manages to catch the guy using his leg, brings him up, and then proceeds to catch all the falling food.
  • A massive one happens in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
  • Yin Yang uses two frying pans to curbstomp some mooks surrounding him in an abandoned kitchen during the opening sequence of The Expendables 2.

Live-Action TV
  • On the old Seattle variety show Almost Live!, there was a series of kung fu parody shorts called "Mind Your Manners with Billy Quan". One of them, "Enter the Tipster", takes place in a Chinese restaurant, and the antagonists fight with chopsticks, take-out boxes, etc.

Tabletop Games
  • The opening battle of the Feng Shui adventure "Baptism of Fire" takes place in a restaurant in Yaumatei. Depending on the makeup of your party this could be a kung fu battle, a shootout, or a more general brawl.

Video Games
  • Resident Evil 6 features a Chinese marketplace and the restaurants therein as a recurring combat zone across all four campaigns. The microwaves and meat grinders are important to gameplay, but they are abandoned by the time you get there.
  • The first fight in True Crime: Streets of LA is in a Chinese restaurant where Nick and his partner Rosie are dining. Triads threaten an employee, and Nick shows Rosie what a Cowboy Cop he is.

Western Animation
  • An episode of American Dragon Jake Long had Jake and Haley in dragon form fighting against a trio of demons released on Chinese New Year. One of the places they fought the demons was in a Chinese restaurant, albeit for only a few seconds.
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