The story takes place in 1970, the year of the Osaka's Expo '70, during the great economic boom in Japan. Yakiniku Dragon is a small family-run BBQ restaurant on the outskirts of the Kansai area. The family of six consists of the patriarch Ryukichi, his wife Yong-Sun, his three daughters Shizuka, Rika and Mika, and his youngest son, Tokio. The restaurant is always bustling with boisterous “regulars” including Shizuka’s childhood friend Tetsuo. Every day is filled with laughter and tears. But even the powerful bonds holding “Yakiniku Dragon” together would be tested by the tides of change.
Trivia & Awards
Based on stage play “Yakiniku Doragon” which was written and directed by Wishing Chong. The stage play was first performed in 2008.
The moving play, swept awards, including the Asahi Performing Arts Grand Prix and Yomiuri Theater Award for Best Play.
The film adaptation of “YAKINIKU DRAGON” marked Wui Sin Chong’s film directorial debut.