Cecilia Cheung (張栢芝) seldom films drama in recent years and has been active in Chinese variety shows such as Golden Night (今夜百樂門), Happy Camp (快樂大本營) and (王牌對王牌) to share her culinary skills.
In the latest episode in Day Day Up (天天向上) show, it discussed about Cantonese cuisine and Cecilia was the most qualified to participate in the discussion. She claimed she had good culinary skills and said: “I love to eat vegetables since small and my sons love to eat the food that I cook. My eldest son loves Chinese dishes and my second son prefers Western cuisine.” When the host, Wowkie Zhang (大張偉) asked about her sons’ favourite dishes, Cecilia failed to hear it clearly and tried to end the conversation: “Yes. I will cook two different dishes everyday.” However, Wowkie was persistent with the same question and Cecilia gave a random answer: “My third son loves milk. Lucas Tse’s (謝振軒) favourite food is boiled rice while Quintus Tse (謝振南) likes to eat burger and mine is vegetables.” Thus, she failed to give a definite reply and the netizens suspected it was impossible for her to forget about her sons’ favourite food as Cecilia cooked for them frequently. They posted their messages: “She started it and could not give an answer. So embarrassing!”
In addition, Cecilia continued and said: “I love to eat vegetables and never eat meat before.” Everyone was dumbfounded immediately and when one of the guests, Li Xiang (李湘) asked about her method of not eating meat, Cecilia emphasised it was by nature: “Because my favourite food is vegetables but I can cook steak and curry though.” However, some netizens managed to retrieve a photo of Cecilia eating meat during a variety show several years ago and called her a liar. They also pointed Cecilia was used to telling lies.