The Happiness Recipe: The Special
- 2 x 73 min.
- Clean, Japanese final mix
- Japanese script
- Dreams, love, friendship, and brilliant cooking in old Tokyo
Part 1: Polaris
Mio is a talented chef plying her trade in a corner of Edo (old Tokyo). One day, a young woman asks to take cooking lessons, which leads to marriage talks between Mio and the samurai she harbors secret affections for. But marriage will mean giving up her dreams as a chef. Mio must choose between love and her love of cooking.
Part 2: Cherry Blossom Banquet
Mio is given the task of secretly preparing the food served at a grand banquet. Her old enemy is one of the guests, but Mio still accepts the arrangement. Her hope is to get a glimpse of a childhood friend, who is now a great courtesan. The food is a smashing success, but the truth that the actual cook was a woman is exposed. Into the ensuing uproar steps Noe, the great courtesan.