Lee Si Kei as Lo Siu Lai
Chung King Fai as Ng Man Tak
Christine Ng as Lo Siu Mei
Fala Chen as Ng Choi Ni
Timmy Hung as Lau Tat Yan
Mak Cheung Ching as Yau Kai
Total Episodes: 30 episodes
Aired Dates: September 7 to October 16, 2009
Time Slot: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30pm
Channel: Astro Channel 901
Lo Siu Lai is a Cookery teacher who recently went on a trip with her husband, Ng Man Tak. Upon her return, she is shocked to learn that her daughter, Ng Choi Ni, is cohabitation with another man, Lau Tat Yan (although the man displays some homosexual tendencies). Meanwhile, her sister, Lo Siu Mei who is divorced is embroiled in a love triangle which involves her ex-husband and tenant, Yau Kai.
After a series of incidents, Man Tak is asked to retire early. He stays at home the whole day with nothing to do. On the other hand, Siu Lai is given the chance to host a cooking show on TV. Many things are happening in Siu Lai's life at breakneck speed, but every situation teaches her to be more patient. Man Tak is unhappy with the way things are and shows his frustration at Siu Lai. The couple continues to bicker until Siu Lai thought of a good way to "manage" Tak.
The Stew of Life gives viewers an insight into the lives of women as they portray different roles within a family as well as their take on relationships and family issues.
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