Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Cookery God

Also known as Sui-Ren-Shi, Yen-Di, Yen-Ti

God of Roasting, Boiling, Baking, Frying and Toasting

In other words the God of Cooking Hot Food.

The last of the San Huang rulers of ancient China, Sui Ren built upon the work of his predecessors Fuxi and Shennong. They taught mankind how to grow plants and farm animals — he taught mankind how to transform these raw materials into tasty dishes.

His invention of the campfire, which led to the cooking stove, the oven and finally the computer-controlled dual-grill self-cleaning microwave appliance, lifted ancient China from a wild feudal domain to the lofty heights of civilization.

And need we point out that the invention of cooking saved countless lives as bacteria were boiled away? Top marks to Sui Ren and a bowl of noodles please.

Sui Ren Facts and Figures

Name: Sui Ren
Pronunciation: Sway Jjun
Alternative names: Sui-Ren-Shi, Yen-Di, Yen-Ti

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Cooking
Area of expertise: Cooking, Cuisine

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5342

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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