Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle (Hangul: 식객 2: 김치 전쟁; hanja: 食客2: 泡菜戰爭; RR: Sikgaek 2: Gimchi Jeonjaeng, also known as Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Wars) is a 2010 South Korean film starring Kim Jung-eun and Jin Goo. It was released on January 28, 2010.
Loosely based on characters that appeared in Huh Young-man's celebrated manhwa (comic) series Sikgaek, it is a spin-off of 2007 adaptation Le Grand Chef, but with an original story. Culinary genius Seong-chan hears the news that world-renowned chef Jang-eun is trying to close down his childhood residence/restaurant, Chunyanggak. To save Chunyanggak, Seong-chan must compete against Jang-eun to make the best kimchi dish. The film showcased many different regional kimchi dishes and modern fusion recipes.
During a state visit to Japan the Korean president gets involved in a heated debate with the Japanese prime minister over the origins of kimchi, with the latter boldly claiming that kimchi was originally from Japan, thus an original Japanese dish. This does not please the Korean president, so he vows to market the dish to the world as the originator. Upon his return to Korea, he announces a national "Kimchi Contest" to reaffirm its position as a Korean product.