Mung Daal
Mung Daal is the owner and head chef of Mung Daal's Catering Company, and the deuteragonist of the series.


Mung is typically kind and friendly, and has exhibited a good amount of patience for his apprentice. He can, however, be quite stern if that patience reaches its limit.

Despite being married, he takes great delight in impressing other women, and likes to claim he is a "ladies' man".. A statement that frequently, and humorously, blows up in his face.

He is immensely proud of his mustache, and will comment about it if the opportunity to do so arises. He also appears to be very persnickety about properly caring for and maintaining it- even to the point that he would not dive into the ocean to rescue Chowder, for fear that his "moustache might get wet".


While Mung Daal claims a more humanoid appearance than that of his employee and apprentice, he certainly isn't human, as indicated by his bright blue skintone and outlandish features.

He has white hair in a small tuft atop his head, bushy eyebrows and a long mustache that curves upward. In Mahjongg Night, it is revealed the Mung Daal had a beard as well, prior to the beginning of the series, but it was eventually ripped off during one of Truffles' tantrums.

Mung Daal wears an interesting outfit consisting of a professional chef's coat, a red and green plaid-patterned kilt, brown shoes and tall black socks. He also appears to wear thick glasses, but whether these are necessary for seeing or simply a safety precaution is unclear.

While his work uniform is exactly the same as his everyday outfit, he sometimes adorns a chef's hat while in the kitchen.


Born on the 8th of January, 1513, the majority of Mung's childhood remains a mystery. However in a series of flashbacks provided by his previous cooking master, Lo Mein, it is revealed that he too made many mistakes in his apprenticeship.  

Said flashbacks also indicated that prior to becoming a professional chef, he married Truffles, and the two have remained married for 450 years. They were married on March 6, 1558, when Mung was 45. 


  • Mung has appeared in every episode of Chowder, except for "The Apprentice Scouts."
  • However, Mung was absent from many of the End Credit Puppet Scenes.


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