Synopsis: A novel adapted drama about food and romance follows Hua Xiao Mai as she falls in love with a mercenary for hire. Through her passion for the culinary arts, Hua Xiao Mai starts small and slowly makes her way up in the food business. After being saved by Meng Yu Huai, who heads a mercenary agency, in the hills behind the Huodao village where she has just moved in to stay with her elder sister. Hua Xiao Mai falls in love. She does her best to attract his attention but he just doesn’t get her feelings. But as Xiao Mai shows her intelligence, her culinary skills and her boldness in professing her love for him, he slowly realizes he will not be able to escape from her. But success in love is not her only ambition, her goal in life was to show the world that any edible food can be delicious if made properly. From a small food stall to a famous restaurant in the city, she slowly builds her way up, improving her skill in the process before finally realizing that the best part of life is simply a simple delicious meal with the ones you love.
- Dongpo pork: This is a dish of braised pork belly and is a savory dish from Hangzhou. It’s usually cut thick about a 2 inch square and ideally the meat should have equally as much fat as lean meat. It was named after the Song poet Su Dongpo.
- Chinese pancakes: There are many types of chinese pancakes which are often savory. The one mentioned here are stuffed pancakes and is a street food originating in Xi’an. Tip for making them: Add roasted sesame seeds, make sure there is enough oil and the temperature of the oil is hot enough.