[Eng Sub] Chef Hua Ep 2

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.

Translator notes:

  1. The shoots in this episode meant bamboo shoots. You cannot eat bamboo shoots raw as it contains toxins called Cyanogenic Glycosides (type of cyanide) which means it will starve your cells of oxygen. Only cooking and canning them will break this toxin down.
  2. Orange capped amanita (or fly agaric): This is a mushroom that contains ibotenic acids which converts to muscimol and means that it can be fatal in large quantities if prepared incorrectly, however most people usually only get symptoms such as nausea, sweating and hallucinations. Interestingly this was the mushroom that was supposed to be the mushroom responsible for Alice’s trip to wonderland.



  1. Thanks for the subs!!!

    I forgot her name already, but I hope the new friend is actually kind because she had this uncertain look on her face when they met. Maybe she’s just not good with strangers. She looked awkward and unsure when asked to sell the sprouts too. So maybe she’s just shy. I feel bad she’s still sitting on the street all alone :/


  2. Appreciating the commitment you put into your blog and detailed information you present. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.


  3. The first episode put me off a little but i have changed my mind. It is good to watch with a full tummy so you dont drool all over the screen. Thank you for subbing. Cant wait til ep 3!!


  4. This show was an unexpected treat for me! My family is not into Chinese dramas but my husband really enjoyed the cooking scenes. This and Chef Fang are my go-to dramas with excellent cooking scenes. Thanks for the subtitles and translation notes. Hope you and your loved ones are doing well.


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