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.
- Apricot kernals dessert: Made almost with the same procedure as homemade almond milk. Many people often mistaken apricot kernals with almonds. Although they look very similar in appearance but their taste is completely different. Personally apricot kernals have a much richer creamier taste when you use it to make desserts and milks which is often why chinese almond milk is so much more flavorful. However confusingly, they are often mislabeled as almonds (bitter/northern almonds) or (sweet/southern almonds) in asian supermarkets. The sweet southern almonds are used in milks and desserts and also medicinal soups and the bitter ones are used in medicinal soups as they are supposed to help with coughs. However bitter apricot kernals contain the toxin, amygdalin which converts to cyanide and if you consume more than 6 of them per day you will suffer the effects of cyanide poisoning and even death. Therefore if you ever buy almonds in asian supermarkets or if you go to places like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and buy almonds be careful, do not buy the northern/bitter almonds.
Differences between the almonds and apricot kernals (the thing inside the pit of the apricots)