[Eng]Chef Hua Ep 7

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. Plain soup noodles/ Yangchun noodles: Once praised by Emperor Qinglong of the Qing dynasty as one of the best soups of China, this is perhaps one of the most famous chinese noodle soup dishes. The key to it’s success is a meat based stock (often pork or chicken or both, if you’re making it fresh remember to use bones with a little meat on them to make the best stock ), lard (pork fat) and good quality light soy sauce (not lee kum kee). Often you will find there is a sprinkling of spring onions with the noodles. You can add other ingredients like meat or eggs as well but the original is just the stock, noodles and spring onions.
  2. Cold food festival: despite having it’s origins in China it’s not celebrated much now instead it’s mainly celebrated in Vietnam. Often sometime in late March or April. Instead perhaps due to it’s history and the it’s closeness in date with the Tomb-Sweeping festival, it has influenced some of the food consumed during that festival (such a mugwort sweet dumplings and popiah) in some areas of China. It’s primary activity is to forbid the use of fire during that day under the superstitious belief if will lead to violent weather however in the 6th century people started to worship Jie Zitui who was burned alive by the Duke of Jin despite saving the duke’s life by cutting a part of the flesh on his leg to save him from starvation so it became a festival to commemorate his selflessness.

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16 Comments

  1. Never mentioned how much i LOVE the scenery. Gorgeous landscapes. And that arched bridge they always cross looks magical. and that bridge to her stall scares me, but its still so beautiful and scenic.

    QQ I love noodles so much. This is torture lol.

    Rong already tried to make money off Xiao Mai. Now trying to take over this girl’s business, and she’s also hanging around juuuuuuuust in case Yu Huai comes around. Keeps your friends close, but enemies(love rival) closer, huh. Definition of a frenemy… so stupid that ppl will do that.

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  2. Oh dear PP…Episode 8 pretty please???? I’m trying to be patient cuz you are so busy ( I really do understand) but I am slowly dying from lack of Chef Hua nourishment. 😶😬☺️🤤 Finger ❤️

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    1. No please don’t do that I have really wait on do the other episodes I have searched everywhere and you are only person doing it don’t stop

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  3. Thanks so much for the subs!! I am always hungry after I watch this show haha.. I am so glad she is seeing through that girls schemes, I hope that continues.

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  4. This White Lotus is Seriously Annoying…lol you can see the evil wheels turning in her “sick” head! So glad our Heroine can see the truth of what new game she is attempting!!! P&P Thank you for the subs and reloading this episode!!! Super Love this series!

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  5. Thank you for the translation! I love this show, every time it ends, I long for the next episode! lol. (The foodie lover in me cannot get over how quickly an episode goes by so fast!)

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  6. Thank you for the subtitle!
    This eps has many eating scenes.. make me feel hungry all the way through the end.. 😅😅😁

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    1. Just wanted to say: I love your user name. “Shan Shan” loves to eat too, doesn’t she? (One of my favorite Chinese dramas) 😁😊

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