Synopsis: Song Yu Die (Zheng Shuang) is a renowned chef in Hangzhou city with a mysterious identity. She grew up learning how to cook from her adopted mother who is also a brilliant chef and the owner of the famous restaurant Tianxiang restaurant. Her sweetheart Li Ma (Ray Ma) is the adopted son of her mother and she knows that they will marry when they grow up. However things change when she encounters Prince Zhao Yuan Qing and Li Ma heads off to the battlefield to build a career for himself. Meanwhile beneath the prosperity, a threat lurks in the background and together with Li Ma, Zhao Yuan Qing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save it…..
- Pew: This is a thing the chinese say to ward off bad luck/misfortune
- Some gifts: The exact translation of the words means, some meaning/ some thought for you, in this context it would mean gifts. Often it’s used when you offer some gifts with an incentive in mind, which both parties know about. So if it’s just a normal exchange of gifts between close friends at a party you would most likely not use this term. One way you would use this term is when you’re trying to get on the good side of your team leader/ manager at work for a promotion or you’re trying to bribe someone for something. Afterwards there would be a play on the term “meaning” (意思) where they will feign to push it back to you once or twice before they say 那我就不好意思 which roughly means then “Then I’ll shamelessly accept” if they accept your bribe and agree to the conditions behind it. If you say it’s a bribe directly you would offend them and the answer will most likely be no.
- Wang five: He is the 5th elder (5th son of the previous generation of the Wang family) however there is a term 钻石王老五 which roughly translates to the Golden bachelor to describe rich bachelors who are over 35 years old. In this case the guy is hinting that he has some money
- The “Ma” from Li Ma is the character for horse, the “Die”from Yu Die is the character for butterfly and the “Xiang” is the character for fragrance which are the 3 themes in the story.