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…..
- 5 tastes of the world: This is a chinese saying that means it’s a feeling that you can’t quite put your finger on or can’t quite describe what you’re feeling just like what you would taste if you tasted something that was sour, salty, bitter, spicy and sweet at the same time but it’s an uncomfortable feeling.
- In chinese an eatery is a phrase that is made up of the characters “rice” and “shop” so this is poking fun at the name of naming your tea room “tea”.
- Tu: 荼 an ancient way of writing tea looks very similar except it has an extra stroke in the middle but has other meanings as well as described by Yu Die
- 4 arts: these were the four main academic and artistic accomplishments every noble (especially men) in chinese history was supposed to either have knowledge or be skilled in. It includes the Qin which is music or the stringed instrument Guqin, Qi which is the strategy game Go, Shu which is calligraphy and Hua which is painting.