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.
- Reading pulse: This was one of the key ways of diagnosing a disease in traditional chinese medicine. The way the pulse is in the wrist changes for patients who suffer different conditions.
- Antithetical couplet: This is a pair of lines of poetry that displays similar grammatical structure as each other, are exactly the same length in chinese characters, tone pattern of one must be the inverse of the other, and their meaning must be related. Usually written to hang up as decoration during Chinese New Year on the doorways.
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