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…..
- Gallbladder of a leopard: The chinese phrase for gallbladder shares a character with the term for courage and leopards and bears were one of the most ferocious animals, so if you’ve consumed the gallbladder of a leopard you’re supposed to have suddenly gained a lot of courage.
- Lin little chicken: In this case, because what happened during the fight at the Wan Yan military camp, word got out through the mouths of the storytellers. In the past, storytellers would change the real names of the people that they based their story on and this would help them escape punishment if their story was exaggerated/false or upset those in power. Lin little chicken was just a name they came up with for Lin Ji’er probably because the character of “Ji” in Ji’er’s name is phonetically the same as the character for chicken.
- Heartbreak grass: or polonium: is a classic poison in Asia and Russia. If you consume it in small amounts, it’s effects can be felt very soon, if consumed too much, death through asphyxiation will occur.