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…..
- Birthdates/birthwealth: These are all processes in the chinese wedding ceremony. Birthdates is when both sides exchange their bāzì the 8 cyclic characters for year, month, day and hour of birth and get a fortune teller to examine them to see if they will fit well together. Birthwealth are gifts where the bridegroom’s family will arrange for a matchmaker to present gifts (bridal price) to the bride’s family
- You’re a person/I’m a person: The literal translation of the original subtitles are you one person, I one person, so you can interpret it in 2 different ways. You’re alone, I’m alone or You’re one person, I’m one person.
- The melon that is forcefully picked is not sweet: This is a chinese saying that means that if you force someone who doesn’t love to be with you then the outcome will not be good (sweet).