Mao Xiao Tong (from Love O2O), her character of Song Jia Ming is a feisty girl who meets the arrogant chef Li Yu Zhe. His car knocks her scooter’s mirror off and doesn’t stop, so Jia Ming already dislikes him from the get go, but she has to play nice because she needs him to guest star on the cooking show! The drama starts out very well with all the cuteness and spunk but throws in the cliche plots of jealous childhood friend, the chef’s disapproving parents, all scheming to break them up, while ruining Song Jia Ming’s career over and over again. The storyline gets a bit boring since Song Jia Ming falls for the same schemes over and over again. The drama has a great cast but the storyline tends to fall short with predictable melodramatic storylines. – Contributed by Judy.
Zhang Yu Jian plays the supporting character secreting plotting revenge (he seems to be in the wrong profession, as the director of a cooking show). He’s also stuck in a one-sided romance with the second female lead played by Maggie Chen Xinyu. I can’t say that there’s anything particularly special about this drama that’s like a cliche on top of more cliches, but if you like the cast, then I’d say give it a go because the cute parts are cute and the two leads charismatic.
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