What happens when one of the best restaurants in the world loses its secret sauce recipe? Wen-Ji, a famous restaurant in Hong Kong, is considered to be one of the “World’s 10 Best Restaurants” and has received the industry’s much-coveted two Michelin stars for the past five years. Celebrities and millionaires flock to Wen-Ji, giving it the nickname of the “Wealthy Restaurant.” But crisis hits when the restaurant’s founder, Jiang Xin Mei, faints one day and loses consciousness, leaving her two sons without the ability to make their signature special secret sauce. The sons are forced to open the safe deposit box but they discover that the recipe is missing and only an old business card in its place. Chris, the younger son, follows the address on the business card to Taiwan, enlisting the help of tour guide Yeh Xiao He. But their quest to find the secret sauce leads them to Xiao He’s hometown village of Hon-li, where they discover that Chris and Xiao He’s fates are entwined in unexpected ways. Will Chris find the secret recipe he seeks or will he unearth other family secrets that he never anticipated?
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The story of looking for a secret recipe was rather intriguing. It is one of those stories a rich and rather spoilt male lead and a easy going, kindhearted female who loves to eat, leading to him finding his 'heart' back. However, things started to get a little draggy towards the end as it just circles around Qiao Ling and her schemes. BUT. I must say Wen Feng is quite an adorable character, the way he gets jealous and childish around Xiao He. Jun Hao is also the typical caring and gentle guy that does his best to get his love. I do admire that about his character on persisting on what he wants, yet have his principles to hold, being kindhearted yet sometimes rather weak.
I think one flaw of this show will be the casting. Vivian did quite a good job on her role, thinking she have already acted in two famous movies and that all her characters are similar one way or another (Kindhearted, a little silly, always willing to lend a helping hand). However, Bryant, although Wen Feng was portrayed relatively okay, sometimes he have some problems in pronouncing his words when he tried to speak loudly or get agitated. Well, Qiao Ling was done well enough for me to dislike her. I think the biggest flaw will be Jun Hao as he is a new actor and have some problems in showing some of his emotions, making the character rather flat.
THE BIGGEST PLUS POINT TO THIS DRAMA WILL BE THE SOUNDTRACK. Is it just me or is the songs really amazing. I loved all the songs for this drama!
To sum it up, this show is still worth watching. But do not get your expectations too high :)
Story - rich & arrogant aR$e boy falls for working class girl, love ensues. Triangle of past unfulfilled love. Not a new storyline. This reached a real low for me since it took Noble Obligatory to a level that is just wrong and STUPID.
Acting - Male lead was attractive and has potential. All the rest, whew.....more acting needed, try another field, story - just not this again. Run from this writer(s).
Music - nothing to remember _thankfully!
ReWatch: This drama should be watched as torture for folks. Story writers really pooched the final eps. Right, I on -hold at 12 and went for end and BAM nothing really happened but stupidity languishing in silly land.