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Love Cuisine, Episode 3: Behind the Scenes

Love Cuisine, Behind the Scenes, Episode 3

This is the English translations for the Behind the Scenes of Love Cuisine, Episode 3 (料理高校生 – 第3集 BTS). We’d liked to give a head’s up and say that there are some parts of the BTS (behind the scenes) that we did struggle to hear and translate and we’ve made notes stating our inability to translate the part. Our primary language is not Manbdarin-Chinese and we translate by the Chinese subtitles that are supplied in the videos.

Please do enjoy our Love Cuisine, Episode 3: Behind the Scenes translations accompanied by images!

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Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
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Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

HAO MEI LI’S RESTAURANT KITCHEN Huang Jia Qian and Allison Lin

Huang Jia Qian in the midst of cutting the head off of a fish on her chopping board. Allison Lin sits on the opposite side watches her, scared. Huang Jia Qian aggressively brings down the knife on the fish’s head.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Aunt Mei Li using her beautiful figure to cut the fish.

(NB: The text plays on Mei Li’s name as her name means beautiful.)

Allison Lin cringes away.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Frightened!!

Allison Lin laughs to herself at Huang Jia Qian ‘s aggressive treatment towards the fish. She gets off her seat to leave as Huang Jia Qian brings her knife down again, causing Allison Lin to turn back and look at Huang Jia Qian then at the knife across the fish again.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison)

Frightened!!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Huang Jia Qian)

Chopping with all her strength.

Allison Lin carries on walking away with a scared expression. Camera angle changes to face the crew. Crew is watching Huang Jia Qian bring the knife down again.

DIRECTOR (off camera)

Don’t make Aunt Mei Li unhappy.

Zhu Lu Hao (plays Fang Xiao Rou’s dad) walks into shot from behind the kitchen and around the restaurant area, laughing.

ZHU LU HAO

Ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Papa Fang laughs boisterously.

Huang Jia Qian wraps both of her hands around the knife’s handle and brings the knife’s point down onto the fish.

HUANG JIA QIAN

The Sword in the Stone. Let’s see who’s a faithful kind of person. That person will be able to bring the sword out of the stone.

Huang Jia Qian laughs to herself.

Cut to Huang Jia Qian watching over the shoulder of a cook making Three Cup Chicken.

HUANG JIA QIAN

There’s nothing challenging to this.

The cook starts laughing suddenly as Huang Jia Qian starts to talk about the fish she was cutting into so aggressively before. She points at the fish that’s on the chopping board off screen.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(red arrow points in the direction Huang Jia Qian’s finger is pointing)

Point.

HUANG JIA QIAN

I quite like that fish. I went all out with the cutting.

Cut to Allison Lin watching Huang Jia Qian at the chopping board scaling a fish with full concentration. Allison Lin watches her over the counter on the other side, amazed by her focus.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Jia Qian Jie who loves scaling fish.

ALLISON LIN

(talks to the camera)

She’s very serious.

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

HAO MEI LI’S RESTAURANT KITCHEN Huang Jia Qian, Allison Lin and Fang Ming Kai

Filming the scene of Hao Mei Li suggesting her new creative dish to Fang Ming Kai and Fang Xiao Rou sitting at a table in the restaurant. A white reflector board situates in the background with the boom operator in shot.

FANG MING KAI

What kind of cuisine?

HAO MEI LI

(excited and pleased with her idea)

Thin noodles in dried fish soup with Taiwanese oysters.

FANG MING KAI

Isn’t that just Oyster Vermicelli?

Hao Mei Li jumps in fright, startled by Fang Ming Kai having caught her dish out.

HAO MEI LI

You guessed it.

Hao Mei Li curses under her breath, annoyed.

FANG MING KAI

Then what is your creative idea?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Papa Xiao Rou asks without warning.

Fang Xiao Rou and Fang Ming Kai stare at her in anticipation to hear her idea as Hao Mei Li struggles to come up with another creative idea.

HAO MEI LI

My creative idea is… Don’t you think that… using…

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Tongue-tied!!

HAO MEI LI (CONT’D)

…the two words, ‘Oyster Vermicelli’ and then use…

Huang Jia Qian covers her mouth and laughing in her hands, unable to deliver her lines.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

She really can’t carry on with her line.

Allison Lin breaks out of character and laughs at Huang Jia Qian’s mistake.

ALLISON LIN

Using Oyster Vermicelli to describe Taiwanese Oysters?!

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

HAO MEI LI’S RESTAURANT KITCHEN Allison Lin and Lego Li

Allison Lin and Lego Li are sitting at a table across from each other. Allison Lin, with a script in her hands, is speaking to the interviewer talking about the childish acts on the set. Lego Li is slouched against his seat listening.

INTERVIEWER

It’s a showdown of the childish.

ALLISON LIN

We’re not childish. This is being considerate, okay? (Turning to Lego Li) Right?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Looks for back-up.

Lego Li gives a languid nod, agreeing with Allison Lin’s statement.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Nods.

ALLISON LIN

It’s for the sake of everyone’s mood, for morale we’re sacrificing ourselves…

Allison Lin drops her script, palms facing upwards using them to profess the truth.

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

…by acting childish.

LEGO LI

That’s right on the money. Bump.

(NB: “Bump” is in terms of bumping a post up because one likes or supports what’s been said.)

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Unable to comprehend the Aquariuses’ deep connection with each other.

ALLISON LIN

That’s right. Bump.

LEGO LI

Bump, bump.

ALLISON LIN

(gives a thumbs up)

Giving a ‘Like’. Bump, bump.

LEGO LI

I’ll help you bump it.

Lego Li raises both hands and pushes them up in the air.

LEGO LI (CONT’D)

I’ll help you sticky it.

ALLISON LIN

You’ll sticky it?!

Allison Lin breaks into laughter, finding Lego Li’s use of stickying her comment to show his level of his support for what she said super funny.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Doubles over in laughter.

Lego Li breaks into a smile, seeing Allison Lin laugh so hard.

LEGO LI

I’ll sticky it.

Lego Li leans away from the back of his seat to laugh at himself before leaning back again.

LEGO LI

I’ll sticky it.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Embarrassed. Embarrassed. Embarrassed.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

How long has it been since Teacher Han said the wrong thing?

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
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Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

INSIDE HAN JIE’S CAR Allison Lin and Lego Li

Camera on Lego Li who is in the driver’s seat. Shot comes in just as Lego Li finishes talking. He appears to have asked Allison Lin to explain the scene they’re filming whilst she is buckling herself in.

ALLISON LIN

Today, what we’re filming… umm…

Allison Lin thinks for a moment, eyes on her lap as a hand brushes the back of her head briefly. She then turns to face Lego Li who keeps his gaze towards the front as if visualising the scene.

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

…is the scene where you take me back to my home.

LEGO LI

Uh.

ALLISON LIN

Then I invite you in to have dinner. But you decline.

Lego Li turns to face the interviewer to continue explaining the scene.

LEGO LI

I’ll take her to her door. She’ll immediately invite me into her home.

ALLISON LIN

(talking to the camera)

My dad’s inside.

Turns to Allison Lin briefly to acknowledge the detail he missed out before turning back to face the front, seemingly catching on about something.

LEGO LI

Oh. Oh.

ALLISON LIN

Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

What is it that Teacher Han is thinking about…?

LEGO LI

I know.

ALLISON LIN

You misunderstood.

LEGO LI

I almost misunderstand.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Thinking too much.

LEGO LI

Today, even though I saved you, you don’t need to repay me in this way.

ALLISON LIN

But I’m only talking about having dinner.

Shot cuts and skip a little in time.

LEGO LI

Here in this…

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Still in the misunderstanding?!

LEGO LI (CONT’D)

…country, it’s not very popular.

ALLISON LIN

(giggles)

Then can I ask which country is it popular?

LEGO LI

(joking)

Your country.

Allison Lin gestures herself with a palm to her chest, laughing.

ALLISON LIN

Mine?

Allison Lin and Lego Li continue laughing quietly as they stare ahead.

LEGO LI

Your country.

Allison Lin mutters something inaudible to the camera. Lego Li continues telling his story.

LEGO LI

My country’s people are relatively a little more conservative.

The smile on Lego Li from his laugh slowly shorten. He becomes serious, lost in what he’s saying.

LEGO LI (CONT’D)

(confirming his own thoughts)

That’s right.

Allison Lin turns to Lego Li.

ALLISON LIN

As far as I know, we’re people from the same country.

LEGO LI

We are from the same country. We are.

Allison Lin turns away to laugh quietly as Lego Li agrees. He switches topics and speaks to the camera/interviewer.

LEGO LI

My hairstyle today…

Allison Lin turns her gaze to Lego Li, watching him gesture the hair at his sides with his hands.

LEGO LI (CONT’D)

…looking at it, do I come off younger?

INTERVIEWER off camera

It does.

Lego Li, still staring at the camera suddenly calls for Fang Xiao Rou.

LEGO LI

(in a whining kind of tone)

Teacher Fang!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Changed to a snotty brat in one second.

Allison Lin covers her mouth, pretending to gag.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Feeling nauseated.

LEGO LI

Teacher Fang!

Allison Lin reaches for her bag and uses it as a barf bag.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Not giving face at all.

LEGO LI

(turns to Allison Lin)

Didn’t we agree to not have this kind of reaction?

Allison Lin gets back up out of her barf bag, looking at Lego Li as if suddenly remembering the deal. (Allison Lin also appears to be reacting to someone ahead off screen.) She covers her mouth with a hand before giggling into it. Lego Li turns away unimpressed and annoyed.

LEGO LI

(eyes closed, face scrunched)

Why did you—

Lego Li hover his hand over his eyes as if about to pinch the bridge of his nose. Allison Lin is in the background laughing sheepishly.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Lots of little emotional skits.

Lego Li looks out the side of his car window, giving an exasperated sigh before looking straight at the camera to gives us viewers a wink.

INSIDE HAN JIE’S CAR Allison Lin and Lego Li

Allison Lin and Lego Li are practising their lines for the scene after she is taken home by Han Jie from the fishing port where she almost drowned.

FANG XIAO ROU

(pretending to hold a parcel containing a fish)

You must be very delicious.

Allison Lin turns to Lego Li.

FANG XIAO ROU (CONT’D)

I’ll be going then.

HAN JIE

Don’t lose your footing.

(NB: The words spoken were 緊企啦. We not too sure if we translated it correctly.”)

Allison Lin pretends to move towards getting out of the car.

HAN JIE

蛋急勒!!

(NB: Unable to translate. Word for translations is Egg urgent rein in/strap tightly. Might be a nickname for Fang Xiao Rou.)

FANG XIAO ROU

What is it?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Starts to play a sweet high school student.

Lego Li, in his driver seat, turns to search the back of the car.

ALLISON LIN

_________

(Sorry, unable to translate)

LEGO LI

(Still searching the back of he car)

That’s right, _________

ALLISON LIN

What are you looking for this time?

Lego Li presents a toy fur seal to Allison Lin as Han Jie does to Fang Xiao Rou, only that he’s replaced the fish with the toy fur seal. They begin rehearsing the scene again.

HAN JIE

The fur seal you bought at the fish market.

Allison Lin takes the fur seal in her hands and begins talking to the seal, practising her lines on it.

FANG XIAO ROU

(smiling and laughing)

I almost died because of you today. You must be very delicious. You naughty little thing.

Allison Lin turns to face Lego Li.

FANG XIAO ROU (CONT’D)

I’ll be going then.

HAN JIE

蛋急勒!!

NB: Unable to translate. Word for translations is Egg urgent rein in/strap tightly. Might be a nickname for Fang Xiao Rou.

FANG XIAO ROU

What is it?

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

Lego Li turns around to search the back of the car again to grab something. Allison Lin stops to give the camera a big smile and shows the camera her fur seal while she waits. She turns to see if Lego Li got what he’s looking for. Her smile disappears when he takes a little long to come back with the item. She thins her lips and gives Lego Li a side stare.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Taking a while to get the item…

Lego Li sits back in his seat and presents Allison Lin a little yellow toy bear.

HAN JIE

The toy you snagged at the fish market today.

Lego Li gives the toy to Allison Lin. At the same time, a crew member from outside the car leans through the window, over Lego Li to fiddle with something between them.

FANG XIAO ROU

(looking at the toy)

I almost died because I wanted to snag this toy to…

Allison Lin breaks into laughter seeing Lego Li being wedged against his seat as the crewmember fixes something in the car. Following Allison Lin, Lego Li lets out a laugh as well. The crew member leaves out the window. Allison Lin recovers and continues her line.

FANG XIAO ROU (CONT’D)

You must be very delicious. I’ll get going then.

HAN JIE

蛋急勒!!

(NB: Unable to translate. Word for translations is Egg urgent rein in/strap tightly. Might be a nickname for Fang Xiao Rou.)

FANG XIAO ROU

What is it?

Lego Li reaches behind to the back of the car again. Allison Lin looks at the camera with wide eyes before turning to see what Lego Li is search for this time.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

As long as there are things at the back there will be no end to the prime-time slot.

ALLISON LIN

阿擱無哈啦.

(NB: Unsure of the translation. Possibly Nothing’s been left back there.)

Lego Li returns with a black piece of clothing and gives it to Allison Lin.

LEGO LI

Your underwear.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

A baffling ending.

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

MA CHONG SHENG’S GRANDMOTHER’S RESTAURANT Hong Yan Xiang

Hong Yan Xiang is standing inside the restaurant talking to the camera with crew in the background.

HONG YAN XIANG

I need to give Lego Ge a bright smile.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Bashful. Bashful.

MA CHONG SHENG’S GRANDMOTHER’S RESTAURANT Lego Li, Allison Lin and Hong Yan Xiang

Filming in the scene in Episode 3. Outside of the restaurant, Ma Chong Sheng, Han Jie, Fang Xiao Rou and two customers surround a small table which sit a couple bowls of noodles. The customers are dissatisfied over the way the noodles Ma Chong Sheng’s cooked for them.

CUSTOMER 1

The more I eat the angrier I get!

MA CHONG SHENG

If they’re not firm then don’t eat it! These meals here, you have to pay for them.

CUSTOMER 1

(pointing to the bowls of noodles)

Such—

Ma Chong Sheng extends his hand out in front of Customer 1.

MA CHONG SHENG

Hurry up and pay!

CUSTOMER 1

Such difficult—

MA CHONG SHENG

(points off in the distance)

You want to dine-and-dash, is that it?

Hong Yan Xiang goes out of character, laughing. Customer 1 Actor covers laughs at Hong Yan Xiang’s fierce portrayal of Ma Chong Sheng.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Hong Yan Xiang as Ma Chong Sheng)

Fiercer than the obnoxious customers.

CUSTOMER 1 ACTOR

(hands over his mouth)

I’ve been subdued.

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

MA CHONG SHENG’S GRANDMOTHER’S RESTAURANT Lego Li, Allison Lin

Lego Li and Allison Lin rehearsing the scene where Han Jie hurries Fang Xiao Rou to the kitchen to treat a burn to her hand. Lego Li holds Allison Lin by the shoulders and is rushing her towards a basin inside the kitchen. He grabs Allison Lin’s wrist with both hands and dunks her hand into the basin.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Scalding of Xiao Rou.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Really taking her hand to plunge it in.

(NB: he’s not suppose to really plunge her hand as it’s a rehearsal.)

Allison Lin gives Lego Li a glare for wanting to actually plunge her hand into the basin. He holds her gaze, a very subtle smirk on his face.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to what Lego Li is thinking)

OS: It’s okay to be a bit rougher.

(NB: “OS” is soliloquy)

Cut to a medium-shot, front-facing angle of Lego Li at the basin with Allison Lin. Lego Li has Allison Lin’s wrist in his hold, waiting to be filmed.

LEGO LI

(referring to Allison Lin)

It’s okay if you have the script writer make you (Fang Xiao Rou) a little more clumsy.

Allison Lin just looks up and down at the camera before directing a glance at Lego Li, who pays no attention to her as he continues fanning her hand like he’s splashing water on it.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

That’s not what my problem is.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Heart-broken.

ALLISON LIN

You don’t like that you have to take care of me and I’m troublesome. That’s what it is.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Inner thoughts: You’re aways hurting yourself. I’m so tired.

Cut to Lego Li and Allison Lin standing in the kitchen. Crew member is checking Lego Li’s outfit. Allison Lin is focused on rubbing her left hand.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Rub. Rub.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin rubbing her hands)

In order to make it appear like it’s been scalded.

Lego Li goes up to Allison Lin to try help get her hand looking scalded. His right hand is raised ready to slap her had. Allison Lin gives her hand to Lego Li to hold.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li

I’ll help you.

Lego Li slaps Allison Lin’s hand a few of times quite hard.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Using quite a bit of force.

ALLISON LIN

Ouch! Ah!

Lego Li continues slapping a couple more times quite hard, making Allison Lin squirm away.

VOICE off camera

That’s right. That’s right.

(Voice in background is agreeing to Lego Li’s method of making Allison Lin’s hand appear scalded.)

ALLISON LIN

(squirming away)

It hurts! It hurts!

Allison Lin pulls her hand away from Lego Li’s grasp, slapping him away.

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

(smiling, but serious)

It really hurts.

Lego Li lets her hand go and backs off with a smirk. Allison Lin continues slapping her hand herself. Clapping and slapping.

LEGO LI

We’ll slap together.

Lego Li begins slapping his own hand as well.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li and Allison Lin)

Slapping together.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

But… Teacher Han, you didn’t scald your hand.

ALLISON LIN

(slapping, clapping her hands)

That should be right.

Cut to Lego Li alone in the kitchen. He is sat down and lifting a gas bottle up and and down.

LEGO LI

Whilst waiting, I’ll get ready.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

About to reveal Teacher Han’s abdominal muscles.

SI PING CARPARK Lego Li

Lego Li outside, on the ground doing press ups.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Putting all his effort into it.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Don’t leave. Prepare to feast your eyes.

(Intermission)

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Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
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Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

SI PING CARPARK Lego Li and Allison Lin

Rehearsing the scene where Han Jie changes his shirt in front of Fang Xiao Rou. Lego Li and Allison Lin are standing out at the carpark next to Han Jie’s car. Allison Lin reaches into her bag to take out the pretend shirt to return to Han Jie/Lego Li.

FANG XIAO ROU

Change when you get in your car.

Fang Xiao Rou turns her eyes away quickly after presenting Han Jie his shirt, pretending he’s removed his shirt.

HAN JIE

Why are you so quick?

Han Jie begins unbuttoning his shirt.

HAN JIE

Should you be like this in front of someone changing?

Cut to low-angle two-shot of Han Jie whipping his shirt off, whilst Fang Xiao Rou waits for him to take the shirt she’s returning to him, before changing to medium shot of Han Jie shirtless.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Han Jie shirt)

Removing

Quick cut to two-shot. Fang Xiao Rou gasps seeing Han Jie remove his shirt before quickly turning her eyes away. Quick cut again to medium shot of Han Jie shirtless.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Han Jie)

I’m taking it off again.

SI PING CARPARK Allison Lin

Allison Lin talking to the camera after filming the scene where Han Jie takes his shirt off in front of Fang Xiao Rou.

ALLISON LIN

I’ll treat it as if I’m in a swimming pool by myself.

ON-SCREEN

Calm and collected.

Allison Lin glances away briefly to think briefly before turning back to talk to the camera.

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

There are a lot of people by the swimming pool. Lifeguards are always like this, too.

Allison Lin turns to the side and closes her eyes, waving her own fingers like using magic to make her self believe.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Convincing self.

Allison Lin turns back to the camera and opens her eyes again.

ALLISON LIN

I told myself.

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Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
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Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

UNIVERSIADE COMPETITION VENUE Love Cuisine Cast

Lego Li, Duncan Chow, Su Xuan Xiao and Amy Fan at the kitchen bench. They stand in a line with Su Xuan Xiao and Amy Fang watching Lego Li snap his frying pan and Duncan Chow stirring in his.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Kitchen Skills Chapter.

Camera cuts to Lego Li knife skills then Duncan Chow’s as well as a close up of Ben Wu’s chopping. Shot widens to show Hong Yan Xiang, Lego Li, Ben Wu Duncan Chow, Su Xuan Xiao and Amy Fan chopping and peeling vegetables. Camera cuts to Lego Li at a side table peeling some kind of ingredient (not sure what it is). Duncan Chow is on Lego Li’s right, head propped up on top of an appliance on the table as he watches Lego Li with a wide grin.

LEGO LI

She doesn’t love me… (peel) She loves me… (peel) She doesn’t love me… (peel) She loves me… (peel) She doesn’t love me…

Lego Li is on his last peel. He shows it to Duncan Chow, proud.

LEGO LI (CONT’D)

She loves me.

Duncan Chow meets Lego Li’s gaze and gives a goofy laugh in response to the outcome Lego Li arrived and so does Lego Li.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Is the object of affection towards Teacher Fang??

Camera cuts to shot of Ben Wu by the kitchen bench with Lego Li at the side, watching Ben Wu gear up to snap a radish in half.

BEN WU

Aiya!

The radish breaks in half.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Broken.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

This…

Ben Wu looks at the two parts of the radish before showing the radish to the camera.

LEGO LI

(turning to Ben Wu)

Your hand’s like a sharp blade.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(Lego Li to Ben Wu)

(Better give the student some face…)

BEN WU

I don’t need to use a knife.

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

Cut to Lego Li practising peeling a daikon radish into a sheet.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Practicing knife skill during any opportunity he gets.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Concentrated. Concentrated.

The radish sheet breaks off. He lowers his knife and looks up at the camera before bringing up the piece of radish to look at it, shaking his head.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Not simple.

Lego Li throws the radish piece away.

Cut to Duncan Chow. He’s holding a roll of paper hand towels.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

It’s Teacher Wen’s turn to do it.

DUNCAN CHOW

Come.

Duncan Chow hides the paper towel roll behind his back.

DUNCAN CHOW

I’ll demonstrate it for you to see.

Duncan Chow brings the paper roll back in front of him in his right hand. His left hand holds his knife. He looks at the roll.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

There’s a really bad feeling about this.

DUNCAN CHOW

(inspecting the paper roll)

How should I start?

Duncan Chow slips his knife underneath the flap of the paper roll, treating the roll as a daikon radish. He closes his eyes to show the level of his expertise.

DUNCAN CHOW (CONT’D)

I’ll close my eyes completely.

Duncan Chow begins spinning the paper roll as his knife glides in between as Ben Wu comes into shot, watching the act. The tissues extend down to like radish sheets.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Duncan Chow’s turning of the paper roll)

Roll.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Cut.

BEN WU

(laughing, acting amazed)

It’s so thin!!

Duncan Chow opens his eyes and laughs.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

It’s no wonder these two are master and apprentice.

Cut to Lego Li talking to the camera about learning knife skills for the drama.

LEGO LI

After I started practising cutting vegetables for this drama, I found that I started to develop some interest in it later. I realised the reason why I became interested is because whilst cutting vegetables, you can’t think about other matters nor can you zone out. You can only think of one thing and that’s to focus hard on the knife. That’s why it feels like all worries and any perplexities are thrown to the back of the mind for the moment. It’s extremely relaxing.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Everyone, let’s try it together.

LEGO LI

I think it’s probably because I’m like this, I’ve fallen in love with doing this task. Anything I see, I want to slice it to pieces.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Anything?!

UNIVERSIADE COMPETITION VENUE Love Cuisine Cast

Filming in progress. Nita Lei is filming her lines. Camera moves to focus on Lego Li who is hunched over the judges table in the background, unaware of the camera’s presence.

JIANG PEI YING off-screen

Fang Xiao Rou….

Lego Li looks up and notices the camera. He eyes does a double take upon spotting the camera and smiles. He looks back down.

JIANG PEI YING off-screen

Even if it’s hard to make a decision, you still have to make a decision.

Lego Li begins mouthing Nita Lei’s lines as she delivers them.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

In one second, he becomes Pei Ying.

LEGO LI

(mouthing Nita Lei’s lines)

You need to distinguish the winner from the loser is. Hurry up. They’re waiting for you.

Cut to Zhang Luo Ti asleep in his seat. Surrounding him are Si Ping Vocational School extras watching and laughing at Male Extra tickling Zhang Luo Ti’s nose.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Never fall asleep in front of friends.

The extras claps as does Zhang Luo Ti, his eyes still closed.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Zhang Luo Ti)

He doesn’t forget to clap in his sleep.

Male Extra laughs quietly to the camera seeing Zhang Luo Ti clap in his sleep. Zhang Luo Ti opens his eyes moments later. He moves his right hand to cup the side of his head before smiling out of embarrassment.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Zhang Luo Ti)

Shy. Shy.

Zhang Luo Ti points at the camera then covers his eyes with both his hands before peeking through them.

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

UNIVERSIADE COMPETITON VENUE Love Cuisine Cast, Chris Wu

Wide shot of Universiade room. Allison Lin is the centre of the frame sitting down, head turned towards the camera. Next to her is Su Ying Jun, back facing the camera, and behind her is Calvin Lee. Further in the background is the director speaking to Chris Wu whose back is towards the camera on the right-hand side and Si Ping Vocational School students on the left-hand side.

ALLISON LIN

Unexpectedly, Chris Ge dropped by.

Hank Wu turns around to talk to the camera.

HANK WU

Oh my god, it’s Chris Wu!

ALLISON LIN

I need to get an autograph from him.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Fan mode set in motion.

Allison Lin laughs aloud at herself.

UNIVERSIADE COMPETITION VENUE Love Cuisine Main Cast, the director and Chris Wu

Camera focuses on Duncan Chow, Allison Lin, Nita Lei who’s gazes are directed at the director (off screen) and Lego Li (off screen). Lego Li is being introduced to Chris Wu by the director.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

First time seeing Lego Ge together with Chris Ge.

Camera pans across to Lego Li. The top of the director’s head is just in shot. She is speaking to Chris Wu (off-screen)

DIRECTOR

(referring to Lego Li)

This is my new love.

(NB: The director is introducing Lego Li to Chris Wu.)

Camera follows Lego Li as he offers his greetings to Chris Wu who’s off screen.

LEGO LI

(head bows)

Hello, hello, hello, hello.

The director speaks to Lego Li.

DIRECTOR

(referring to Chris Wu)

And this is my old love.

The director moves from Lego Li’s side to Chris Wu’s side.

LEGO LI

Old love?!

Camera pans from Lego Li to Chris Wu as the director takes her position by Chris Wu. Allison Lin, Nita Lei and Duncan Chow, who are standing around Chris Wu and the director, laughs at the director’s introductions.

CHRIS WU

(gesturing Lego Li, joking)

She likes a new one every new drama she makes, huh?

The director laughs.

CHRIS WU

Che!

(NB: Che is a Chinese exclamation when one is angry or dismissive.)

Chris Wu turns and starts walking away from the director, acting angry.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Chris Wu)

Angry. Angry.

The director tries to pull Chris Wu back.

DIRECTOR

(to Chris Wu)

Don’t be angry.

Chris Wu shakes the director off and walks away.

DIRECTOR

Don’t be angry, okay?

The director chases after Chris Wu.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to the director)

Chasing, chasing, chasing.

Chris Wu clips Hank Wu’s shoulder in his feigned anger.

HANK WU

(rubbing shoulder, smiling)

It hurts, it hurts.

Chris Wu stops and turns around to come back, laughing. He stands next to Hank Wu and places an arm over his shoulder. (Chris Wu is apologising through the gesture.)

CHRIS WU

(speaking to the camera then to Lego Li)

Do your best. Work hard, work hard.

Hank Wu pulls his phone out and prepares to take a selfie of him and Chris Wu. The director comes back to Chris Wu after falling back into the background.

DIRECTOR

(speaking to Chris Wu)

We’re like a swarm of bees swarming in.

CHRIS WU

Like starchasers.

Cut to Lego Li, smiling pleasantly at the camera. Duncan Chow is next to him, his attention away from the camera. Camera pans to Allison Lin as she moves in to speak. Allison Lin gestures the scene off screen with her thumb (presumably referring to Chris Wu).

ALLISON LIN

This scene you see here is called ‘once one has new goods…

Allison Lin points to Lego Li who’s off screen

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

…old goods aren’t wanted’.

Camera pans to focus on Lego Li.

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

(referring to Lego Li as well as Duncan Chow)

Look. These two have been snubbed.

Lego Li’s remaining hint of a smile falls completely. He glances off to the side briefly before he lowers his head in dejection.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Feeling sad. Feeling sad.

ALLISON LIN off screen

Alright now. It’s okay.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Allison Lin moves place reassuring hands around Lego Li’s shoulders.

ALLISON LIN

It’s okay.

Lego Li suddenly perks up, speaking to the camera.

LEGO LI

Close call. It’s good I have music sweetheart Allison Lin.

(NB: We think this is the right translation. Chinese: 好險有音樂甜心林予晞)

Allison Lin is wide-eyed.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Cue confusion!

ALLISON LIN

(pats Lego Li’s shoulder)

Okay. I’ll always love you.

LEGO LI

(speaking to camera)

You’ve arrive upon our scene today.

ALLISON LIN

(speaking to Lego Li, but facing camera)

Why did you have dig me a hole to jump?

LEGO LI

Without word, I’m hosting the show again.

Lego Li turns to Allison Lin as he continues.

LEGO LI (CONT’D)

Today’s show, we’re on episode three.

ALLISON LIN

(nods then faces the camera)

That’s right.

Lego Li turns back to face the camera.

LEGO LI

What should we share with the audience?

ALLISON LIN

(looking around behind her)

Umm… we should share…

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

Allison Lin turns back to face the camera wearing a bright smile after picking out Chris Wu who’s behind her talking with Nita Lei and Hank Wu.

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

…that I want to look for Chris Ge.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Heart of a young girl.

Allison Lin cups her face in her hands then runs off to head towards Chris Wu. Lego Li looks at the camera, surprised.

LEGO LI

So all that conforting just now was fake.

Camera follows Allison Lin as Lego Li gestures the direction Allison Lin ran off to.

ALLISON LIN

(laughing, speaking to the camera person)

I only wanted to leave him. Why did you follow me? Aren’t you being too unfair to Lego?

Camera spins around back to focus on Lego Li who’s leaned over the bench and grinning.

LEGO LI

(walking back towards Allison Lin)

Right, right, right. So it’s my fault, huh? Just now, you tried to make use of the opportunity and head over there.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

As well as suddenly discovering a young girl in you.

(NB: Commentary addition to what Lego Li was saying)

ALLISON LIN

How can I be like that, right?.

Allison Lin gives Lego Li a few pats on the shoulder.

LEGO LI

Right.

ALLISON LIN

(facing the camera, referring to Lego Li)

Forever the most handsome.

Allison Lin gestures Lego Li after finishing her statement. Lego Li runs his tongue inside his mouth, in front of his teeth and brushes his thumb across the corner of his lips, lifted by her statement.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Feeling invigorated.

Lego Li turns to Allison Lin, eyes downcast and not looking at hers.

LEGO LI

What are the ratings?

Allison Lin is speechless for a moment. Her palm goes up to mouth.

ALLISON LIN

Wow! 2.9.

(NB: She’s talking about Love Cuisine’s ratings.)

Interviewer corrects Allison Lin.

INTERVIEWER off-screen

2.39.

ALLISON LIN

(hands pressed together and up against lips)

2.39. Oh!

LEGO LI

At Episode 3, we’re already past three?

(NB: Might be meaning above 2.3.)

Allison Lin turns to Lego Li.

ALLISON LIN

It’s true.

Allison Lin turns back to the camera.

ALLISON LIN (CONT’D)

It’s true!

Lego Li turns his gaze to right of the camera, focusing on something off screen before returning his attention. Allison Lin points at him then herself, pounding a fist lightly against her chest then points at camera.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Two people who always have such great chemistry.

Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot
Love Cuisine Behind the Scenes Screenshot

OUTSIDE SI PING VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Calvin Lee, Jarvis, Yi Guang

Calvin Lee, Jarvis, Yi Guang are standing outside the school and are holding a small tray of fruits each.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Fruits sent in by fans.

CALVIN LEE

We’re really grateful to Le Ye’s fans.

Calvin Lee turns to speak to Zhang Luo Ti who’s off screen.

CALVIN LEE

Am I right?

Jarvis nods. Zhang Luo Ti, comes into shot with hand against his heart.

CALVIN LEE (CONT’D)

(speaking to the camera)

Thank you so much. As we eat this, we’re so touched, touched to our hearts. Le Ye’s fans, if there’s anything you need, let me know. These two will go and buy it.

Jarvis laughs silently.

CALVIN LEE (CONT’D)

Okay?

ZHANG LUO TI

What?

CALVIN LEE

How about this? How about this? Let us know and we’ll help you pass it onto Le Ye. Le Ye will go and buy it.

ZHANG LUO TI

Le Ye will go buy it and then take it over to you.

CALVIN LEE

It should be the newbie Le Ye who sends it over.

JARVIS

(asking Calvin Lee)

What if they want to buy Le ye?

CALVIN LEE

Le Ye will not buy it.

ZHANG LUO TI

Le Ye is out of print.

CALVIN LEE

Out of print.

Camera cuts, jumping time. Calvin Lee, Jarvis and Zhang Luo Ti in shot, still holding their trays of fruit.

CALVIN LEE

Because everyone saw us, they called the wrong name. They called me Lego Li.

Jarvis and Zhang Luo Ti burst out laughing.

CALVIN LEE

Such an exaggeration. Such a great exaggeration. I am not Lego Li!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Calvin Lee)

Loves to joke around…

CALVIN LEE

You see me as much too unpopular…

(NB: 你看我多不紅啊 It could also mean “You see, I’m quite unpopular” but the way he says it without a break in speech, it’s sounds like the translation we decided on.

Zhang Luo Ti joins in on the joke.

ZHANG LUO TI

Just before, there was even a student who came up to me and called me Duncan.

Zhang Luo Ti laughs.

CALVIN LEE

How baffling. I think you’re Gouken.

(NB: 狗啃 ‘Gou Ken’ literally translated is “Dog chewing”. Not sure if there another meaning.)

JARVIS

Just before, someone came up to me and called me Allison.

Julia and Tania Comments:

Duncan Chow is so funny. Coming off from filming Lego Li practising peeling the daikon radish (technique is called Katsuramuki), he goes and peels a paper roll, acting so smart! We can’t help to laugh every time thinking about it! And Huang Jia Qian with her fish, geez, she had us laughing, too! She was really going at the fish’s head. Everyone’s watching her attach that thing not knowing how aggressive she looks.

And Chris Wu! We totally screamed like fan girls seeing him in this! What a great surprise to see him on a Love Cuisine BTS! With Chris Wu on the Love Cuisine set, pretty much half of the main/supporting cast of Rock ‘n’ Road there! Duncan Chow has worked with Chris Wu on What is Love. So of the main cast, only Lego Li hasn’t worked with him. It was really nice to see Lego Li and Chris Wu meet and interact for the first time! We totally love the little act of dejection Lego Li put on when Allison Lin was talking about how he and Duncan Chow were snubbed after Chris Wu arrived on the Love Cuisine set.

Chris Wu’s been surprising us with his sudden appearances lately. First it was with The Crossing Hero web drama (read our The Crossing Hero overviews) which stars Jiro Wang and Nikki Hsieh. We were like, ‘Ahhh! Chris Wu!’ seeing him on the web drama. We had no idea Chris Wu was on it (in the second half Chris Wu takes over from Jiro Wang in a lead-like role, too!). Now, Chris Wu appears here! Love Cuisine Episode 3 BTS was double the goodness! :o) :o).

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