Episode 14 Recap

After a kiss that Fang Xiao Rou initiates upon assuming the role of Han Jie and the kiss Han Jie initiated that Fang Xiao Rou responded, Fang Xiao Rou fails to give an affirmative answer to Han Jie’s question of whether or not her answer was a ‘yes’ to being together with him and walks away, embarrassed with her actions.

Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot

With the huge gesture that he received from Fang Xiao Rou showing her feelings for him, Han Jie seems to not be concerned with the uncertain answer that Fang Xiao Rou gave to his answer this time, seemingly able to wait just that bit longer for Fang Xiao Rou’s answer. Han Jie doesn’t have to wait too long this time. Fortunately for Han Jie, Wei Qi Zhen had been walking in front of Fang Xiao Rou between classes the next day and helps Fang Xiao Rou make up her mind after Fang Xiao Rou, yet again, goes on her bad habit with hiding herself behind Wei Qi Zhen from Han Jie’s eyes when she spots him with a couple of students walking before her. With her situation with Wang Mai Zhi in mind, Wei Qi Zhen lets Fang Xiao Rou realise how lucky she is to have someone as cool and good-looking as Han Jie liking her when the person that she likes has a chance that is lower than the chance of winning the lottery. That chance being zero. Wei Qi Zhen convinces Fang Xiao Rou to take action and stop being indecisive when she tells her how important it is to take up the opportunity to spend the time with the person who you like who also wants to spend time with you because, unlike her, it’s difficult when the person you like shoos you away like an annoying fly.

Come the barbeque camp trip, after running through a couple ways of how to give Han Jie her answer and after accepting help from her female students, Fang Xiao Rou invites Han Jie to meet up with her after the bonfire. Han Jie isn’t able to wait until after the bonfire to hear Fang Xiao Rou’s answer, though. Waiting for Fang Xiao Rou’s answer, he noticed he was being like Fang Xiao Rou with his thoughts running wild to the point of replaying the event of two days ago where he carried a semi-naked Fang Xiao Rou back to the tent after she fell asleep on him and kissed her on the forehead. Time is passing too slowly for him. He takes Fang Xiao Rou away from the bonfire to hear her answer that he has become impatient over as well as anxious and worried about hearing.

It’s words Han Jie wants to hear. Wei Qi Zhen’s words seemingly having made a lot of impact on Fang Xiao Rou, Fang Xiao Rou thanks Han Jie for liking someone like her who has many faults about her. She then asks him to allow her to be his girlfriend. Fang Xiao Rou’s answer sounds sincere and perfect; and the atmosphere she has created for this moment is perfect also—lights decorate the forest tree and petals she let flow from a red papier mâché ball created a sweet and romantic atmosphere. But it seems Han Jie wishes for just a touch more so to make all of this complete: a kiss she initiates—not one as Han Jie like the one on the previous night, but one as herself—as Fang Xiao Rou. Han Jie closes his eyes and stays still. He waits. Fang Xiao Rou understands the request and prepares herself to kiss Han Jie; however, her numb legs doesn’t want to cooperate with her and allow her to get to him to kiss him. This problem that caused a delay has Han Jie wait just that bit longer to receive Fang Xiao Rou’s kiss when Ma Chong Sheng and Liu Xuan come running towards them informing them that Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen has gone missing.

Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot

Wang Mai Zhi’s plan to get Ma Chong Sheng out of the way through Wei Qi Zhen winning over Ma Chong Sheng’s heart with a makeover and the dance he has been spending time to teach Wei Qi Zhen had not gone as he planned. Firstly, Wei Qi Zhen’s self-consciousness prevents her from being able to do well with the first few moves of the dance performance as she trips over her steps and she stops dancing, embarrassed and looking to wish to give up. But, it’s easily rectified with accompanying Wei Qi Zhen in the dance performance. Wei Qi Zhen successfully performs the dance and helps him in his plan in having Wei Qi Zhen confess to Ma Chong Sheng: the final move of the performance sees Wei Qi Zhen bring her jacket down to reveal her horizontal red and white striped top with the confession that wrote: Ah Sheng, I love you.

Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot

However, that’s all that goes according to plan. Wang Mai Zhi hadn’t taken Liu Xuan’s heart into account. After the confession is revealed, Liu Xuan runs off, distraught. Quick to react, Wang Mai Zhi pushes Wei Qi Zhen towards Ma Chong Sheng whilst he goes chasing after Liu Xuan. Facing the distraught Liu Xuan, Wang Mai Zhi tries to sway her to come to his side. He tells Liu Xuan that Ma Chong Sheng is a terrible person for having both herself and Wei Qi Zhen in his heart and Ma Chong Sheng isn’t good enough for her. He tells her that he likes her more than Ma Chong Sheng and has done so much for her. However, none of what Wang Mai Zhi said has effect on her heart because it is already with Ma Chong Sheng and she reveals her like towards Ma Chong Sheng to Wang Mai Zhi. Liu Xuan continues and reveals that she is upset with the fact that there is a chance of Wei Qi Zhen taking Ma Chong Sheng away from her when she finds Wei Qi Zhen lovely and she is jealous and scared after watching Wei Qi Zhen’s dance performance that she had found impressive.

Wang Mai Zhi’s chances with Liu Xuan comes to a definitive zero when Liu Xuan immediately tells Ma Chong Sheng her feelings upon Ma Chong Sheng catching her in Wang Mai Zhi’s embrace and she apologises to Wei Qi Zhen who had looked on the scene of Wang Mai Zhi and Liu Xuan in an embrace shocked. Liu Xuan tells Wei Qi Zhen she cannot let her have Ma Chong Sheng.

After this terrible outcome for Wang Mai Zhi, Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen is assumed missing with Wang Mai Zhi thought to be injured after Wang Mai Zhi runs away upset and the last contact Liu Xuan and Ma Chong Sheng has of Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen is hearing Wang Mai Zhi’s scream and Wei Qi Zhen calling after him.

Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot

Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen are both okay as Han Jie and Fang Xiao Rou finds out after spotting them sitting on a forest tree log. Han Jie instructs Fang Xiao Rou to leave and return back to the two in a while. It allows not only Wei Qi Zhen some time alone with Wang Mai Zhi—time that Wei Qi Zhen has told to be is difficult to obtain therefore scarce and precious—but also allowing Han Jie to get back to receiving that kiss he wants from Fang Xiao Rou. And Han Jie receives it. He receives Fang Xiao Rou’s kiss after she once more apologises for making him wait for a year and thanking him for waiting for her.

Thoughts

When Episode 14 did its usual previous episode reviews, we wondered why such a huge moment that is the kiss between Fang Xiao Rou and Han Jie of Episode 13 was not part of the review section. But after getting into the first scene of Episode 14 and realising the long recapping of the last scene of Episode 13 was with parts we don’t remember seeing, we finally understood. The end scene in Episode 13 wasn’t the complete scene. Episode 13 made us think Han Jie had ended up kissing Fang Xiao Rou first, but it was Fang Xiao Rou! Sneaky! But it really all ended up the same. We just missed the one Fang Xiao Rou initiated which we suppose was to have Fang Xiao Rou kiss Han Jie without making it the one that she initiated. She had initiated the kiss with taking on the identity of Han Jie. That then allowed the kiss at the end of the episode be the one that really was initiated by her!

We didn’t expect one more round of Fang Xiao Rou being indecisive. She said, “I don’t know,” after the kisses at the opening scene when Han Jie asked her if the answer was a yes to being together with him. We did say in the previous episode that Fang Xiao Rou’s indecision was getting tedious; but, this one was fine with us. She just made a huge move. Even though she hid behind the game of swapping identities, she did still go out of her comfort zone and did it. Fang Xiao Rou did well to keep Han Jie happy for the meanwhile whilst she made up her mind. So, she can be flustered and indecisive for this one! Haha :oP :oP.

For this episode, again, the things happening between Han Jie and Fang Xiao Rou were not as interesting as the things happening between Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen. That’s because Han Jie and Fang Xiao Rou were very close to getting together, but it was just being held back, extended and delayed. The only issue between Fang Xiao Rou and Han Jie was Fang Xiao Rou’s confirmation of being together with Han Jie. It was just scenes of Fang Xiao Rou thinking of a way to give her answer to Han Jie’s question. And Han Jie, he was just eagerly and impatiently waiting. Not too spectacular. Very regular. So, with the scenes of Fang Xiao Rou and Han Jie, we were wishing for them to hurry along so it could make more time to focus on Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen.

But these relatively less interesting scenes of Fang Xiao Rou and Han Jie did build up to the very cute and sweet scene at the end of the episode! It was playful and light. The exchanges of words were very cool and sweet. We like when Han Jie said that he wanted to be an ordinary guy and not a perfect idol. We like Fang Xiao Rou’s response to Han Jie’s words when she apologises to him for having made him wait for a whole year and then saying thank you to him for waiting for her! Super duper sweet! These words made the kiss that followed very fitting, so very sweet and lovely. This is the best one between the two out of the ones that has happened between them so far.

We thought with the end scene of Episode 13, we would see Han Jie and Fang Xiao Rou finally be together in this episode, but it seems that it’s now that they will finally be together!

That dance that Wei Qi Zhen did, it looked so much better when she was accompanied by Wang Mai Zhi! We’d imagine that if she did dance the routine by herself, it wouldn’t have the same effect. It helps that Wang Mai Zhi really looked like a good dancer—of course he would! The actor behind the character is a singer and dances really well in his music videos! (Anyone seen Ben Wu’s music videos for his songs? They’re on YouTube. We checked out a couple back when Love Cuisine was still very new and just getting into its run. Ben Wu really can sing some high notes and his dancing is very sharp!)

The part where Wang Mai Zhi lifts Wei Qi Zhen and spins her around, we don’t suppose that was not part of the original dance routine, was it? How would Wei Qi Zhen do that part by herself? The cartwheel at the end of the routine was very cute and finished it off nicely!

Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot

Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen is appearing to get closer with Wang Mai Zhi noticing Wei Qi Zhen’s prettiness. He did a double take when he called her out to get ready to do the dance routine in front of the entire group at the bonfire. But the last scene for these two is simply seeing the two sitting in the forest after Wang Mai Zhi seems to have pretended to have hurt himself from an accident which led them to sit on a log at some location in the wildness. We’re not too sure what to expect from this couple when Wang Mai Zhi just got told he had no chance with Liu Xuan and had said no one matches his class and status except Liu Xuan.

Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot
Love Cuisine Ep 14 Screenshot

As brief and minor the scenes are, we’re finding that we love watching Li Zhi Chao parts. He’s so funny. But we can’t believe he has such a fickle heart that he could move onto another colleague so easily. Well… actually, it wasn’t so easily if we take into account that he had a year to develop feelings for Jiang Pei Ying with Fang Xiao Rou abroad for a year. He must have been so heartbroken to have not been able to see Fang Xiao Rou that his heart just unknowingly moved to Jiang Pei YingJiang Pei Ying being someone who reminds him of Fang Xiao Rou because she is Fang Xiao Rou’s best friend… Possibly? Anyway… that scene where Li Zhi Chao tries to put his charm on Han Jie was so funny! Unfortunately, Li Zhi Chao gets heartbroken with his inability to get Han Jie charmed by him. Poor Li Zhi Chao! He just wants to charm, charm, charm! Haha. We think charming Han Jie would be a LOT harder than trying to charm Jiang Pei Ying—the actual person he wants to charm! Whatever got Li Zhi Chao the idea that he would find it easier to charm Han Jie or even just try charming Han Jie, we really want to know! This scene made us recall the funny scenes between the actors in the BTSs, particularly Episode 4 BTS. It was Calvin Lee and Lego Li galore in that BTS!

This episode was good. Definitely still looking forward to Wei Qi Zhen and Wang Mai Zhi! Even though we want more focus on Wang Mai Zhi and Wei Qi Zhen, we still want to see Han Jie and Fang Xiao Rou! We want cute and fun scenes for them, though! We wonder what is next for them now that they are officially a couple. :oD :oD.

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