This is the English translations for the Behind the Scenes of Love Cuisine, Final Episode (料理高校生 最終回 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 Mandarin-Chinese and we translate by the Chinese subtitles that are supplied in the videos.

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

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

SCHOOL KITCHEN, Hong Yan Xiang, Su Xiao Xuan

A smiling Su Xiao Xuan has her cupped hands positioned underneath a smiling Hong Yan Xiang’s chin.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Innocent playmates.

Hong Yang Xiang turns to the camera.

HONG YAN XIANG

I’m a flower.

Hong Yang Xiang laughs hard at his own comment.

Cut in scene and jump in time.

HONG YAN XIANG

(to Su Xiao Xuan)

Meng Chen is a rose. You are…

SU XIAO XUAN

I am…

HONG YAN XIANG

Jasmine.

SU XIAO XUAN

Okay.

Su Xiao Xuan places her cupped hands underneath Hong Yan Xiang’s chin.

SU XIAO XUAN

(to Hong Yan Xiang)

You are… chrysanthemum.

Hong Yan Xiang bursts in laughter.

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

SCHOOL, OUTSIDE Zhang Luo Ti, Calvin Lee

Filming the action fight scene that takes place between Tang Hao and Li Zhi Chao.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Fight the Last Action High School Student.

Zhang Luo Ti as Tang Hao and Calvin Lee as Li Zhi Chao take turns in attacking and avoiding each other with hands and feet swipes. Zhang Luo Ti as Tang Hao fails to grab hold of Calvin Lee/Li Zhi Chao’s stick. It comes down onto Zhang Lou Ti’s left shoulder. His hand and arms wrap around it loosely.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Zhang Luo Ti’s action)

Mistake.

The acting still continues. Li Zhi Chao pushes a hand in Tang Hao’s stomach area.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Sneak attack.

Calvin Lee as Li Zhi Chao freeze in position while Zhang Luo Ti looks up to position his hands in a correct blocking position.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(commenting on Zhang Luo Ti)

Too bad…

Calvin Lee removes himself from the spot and resumes as normal. Zhang Luo Ti feigns injury with a hand to his stomach and unsteady.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Laugh.

Cut to another filming of action scene between Tang Hao and Li Zhi Chao. Li Zhi Chao stabs a hand between Tang Hao’s legs. Tang Hao avoids and places a hand in front in surprise.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(speaking in place of Tang Hao)

How dare you, Dean!

Tang Hao’s face scrunches in pain.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to the location Li Zhi Chao chose to attack at)

The location is considered wrong.

Calvin Lee maintains his position. Calvin Lee silently laughs.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Calvin Lee)

Holding back laughter.

Tang Hao

Dean!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(captioning the Director’s words)

Good. Okay. Okay.

Zhang Luo Ti and Calvin Lee exit out of acting. Zhang Lou Ti has his hand at the area between his legs in pain. Calvin Lee has a hand over his mouth, embarrassed.

Calvin Lee

Oops.

MALE VOICE off-screen

Where did you touch?

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

OUTSIDE LOCATION Lego Li, Allison Lin

Lego Li and Allison Lin talk to the camera.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Exposé.

LEGO LI

She is the oldest actor acting for this drama.

Allison Lin expresses shock.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(captioning Allison Lin’s expression)

Dear, why did you say that?

ALLISON LIN

Really?

LEGO LI

If we don’t include Calvin Lee or Duncan—yes.

Allison Lin waves off the deduction made by Lego Li.

ALLISON LIN

How can we not include them? They have be included.

LEGO LI

We can’t include them.

ALLISON LIN

Of course we have to.

LEGO LI

You are. Amongst the female actresses, you are the oldest.

Lego Li smiles mischievously. Allison Lin bends over in silent laughing. She returns back up after a moment.

LEGO LI

Older sister. That’s right.

Allison Lin has a finger to her lips, eyes looking away to the right.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s actions)

Let me think. How should I counterattack?

ALLISON LIN

Isn’t it Nita Lei?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Dragging her best friend into the water.

LEGO LI

Don’t drag her into this.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Openly telling lies.

Allison Lin bends over in silent laughter upon her own comment. She continues to hold her hand over her mouth as Lego Li continues talking.

LEGO LI

How can it be?

INTERVIEWER

She just has a mature outer appearance.

LEGO LI

That’s right. It’s just that… It’s just that she has a temperament of a grandma, that’s all.

Allison Lin’s mouth is wide in shock with a finger pointed at Lego Li for his shocking comment. Lego Li laughs at his cheeky comment.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Loves to joke.

Cut to scene and jump in time. Allison Lin rehearses her lines as she plays with her fingernails.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

RE Within the show.

(NB: not too sure what ‘RE’ stands for.)

ALLISON LIN

"I’m afraid if we don’t maintain a distance, I’m worried that there will be more and more couples in class in the future."

Lego Li performs fighting moves with the sticks he picked up from the ground.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Is the acrobatic fighting group is in need of people?

Allison Lin repeats the latter half of her lines after looking left to Lego Li who continues to perform fighting moves with the sticks in his hand:

ALLISON LIN

(slight impatience)

There will be more and more couples in class!

Lego Li angrily snaps back the stick in his right into himself. Allison Lin peers left to Lego Li, a little scared.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li’s reaction)

Threatening.

LEGO LI

You have to say something like setting a bad example. How would I respond otherwise?

(NB: we’re not sure if we got the first line correct. We’re not able to hear the tone correctly to translate accurately.)

Allison Lin stops playing her fingernail. She doesn’t believe Lego Li has remembered the script correctly.

ALLISON LIN

No.

Allison Lin goes to the seat between them and grabs the script.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s actions)

Unless, I’ve remembered wrong.

ALLISON LIN

I’ll take a look.

Lego Li stamps the stick in his right hand mightily in the air.

LEGO LI

That’s right! My next line is: “How are we setting a bad example?”

Allison Lin takes a read of the script.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin)

Looking. Looking.

ALLISON LIN

No… She didn’t say it like that.

Lego Li goes to take a look at the script Allison Lin has in her hands. He takes a moment to read it.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

What?

Allison Lin reads the lines.

ALLISON LIN

Otherwise, I’ll… Otherwise, I’ll respond—

(NB: not sure if this is correct. It doesn’t seem to make sense with the rest of the conversation.)

LEGO LI

Oh, no need. That’s good. Okay, my mistake.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li’s mistake)

First strike.

Allison Lin laughs at Lego Li for his mistake. Lego Li speaks his line:

LEGO LI

"I didn’t set any bad example."

Cut scene. Jump in time. Rehearsing lines continues. Lego Li gets in Allison Lin’s face and points a stick at Allison Lin’s head.

LEGO LI

"What is that small head of yours thinking again? Are you secretly imagining things by yourself again?"

Allison Lin cowers from Lego Li’s telling off. She plays with her fingernails as she comes in with her line:

ALLISON LIN

"I’ve thought for a long time."

Lego Li performs fighting moves with the sticks he has in his hands.

ALLISON LIN

"If we continue to be in the same magic school."

One of the sticks get caught in Lego Li’s jacket. Allison Lin jumps a bit. It stops Lego Li in his performance.

ALLISON LIN

"Then this problem will continue to exist."

Lego Li begins to turn his stick into a magic wand after picking up on Allison Lin changing her lines to speaking about a magic school. Lego Li points and waves it at Allison Lin as if casting a spell with his wand.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Always able to pick up on the other party’s jokes.

Allison Lin smiles amused and points a finger at Lego Li for the ‘magic wand’ he’s pointed at her. Lego Li casts a spell with it:

LEGO LI

Go, go away! Arms, go away!

(NB: arms as in weapons.)

Allison Lin jumps and looks around in surprise, as if weapons has magically disappeared.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin and Lego Li’s playing)

Fits with each other extremely well.

Lego Li waves his ‘wand’. He casts another spell:

LEGO LI

Go, go away! Age, go away!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Speaking alone.

(NB: not sure what this is referring to. )

ALLISON LIN

My arms are my good-looks. My good-looks have gone!

Allison Lin puts a hand over her mouth and bends over to laugh. Lego Li continues to point his magic wand to cast another spell:

LEGO LI

Age, go away!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Really close… or it’ll be safer to make him be Muggles.

(NB: we’re assuming it’s referring to Lego Li being close enough with Allison Lin that he’s able to tease Allison Lin about her age like this.)

Lego Li does another cast of the wand:

LEGO LI

Age, increase, increase, increase!

Allison Lin brings a restrained hand and hits the space between her and Lego Li in response to Lego Li’s cheekiness.

Cut in scene. Jump in time. Allison Lin rehearses her lines.

ALLISON LIN

There will always be this problem. Because of this… of these students—

LEGO LI

A problem that bothers age.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Clever question.

Allison Lin burst out laughing. Lego Li smiles, amused.

ALLISON LIN

I don’t have a problem that bothers age.

LEGO LI

Okay.

Allison Lin pulls at her skivvy.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s actions)

Feeling hot…

ALLISON LIN

Um…

Cut scene. Jump in time. Rehearsing lines again.

ALLISON LIN

"And… we can see each other after work."

Lego Li’s expression is anger. He snaps in half a stick in his hand and chucks it to the ground.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li’s actions)

Flash of anger.

Allison Lin acts scared. She jumps. Lego Li then extends a hand to the back of Allison Lin. Allison Lin goes into the arm and leans onto Lego Li’s chest with a hand on his chest. Lego Li speaks his line:

LEGO LI

"Such an important matter, why didn’t you discuss it over with me first?"

ALLISON LIN

So manly!

Lego Li looks down at Allison Lin cuddled up into him. He waits for her to speak her line.

ALLISON LIN

Um… If not, then tell me what ideas you have.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s response)

Secretary mode.

LEGO LI

I am Han Jie. Is there anything too hard for me?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li’s response)

Boss mode.

Allison Lin brings her head off from Lego Li’s chest to hear the interviewer speaking to her:

INTERVIEWER

Allison, when you lean on his chest…

Lego Li brings Allison Lin back to his chest. Allison Lin holds her right palm up in the air.

INTERVIEWER (CONT’D)

…you don’t need to place your hand there.

Allison Lin snaps her arm down to her side.

ALLISON LIN

Okay! I won’t put it there. I won’t put it there. I won’t put it there.

Lego Li makes his chest more staunch and tightens his hug on Allison Lin.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Tightens the hug purposely.

INTERVIEWER

I feel this isn’t very like Fang Xiao Rou.

Allison Lin looks at the camera and waves her right hand in understanding.

ALLISON LIN

Alright. I won’t place it. I won’t put it there.

Allison Lin’s response bring Lego Li to staunch his chest more. Allison Lin screams from suddenly having Lego Li’s chest going into her face.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

I’ll lean in myself.

Lego Li relaxes his hug. Lego Li and Allison Lin return to stand normally beside each other with Lego Li’s arm still around Allison Lin.

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

INDOOR PUBLIC AREA Chen Meng Chen, Zhang Luo Ti

Chen Meng Chen talks to the camera as Zhang Luo Ti is getting his makeup retouched.

CHEN MENG CHEN

This is my one and only scene where I can truly smile. I feel so very happy.

Cut to scene of Chen Meng Chen standing next to Zhang Luo Ti sitting down, rehearsing their lines.

ZHANG LUO TI

"In the future, when you think of these things, you will think that I allowed you to compete. In the future…"

Zhang Luo Ti turns to the camera. His expression becomes menacing as he completes his line:

ZHANG LUO TI (CONT’D)

"…you will think of me your entire life!"

Zhang Luo Ti returns his expression back to normal. Chen Meng Chen, who is turned to face the camera, slaps a hand down onto Zhang Luo Ti’s shoulder. Zhang Luo Ti chuckles.

ZHANG LUO TI (CONT’D)

"It was I who made it happen."

CHEN MENG CHEN

(exaggerated, feminine)

"Stupid Xiao Niu. Do you want to only be in my memories?"

INDOOR PUBLIC AREA Chen Meng Chen

Chen Meng Chen gives words of wisdom to the camera.

CHEN MENG CHEN

If you don’t want to be just someone who is a passerby, you must not just be a part of their memories. You must be a part of their future. In that way you will always remain in their…

Chen Meng Chen brings a hand to the camera with forefinger and thumb crosses over each other.

CHEN MENG CHEN (CONT’D)

…heart!

Camera focuses on her hand that forms a heart.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Meng Chen’s love quote.

SICKBAY Zhang Luo Ti, Chen Meng Chen

Filming Zhang Luo Ti on the bed. Chen Meng Chen sits at a chair by his bed. Zhang Luo Ti drinks the drink Chen Meng Chen had handed to him.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(captioning Director’s speech)

Okay!

Filming stops. Zhang Luo Ti puts a hand to his throat and expresses trouble breathing. Chen Meng Chen smiles then bends over laughing at Zhang Luo Ti’s joke.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Look changed immensely!!

Zhang Luo Ti convulses repeatedly. Chen Meng Chen reaches for the cup Zhang Luo Ti has in his hand.

CHEN MENG CHEN off-screen

This is my…

Camera spins to Chen Meng Chen holding the cup out to the camera.

CHEN MENG CHEN (CONT’D)

(smiling and chuckling)

…liquid that I got from every toilet in the school. It’s the best liquid!

Camera swivels back to Zhang Luo Ti convulsing on his bed.

ZHANG LUO TI

What did you give me to drink?

Zhang Luo Ti turns his convulsing into a dance with his arms.

CHEN MENG CHEN off-screen

When he drinks it, he turns into a…

Chen Meng Chen enters into the shot.

CHEN MENG CHEN (CONT’D)

…generation dance student.

(NB: unsure of this. Words were: 一代舞生了.)

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

FACULTY OFFICE Allison Lin, Nita Lei

Nita Lei gets help from the Director on her line.

NITA LEI

How do you say this Taiwanese phrase?

The director pronounces the words for Nita Lei. Nita Lei attempts the line, but the tone is off. The crew repeats it for Nita Lei. Nita Lei turns to the crew.

NITA LEI

Why is everyone smiling?

Cut to filming the scene.

JIANG PEI YING

That’s why I’m waking him up and stop him from dreaming.

(NB: ‘Stop him from dreaming’ was the Taiwanese phrase Nita Lei is having trouble speaking correctly. Words are: 麥擱肖想.)

Nita Lei’s tone of 麥擱肖想 is wrong.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Mài gē xiào xiū!!!!

(NB: 賣哥咻想了啦 isn’t a Chinese sentence. It is similar in sound to the Taiwanese phrase Nita Lei is struggling to say. Word for word: sell, brother, smile, rotten.)

The back of Allison Lin is to the camera. She appears to be smiling as an on-screen text captions, ‘smiling’. Filming stops. Nita Lei laughs in embarrassment.

NITA LEI

Sorry. I said it wrong.

Nita Lei repeats the last two words of the Taiwanese phrase and apologises once more.

Cut to scene of crew member fixing Nita Lei’s clothes. Nita Lei complains of the Taiwanese line she is struggling to say correctly.

NITA LEI

Why does it have to be like this? Why must you keep getting a foreigner to say Taiwanese?

Cut to scene. Nita Lei sticks a piece of paper with her lines on Allison Lin’s chest.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Nita Lei’s paper on Allison Lin)

Dean’s unusual trick.

NITA LEI

My big-character poster.

Nita Lei quietly reads the Taiwanese line on the paper stuck on Allison Lin’s chest to herself.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Nita Lei’s trick)

Happy with it.

NITA LEI

I don’t want to keep filming NGs.

(NB: NG – ‘no good’ shot.)

Allison Lin turns to the camera.

ALLISON LIN

How is there someone who treats their colleagues like this?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Xiào Shu….

(NB: This seems to be referring to the sound of the last characters of the phrase Nita Lei can’t say. Text on-screen: "校 Shu…." which isn’t a Chinese phrase. 校 translates to school.)

ALLISON LIN

She stuck her big-character poster here.

Cut scene. Another shot of the scene.

JIANG PEI YING

…to wake him up and stop him from dreaming!

Nita Lei seems succeeds with speaking the Taiwanese phrase—

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Thank you, Big-character poster.

Cut scene. Jump in time. Nita Lei as Jiang Pei Ying sits at her desk. Allison Lin as Fang Xiao Rou stands by her desk. Director announces a good shot:

DIRECTOR off-screen

Alright. OK.

Nita Lei gets off her seat. She goes to Allison Lin excited.

NITA LEI

I succeeded!

Nita Lei takes the paper she stuck on Allison Lin’s chest. She holds it out to the camera.

NITA LEI

I’ve spoken it right!

Nita Lei turns to Allison Lin.

NITA LEI

I feel so touched. Thank you, my big-character poster machine.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Best friend’s new purpose.

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

OUTSIDE COFFEE SHOP, HAN JIE AND MAGGIE MEETING PLACE, Nita Lei

Nita Lei talks to the camera. The director with Angel Hong (actress playing Maggie) is in the backgroun.

NITA LEI

Look! They even made off with wearing couple outfits. What do we do?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Complaint.

Nita Lei’s expression turns angry.

NITA LEI

Hate. Hate!

Nita Lei laughs.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(talking to Nita Lei)

You really love to joke.

NITA LEI

Evil woman.

Angel Hong follows the director into the coffee shop. Nita Lei points to Angel Hong’s black and grey handbag.

NITA LEI

(enraged)

Also, her handbag matches my outfit better!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Gone too deeply into the drama.

NITA LEI

(laughing at self)

I must continue to compare. Woman compare and compare. It’s neverending.

INSIDE COFFEE SHOP Allison Lin, Nita Lei

INTERVIEWER

Do you know who the new young lady is?

ALLISON LIN

(clenching teeth)

I know who the new young lady is. Isn’t she here… isn’t she here to fight me?

Interviewer laughs at Allison Lin’s response.

ALLISON LIN

Where is she?

INTERVIEWER

Do you feel you’ll win?

Nita Lei puts a hand across Allison Lin’s shoulder in support.

NITA LEI

(in English)

Of course!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Best friends back you up the most.

NITA LEI

Say…

Nita Lei struggles to find reasons why she believes so.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

See?

Nita Lei coughs.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Coughs through her support…

NITA LEI

Waist…

ON-SCREEN TEXT

See?

Nita Lei coughs again.

ON-SCREEN

Coughs through her support…

NITA LEI

It’s okay. Our Fang Xiao Rou will rely on intelligence to win. Isn’t that right?

Allison Lin begins protesting, but stops herself. Teeth is clenched, eyes closed, unimpressed with Nita Lei.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Clenches teeth.

Allison Lin returns back to normal. She lets it go.

ALLISON LIN

(in English then Chinese)

Never mind. It’s okay.

NITA LEI

(in English)

Because she’s so smart. Right.

Allison Lin shows a defeated look.

ON-SCREEN

(referring to Allison Lin’s expression)

Whatever you say…

NITA LEI

It’s that…

Nita Lei pauses, thinks for a moment.

NITA LEI (CONT’D)

… she has the intelligence she should have.

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

OUTSIDE COFFEE SHOP Allison Lin, Nita Lei

Allison Lin speaks her character’s line:

ALLISON LIN

(shocked)

"The principal’s son is Han Jie?"

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s expression)

Extreme shock.

Both Allison Lin and Nita Lei speak lines that aren’t in the script.

NITA LEI

You are the future madam of the principal. It’s great.

Allison Lin clears the throat.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Clears phlegm.

NITA LEI

(sad)

I’m envious and jealous.

ALLISON LIN

(sulking)

I’ll let you have him.

NITA LEI

I don’t want him.

ALLISON LIN

Then… how about I be the principal and you be my madam?

Nita Lei nods happily and excitedly.

NITA LEI

Okay!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Nita Lei’s response)

No hesitation at all.

Allison Lin winks to the camera.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Reduced to submissiveness in a flash.

Nita Lei’s happy and excited person changes to a straight face.

NITA LEI

(in a low voice)

I don’t want to. I want to be the madam of the president.

Nita Lei laughs at her own comment. Allison Lin remains serious.

ALLISON LIN

Then my dear, you have to give me some time.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Best friend went into another direction.

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

ELEVATOR FOYER Nita Lei

Nita Lei plays around and sings. A female crew member laughs at Nita Lei’s silliness.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

The day before final script…

NITA LEI

I won’t sing lyrics. But I can hum this and that. It’s okay. Please watch Love Cuisine. Please watch Love Cuisine! Love Cuisine! Love Cuisine!

Nita Lei stops singing and laughs.

ON-SCREEN

Immense pressure….

Nita Lei goes to a male crew member and hides herself.

Cut to scene of Nita Lei, Calvin Lee and crew members waiting by the elevators. Nita Lei talks to Calvin Lee as a female voice announces the final show at Gongliao (NB: not too sure if we got the correct translation for the female making an announcement about the final show. No Chinese subtitles.)

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Please continue watching the exciting items in the following section. Lets head to Gongliao together and welcome the final show.

(Intermission)

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

STREETS, NIGHT Lego Li, Allison Lin

Amongst themselves, Lego Li and Allison Lin playfully discusses about the scene of Han Jie finding Fang Xiao Rou watching Han Jie having coffee with Maggie.

LEGO LI

Seeing you outside—

ALLISON LIN off-screen

Oh, you were inside drinking coffee with the young lady.

Allison Lin enters the shot and grabs an arm of Lego Li’s.

LEGO LI

With the young lady… drinking coffee with the young lady.

Allison Lin gives Lego Li’s arm a couple of hits.

ALLISON LIN

You are so hateful. So hateful.

Lego Li smiles. He turns his attention to the camera.

LEGO LI

The new young lady. Today, there is a new young lady coming.

Allison Lin wipes her forehead, unimpressed.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s actions)

Angry.

ALLISON LIN

So what? So what if there’s a new young lady? So what?

Lego Li moves around. Allison Lin follows him and keeps pressing on with the issue.

ALLISON LIN

So what, I say.

Lego Li continues singing about the new lady, ignoring Allison Lin’s dislike of the situation. Allison Lin hangs around at his back.

ALLISON LIN

Be good, okay?

Lego Li smiles cheekily to the camera. Allison Lin points a finger at him. (instrumental “I Won’t Leave” by Princess Ai and A-Lin begins playing in the background).

LEGO LI

Be good, okay?

LEGO LI

Stop smiling!

Allison Lin whacks a hand at his back.

ALLISON LIN

(laughing)

Smiling my foot!

Lego Li continues to face the camera with a cheeky smile.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Lego Li)

Continuing to smile.

Allison Lin gives Lego Li another whack at his shoulder.

ALLISON LIN

You can’t be like that!

LEGO LI

You catch a chill outside and I’ll be in the coffee shop watching you both like that as well as drink coffee with the new young lady.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Provoking anger in an instant.

ALLISON LIN

You need a lesson. You will know it when you go home this evening.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Can only threaten in the end.

LEGO LI

(smiling)

New young lady.

Cut scene. Jump in time.

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

LEGO LI

Wearing a mermaid costume at that… When you wore that mermaid costume, it was at a time when it was extremely hot.

Shots come in as Lego Li continues to speak—behind the scene shots of Allison Lin wearing the mermaid costume in Episode 1 comes in: Allison Lin poses sitting on the seaside rocks. Lego Li, in yellow shirt and white pants, poses beside Allison Lin with a fishing net in his hand. A crew member fixes Allison Lin’s hair.

LEGO LI (CONT’D)

Where there’s a start, there’s an end. You will wear it once again at the end. But, it’s at a time when it’s extremely cold.

Shots return back to Lego Li at the present.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Current temperature: 17°C

Lego Li turns his attention to the right of him to Allison Lin off-screen.

ALLISON LIN off-screen

It’ll be good if you don’t shoot an NG. Can you let me finish it off in one take?

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison’s voice)

Trembling voice.

Camera spins and bring Allison Lin into shot. A crew member is seen speaking to her as Lego Li responds to Allison Lin to the camera. Lego Li resumes speaking to the camera.

LEGO LI

(a small smile)

Wow. Wow, in one go? I don’t even dare to imagine it. Let’s look forward to that day’s scene.

Lego Li turns behind to Allison Lin. He finds her still with the crew member. He returns back to the camera. He points and commands:

LEGO LI

Jump once! The scene will immediately broadcast!

Lego Li jumps once.

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

CAR REAR Lego Li, Allison Lin

Allison Lin sits with her face still, expressionless and blank, mouth slightly opened. Lego Li fiddles with a white small round item in his fingers.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Cold to the point of being out of sorts.

Lego Li shows to Allison Lin the item he’s been fiddling with.

LEGO LI

This is made of the five-flavoured tea of forgetfulness.

Lego Li puts it in Allison Lin’s mouth. She receives it.

LEGO LI

You will forget everything and anything when you finish eating it. *Xiu*

(NB: ‘Xiu’ is the sound of things disappearing.)

Allison Lin closes her eyes and forces a smile.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s actions)

Forceful smile.

LEGO LI

Everything will be forgotten.

Allison Lin smile-frowns.

Cut scene.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Early morning reaches sunrise.

In the car park, a car with headlights on move to point in the direction of the ocean. Cut to scene of the ocean in the background. A crew member opens an umbrella. It turns over with the strong wind. The crew member laughs at the sight of the inside-out umbrella.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Huge winds.

Cut to crew working in rain jackets setting up the camera underneath a large umbrella.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Heavy rain.

FEMALE VOICE off-screen

Are the actors ready?

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

Cut scene to Lego Li in a suit and Allison Lin in her mermaid costume in preparation for the wedding photo scene. Whilst a crew member tends to Allison Lin’s appearance, Lego Li has a digital camera in his hands. He has it pointed at Allison Lin. He takes a picture.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Snap!

Lego Li takes a look at the shot he’s taken. Camera zooms closer to the pair.

ALLISON LIN

(warning)

Don’t randomly snap anything!

Lego Li turns to Allison Lin.

LEGO LI

This outfit really suits you.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison’s look towards Lego Li)

Glare.

Lego Li goes back to playing with the digital camera. He points it at Allison Lin and tells her once more the mermaid costume suits her well.

ALLISON LIN

(with a slight smile)

What nonsense are you saying? I’m going to report you and have you arrested!

Cut scene to Allison Lin with Nita Lei and Calvin Lee at the boot of the car. Nita Lei holds the collar of her clothes over her mouth. Allison Lin stands turned into Nita Lei. Calvin Lee stands at the side, arms folded.

ALLISON LIN

Teacher is freezing to death!

Calvin Lee body stiffens and trembles.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Calvin Lee)

Shiver. Shiver. Shiver.

Nita Lei holds a camera phone out. It points at herself and Calvin Lee.

ALLISON LIN

And so, everyone quickly shoot once and go home!

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to Allison Lin’s words)

Unmistakenly words from the heart!!!

Male crew member prepare cast to ready themselves to take a photo:

MALE VOICE off-screen

Come. Everyone look forward.

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 scene to filming the scene of the group shot. Camera zooms into Lego Li and Allison Lin standing facing each other. Lego Li moves his hand, trembling.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Hand shivers tremendously.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Location temperature: 10&#176C.

DIRECTOR off-screen

Okay. Get ready. Okay. Switching the lights.

Shots of the camera people operating the camera; wide shot of the cast posing for the photo in the miserably wet and rainy day.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Heavy rain falling all over the place…

Camera zooms into a medium shot of Lego Li and Allison Lin as their characters, looking happily at each other; and Hong Yan Xiang and Su Xiao Xuan smiling.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

Still getting wet and smiling brightly…

Lego Li and Allison Lin as their character film their kiss. Calvin Lee as Li Zhi Chao looks on with a look of cheekiness. Nita Lei, Hong Yan Xiang and Su Xiao Xuan as their character make poses.

ON-SCREEN TEXT

(referring to the kiss between the lead actors)

To give you all the most romantic scene.

DIRECTOR off-screen

Okay. Let’s switch locations.

SCHOOL, SKY GARDEN, Lego Li, Allison Lin

On location of the final scene of the series. Lego Li and Allison Lin stands still, in character.

FEMALE VOICE off-screen

Okay!!! It’s a wrap!!!

Lego Li throws his arms up in the air. Allison Lin stands still in her position, head down, eyes closed. She gives a small scream:

ALLISON LIN

Ahh! Thank you, Director.

Allison Lin puts a hand over her mouth and begins to cry as a crew member puts a coat over her.

ALLISON LIN

(crying)

Is it finally a wrap for me?

Lego Li turns around. He realises Allison Lin is crying. He extends his arms to her. Cut scene to Lego Li hugging and patting a crying Allison Lin.

LEGO LI

(softly to Allison Lin)

You’ve worked hard.

Allison Lin continues to cry. Lego Li brings a hand to cradle her head. Cut to scene of a teary Allison Lin hugging a female crew member. Cut to scene of Lego Li hugging a male crew member. Lego Li and the male crew member part. Lego Li exhales a slow exhale towards the sky.

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 scene of Lego Li speaking to the camera with Allison Lin, adjacent, eyes red.

LEGO LI

Because of cuisine, everyone mixes with one another. I think in amongst the sweetness, sourness and bitterness, as long as we ourselves understand and nothing more—no matter what, in the end, because of this dish, we all can satisfactorily be here together and sit here together tasting this dish.

Allison Lin speaks a quiet ‘yes’ and nods.

LEGO LI

Eating happily with me, with us, is everyone. Yes.

Allison Lin leans on Lego Li’s shoulder as Lego Li continues speaking.

LEGO LI

Truly happy.

Cut scene. Jump in time.

ALLISON LIN

Love Cuisine!

LEGO LI

Han Jie!

ALLISON LIN

Fang Xiao Rou!

ALLISON LIN, LEGO LI

Bowing out.

Cut to scene of Hong Yu Qing.

HONG YU QING

Weirdo Zhen, bowing out.

Cut to scene of Ben Wu.

BEN WU

Wang Mai Zhi, bowing out.

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 scene of Hong Yan Xiang.

HONG YAN XIANG

Ma Chong Sheng, from this point forth, has to bow out. Thank you everyone for supporting Love Cuisine. Thank you, everyone! Thank you everyone for liking Ma Chong Sheng. Thank you.

Cut to scene of Zhang Luo Ti and Chen Meng Chen together.

ZHANG LUO TI

Tang Xiao Niu…

CHEN MENG CHEN

Chen Meng Chen…

ZHANG LUO TI, CHEN MENG CHEN

Bowing out!

Chen Meng Chen and Zhang Luo Ti waves goodbye to the camera.

Cut scene to Allison Lin and Nita Lei.

NITA LEI

I’m very happy there a role like this that lets me erase myself and allow the viewers to see my other self.

Cut scene.

NITA LEI

Over here, Jiang Pei Ying—I truly must bow out now.

Allison Lin extends a hand and waves ‘no’. Fade out and into a photo of cast and crew and scene from final fan meet.

Julia and Tania Comments:

Though the last handful of episodes of the series hadn’t been too great of a watch, the behind the scenes are still great. This was an awesome final behind the scenes for the series! The Lego Li and Allison Lin interactions are still so entertaining to watch! They are so much more entertaining than their character counterparts! We love watching them behind the scenes when they are so funny and they seem to meld with each other so well off-screen. We hope to see these two in other dramas. It will be great if we could get the chance to see them working together again in the same drama, but different characters. Han Jie and Fang Xiao Rou just didn’t match up to the interactions between the actors behind them! LOVE!

Read our recap/thoughts of the final episode of Love Cuisine, Episode 22!

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2 comments
  1. Hi,

    Thanks for the translations. They are awesome.
    I just stumbled upon your website when i was looking for BTS of love cuisine. : )
    Just wanted to ask where you were able to watch the BTS of Love Cuisine? I would love to watch them too. I can’t find them on youtube.

    1. @mariee You can go [ here ] to find them. They come in at the end of each of the episodes. Happy watching! :o) :o)

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