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The Perfect Match – 極品絕配 (2017), Episode 11

The Perfect Match, Episode 11

Thoroughly enjoyed yet another episode of The Perfect Match!

The situation in this episode is making the arranged marriage between Huo Ting En and Meng Ru Xi known to the public. But it doesn’t go as planned when Wei Fen Qing agrees to help Huo Ting En out with his problem with his arranged marriage to Meng Ru Xi. She acts as his fiancée! What will this development bring in the coming episodes??

Episode 11 Recap

The food is well-received by the ambassador—much to the delight of Wei Fen Qing, Huo Ting En and the night market crew. Gong Mei Li isn’t so pleased, however. Hearing the ambassador praising the food before him as the best Taiwanese food he’s had disappoints her. Huo Ting En’s surprising ability to succeed in the challenge she set for him to fail in has her confused.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Gong Mei Li (Huo Tian Zhi’s mother):

“Why is it going so smoothly? Don’t they lack people in the kitchen?”

Wei Fen Qing gloats to Huo Ting En about making food his VIP guests praised.

Wei Fen Qing:

“Didn’t I tell you? Trust me. How do you find us night market people? Pretty awesome, right?”

Huo Ting En has no problems handing her flattering words and praise.

Huo Ting En:

“Your performance today was that of a master chef. You and your group were great.”

The crew have more orders coming in. Huo Ting En leaves this next batch of orders in Wei Fen Qing’s capable hands. He must take a trip to the men’s room. His upset stomach continue to trouble him.

The trip Huo Ting En makes to the men’s room is one where he hears Ah Wei explain how Wei Fen Qing came to appear before him at La Mure and the reason he’d allowed her to come help him.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Ah Wei:

“Huo Ting En, don’t be so arrogant. If it weren’t for me telling Fen Qing to come help you, she wouldn’t have come.”

Ah Wei seems to believe Wei Fen Qing will stop concerning herself with Huo Ting En if she is worry-free and owing nothing to Huo Ting En. We’re shown Ah Wei tending to Wei Fen Qing’s preoccupied mind after being informed about La Mure urgently requiring chefs (Episode 10).

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Ah Wei:

“I know you’re thinking about the matter regarding La Mure. You’re not Wei Fen Qing if you aren’t worrying. I know that the past seven days Huo Ting En has taught you a lot and put in a lot of effort in you. So, you don’t want to abandon him.”

“Us night market people help each other out. He has also helped us out before. Let’s go return this favour together.”

Ah Wei then lets Huo Ting En understand the negative influence he has on Wei Fen Qing.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Ah Wei:

“Do you know that after fighting with you, she couldn’t concentrate on the road? Coming back, she had a very serious accident. She almost lost her life. It’s because of you.”

“Do you know that before you appeared, Fen Qing was a woman who went by everyday happily and cheerfully. Everyday, she wore her warm smile. Also, she’d then say to the customers, “Wishing you happiness everyday and everyday a good day.” However, I don’t know why ever since you appeared, there doesn’t seem to be a day she’s happy. Also, everyday when she comes home I see her look miserable.”

Ah Wei wishes for Huo Ting En to stay away from Wei Fen Qing.

Ah Wei:

“I will make her happy. I will protect her. I will help her realise her dream. Don’t be around her again.”

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

With the dinner part of the ambassador complete, the night market crew head back to their night market businesses after they decline Huo Ting En’s appreciation of their help with a shout of a meal. With Wei Fen Qing, however, Huo Ting En asks if she could remain behind to help him out. Ah Wei tries to stand in for Wei Fen Qing. However, she wishes for Ah Wei to return back to the night market and help her help Wei Cheng Yang who (we presume) was managing her stall.

The outcome is Wei Fen Qing becoming more associated with Huo Ting En and making it another bit more difficult for Ah Wei to get Wei Fen Qing to return back to him. Ah Wei leaves Wei Fen Qing to help Huo Ting En. However, he remains waiting outside La Mure for Wei Fen Qing to come out and return to the night market together. He does so until he listens to Ah Wang’s advice to wash himself off of the grease smell from cooking and wait for Wei Fen Qing at home. We hear the words of future Ah Wei narrating the mistake he’d made at this moment.

Ah Wei:

“If I knew things will happen later on, I would not have left even if I was beaten to death. Because of these few minutes, there came an irreversible change between Fen Qing and me.”

The event that takes place that Ah Wei seem to refer to is the plan Huo Ting En’s mother and President Meng has of aligning their businesses to increase their market share through the marriage between Huo Ting En and Meng Ru Xi.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

President Meng:

“My daughter, in a while, stay at my side. When Vice Xiao announces, we’ll head up onto the stage.”

“Today, I will turn him into my son-in-law. The ambassador and the media are here. There isn’t any better opportunity to make the announcement than the one we have tonight.”

Meng Ru Xi feels unsettled about what her father and Huo Ting En’s mother was planning to do. She debates whether she should inform Huo Ting En of the plan. Her concern seems to be that it could bring about resentment towards her from Huo Ting En. Huo Tian Zhi suggests it might not necessarily be the case during a brief talk he had with her.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Huo Tian Zhi:

“A business alliance is like a blind date. You take a gamble. See if this family is right. See if they’re suitable or not.”

“My personality is more passive. Yu Qing is more proactive. She isn’t the type of woman I pursue. But because I was forced like this, I was able to have such helpful person by my side. I think it should be called us complementing each other, right?”

Huo Ting En provides Meng Ru Xi the confidence to let the announcement go ahead without informing him. She made a bet with herself that if he notices her and walks over to her, it is the heavens helping her. Huo Ting En does notice her and walk over to her. The third thing that he needs to do that will give her full confidence to let things play out is him finding her helpful. He does.

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The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Huo Ting En:

“I really thank you for helping me contain the news. I felt the media constantly aiming at me and sneaking pictures.”

Meng Ru Xi:

“He thinks I’m useful by his side. Ting En, I will always be by your side.”

The announcement of the engagement between Huo Ting En and Meng Ru Xi gets foiled by Huo Ting En.

Peng Xiao Bin had overheard the plan and allowed Huo Ting En to prepare a countermeasure. It seems to have occurred during the time the guests were introduced to the red bean cake Wei Fen Qing’s mum had brought in for the banquet. Peng Xiao Bin seems to have informed Huo Ting En of the plans his mother and Meng Ru Xi’s father was going to carry out.

The countermeasure was dependent on Wei Fen Qing being able to decode the message he left for her in the kitchen. Huo Ting En had cooked a yellow curry dish and a white curry dish.

We gather the yellow curry represented Wei Fen Qing and the white curry Huo Ting En. There were spice pottles grouped in sets and numbered just like the ones Huo Ting En used for a lesson on seasoning (Episode 7).

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Wei Fen Qing read a couple, but she didn’t understand it. She was brought out to stand within the crowd while Huo Ting En stood up on the stage next to the ambassador as he spoke a few words about the evening. Huo Ting En could only mouth them.

  • 587 – I’m sorry.
  • 785 – Please help me.
  • 638 – Can you stay behind?

Wei Fen Qing struggled to read his lips that spoke the secret message. She kept decoding them incorrectly. Huo Ting En was then in speaking range with Wei Fen Qing when he situated himself with the crowd as his mother took centre stage and began the announcement. With not much time for more than a quick exchange of words, Huo Ting En asked Wei Fen Qing if she would help him without explaining the problem he needed her help with.

Huo Ting En:

“Did you say that no matter what problem I come across, you’ll courageously step forward for me?”

Wei Fen Qing:

“I did.”

Huo Ting En:

“That’s great. I’ve encountered a problem now. It’s a very serious matter. You only have three seconds to think it over. I’ll count to three: 1, 2, 3—”

Wei Fen Qing:

“Of course I’ll help!”

As Huo Ting En’s mother begins announcing Huo Ting En’s fiancée, Huo Ting En holds Wei Fen Qing’s hand up in the air and cuts in.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Huo Ting En:

“Wei Fen Qing! That’s right. We’re engaged. She’s my fiancée. Her name is Wei Fen Fen Qing.”

Wei Fen Qing has her words mixed up, but she confirms it.

Wei Fen Qing:

“My name is fiancée. I’m his Wei Fen Qing.”

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Meng Ru Xi is left devastated by the unexpected outcome. Later on, we see Meng Ru Xi show the desire to continue pursuing Huo Ting En after we see her recalling past moments with Huo Ting En. She’s seen dialling Huo Ting En’s mother and informing she will persist and wishes for her help.

The whole event is amusing to Yang Yu Qing.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Yang Yu Qing:

“Maybe the Meng’s will retaliate. Your older brother may not be able to keep his position in the company. You’ll go up in position. This is truly wonderful!”

Huo Tian Zhi isn’t amused. Yang Yu Qing, again, provides reasons why he shouldn’t feel this way.

Yang Yu Qing:

“Tian Zhi, I know you’re kindhearted and you have a good relationship with your older brother. But have you ever thought that maybe your good with your older brother is because your grandmother is still here? If one day your grandmother is not here anymore, will you be able to remain to have such peace with your brother as you have now?”

Huo Tian Zhi disagree such thing would happen between him and Huo Ting En.

Huo Tian Zhi:

“It won’t happen. I trust my older brother.”

However, Yang Yu Qing points out that the problem lies within Huo Ting En’s mother. She will bring about the very likely fallout between them.

Yang Yu Qing:

“You said your relationship with your stepmother is good. Is it so good that she will agree to have your older brother listen to you and have you be in charge? If she was willing, she wouldn’t have been so proactive in forming an alliance with the Meng family. Tian Zhi, where there is power there is rivalry.”

“I’m just waking you up. The fact is: you and your older brother cannot but fight.”

Immediately after the event, Wei Fen Qing asks Huo Ting En for an explanation for what just occurred. However, he expresses he will explain later. Currently, he wishes to use Wei Fen Qing’s information on David’s whereabouts.

David was Ting Li’s boyfriend. Huo Ting En comes to find out that David wasn’t a bad guy who took Ting Li away. Rather, he was someone who risked his life to save hers. Wei Fen Qing provides Huo Ting En the details as they make their way through the night market to see David. We see David at a night market stall that we find out is Ting Li’s. He’s limping as he walks.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Wei Fen Qing:

“He lay in the hospital for two years from saving his girlfriend from an accident. Even after rehabilitation, this is what he could do at most.”

“After closing their stall and preparing to go home one day, they encountered a drunk driver of a pickup truck who broke too late. Saving Ting Li, he wasn’t able to avoid it and sustained a serious injury. When Ting Li got sick from overworking, he was still lying in his hospital bed unable to visit her. From when he recovered to now, he’s been at the stall.”

The meeting with David is brief. David apologises for not going to them and apologising for what happened after recovering. His reason was a desire to have the stall become stable before doing so. Huo Ting En tries the curry meal that used Ting Li’s recipe. His is unpalatable. Huo Ting En seem to resolve his ill-feelings towards David as he offers him an opportunity at Yanis to improve his skills.

Huo Ting En:

“Starting from tomorrow, report to Yanis headquarters. I will leave my name and phone number. I’ll brief my colleague. Learn everything there is before you go help Ting Li accomplish her dream.”

“Don’t disappointment me. Don’t disappoint Ting Li, either.”

After the visit and after Huo Ting En provides Wei Fen Qing further insight into the problem he faced everyday with being in a family like his, he explains to Wei Fen Qing the reason he introduced her as his fiancée at the ambassador banquet—that being because of a business alliance. Wei Fen Qing feels introducing her as fiancée is too severe. She doesn’t complete her speech, but we assume the concern she has is landing themselves in a situation where they have to actually get married.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Huo Ting En:

“If I said you were my girlfriend, you’ll probably be around this level. We can breakup at anytime. In this way, my mum will ignore you. Yes. That’s why I felt I should bring you up another level. A little bit higher is then Fiancée. This way, it can shut my mum up.”

Wei Fen Qing worries about her side of things—her mum’s reaction.

Huo Ting En:

“Maybe after a few days, I can tell my mum that we didn’t know the other’s personality. It was us acting on impulse and so we broke up.”

Huo Ting En asks Wei Fen Qing to hold out for a few days. It’s that his grandmother’s birthday is coming in two days. Wei Fen Qing asks if it’s just a few days. We see Huo Ting En nod and confirm it will be just a few days. However, his expression seem to suggest more. Wei Fen Qing asks once more.

Wei Fen Qing:

“It’s really just a few days?”

Huo Ting En:

“Yes. A few days.”

Following this, Huo Ting En takes Wei Fen Qing to see his grandmother. He suggests for them to practice and begin building chemistry to appear like a couple with holding hands.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Ah Wei:

“I was merely short of a moment of waiting. It’s this moment that Fen Qing became another person’s fiancée. It’s not so, is it? I only didn’t wait for Fen Qing this one time. I’ve been waiting for her for two years. She cannot disappear from my life like this.”

Ah Wei had found out through reading an article on his phone after daydreaming about a future where he and Wei Fen Qing become expectant parents. He had rushed to find Wei Fen Qing only to come across the sight of Wei Fen Qing hand-in-hand with Huo Ting En and heading into the Huo family residence.

Huo Ting En brings Wei Fen Qing before his mother, grandmother and stepmother (as well as Huo Tian Zhi) and introduces Wei Fen Qing to them.

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The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Grandma Huo has trouble with Wei Fen Qing’s name with it sounding similar to fiancée. However, she is very happy Huo Ting En has brought home a fiancée. In fact, she wonders if it’s real.

Grandma Huo:

“So, this is for real?”

Huo Ting En confirms. He pulls at Wei Fen Qing’s cheeks.

Huo Ting En:

“Yes. It’s real. She’s real. See? She’s very cute and very beautiful.”

Huo Ting En’s mother is not impressed. Huo Ting En asks his grandma to protect Wei Fen Qing as he’s taken away from the main lounge area. In the background, we see Gong Mei Li create space between her and Wei Fen Qing and eye her cautiously.

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The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Huo Ting En’s mother:

“I won’t acknowledge it. Tomorrow, I will ask the public relations department to announce this as a misunderstanding.”

Wei Fen Qing spots some discomfort Huo Ting En seem to show. She heads to him and makes sure he’s okay. Huo Ting En’s mother directs her words to Wei Fen Qing.

Huo Ting En’s mother:

“Our Huo family only accept those of the same social status. I’ve seen many overconfident girls like you who rack their brains out to enter our Huo family. I advise you to not trouble yourself.”

Gong Mei Li comes in. She finds familiarity between the actions that Huo Ting En’s mother had taken to enter her Huo family and what Huo Ting En’s mother is accusing Wei Fen Qing of doing now.

Gong Mei Li:

“Fits exactly. Matching a pot with a lid.”

Huo Ting En goes to stand up for Wei Fen Qing. However, Wei Fen Qing stops him and stands up for herself. She gets in Huo Ting En’s mother’s face with a confrontational leg on a chair. Grandma Huo gasps in surprise from the unusual scene taking place in front of her eyes.

Wei Fen Qing:

“Aunty, I think you’ve got me wrong. I am Linkou Garden Night Market’s innocent, romantic, cute, kindhearted, beautiful, poised, and shining love, Wei Fen Qing.”

Huo Ting En’s mother finds Wei Fen Qing’s disposition unladylike. Huo Ting En tries to calm Wei Fen Qing down and have her change her stance.

Huo Ting En’s mother:

“Huo Ting En, this, here is your fiancée?”

Huo Ting En:

“Yes. She is. Put down your leg. It doesn’t look nice like this. It doesn’t look nice.”

After this, Huo Ting En suddenly goes to the ground and loses consciousness.

We find out that the stomach pains Huo Ting En has been shown to have and his constant need to go to the bathroom was due to a bleeding stomach.

The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot
The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

The episode closes with Huo Ting En at the hospital. Grandma Huo has Wei Fen Qing staying by Huo Ting En’s bedside after surgery. She also makes a suggestion to make sure Huo Ting En is well-taken care of after his mother scolds Huo Ting En for not taking care of himself well enough. She speaks to Wei Fen Qing.

Grandma Huo:

“This is rather simple. Today, you move in and live with our family to take good care of him.”

Cool…

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Grandma Huo is a supporter of Huo Ting En and Wei Fen Qing. Very cool. We like how she suggests for Wei Fen Qing to move into their family home. We’re sure looking to see what this will bring in!

But, we’re still curious why Grandma Huo’s reaction to when she heard about Wei Fen Qing and her desire to reclaim the Curry King title that we saw a couple or so episodes ago to be so serious. We also wonder what this is about.

Annoying…

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Huo Ting En’s mother was rather annoying for being high and mighty towards Wei Fen Qing in this episode. Though we can maybe understand that the constant bullying from Gong Mei Li could have made Huo Ting En’s mother become so judgemental, but she was very annoying when she looked down on Wei Fen Qing when she, herself, was also someone who came from a regular background. Huo Ting En is right that they aren’t lacking anything. If Huo Ting En’s mother did happen to be pushed out of the Huo family by Gong Mei Li, she still won’t have problems living a good life. She’s got Huo Ting En who can do it again and make another renown restaurant with his talents! This time, we didn’t mind the looks and snarky comments Gong Mei Li directed towards Huo Ting En’s mother.

Funny…

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Wei Fen Qing is so spunky. It was so funny how she used the same action on Huo Ting En’s mother when making things clear to her that she used on Huo Ting En in the camp trip in Episode 7. Huo Ting En telling Wei Fen Qing to bring her foot leg down because ‘it doesn’t look very nice’ made it an even funnier scene! Hehe.

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“Ting En is very laid-back when he stamps.” Funny line. Huo Ting En sure is laid-back with his stamping of documents. But is Huo Ting En’s laid-back stamping foreseeing some problem? We’re hearing more and more of people around him… well, Yang Yu Qing actually, continuously telling Huo Tian Zhi that Yanis is his and he has to make sure Yanis is not lost to Huo Ting En.

Love…

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The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

This scene where Ah Wei just realised his father was a guest when helping Wei Fen Qing’s mother with introducing the Taiwanese red bean cakes to the guests and he ducked to cover his face with a hygiene mask—it was very cute. Meng Ru Xi sent Ah Wei a playful expression when they see each other. We love the brother-sister relationship between Ah Wei and Meng Ru Xi. We enjoy the secret looks and talk through their body language that occurs between the two!

Cute…

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The Perfect Match, Ep 11 Screenshot

Huo Ting En and Wei Fen Qing are starting to look pretty cute together.

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