I know Chen Xiao is a busy man this month (wedding and baby), but I really hope to see his handsome face on my small screen again! With still no air date in sight, his latest modern rom-com, Mr. Delicious Miss Match (火柴小姐和美味先生) with Ivy Chen revealed a long trailer the other day to whet your appetite (uploaded it at the end). And like all your modern trailers, we have half rom-com, followed by half melo. But I kinda just let my ears enjoy their real voices. Hee!
The synopsis I translated a few months ago: Chen Xiao plays a talented chef, with his keep ability to distinguish and list off all the ingredient in every dish he’s eaten. While he’s strict and requires the best quality in his food, his handsome chef image is only a means to achieve his revenge plan. Only when he meets the heroine (Ivy Chen) that he realizes the good in him, allowing himself to be mischievous and relaxed. She’s described as frank, impulsive but provides warmth and kindness. With her keen sense of smell, unrivaled by anyone else, her dream is to travel and taste all the delicacies around the world, against her dad’s wishes – he wants her to take over the family’s rice shop. One day, dad accepts a star recruit in the form of our hero. She shares a connection with him through their love for good food – she loves to eat, he loves to cook. At some point in the story, the hero loses his sense of taste, and she stays beside his dejected self, making way for their sweet romance down the line. More secrets down the line to tear our foodie couple apart…. That’s all. XD
Our handsomest chef! Chen Xiao.
Our heroine, Ivy Chen.
Caesar Li Mao.
With Vincent He Feng Tian.
- Honestly, the trailer doesn’t compel me to watch at all. Lol. But for the sake of missing both of the Chens, I will give it a try and then decide.
Directed by Chen Chang and written by Xu Su, Mr. Delicious Miss Match has 55 episodes.