Come and Eat, Shan Shan


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This novel is about low ranking staff Shan Shan being oppressed by the Big Boss. She keeps fighting but keeps losing. So she finally stopped struggling and obediently surrendered…

Shan Shan, extremely docile, waited outside the delivery room at the temporary blood bank. At the same time, the big boss sent her away to do a blood test to ensure she was of good health and suitable blood type.

Sure enough, the pregnant woman was in a critical condition. Thus, Shan Shan obediently let 300 cc of her blood being pumped. The condition of the pregnant woman improved. Shan Shan received many thanks, left the hospital and lamented this while looking at the moon:

“Capitalists really are blood-suckers, heartless, heartless.”

Shan Shan, who is deep in thought, did not notice a black limousine has stopped behind her. The man at the back seat heard her sigh, moved his mouth and then closed the recently opened window.

“Drive home.”

“Boss, didn’t you just say you want to send Miss Xue back?”

“No need,” the man said without expression, “capitalists are heartless.”

Associated Names
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Boss & Me (live-action drama)
Shan Shan Lai Chi
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OHtheNovelty rated it
October 4, 2017
Status: interesting tidbits part5
This is a really funny story with an overbearing and smart ML and a little airhead and glutton FL. Their relationship is a lot like pairing a hawk with a naive bunny, lol.

Be warned, there's a lot of misunderstanding and stupidity on the female lead's part and sometimes the male lead's part, but the author makes it so funny that you don't feel any frustration for the characters. Only the occasional pity will be felt for the ML in dealing with the FL.
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Fathom rated it
March 1, 2016
Status: --
I had a hard time finishing this story. At first it was amusing but then every chapter gets repetitive with the heroine misunderstanding the boss. The only thing the heroine cares about is eating. Hard to see how a hot guy like the Boss finding a round rice ball like her attractive at all. She puts no effort into her lookjs, and she's one of the dumbest main characters I've ever read about. Some people may find it cute, but Franky I just couldn't find myself liking the heroine at... more>> all. <<less
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sharon.nayoung rated it
February 20, 2019
Status: c19
cute read. but kind of superficial

the male lead falls in love with the female lead for no reason at all. honestly I'm not sure if he liked her in the beginning or it's because she gave his sister blood and he felt obligated, but there was no lead in to why he was so obsessed with her.

no matter how much I love black belly boss style ML.... there is a limit. the reason why BBB trope is so popular is because no matter how scary and cruel the boss ML... more>> may be to everyone else, he still holds a special place for FL in his heart. this BBB is just plain cruel and scary to the FL... he exhorts her, blackmails her, holds her pay over her head so that she is forced to be a maid for him... it's honestly degrading. you know what, maybe she enjoys or doesn't mind picking his vegetables out of his food for him. but you can't argue that she wanted to go with him on the trip, you can't argue that she wanted to pin the flower on her shirt for the maiden prize, you can't argue that she wanted to basically be his slave and do whatever he wanted her to do because she was so scared. the only time ML actually showed his affection was when he pressured FL into doing what he wanted or she was so frightened and uncomfortable that it made him laugh. like.... this sounds like an awful man to be around. there was a huge imbalance of power that he held over her head -- like, if you don't obey me you'll be homeless or working at the bottom again. I don't know, it doesn't sound so pure and cute to me. at some point she actually CHEERS because he is away from her and out of the country. ah..

if there was a guy who always forced me to do his chores for him and degraded me while I was at work, pressured me not to be independent and tried to force me to constantly stay by his side for no other reason than to torment me, I would quit or something. <<less
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maiha-sama rated it
April 26, 2017
Status: Completed
Shan Shan is a fluffy, light series thats easy on the brain and feels. The story feels like a typical Korean rom-com but it is enjoyable nonetheless. While the story is not as good as "A Slight Smile is Very Alluring" it has its own merits. Shan Shan is an adorable character and I liked the OTP with Feng Teng. However, the love happens very fast and abruptly and it would have been nice to see the romance build up gradually.

The most fun part for me were the extras with... more>> the kids keke <<less
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alexfilia rated it
August 10, 2017
Status: interesting tidbits part5
the novel is slice of life... Nothing much happens in the story unless you count the MC is given food by everybody
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Lissy rated it
September 12, 2019
Status: interesting tidbits part5
I didn't really like it enough to recommend it, the first half I think it was good and I liked it but as it went on it got boring leaving aside romance, in the end FL is still dumb and ML too dominant😏

PS: the translation was excellent 👍
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mechafanboy rated it
June 20, 2017
Status: c1
Extremely lighthearted and very worth a quick read. Shouldn't take more than maybe an hour or two to get past the bulk of the storyline. Definately worth the investment of time to get a few chuckles at the very least.

The romance however is quite abrupt, the general length is very short (arguably for the better though since lengthier novels tend to have very poor ability to expand on the original concept.) and probably more nitpicky things I can think of but....

At the end of it all, it's a nice simple... more>> absolutely adorable story. <<less
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November 2, 2019
Status: --
I really wanted to like this but the MC is just tooo stu-- naive for my liking. Its only 40 chapters but its taking me days to finish it. I may just be too old for this genre. It reminds me of those shoujo comedy mangas ive read when I was a teenager.
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LostMySoul rated it
February 5, 2019
Status: Completed
If you want some light reading full of fluff without drama then this is for you. The MC is rather oblivious and our ML is also really sly. Just like a sheep and a wolf lol you'll laugh at the misunderstandings and how dumb the MC acts sometimes. Cute novel. Would recommend.
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aovel rated it
September 3, 2018
Status: epilogue
Since I enjoyed the other story from the same universe I was a bit skeptic about this one but it lived up to expectations. If I had known what I know now, I would choose to read this first before the other book (A Slight Smile...) so some of the extras from that side would feel more familiar.

The story itself is mild and cheeky with a hint of deviousness. 'Adorable' keeps popping on my mind all throughout the journey. Since the length and pace is average, this is a good... more>> filler just to hit some good soft spots. The fluffy clouds were flying all over the place so this reader thinks this is a good bedtime story.",) <<less
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KichiX rated it
July 6, 2018
Status: interesting tidbits part5
Eh, I didn't like it much as A Slight Smile Is Very Charming.

The first 19 or so chapters were more enjoyable, and if the author had left off where she originally intended I probably would have liked the novel a lot more. It would have left me craving more, which, by the end of chapter 41, it did not.

Perhaps the romance pairing here - overbearing male lead with airhead (?) female - is just not one I like? She's called a glutton, but I don't really see it carried through... more>> the series - she never really focuses on food, she seems not to care whether what she is eating is superb quality or rather average... Look at Just Blame Me For Being Blind in the Beginning for an example of a female lead being food-focused.

The male lead wasn't really my cup of tea. He was too overbearing without any redeeming qualities, not even his love for the female lead which seemed like it sprang from no real cause. Their romance was kind of believable, but I didn't really enjoy reading it because of the imbalance in power most of the time.

I have no desire to re-read this at all, which usually marks a novel which for me wasn't that good. <<less
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Novelana rated it
May 10, 2018
Status: Completed
A very good light novel. Super light with no extras happenings. Mainly revolved to shan shan's lovelife. Even though the "original ending" (as the author says) is really a cliffhanger, the epilogues (which contain 8 epilogues) is really satisfying. But I want shan shan to call even once Feng Teng by his name in the novel and not just 'Boss' or 'President'. I dont know why but I think I just feel distant when only shan shan calls him that. So yeah. A really good light novel.

Thanks to the author... more>> and translator for this novel. 😍😍 <<less
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dysry rated it
March 2, 2016
Status: --
It’s a cute and sweet story but difficult to review since it doesn’t leave much of an impression after reading, but I did enjoy it while reading.

As mrezman mentioned, it is similar to Wipe Clean After Eating and other boss-subordinate romcoms which relies on the misunderstanding and disparity of positions between the two leads, although where WCAE structures its jokes like a skit, whereas Shan Shan is more of a sitcom. I found the beginning to be a little weak, forcing the development of their relationship but it’s hard to... more>> believe either of them had romantic inclinations at that point. The male lead was also somewhat dry and tedious at first (well actually he’s being sly and up to his usual tricks, it just wasn’t as entertaining). It improved later on with better character development and a more stable relationship than WCAE. <<less
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mrezman rated it
February 9, 2016
Status: --
It's okay. I didn't exactly buy that the president suddenly started liking her, but it's still cute. I feel that's it's a not-as-good version of "Wipe Clean After Eating, " just from my personal preference.
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earlgreyt rated it
December 7, 2019
Status: Completed
Black-bellied/controlling CEO guy x simpleton foodie (?) office worker.

Dynamic is humorous and cute but... not entirely my cup of tea. MC has no sense of self-protection and would probably lose every fight with the ML, which is played up for humor, but reflects reality in a very uncomfortable way.

MC assumes she will lose her job/bonus/etc. if she disagrees with the ML and the ML uses it to threaten her. Even though ML never actually carries through his threats, this sort of office "harrassment" absolutely does exist in real life in... more>> a very UN-humorous and AWFUL way. Thus, it's difficult to put aside the stark reality of power abuse in the workplace to read this lighthearted and not-intended-to-be-taken-seriously-story and pretend everything is all sunshine and rainbows.... <<less
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potatosince1992 rated it
September 2, 2019
Status: Completed
So many plot holes.

And I felt like she's just coerced into liking him because he liked her first and she felt like she just has no option.

I also don't like FL's passiveness to accept everything from ML, even at the expense of her pride. I have no idea why ML is so obsessed with her either, is it the food?

Or is it the female lead halo?
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Alazycatwantstoread rated it
July 26, 2018
Status: c1
There are a lot of grammatical mistakes in this one but it is totally worth reading. It is cute and short enough that it is enjoyable. The MC is dense, and I mean really dense but it somehow endeared her to me instead. Idk. Like I liked it, y'KNOW?
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Tuuna rated it
June 28, 2018
Status: Completed
Cute, lovely and great read. The MC was great, she was a fully developed character whose journey we got to follow during a formative moment in her life. The story was pretty fluffy but not without some meat on its bones. Would definitely recommend! Also as a bonus - I thought the drama version were great (which is rare). The first time I watched it I laughed out loud. Shan Shan is such a cutiepie, and the ML is a perfect match for her.
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mighthose rated it
November 23, 2017
Status: --
Its cute and humorous that made me laugh whole night! A kind of slice of life that is hard to come by this days.
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Xi-hime rated it
November 17, 2017
Status: Completed
Thank you for translating this novel :)

This story's a typical boss and employee love story.
The cold and cunning boss is intrigued by a naive newbie employee.
Who knows a simple kindness could bring them together?

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The Boss, Feng Teng, is a very competitive person and he feel satisfaction for "bullying" his naive employee a.k.a the female protagonist, Shan Shan with food.

I read "A Slight Smile is Very Charming" novel first. So when I read this novel, I'm a bit annoyed with how timid and naive the female protagonist, Shan Shan, is.


Thank goodness the Author made Shan Shan a bit wiser in the end.
Shan Shan tried to be more focus on her career so she won't embarrass Feng Teng in the future. Keynote: tried. At least, she tried to be a better person for Feng Teng.

After finished reading this novel, I wonder if the title is supposed to be "Come and Eat, Shan Shan" or "Come and Eat Shan Shan."

Both of them are suitable titles for this novel, me think ;D


I'd say that I'm happy I don't give up reading this novel early. This novel is pretty good.
Personally, I prefer the witty couple, Xiao Nai and Bei Wei Wei, from "A Slight Smile is Very Charming" novel than Feng Teng and Shan Shan couple here.
But for a couple with huge gap of personality and status, I think Feng Teng and Shan Shan make a pretty cute couple too.

No spoiler, just me babling.


Things that happened in this novel is very unlikely to happen in real world.

In real world, even if somehow a low ranking newbie employee help their big boss, their interaction will be stop after the big boss reward them. Then life continues back like normal.

You could say that this novel could make any ordinary female to dream high, wondering when their big boss will ask them a marriage proposal... when in reality their only interaction are at most just greetings to each other. Lol.


After reading this novel, don't forget to read "A Slight Smile is Very Charming" novel, translated wonderfully by the same translators of this novel. There're more side stories about Shan Shan family interaction with Wei Wei family. Enjoy! <<less
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