I am a Chef in the Modern Era

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Lin ShuYi was sentenced to death by the traitorous Emperor for a treasonous crime he didn’t commit. Before drinking the poisonous wine on the execution ground, he stared up at the snow falling from the sky and said to himself, “This is for the best, I will be a cook in my next life! I miss roast chicken…”

Then he woke up inside a body of a teenager in an era completely different from his past life. After that, he meets a nice old man who owns a small restaurant. Completely lost in this new modern world, he found that the only thing that would never change, no matter where one lived, was cooking.

Thus he picked up the promise he made to himself, to be a chef in this life.

Associated Names
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Wǒ zài xiàndài zuò chúzi [měishí]
我在现代做厨子[美食]
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teagsho
New teagsho rated it
March 18, 2020
Status: Completed
It's good! Fyi, in my opinion it's better to read Shen Yan love story after he got together again with Jiang Cheng. Shen Yan and Jiang Cheng love story start at 199 until 124, it's fine to skip few chapters then go back again since it's not that confusing.
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fuwa.fuwa
fuwa.fuwa rated it
May 2, 2019
Status: c71
[Edited comment >> lot of words to diss this story]

In the beginning, it was so fluffy and created 'meng' affection for readers.

But after reading up until ch. 71 I found this story was kind of 'greedy'.

  • First, because after the first arc, the MC and ML just started dating, but shortly after they're like forced to be wed? OR to be exact, because their close relationship (officially not dating yet) is exposed to public through socmed and the ML's family side felt this would harm the goodwill of their name, they wanted to release public statement of their engagement! For like-reason 'no good to play with a maiden's heart'... they're a tycoon and choosing a son-in-law that recklessly? I meant, they never met before making that decision... as readers knew how good the MC, they're as characters didn't know yet.
  • Second, after gain affection from both family side, the couple talked about baby/babies and wanted to have (at least) one!. I doubt it's been a while since they're dating. Beside, the point is their affection and feeling towards each other is not even written that much and well explained, but babies? Is this a het couple or a homo couple? Even het couple do not immediately talk about babies. And why did I catch the babies-talk was because the ML wanted to have s*x with the MC? | of course things happens and cannot be covered in detail, still rather than emphasize the babies-talk, it's better to focus on how trust and feeling is growing stronger day by day for this couple, so readers can understand why this creates 'meng'.
  • Every chapter, up to chapter I've read, there's food on the table. But the proposition of 'air-time' is unbalance in the end. Food only comes as decoration and to let MC gain an awe from the other parties. The title is [I am a Chef in the Modern Era] but the content is not well managed, ends up with no detail cooking narration but a bunch of plot filler that doesn't sit well all together. The good thing is the TL team puts a foodporn. It's better as [I am a Foodie in the Modern Era]
I agree with what iceflecks said about 2D characters
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Awesome Sauce
Awesome Sauce rated it
August 18, 2019
Status: c108
It's a good story, but I dropped it, and let me tell you why.

The story just from the summary already hooked me in, a reverse transmigration where someone from the ancient era gets put into the modern world and wants to be a chef? Sign me the hell up!
And it seemed like there actually was a plot in this story, Lin Shuyi is a foodie and his journey to become a chef was pretty interesting since it went in a completely different direction that I thought it would take... more>> (i.e. A Kdrama-esque route) but it was interesting. I didn't mind it, and he was still on his way to fulfilling his goal in his new life.

And then, I don't know what happened. I'm legitimately still confused even now.
Spoiler

Everyone's already saying it, they adopted kids. Out of nowhere. Shortly after getting together. Wtf..?

BUT THAT ISN'T THE MAIN REASON I DROPPED IT.

I dropped it, because the story didn't follow it's original path anymore. It completely betrayed its freaking title! Lin Shuyi finally gets his restaurant and I was so excited! Finally, the first step to becoming a chef! But he stops there. At the first step, he stops.
This 19-year old with his new boyfriend-turned (immediately) -fiance, decides to adopt kids, abandons his ambitions altogether, rushes to train his newly-hired novice chef so he can leave his restaurant to him while he raises his kids. Even the grandpa in the beginning is just thrown away to another family.
I. Am. So. Disappointed.

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The story no longer followed what it said it would be about, which is to become a Chef in the modern era. I was so let down, it turned a story that could've potentially be a 4.5 to one I couldn't even finish. (3.5/5) <<less
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iceflecks
iceflecks rated it
April 5, 2019
Status: Completed
A fluffy BL story that starts off with cooking, but is more about human interactions. The drama that exists in this story isn't for the MC but for side characters, which isn't a bad thing as it has more of a slow paced slice of life feel to it, especially by the last half of the story.

I give it a 4 because the characters felt a bit 2D to me, although I totally recommend this for fluff and readers who want to read about MCs that live a peaceful life.
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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove
TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove
April 3, 2019
Status: Completed
4.5 for me

Highly recommend

Fluffy bl story

Has many food details (well its obvious with the title)

Its a sweet slice of life story that has a very dramatic start but then lays off in the middle till the end. If you want to soothe your heart after reading a tragic one then u can read this, its also very easy to mtl but of course we must support the translator

Edit: NU wont submit my rating on stars so I can only put it here in the review
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YoriMei
YoriMei rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: c88
It's a decent story, but it's just so fluffy and happy that it's a bit bland once you get to the middle/end. Basically, an innocent lamb is thrown into the modern world and ends up working at a restaurant while finding a father figure in the old man who owns the restaurant and a lover from the mysterious ML who works there for kinda no reason. It's not that MC is dumb (he knows how to ride a horse, poetry, skilled at drinking) but he mostly comes off as a... more>> pure, innocent 16-18 year old who hasn't been through much but is very hardworking.

Most of the conflict just comes from family issues, and mostly is about money and filial piety. The old man's family is basically trash (except the dad who means well but is passive) and honestly most of the problems stem from the mother who wants money and babies their son (whose a pan ungrateful brat). The problem is that, once that situation is resolved, it loses tension and starts dragging in my opinion. It's still very fluffy, just loses steam and you're just waiting around for the two together. Honestly the side story is much more interesting at that point. <<less
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Honey B
Honey B rated it
August 10, 2019
Status: c83
The beginning: drama that kept my eyes glued open 😳

... more>>
Spoiler

The Yang family is no joke. At least the grandpa isn't an a$$hole like the grandson and wife.

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The middle: Relationship building, some kissy, a little touchy 🥰 No smut so I was a bit disappointed. Minus 1 star.

I liked getting to know the ML's family.

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For them to be rich as f*uck, they're super cool. Even grandpa eventually chills and accepts the relationship

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The end... I never got there. It kind of got boring to me. 😴 After the relationship was stabilized, all I read was fluff. I don't mind light hearted stories, but I found myself not giving a d*mn.

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I think it's because the MC had a pretty bland personality. Other than being OP and being able to do just about anything, I didn't find him that interesting. The few times he showed interesting traits were too far and few, like the time he shutdown the gay-hating fake reporter at the press conference when he and the ML came out. Other than those rare moments, the ML was far more interesting.

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Minus 1 star

And something else that had me irritated

Spoiler

Are you telling me you went from rebirth, being the adopted grandson of a old man you've never met replacing the grandpa's own family, to owning your own restaurant, to being in a fully committed relationship, to meeting the parents, to talking about adopting kids in half a year?! Holy Sh*t! Now that's gold finger!! I admit I like my MC's to be overpowered, but this went waaaaaaaaay too fast.

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I won't minus anymore stars cause the translation was decent.

I would have liked a bit more drama or tension, but that's just me. <<less
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Dewwy
Dewwy rated it
July 30, 2019
Status: c30
Just a quick heads up to the future readers of this novel, if you're looking for a book that is mainly about cooking and food with a peaceful and calm setting, then this is the wrong place for you.

Although this book started out fine, everything steadily went downhill as the story progressed.

... more>>
Spoiler

To be more specific, when the Grandpa's family came into the picture.

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As I flipped through the chapters, the story became more of a drama filled novel with cooking as a subplot rather than the main point of the story (even though the main character proclaimed to become a chef in this life).

The story slowly started becoming more and more focused on a whole new topic un-related to food, which makes me wonder about when we'll get to see the main character actually achieving his dream.

Other than the small and deatiled descriptions about the main character's love for food, there really isn't anything else he's doing
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other than working in the tiny restaurant

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The ML?
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Well, he just mysteriously appeared by the main character and never left.

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Umbrosa
Umbrosa rated it
May 8, 2019
Status: c37
I'd probably give the story like a 4.5-ish? The story is really cute! A lot of fluff and heartwarming stuff too (since the old man ends up acting as the main characters' grandfather basically). I like the pacing of the story, but the romance part is slow so far. It's very pleasant if you're okay with that! Characters are also pretty well developed and believable.

Also the translation team is awesome! Happily gave it 5 stars because of them! High-quality, daily chapter releases for novels is no easy feat, but Exiled... more>> Rebels are masters at this stuff~ This story should be fully translated probably by... around August? Their team is seriously on top of things, in both their current and previous projects. Also the food pictures they add in are great. Reading might make you hungry, lol. <<less
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RoseAmethyst remembrance
RoseAmethyst remembrance
January 4, 2020
Status: Completed
Update: So I finished. I kind of forced myself though since this was recommended by a friend because I thought I should give this a change. I regret doing that. I finished this novel with really sour feelings over the latter events of the novel.

From the summary, you can tell that the theme of the novel is all about cherishing and focusing on what truly makes you happy. The MC was an ambitious scholar and government official who shot up the ranks very quickly, while in contrast, he lived a... more>> more simplistic life in the modern era as a chef for a small noodle restaurant in a rural town.

Contrary to what the title I am a Chef in the Modern Era implies, this novel is less about culinary arts and more about relieving past burdens and cherishing what truly matters (your family and doing what you love doing). I thought this was a good set up for a slice-of-life novel as it celebrates the simple joys of life rather than fame & fortune. (for the MC, his joys of life was food and cooking).

But. All the sentimental values portrayed in the beginning of the novel lost its meaning by the end of the novel. I also felt that the author got out of touch with reality towards the end and got lazy with portraying human emotions and behaviors in a realistic manner.

Spoiler

Given this novel's emphasis on family bonds, it's not out of place for the MC to take interest in adopting kids. One of the things that he reflected about his past life is that he never got to experience what it's like to have a family since his relationship with the teacher who raised him wasn't really like a father-to-child relationship and kept strictly as teacher-student relationship. In this life, the MC's relationship with the ML was firmly established in spite of how quick it was and by this point, the MC had fully realized what he truly wanted in his life: his own family.

My discontent with the adoption thing was how unrealistically easy they integrated into the family. First of all, the two kids (Xiao Yu and Tao Tao) were just too perfect. They never caused any problems and were always well behaved and smiling. No crying. No child tantrum. No conflicts. No arguments. Nothing. Raising kids (adopted or not) cannot be this easy can it? Does the author actually know what it's like to raise kids?

Second, they adjusted to their new family too easily. This is too weird considering that the kids were taken home on the same day that they met. Is it realistic for total strangers to become family this quickly?

The elder kid (Xiao Yu) carried emotional scars from his previous adopted family and it shows as he talks to the MC with a smiling yet sad expression. Yet after taking the kids home, Xiao Yu shows no signs of his past scars. The sad expression and heavy weight in his voice he carried at the orphanage disappeared instantly with the MC's assurance. Is it possible for the emotional scars of a child to heal within a single day? Is it possible for a child to trust the words of a stranger this easily?


Another thing I hated was how the Old Man Yang's house became forgotten considering all the sentimental value that it carried during the arc with his daughter-in-law trying to sell it. The house was pretty much abandoned with the Old Man Yang moving in Xiao Wan's family. Old Man Yang moved out. The house was never mentioned again. No talks about how the house would be taken care of. No talks about keeping the house safe and clean. Nothing.

The biggest headache was that the MC actually gave up his profession as a chef and went into real estate. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Real estate? Seriously? Didn't the MC learn from his past mistakes of losing himself to his ambitions. Did the MC say he only wanted to focus this life on doing what he loves which was cooking?


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In my opinion, it would have been better to end this novel at around ch. 70. I feel like the novel got its proper conclusion at ch.70. (Similar to when many people dropped the Shonen giant, Bleach, after the Arrancar Arc because they felt like they got their conclusion with a specific character.).

I feel like everyone had gotten what they wished for and the novel is pretty much dragging things after that with drama from side characters. The spoiler box below gives a summer of all the major events and arcs up to ch. 70.

Spoiler

After transmigration: MC wakes knowing absolutely nothing about the original owner of the body he transmigrated into. Old Man Yang takes him in and gives him a job at his restaurant, XiQin Restaurant. MC has his first encounter with the ML at ch. 5 when they walk into each other at a bayberry garden. The ML starts sticking to the MC (to his dismay) after the MC finds him beaten up and lying in Old Man Yang's vegetable garden. Together, the trio runs the XiQin Restaurant and the three becomes very close to the point that Old Man Yang regards the two, the MC in particular, as his grandsons. Things are peaceful and pretty much pure slice-of-life until the first arc.

Arc 1: Old Man Yang's daughter-in-law plotted to take and sell Old Man Yang's cherished house to start a beauty salon. This arc ends when his grandson's gambling debts tears the family apart and the ML uses his connections to save Old Man Yang who willingly gives himself up to resolve the debt. The grandson goes to prison, the daughter-in-law ends up in a mental hospital due to stress over the debt and the loss of her family, and the son divorces the daughter-in-law and moves on with his life.

Arc2: Old Man Yang gives the XiQin Restaurant to the MC. The MC renovates the restaurant and personally does all the architectural and interior designing.

Arc3: Old Master Shen (ML's grandfather) contacts the ML and urges him to introduce the MC to the family. ML brings MC to his home city. The old master of the Shen household (ML's grandfather) unexpectedly shows up at where they're staying and has a talk with each of them separately. Old Master Shen (ML's grandfather) leaves with a good impression of the MC and his attitude peaks the interests of ML's parents who become eager to meet the MC.

Arc4: With the approval from Old Master Shen to their relationship, the MC and ML returns home and spills the beans to Old Man Yang, whom MC considers as his family while finding out that Old Man Yang got together with Xiao Wan's widowed grandmother. Everyone involves accepts the new circumstances very easily and happily.

Arc5: ML brings the MC to the Shen household and they have dinner with the entire family. The entire family have long since accepted their relationship so the dinner goes really well. The entire family accompanies the couple to a press conference where the ML confirms the rumors about his homosexuality and formally announces his relationship with MC. The press conference ends peacefully with everyone having positive impression of the couple. So with this arc, the couple has gained the acceptance of ML's family and the general public.

Arc6 (Ch. 70-75) : The Shen family formally meets Old Man Yang and the entire family gets along very well.

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Random quotes that describes the characters:
Spoiler

MC is all about food Ch. 25: The only difference was, all of Xiao Wan's bags contained things to play with, while all of Lin ShuYi's bags contained things to eat.

This quote from Xiao Wan's grandmother summed up Old Man Yang's character perfectly: That old man, he's always been too kind-hearted. Now if he had my temper, then even heaven would be in an uproar.

while her own personality on the other hand: Xiao Wan's grandmother might have a knife for a tongue, but she was actually soft at heart. Her only flaw was that she liked to gossip too much, but she was a good person. This was clear in the way she treated and took care of Old Man Yang.

And Old Man's relation with MC and ML: Seeing that Lin ShuYi and Shen Fu were cooking in the kitchen, no one was surprised anymore. From their point of view, these two kids were like old man Yang's real grandsons. No, they were more charming than his real grandson.

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First Major Arc: Old Man Yang's family

  • This arc is centered on the conflict between Old Man Yang and his son's family, primarily his daughter-in-law. With this arc, we finally get to understand why Old Man Yang has been alone all these years and why he regarded so closely as to call him his grandson.
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  • This arc officially started when Old Man Yang was invited to stay with his son's family in the city they live in. After years of no contact, Old Man Yang happily did so, but abruptly returned two days earlier with a downcast mood. Everyone notices that Old Man Yang doesn't want to talk about what happened and so no one asks any questions.
    However, very soon, Old Man Yang's son and grandson showed up at his restaurant and we find out what caused Old Man Yang's early return.... his daughter-in-law had an ulterior motive for inviting Old Man Yang: to extort money from Old Man Yang so that she can open up a beauty salon.

    With a deceiving smile, she offered to bring Old Man Yang to live with them in the city. This makes Old Man Yang feel touched, but all happy feelings goes away when she continues and brings up the underlying condition... Old Man Yang must sell his house and use it to open a beauty salon.

To add context to the arc, here's the background of each family member

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Old Man Yang: Impoverished and owns a noodle restaurant. He bought his current house with is late wife with hard earned money. He refuses to sell it out of sentimental reason as it is a memento of his late wife who passed when their son was young. He has a calm temperament and doesn't hold a grudge over the fact his son hasn't contacted him in years. No matter how bad their arguments get in arc, he quickly gets over it and accepts his daughter-in-law's apology. Even though he dislikes his daughter-in-law, he still acknowledges her as family and wants to maintain close with his family.

Zhao XueMei (Daughter-in-law) : She studied cosmetology, but became a homemaker after she married Old Man Yang's son. In the first years of their marriage, they lived with Old Man Yang, but complained that it was old and run down. She wanted to live in the city and Old Man Yang gave up his live savings to make the down payments on their house. She also got her own parents to contribute to the payment. The reason why she seeks money from Old Man Yang specifically is because she ruined her relations with her and her husband's relatives with her bad attitude. Old Man Yang is the only relative willing to tolerate the daughter-in-law's terrible personality.

Yang JianGuo (Son) : The sole income earner of his household. He's been described as a refined gentlemen, perfect in every way except that he's a coward who can't stand up to his wife. He never made any attempts to stay in contact with his father all these years because of his wife's domineering control over him. Old Man Yang speculates that the lack of a mother's guide is the reason for why his son turned out this way.

Yang Xiao (Grandson) : 22 years old, graduated, and still unemployed (and sadly has no intentions of getting one). His continued dependence on his parents is what caused the daughter-in-law to consider opening a beauty salon. He was primarily raised by his mother who spoiled him. His father gave up on raising him because his wife would scold him with a shrill voice every time he attempts to discipline their son.

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This quote is a perfect example of the hypocrisy in the daughter-in-laws words and how dysfunction the family is:

Spoiler

Ch. 27

Zhao XueMei disagreed. "Why are you being so harsh? Didn't he just play a few rounds and lose a bit of money? You're making it seem like he's doing something much worse. Xiao Xiao still has some friends at least, but look at you, you don't even have someone to help out if you need it."

Yang JianGuo was blocked again to the point that he had nothing else to say, even though the only reason he didn't have friends was all according to this fearsome wife's wishes.

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Yang JianGuo couldn't bear to see Zhao XueMei spoiling Yang Xiao at all, but even though he couldn't bear it, his words didn't hold any weight either. In any case, Zhao XueMei never listened to him, so he picked up his bowl and went into the living room by himself.

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Yang Xiao had known since long ago that the one who spoke up and got things done in this house was his mother. He only needed to deceive his mom, and his dad's objections would no longer hold any significance.

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Chumchum
Chumchum rated it
May 20, 2019
Status: --
It is cute and fluffy... A good read to relax.

I can't really see MC as a person from ancient times more like a baby chick just hatched
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speracles
speracles rated it
April 2, 2019
Status: c1
Excited to read a combo of several of my favorite genres! BL plus foodie recipes AND transmigration to a modern era? Sign me up! The first chapter already has a great recipe...
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Staringatastar
Staringatastar rated it
September 22, 2019
Status: Completed
I liked the book, though the beginning more than the end. The chapters with recipes were the best! However, the recipes disappeared towards the end, as did the fun cooking scenes, and the book became much more pure fluff with little plot.

I also thought the author's viewpoints a bit simplistic sometimes, especially some of the assumptions about the US and how easy it was to do things there.
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Nadelyn
Nadelyn rated it
July 17, 2019
Status: c104
Nice fluff and slice of life with good foodie content.

But would rate 3.8 because of two reasons:

1) Some shamelessness is good, but ML can be too much of a horn dog most of the times after they get together.

2) They haven't even settled as a couple and their jobs, and suddenly we are thrown into a raising kids novel. Wtf. I haven't ever read something so extremely rushed. ... more>>
Spoiler

They literally adopt and take home a couple of kids they just met that same day. What?

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This almost made me drop the novel... <<less
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cursebreaker
cursebreaker rated it
June 13, 2019
Status: Completed
I thought every chapter would be about cooking but sometimes the food title in the chapter is just a food they ate. Lol. I love this, its a very heart-warming, family-centered novel especially when ML's family is introduced.
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ML is shameless at first. Lololol. That's how he won over MC but later, he's more loving and a really really good husband and father (Yes! They adopt an adorable little bun and a sensible little zhengtai) The extras is about ML's brothers own love story~~ Drama is only at the start with Grandpa's family then the rest are happy fluffy moments. Same with the extra, drama is at the start only to explain why ML's brother and his man separated at first and then the rest are chasing (You're more shameless, you win!) and then getting together and their family life (they adopt two little princesses).

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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
September 12, 2019
Status: Completed
I was a bit disappointed with this novel after the halfway mark (where it definitely derailed as per other reviewers have said). Overall it's a very fluffy, lighthearted read but it definitely started getting boring after the main characters get together. The focus of the novel which originally was on the MC familiarizing himself with the new world and working from a small noodle shop towards owning his own restaurant completely changes into a family-parenting novel.

This is a very slice-of-life type novel and not really related to the MC becoming... more>> a chef. I would have rated everything before them getting together as a 5 star, but everything after... not so much. The tension/anticipation in the story completely evaporated and it was just endless sugar/fluff (which isn't a bad thing) but I honestly almost fell asleep reading the later parts because it just felt like a summary of the character's lives without any further character or relationship development.

I think the story would have gone a bit better if the author had done a bit of time skipping... or just treated everything after as extras instead of part of the main storyline.

Spoiler

The main characters talk about having kids withing like 1-2 months of just starting dating? And pretty much jump right into becoming parents soon after. It's pretty insane how quickly their relationship moved. Not to mention you never get to see any quirks or friction. Everyone "good" in the story is completely perfect and conflict free. All of their tastes 100% match each other and even the 1-year old kid is 100% obedient and good and loveable and never throws a tantrum.

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But ultimately, the problem lies in the story becoming completely static after a certain point. The first half deserves reading! <<less
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MrMuda
MrMuda rated it
August 25, 2019
Status: c125
Pretty nice story but the plot diverged from the original premise near the middle to be more romance specific. It's still a cute read though if you're looking for a complete novel.
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Pixil
Pixil rated it
July 6, 2019
Status: c80
The novel is about an official dying and finding himself in his reincarnation in the modern era. The premise is sorta interesting I guess. He doesn't have the memories of his modern reincarnation's body so he has to make sense of the things around him at first. After running out of rice, he helps an old man who owns a restaurant and the story kicks off.

I like the story well enough. The drama doesn't involve him too much but will still make you really angry at the unreasonable characters. The... more>> ML's okay.

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He's a rich kid who is capable enough. Not the cold-type lead, but somewhat black-bellied.

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He has some good points and at the very least is a bit entertaining to read. I don't quite like the relationship development however. I feel the progression went too fast after the MC realized he loved the ML.

Spoiler

There's one incident in the novel where he becomes jealous of the girl both he and ML treat as a little sister since they were talking for so long. When he noticed that he was jealous even though he shouldn't be, he realizes he loves ML and agrees to a relationship. ML has admitted to liking MC already and was pursuing him till he said yes.

That part's okay, but not too shortly after that, they talk about kids. I know some people actually can come to talk about that early in their relationship, but MC is still new in the relationship, not easy with affection, not even agreeing to consolidating his relationship (mariiage) with ML yet, but absolutely fine with adopting kids with ML? I found that a bit bizarre.

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However, the story is quite fluffy and it does bring a smile to my face. I've run out of stuff to read and having this as a saving grace was not the worst thing ever. Certainly worse things to resort to. Overall, I think it best not to take it too seriously and just treat it as a holiday away from the really dark sad stories, at least, after the family drama segment (which is not even all that bad, just make you want to punch something). <<less
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xxBlackRabbitxx
xxBlackRabbitxx rated it
June 22, 2019
Status: --
Was fun to read then at some point ML just starts on taking advantage of the MC who's a bit of a block head in a sense. Playing the one you like for a fool by creating a misunderstanding and taking advantage of the situation is really a turn off for me. Anyway its a good read if only there's no situations like that I Would like to rate this a 4.5 star. Its just some scenes poke my pet peeves
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Jemoon
Jemoon rated it
May 26, 2019
Status: --
Recommended ❤️❤️

Really like fluffy and cute story.
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Theo755
Theo755 rated it
April 8, 2019
Status: c7
i am really glad that exiled-rebels-scanlations chose this. I really am starting to love it as much as LMW.

How I wish I could continue reading the later parts (if written) of LMW.

To sum it up, this novel is really heart soothening.
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