Strange World Little Cooking Saint


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Shiyu, a modern-day chef, was magically transmigrated into the body of a beggar in a strange world after dying in a car accident. Here is the catch, she knows this strange world.

This world is supposed to be a fictional Immortal world that is created by her two best friends (both of whom are novel writers). When she begged them to include her name as a character in their novel, they agreed and made her into a beggar character (as a joke).

Right now she is living a life as a pitiful beggar after having a second chance at life. Oh dear! It is so hard to find food and shelter with no money. Moreover, everyone takes advantage of beggars and bullied her.

Join Shiyu as she set out to improve her life and that of her fellow beggars so that the children and elderly people who took her in will not go hungry.

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Recommendation Lists
  1. Novels mainly about food
  2. Cooking Good Food
  3. Food involved
  4. Female Protagonists No Romance Novels

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pinkrainmi rated it
June 12, 2018
Status: c865
I thought this was just going to be a cutesy foodie novel with some romance thrown in.

It's not. It's so much more! There's a hint of romance and the author keeps teasing us with flashes of the future. I'm personally not for the ship (couple pairing) that the author has for our female MC but...I can accept it, haha. There's dry humor sandwiched between serious moments, melancholic moments, happy moments, and definitely sad moments as well. Each character is unique and has their own story (often bittersweet) and our MC... more>> changes a lot after all she's been through (800+ chapters and counting!). She becomes stronger, physically and emotionally, as she learns to handle growing up (she starts out at 13? I forgot...), new experiences, first love, deaths, and loss.

There was something I both loved and hated about this novel -- the romance did not go the way I thought it would. The MC doesn't fall in love with anyone for a good few hundred chapters (once again, I forgot the specifics, apologies!) and in a non-spoiler way, I'll say that she does have a happy ending romance-wise (author hints at it). And in a spoiler way... be forewarned...


The MC knows the "original male MC" from the story her friends wrote (and the one she consequently fell into) has a harem. So while she doesn't really want to get too close to him, they end up spending a lot of time together and he helps her in her time of need. Slowly, those feelings grew to love, at least for him. He confessed to her but she didn't accept him at the time. But as they became separated temporarily, she mulled over her feelings and decided to take a step forward, better to have a sad ending than regret for what could have been.

Here comes the bittersweet (mostly bitter...) part -- they keep accidentally missing out on each other. I want to blame it on plot-sama... And then, she dies. Yes, literally. But!! Since this is a cultivation novel, the MC resurrects... after 100 years OTL (and with a new appearance, although it was her real one). And in those 100 years... the original male MC had been waiting for her. There was another girl who was silently by his side for the entire 100 years. I'm sure you know where this is going :c.

The original male MC didn't acknowledge that girl or accept her for the 100 years. She just stuck to his side, quite like a stalker... When the MC happened to run into him, he didn't immediately recognize her yet and just when they were about to reunite... that other girl protected him from an attack and he was concerned over her. This... showed that very quietly, that other girl had started occupying an itty witty part of his heart. Our MC is not the type to share what's hers so...T_T. Goodbye my ship, goodbye.

MY HEART BROKE. He had waited for her!! Really, he did!!!! There was something like "It was not his fault, it was not anyone's fault, it was merely the flow of time."...I'm sorry this turned into a rant :c.


It would take too long to express all my love for the side characters and their stories, but it's so warmhearted at times! And at times, very melancholic. And for a lot of the times, very hunger-inducing. *drools* Give this story a try, it's worth it! <<less
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Person8 rated it
October 30, 2018
Status: c29
The story starts off okay, but the lack of editing in both the original story and translation effort unfortunately takes a bite out of how readable this otherwise cute story is in English. The author could have badly used an editor to buff the prose and improve the flow of just how the reader is supposed to take in the story.

Quite frankly, the premise and setting are fun and unique, but there's too many assumptions on part of the author that just suddenly skips to standard isekai cheats (especially how... more>> the protagonist suddenly discovers her source of internal magic with all the finesse of "oh, after thinking about it for a bit, it was there in her stomach chakra zone lol"). By chapter 29, a dangerous fight is resolved with essentially "she killed the creepy pedophile who was attempting to r*pe her because she was thankfully slightly stronger and then she threw away the body; the rest of the party was mostly okay with this event, " in more words and actually less sense. There's benefits to simplicity and direct writing, but the way it is in this story, it's just plain bordering on incomplete.

And with all due respect to the translators, the English prose is somewhat stilted (but considering what seems to have been the author's original writing, they can't be blamed overmuch for that). <<less
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grenfunkel rated it
January 15, 2019
Status: --
Cooking, a bit of cultivation, a bit of fluff, a bit of blood and tons of food. Coupled with a smart MC makes this novel an interesting read. Romance? As of chapter 36 there is none. Who cares about that! I prefer food! Read this!
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DeepSeaLove rated it
April 27, 2018
Status: c21

Before reading this novel, you have to eat your fill or eat while reading this so that you will avoid shaming yourself. You might feel pangs of hunger and find yourself drooling while reading.

Honestly, I became hungry while reading this that gave alot sweats. Just imagining the food porn description made my drool flow out from my mouth!
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April 9, 2018
Status: c11
I'm a sucker for production-type jobs so I'll forgive how the cooking parts aren't as engaging and detailed as other novels. It's still early but her advantage so far seems to be having recipes that can make use of unwanted ingredients. I'm worried it'll turn out to be a world where everyone is cunning enough to steal her recipes but too dumb to innovate with cheaper ingredients.

I hope the focus shifts to her skills rather than the recipes because that would not only up the excitement level, but also make... more>> the plot and world more believable. I've criticised Kitchen Xiuzhen for too much gasping onlooker filler but it does a good job of hyping up the MC's skills. Here, however, I can't tell that the MC used to work in a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. It seems like skill doesn't matter and any old chef can easily replicate her dishes so long as they get the recipe. <<less
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hatoyin97 rated it
April 5, 2018
Status: c7
While the flow of the story is abit chunky, the plot have all the spices that is needed to make a homy dish...

Also the characters are alot more realistic...

... more>>

For example the chef who bought the recipe from MC who is currently a begger, first try to cheat but MC use abit of common sense and managed to get a fair price with her current situation and status...

The chef was not demanding or murderous as you can expect of the average citizens...

Gotta say the only unrealistic character is one of the kitchen handy man easily taste the soup that MC made, even if it smells delicious, it is still from a begger there should be some skepticism


I am abit disapointed that the author does write the side ingredients... maybe in the future since the supposed mountain vegetables should have lots have variety rite?

Opps spoiler? <<less
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Xiaremae rated it
April 3, 2018
Status: c2
Pretty unique compared to most cooking novels out there.
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