The Culinary Tycoon


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Yu Qingze transmigrated to a world, where there are no women, only gers and men. He was rescued by a ger no one wants to marry because he couldn’t speak, has a scarred face, and a dull cinnabar mole between his brows indicating low fertility.

Yu Qingze, who has tasted the warmth of human affection in his previous life, did not dislike the other’s flaws at all: ancient people without vision, my wife is kind-hearted, ingenious, capable, and virtuous. There will be times when you will envy him in the future!   

Relying on his professional cooking skills, Yu Qingze would make money, raise a family, have a few babies, and protect the people who he loves and who love himself. This is the most important reason for his rebirth.

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Qiwis20 rated it
May 4, 2022
Status: c7
Please translate this to the end, I'm already so invested!

I love simple transmigration stories like these, where it's just about improving the lives of the people around them.

Thank you to the translator for their awesome work! :)
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lyre rated it
May 3, 2022
Status: Completed
This story has not much drama, and the characters although not smooth but has a decent life. It's your day to day life working hard, getting troubles from competitors/jealous people, getting better and become a sort of "winner in life".

MC actually has it easy in the connection department. It goes along with the phrase the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. He basically wins (almost) everyone through his cooking. Even winning his first ally to win ML easily. Lol.

The climax/drama prob when erdan's in trouble. That's the... more>> top crisis the couple ever had but it got solved fast and then I guess HE.

In short, it's a decent story, and I had fun, hence I gave a 4.5/5 <<less
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ylial rated it
May 9, 2022
Status: Completed
The story is more of a slice of life of a chef in countryside so there's not much tension here, and the hurdle is very simple (But their past r not, so this is more like a healing and slice of life story).

If u'r looking for excitement then u'r in the wrong web page. Still this is written well!💕 I like the story and characters! (No brain dead main chara, though there are some really unreasonable ones). Though the story seems simple, there's a depth to it. The side chara... more>> are also lovable and I find myself smiling in their love development <<less
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sekkamiya rated it
April 30, 2022
Status: c10
I get a good feeling so far.

I like that the shou is vunerable but not fragile and that he has a lovely family setting/atmosphere.

The gong also isn't overbearing or arrogant and he's proactive about contributing without being stubborn.

This looks like a nice fluff story without too much dog-blood.
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whimsandfantasies rated it
June 9, 2022
Status: c26
Enjoying the novel so far. A light-hearted and relaxing story of the ancient times, with a few negative elements to add some spice to the story. And talking about spices, my food buds have been over stimulated just by reading the various food recipes. Thanks to the translator for attaching the photos of the cuisines which made me salivate even further!
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erialolita rated it
June 21, 2022
Status: --
It was okay, really enjoyable until about chapter 90, then the author started to meander and brought out random characters. Author forgets about certain story lines or just vaguely addresses them later. Felt like the author was trying to shove too much into the story with no real plan of how it should flow.

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the ML's voice isn't addressed or cured until the last half of the last chapter of the main text. Then he is miraculously cured through the power of acupuncture. He didn't even get pregnant until like 15 chapters until the end. ML's grandpa and brother are mostly forgotten about in the later half


Most of the story is about the MC and his Gary Stu cooking. I like op MC so this wasn't an issue for me, but I know it is for others. He invents farming equipment and other items but it's quickly forgotten about and only addressed 1 or 2 times later. Most of the influencial families in the MCs town are big foodies and also happen to be good powerful people. MC of course wins them over through their stomach. He is only successful with their backing, which was disappointing, not a fan of how the author set it up.

ML is a big part of the story to begin with and has a strong personality, but then the 2nd half of the novel he is just MC's accessory. I was disappointed, such a strong ML was downgraded by the author.

I MTL'd from chapter 19 on. Easy to MTL, not many parts were too confusing. Translation was ok, not many notes and some minor errors. I wasn't a big fan of the translator begging for 5 star reviews though, left a bad taste for me. Have to remember everyone has different tastes and that's ok. <<less
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busyoldfool rated it
September 1, 2023
Status: c81 part1
To me this story is like a tasty soup with cilantro (I hate cilantro). I like the slice of life/relaxed transmigration aspect, the food p*rn, the characters overall.

However, I end up skipping the “romantic” moments because there’s something about the main ship that irks me. Their courtship is like that of MC trying to get closer to a shy animal (ML has low self esteem) which I’m sure some readers enjoy but it’s personally not my cup of tea? So yeah. Cilantro. Nothing wrong with it per se but I’m... more>> put off all the same.

4/5 because again, I still like the other parts of the story, will continue to read until I feel the romance takes too much space. <<less
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Chisaki rated it
August 7, 2022
Status: c120
A fluffy, lighthearted romance without much drama. The MC and ML's relationship is so sweet ❤
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Freyalily rated it
June 15, 2022
Status: Completed
Slice of life + cooking


- MC fall in love quite early

- focus on cooking and MC daily life

- till the end, MC doesnt become rich rich, just a bit better than other people, but influential (he got politics back him up)

- easily won other people over, with cooking

- most of the problem solved with using help from his big backup

- MC got 2 children, ML cured and can talk

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Jessy_m rated it
October 31, 2023
Status: Completed
enjoyable novel, but I found it weird how we got only one chapter for important characterand 9 extra chapters of a side character, must have been popular.

also I kept wondering how reproduction organs and giving birth work, I can't help but wonder. I could only imagine it as gere being transmen.
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Dovah rated it
September 29, 2022
Status: c34
I love this novel! MC, ML, business development and food p*rn are awesome! The best part is that MC is an intelligent, responsible, mature ad ult seme protagonist with matching IQ & EQ! His little ger is so adorably sweet as well xD

Please keep translating! Can't wait for more chapters xD
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Jamming2000 rated it
July 2, 2022
Status: c33
Really enjoying this low stakes relaxing slice of life transmigration story. Do not read this on an empty stomach, your drool may wreck your phone/tablet/computer. Tantalizing food photos as well as detailed descriptions of different foods, some of which I had never heard of before as well as authentic sounding recipes for them. Most of the issues are resolved quite quickly so far. I like that Changle does not get cured overnight; as with most mental and physical trauma, it is a process.
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WallEyeKnee rated it
July 20, 2023
Status: Completed
I am foodie so I had my mouth hanging when they keep listing one food after another, it doesn't help when you're also hungry ! Don't read this when your hungry

MC pass away and transmigrated in this world, we get know about his sad childhood, his makes amazing food, gives out farming drawprints. MC is really smart and knows how to handle people and win them over with food too. He's also like men so this was a great world for him.

ML is really strong, have a kind heart, very... more>> protective of his family but have low confidence due to pass events and his body situation. But very innocent and pure, he's really cute.

Grandpa and little brother is also very good characters. I enjoy knowing them and watching them living together.

This was alot of food business related and alot off fluff between MC and ML. It's all sweet, so I enjoy reading the food and get fed sugar at the same time hehe.

The baby in trouble was the final part and we skip through the last few chapters relative quick before it was long long paragraphs for each chapter, and we get a HE then it was done.

It was a worthwhile read, it helps to relax thinking about food.

However I just want to nitpick about the extras which disappointed me. I was never interest in that couple Author! You wasted a good 10 extras about something that readers didn't want to follow


I am just sad MC never gets to meet the Emperor or got to the Capital to expand, there's no extras about the future either

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Fisukisuki rated it
March 19, 2023
Status: c34-136p1
I won't rate this novel yet. I have only reach 1/5 part of the story, so I can't judge it yet.

But I really like the first 30chapters so far.

Our MC Transported into Ancient and Different world all together. With his own body and even modern clothes. But no modern stuff whatsoever. No Golden fingers, etc.

... more>> But our MC was previously a Chef and know how to do Martial arts. He's Smart and Strong, but NOT OP!

He's very Good but no Saint. So he's pretty Likable!

While our ML was definitely NOT Ugly, just have scarred on his face. And mute from Past Trauma. But he's Physically Strong! The kind of Strong where he can push or pull heavy stuff. Unfortunately because his scarred face, he's has insecurity which is understandable.

Anyway our ML is still Likable so far!

And ML's family aka lil Bro and Grandpa, also absolutely Likable and Supportive family!

They help and still helping MC, and MC already think of them as his family! So it's Heartwarming between them.

Back to the plot, it's a Food p*rn Novel. It really can makes you hungry, and worst, the translator also like to put food pictures in between, so yeah, you gotta suffer from hunger! Lol don't read while on Diet or Fasting!

But beside cooking, MC also has knowledge how to make other future stuff that could help on farming, but from 30ish chapter so far, that scene was only shown One time, so I don't know if it would be shown again later.

Anyway, even without any Golden Finger, MC has his Brain and his Strength, and plus supported with such Good people around him, he's barely suffer except when Villains tried to bother him.

I wish the translation would continue. I pray the rest of the story is as Satisfying as the beginning! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Updated on 24 July 2023:

So far Absolutely Pleased!

Connection MC has with his Customers definitely help him from getting out trouble even when he never intentionally use them!

Also.... Yaaaaayyy the progress between MC and ML are Soooo Sweeeeettt!!!! 🥰🥰🥰

Updated at 11 January 2024:

Uuuuggghhh I just want to destroy the Villain in this arc so Badlyyy!!!! <<less
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Chrysanthemum25 rated it
August 16, 2022
Status: Completed
I think this story is kinda mediocre. I even feel that the MC, Yu Qingze, is a weak character. Even though he's from the future, It seems like he's only good at cooking or being a chef. I'm especially disappointed with him on a later chapters especially when the child was kidnapped. It seems like he does not know how to handle things. To think he's from the future, he should have done better. Also, he should have encourage ML, Chang Le, how to speak a little bit later on... more>> and have a doctor at his throat, since Chang Le's illness was mostly due to mental trauma. As person from the future, He should know that it takes time to over come such trauma and it needs practice. But he just let it be until the end, when in fact in earlier chapters he said he would ask a doctor since ML was still able to speak. It seems it was more important for him to put up his business. And to think it was even the friend who asked the doctor to check Chang Le. Or maybe the author just forgot about it and inserted it at the last chapter.

Overall, I feel that the story was written by a juvenile. I got bored in the middle but still tried to finish the novel. <<less
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August 9, 2022
Status: c99
This novel is good but a bit boring for me. Maybe because I dont binge read it so its hard to be invest into the story plot than other novels ive read. *Jus saying... im the type to read a novel finish in 2-3 days (max 5days), so if it takes longer due to watever reason I tend to get bored easily

But if you like reading slice of life, cooking and family, give this novel a try.
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September 30, 2023
Status: c90
It's a really good novel about farming, cooking and building a business while improving others' life. The CP is super cute and it's very wholesome seeing their relationships.

However, I feel like the author just wants to get the rivals over and done with, leaving a bad aftertaste for me in the middle of all the fluff.

I didn't rate it since I hadn't finished it, but will be camping for spoilers here.
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Maiasia rated it
November 9, 2022
Status: Completed
It's labeled slice of life so as expected it's not as fantastical for me (since slice of life novels tends to turn boring for me.) It has the expected transmigrate to make money with cooking trope and the accompanying drama that comes with such a trope, and even with the mix of slice of life thrown in, this novel wasn't bad. I don't know if the ML transmigrated into someone else's body of if he'd transmigrated with original body but since it was never addressed in the story, I'm going... more>> to assume it's either a plot hole or MC had transmigrated with his original body. What I liked was that there wasn't any dragged out scenes of does he/doesn't he involving the MC and ML falling in love and getting together. All in all, this novel was fine, just fine and though it may not be 5 stars for me, it certainly doesn't fall below 3. <<less
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November 3, 2022
Status: c44
I think this a good, chill kind of story! The premise is similar to a lot of other Danmei — where the MC time travels back into Ancient China in order to do business (in this case, it’s mainly cooking!) It’s not as dog blooded as other similar novels tho! It’s focused more on building a relationship between the Gong!Protagonist and the Shou!ML who is insecure because of his scarred face, inability to speak, and low-fertility status.

If you’re looking for a casual read to spend some time on, it’s not... more>> a bad choice. It doesn’t have a lot of ups and downs and the MTL is particularly easy to read (pretty much on part with actual TLs at about 80% readability.) I ended up dropping the novel cause I’m feeling a bit anxious and can’t focus. If I were to give it w full rating though, I think it would be around 3 stars! <<less
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