The Small Canteen Of Dali Temple


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Dreaming back in the middle of the night, Wen Mingtang saw the ending of the beauty who pampered the golden house;

After waking up from the dream, Wen Mingtang changed her core and decided to take a down-to-earth path…


At the end of last year, the evaluation forms for personnel changes in various ministries in the capital came out, and the public chef of Dali Temple topped the list with a record of changing 12 cooks in half a year.

Since then, the public chef of Dali Temple has become famous in the first battle, and has become a nightmare for cooks all over the capital.

On this day, a new chef came to the public kitchen of Dali Temple who had been vacant for more than half a month…

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frostcrystal rated it
November 24, 2023
Status: c455
As I told my husband when he asked what I was reading, this is a Food And Crime Novel. The chapters alternate between very yummy cooking and slightly gory mu*der mysteries. So I hope that readers have a strong stomach haha, you'll need it for the whiplash!

I caught up to the novel from the raws, and what I have to say is... this novel is very strong in the beginning due to the fun premise. Who doesn't want to read a cool detective story plus tasty cooking? I would say... more>> it stays strong for the first hundred or so chapters. Unfortunately, it does stagnate somewhat around chapter 150-350, as the main plot/romance didn't progress much in those chapters. Thankfully, the plot picked up again at chapter 350 but unfortunately it seems to have gone on hiatus around chapter 455 - there have been no updates since July.

It is a shame as I'm very fond of both the FL and the ML! The climax was shaping up pretty well at that point too. I hope that the author will pick it back up again in the future.

Translation so far is fast and decent. I appreciate their speed! The poor translator will probably have a time of it in the later chapters though, some of the intrigue in the later cases was quite confusing. <<less
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makenai89 rated it
October 2, 2023
Status: c50
It's very stimulating... for my appetite. This novel pairs up cooking, mystery solving, and ancient intrigue in a way I have never seen before.

The original MC was the descendant of a criminal who became royal maid and died in the palace. A modern woman took over her body and passed the palace survival mode. When the story began, she just got out of the palace.

Through some twists and turns, she became a cook in Dali Temple (a judicial agency in ancient China governance). She had to satisfy government workers' appetites,... more>> got embroiled in various cases, and struggled with life-threatening incidents.

What's new here is that she did not actively seek to solve any cases, except for the ones that involved her family's past. She was pretty focused on her own career as a cook. The ones who went everywhere to solve cases were Dali Temple officials. However, she almost always got dragged in to help them one way or another as soon as they knew how competent she actually was.

While reading, we'll be hungry for both delicious foods and the next chapters at the same time. Unfortunately, it's still ongoing.

Well, salute the translator. Please keep it up till the end! <<less
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RedPanda215 rated it
July 9, 2023
Status: c7
A promising start so far! Bonus points for good quality and regular updates :) Looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds!
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