There Is Chef Yu In The Entertainment Circle


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Yu Siyang, a 25-years-old chef who just won the International Culinary Gold Award, was smashed by a huge earthen pot, woke up and became an 18-years-old little transparent Yu Siyang in the entertainment circle.

Signed a weird contract and big debts, the chef had to put down the pots and pans and carry his schoolbag to the performance class.

Strive for an achievement as Film Emperor as soon as possible, pay off the debts, and realize the big aspirations to open an ideal restaurant.

But, why did his creditor, the 28 year old CEO Xue Chengxiu, make a very abnormal addition to the contact that he must feed him and his 3 year old son daily?

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Yúlè quān yǒu gè yù dà chú
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rhianirory rated it
March 28, 2019
Status: Completed
the best thing about this story is the food. I was so hungry after reading it. other than that, it was a pretty generic entertainment circle story. the author seems to know more about food than show biz and the descriptions were enough to make the mouth water, though there wasn't a lot of actual cooking descriptions, just food p*rn. as for the characters....

the MC started out with a normal IQ but as soon as the ML came into play he became a s*upid and naive small animal. even though... more>> he was 30 in his past life and a successful chef with some fame, he was also a virgin who had no time for love (apparently there are a lot of 30-40 year old male virgins in China, since every reborn idiot MC is always a virgin and acts like they have no life experience despite their age).

this has one of those rich, domineering OP ML who insults the MCs intelligence, calling him s*upid and belittling him while treating him as a helpless child on the one hand and pampering him and treating him like a beloved pet on the other. it gets a little better once they get together but not by much. if you don't like couples with very one sided power structure i'd suggest not reading this.

this is also a slow burn romance with little to no smut. the MC doesn't even realize he feels anything for the ML (other than fear than grateful) until chapter 90-something and there's only 141 chapters to the story. over all the story wasn't too bad though the MC's drop in intelligence made me grit my teeth more that once. it was also nice to read about an actor who gets to live at the end of some of his movies, rather than ones that die over and over again (or go crazy, or live alone in pain the rest of their lives, or turn out the be serial killers).

the whole story followed the usual entertainment formula and the ending was sweet and predictable. there's nothing really new in this story except the food and there were some unanswered questions

like why he was reborn and how he conveniently died in the first place. there was a build up to make it look like his death might not have been an accident but then that plot line just disappeared

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Melange rated it
January 6, 2021
Status: Completed
Nice, but boring.

MC is a good cook and he acts well. Everyone loves him. ML is a boss and a good dad. They get together. MC makes everyone fat. The end.
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darkelf01 rated it
July 21, 2021
Status: --
Well, I came back to this story after dropping it once and I tried to give it another go again. Here's what I think about this novel.

When you're reading this novel from the perspective of a fluff reader, then yes it's your stuff. It has everything from family fluff, friendship fluff and romance fluff.

But when you're reading this novel from an outsider's perspective, this novel is quite problematic, for lack of suitable wording.

You see, our MC is a tough orphan whom you couldn't help but feel respect for. He's hard... more>> working, tenacious, resourceful, and is still a good person even if the winds tried to break him. He's also quite vengeful and petty in a cute way but he's reasonable and have a good head on his shoulders. He's a great template for a protagonist.

I have nothing to say about the ML, though 🙄 but also much less for the side characters who served as friends and foes.

It's like the author puts so much effort in the MC's template that they forgot about the pillars that surrounded the MC's protagonist halo.

The ML is the type I disliked the most. He didn't hurt the MC, but the manipulation behind the money and roses was... Worrying. From his background alone you can see that he IS incapable of distinguishing between love or sense of belonging.

His son is a tool for him to seize the family property who might become a lazy, spoiled and fat second-generation waste who couldn't control his greed well because his father never taught him self-control. His lover is his debtor whom he basically abducts and forces into cohabitation. He called it 'boiling a frog in warm water', but I just felt sad for the MC when he still forces his tired body to cook for his creditor for the sake of offsetting 1000 yuan from his debt each meal, even if he likes cooking so much.

The MC's friends and fans are more like his plastic followers who are in for the food. There's no real sense of friendship here, since even at the very beginning of this story, his very first follower of the story is not conquered by his personality, but by his cooking. Later friendships that the MC had also came from this route. It's kinda bleak, to be honest.

And let's talk about the foes. They're depicted as self-serving, irredeemable villains to make the protagonists shines brighter. Some even became villains for the pettiest, smallest stuff you can think of. I can't help but think that they're written just for the drama. There's nothing new if you've read a few entertainment circle stories here.

I do understand that this story is a bouquet of food p*rn, but there's no genuine relationships here. The story is fluffy, yes. But when you see the undercurrents, it's a worrying entertainment circle story with a romantic subplot.

I ended up dropping the story again when I reached 'the fat arc'. At that point I can't bear to continue because the MC has forgotten his original goal, which was to become an independent man with savings and a nice little restaurant to occupy his days after repaying his debts.

I realized that the MC has changed into someone who just wanted to please everyone. He could've been great even without the ML, because he's quite talented in acting and if that doesn't work he could've opened a little restaurant from the leftover money from acting. He could've still pay off his debt and live freely since the food business is a very profitable business, but he ended up with a manipulative lover and a sticky toddler that is forced on him. <<less
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ShioriSai rated it
July 9, 2021
Status: --
I'm so sorry, but I really can't take it anymore. I hate this type of ML the most, he kept forcing himself on the MC. And another thing is, MC himself is obviously reluctant to do things for ML, and he's also kind of s*upid to be honest.

Anyway, I really can't continue anymore.
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RiannNeko rated it
December 2, 2020
Status: Completed
Good enough story if you're trying to pass the time. The food and the scenes where MC is acting is really good.

If you want a good relationship dynamics from MC and ML, turn around and walk away. ML is really suffocating and contemptible. He isn't an as*hole like the MLs dog-blood stories but that I don't know why MC really liked ML. He is very demeaning towards MC to the point that it becomes disgusting and he doesn't even become aware of it.

TL;DR: If you want MC wows everyone with... more>> food and stories about MC in entertainment circles, you might like this.

Those who are in it for the relationship, take it with a grain of salt. I hate it when the ML in BL stories are so demeaning of the "uke"/"shou". <<less
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Dragon_Reader rated it
October 19, 2020
Status: Completed
Found this one to be entertaining. MC, an award winning brilliant chef dies and wakes up in the body of a small-time minor actor with the same name in the same world. There is no explanation to why and how he got inside the other person but ehhh this is common in most transmigration stories. MC is a natural actor + his food is enough to let everyone become his friend lmao. ML at first appears as cold and domineering but is actually gentle and patient. Story - 5/5. T/L... more>> - 5/5 <<less
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Rain in the sunny morning rated it
March 17, 2022
Status: Completed
Overall not bad on the entertainment food scale for me. Although I did add that extra star for mumu, he was quite cute.

okay so the thing is for me this was a little cringy and for some reason my brain just decided to immediately skim over any food details. This may be a defensive mechanism who knows.

Also one thing I'd like to point out is the fact that: why does everyone in this novel act like they've never ate delicious food before?? Sure, some are better that others but I... more>> thought they were rich af and everyone's here acting like Yu Siyang's a god. Unscientific.

The translating is good but occasional slip ups. The pictures of the food at the end of some chapters were great to visualise what MC made.

Everything in the plot was smooth. Like hella smooth. I don't remember even a part where the main character faced any set backs but this happens often.

Another thing is I can't feel any love ML gives our mc! I just don't feel it but then again I have a very twisted vision towards love. Of course, being the ML he's got to be like full on dedicated to Yu siyang. Willing to block bullets for him, willing to do anything for him... and it's even stated he loves MC but I just don't really feel it. In a masterpiece you can actually feel when the love interest starts falling in love with the main character but this novel was written in a weird way. (I just read over reviews and remembered this: the ML literally forced the MC to do things for him at the start! He forced the MC to make food for him, always be on the phone in case he rung etc and apparently he fell in love at first sight with MC. 😑 like tf my guy. 'Real love' you got there going on.)

I don't think I've ever read the word 'foodie' in my life as much as I have in this novel. It gave me the vibe that everyone in the world loves food. Of course that might be true in real life but I just kinda felt creepy for me.

so now onto some better parts.

the novel was fast paced, no dragging around and I love that.

the MC was written in a bit of a naive way but not s*upid. He's got some brains and not a Gary sue which is very nice.

The MC has god level cooking skills. He's maxed out his cooking skills and forgot his EQ points for like 2/3rds of the novel. The romance comes kind of progress but the realisation just comes like that. Sudden and not gradual. He posts on a forum and people who actually HAS EQ points out the reason why he feels the need to 'cook for him' 'impress him' 'get his attention' and all that. He was also very nervous when he remember about the post which was a little OOC compared to how he used to be, that is a bit slow to react (not literally)

MC just seems to have his thought on cooking all day and some plot points aren't even explored a bit more. What about the guy that framed the MC but suddenly gets to work at the hotel again? Was his death really an accident? These are the types of question I thought after the novel but not something that I'll remember and stay up all night wondering, it's simply not worth my time remembering about. I spent nights staying up reading this and the ending I got is so abrupt.

Lots of time skips and the side characters are written deeply. It's a uncomfortable amount and there back story just seems more interesting than the main characters. The switching pov's where not original for me and unnecessary in my opinion. They lasted from like 5 paragraphs to a chapter. Sudden and just there to make up the numbers but I guess it's still a good touch.

even though I've criticised it, it's not a terrible novel. Just boring and average that I wished I never picked it up. I could've been reading a novel that I actually loved and fell in love with. I should've known better and probably will never pick up a entertainment industry/ food novel again unless it's rated extremely high. I've been a lot stricter with my review and will to. Just because I pointed out the things I disliked doesn't mean there's not anything good about this. Surname Hong guy had a good redemption arc but going so deep into his private life made my not actually remember what was written about him.

anyways bye!! Peace. <<less
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erialolita rated it
March 10, 2022
Status: --
I dropped this at chapter 18 a year or so ago because the ML was too much of a jerk face and MC didn't seem rebirthed at all. Tried to pick it up again and read to chapter 50 and started to get bored so I skimmed until the end.

I was really disappointed with MC. He is set up as a 25 year old tough as nails go getter orphan who rebirths into a different body of an 18 year old, who then promptly acts as the naive 18 year... more>> old. Why even have rebirth then? Could have just used memories of a past life for the cooking or something. The ML didn't save it either, he is a manipulative man child.

Also got so tired of the MC being called thin but not overly skinny just what everyone strives for thin 🙄 then the author goes on and on about how fat the little boy is. Everytime he shows up there is mention about how fat he is.

The translation is.... cleaned up MTL? So many things weren't explained, some sentences weren't structured correctly, and names/pronouns were wrong many times.

All in all I wish I didn't waste my time reading this.

Lastly if anyone is curious how to change your rating, you can reload the page and click on different stars. For example I accidentally rated this 3 stars to begin with but refreshed the page and clicked 2 stars. <<less
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Aye_Aye rated it
March 8, 2022
Status: c62
(rating is actually a 1.0/5.0 stars, but it won't change now)

Read this if you want to have a bad time.

I think I'm the only one who'd genuinely really annoyed at the side and background characters in this story. It feels so obnoxious of the crew members, directors, and even the ML to force MC into giving or cooking them food. I get that he enjoys cooking because he likes to do it for others, but there are literally instances where they grab his own lunch for themselves, and... more>> are even shameless enough to demand more.

That said, the story annoyed me to no end, especially since it feels like MC is really only staying with ML because he likes his kid. That's all he's getting from this relationship, because although ML is the CEO of the agency that MC is signed to, MC himself is not that interested in becoming famous because of acting, but rather, focused on his cooking.

Besides the annoying characters and the hard-to-believe foundation relationship between the MC and ML, I find that there is not much going on in the story, and the pace frustrates me to no end. Again, it was mostly commentary describing MC's cooking, people grabbing at his meals, or ML forcing MC to work for him. When there is a story to be followed, it's usually slow-paced or entirely cliche, so it's really boring to follow (kudos to any who actually finished this book because it sucks).

The translation left something to be desired, but I was still able to get the gist of what was happening, so I guess my rating goes up 1.5 stars, but that's all I'd be willing to upgrade my rating.

All in all, the story gave me such a depressing feeling, because it was so awful in its storytelling, romance, and relationships. <<less
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April 29, 2019
Status: Completed
Food and Fluff. I can't ask for more. Sweet slice of life with some face slapping interspersed but no conflicts spread over tens of chapters to make the reader morose.

Good stuff!
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J.A.M. rated it
June 14, 2022
Status: Completed
I actually don't know how to rate this one.

MC is too naive. He should be 20+ years old when he died and should know how love works right? Though the body he occupied is only teenager, his mentality shouldn't regress to a teenager. Well, even teenager know how love works lol.

ML is acceptable for me. His action have reasons and beside he didn't prevent MC to do what he wants so it's fine.

The cooking part is exaggerated but its fine. He was supposed to be a 5🌟 chef. I don't... more>> know if being a 5🌟 chef really cooked food that's hard to forget because I haven't tried one. But if it's what the author want to portray, why not? It's a novel so it's not that bad.

The pacing of the novel is just right but the last part of the novel is quite boring. I skimmed it a lot.

Overall, it's not that great but its cute. Great to pass time. <<less
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shooting_star rated it
November 24, 2021
Status: --
I just wanted to bash male lead's head. He is so forceful with MC that he doesn't even treats MC as an individual, he manipulates the situation and Mc's thoughts and doesn't accept his refusals and decisions. He keeps forcing MC, acting all reasonable and respectable, till MC doesn't accept Ml's opinions. And the suffocating part is that 27 year old man doesn't even realise that what he is doing is contemptible. He is disgustingly hypocrite. If MC owes ML debt, then does that mean he must do everything ML... more>> says and wants him to do. Even method of paying debts must be selected by Ml. He acts as if he owns MC. <<less
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June 15, 2022
Status: Completed
If you love fluffs, food, and a bit of face slapping this will be a good read. It's a feel good while you read type of novel <3

Thank you for the translator for doing their best to translate this novel and for the pictures of food that makes me hungry in the middle of reading ^3<
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gryffinpuff rated it
June 4, 2022
Status: c58
For a 25yr old, who's been out in society since he was 14ish, MC is way too naive at times, especially when it comes to ML. Story is mostly food descriptions, blocks of which can be skipped over; rest is generic story with 2bit antagonists, interest based friendships etc.

I get it MC was a 5-star hotel chef, but everyone seems as if they haven't eaten anything better in their lives, including all those uber-rich people who have Michelin chefs at home...

ML is a overbearing CEO character, forcing MC to do... more>> this and that. Reading him 'boiling frog-MC in warm water' is a bit uncomfortable to read - as if he's grooming a child, especially since he calls MC a child in his thoughts... <<less
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Hellios rated it
May 1, 2022
Status: Completed
Finished! It took me really long to finish this one.

The story itself is quite cute and have funny moments, there is almost no drama. The main things that we have here is FOOD and COOKING. It’s understandable as we have a story about chef but it’s too much of food, in my opinion.

The story itself is quite plastic. The characters somehow doesn’t feel so real and close, as I expected.
Sometimes you can see small loop holes, but it doesn’t really matter.

There is a slow burn romance, almost no action... more>> or dynamic stuff. We have a totally slow paced story here. Unfortunately, sometimes I even felt bored. That’s one of the main reasons it took me so long to finish.

I’m not sure if to recommend this novel. It’s an easy and slow read, for people who likes cooking and slow paced plot and romance. If you like such things - recommend. If no, then better no. <<less
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earlgreyt rated it
February 20, 2022
Status: Completed
Overall story wasn't a bad, standard entertainment novel fair with no twists. Good for relaxation/stress-relief if you are a foodie.

MC is very OP. Basically, this is one of those stories that challenge reality. MC's food appeals to *every* palate, is a genius chef and genius actor.

Got a bit boring and very predictable as the story advanced, but it was still fluffy throughout.

I'm a bit disappointed that the author never really did anything with the rebirth plotline

... more>>

Other than having the MC endorse the place he previously worked at, there wasn't a lot of resolution about the people he had known in the past in his previous identity.


Translation is barely edited MTL - lots of mixed up pronouns (Ge Rui is a woman, not a man) and incorrect tranlsations. It also seems like translators changed every chapter, previous phrases and names would be changed as well (eg, Dead Land -> Dead Place). Overall not really enjoyable to read. <<less
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Briecheese rated it
October 10, 2021
Status: c115
The story is enjoyable but it's pretty ridiculous how everyone acts like MC is the best chef that they've ever seen. As if he is the only one who is able to cook at such a high level and no one else has the ability to do so as well. And that doesn't make sense since the majority of the people around him are wealthy celebs, wealthy businessmen, and other giants in the entertainment industry. In other words, people with the money and connections to eat high quality food made... more>> by a professional. Yet they act like they never have and never will eat such amazing food ever again. If this novel had a similar setting to Film Emperor's Daily Live Cooking Broadcast, in which centuries had passed and due to the planet's destruction, they lost centuries of knowledge, then their reactions would make sense. But that's not the setting. Also, ML abuses his power and position in the beginning of his relationship with MC. That was annoying. MC is also kinda dense, but we'll ignore that, he makes up for it by being proactive and straight forward. It was a nice casual read but not a favorite and probably not something I would read again. <<less
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trippy-chan rated it
September 11, 2021
Status: c109 part2
Not a novel that's trying to make itself more serious than it is. A member of the thousands of other novels living in the fluff tag, tropes and all. Good read for food p*rn, which is the real reason we're here lol. Shoutout to the hardworking translator who includes example pictures!
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endel rated it
April 25, 2021
Status: c71
It's an okay novel if you are okay with imbalanced power dynamics in relationships and trope-y characters.

The ML is the typical overbearing president gong, the MC is the typical naive s*upid shou. The drama is all dealt with pretty fast and in a typical OP way for a BL novel like this (thanks to the all powerful perfect ML with no weaknesses).

It was pretty funny at times, especially when everyone around the MC fought over his godly food.
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maijys rated it
March 14, 2022
Status: Completed
It's pretty boring, to be honest. I think what makes this novel not enjoyable is the pacing. The author has this habit of ending a chapter with something that would normally be a conflict but then the next chapter starts with a totally different topic. Like, the end of the chapter will be that a scandal burst out blackening the MC's name and the MC is just finding out, but then the beginning of the next chapter is some boring description about the MC's previously released movie and no acknowledgement... more>> of the kind of emotional cliffhanger ending to the previous chapter. The author will eventually draw the things back to the conflict, but the complete switch in topics totally cuts off any tension or sense of drama and things just... fizzle out.

There were several antagonists or whatever that I honestly completely forgot about just because of this type of writing, where it appeared the author forgot about them so I did too, until the author brought them back but by that point I honestly didn't really care? Because there was no build up, or indication of why I should care. In addition, the MC didn't really appear to care much either. Everything was handled by other people and/or resolved in the background, and the MC never really had to do anything except make food for other people. If the MC himself doesn't think about the conflicts in the plot, then how can the reader care?

I give three stars for the translator and just because I did read the whole thing to the end. <<less
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