Transmigrator Meets Reincarnator


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All Chu Lian had done was to read a book where the female lead had cheated on her wonderful husband. While wondering why, before she knew it, she was waking up in the body of that very same female lead!

Wait, did that mean the handsome husband from the book was hers now? Chu Lian decided to welcome him with open arms!

However, what she got wasn’t the kind husband she had been expecting. Instead, his personality seemed to have been completely flipped! He left her all alone on their wedding night… and just five days into their marriage, her dear husband abandoned his loving wife and left to enlist in the army!

Fine! Be that way! She could pass her days perfectly well somehow, even if she had to do it alone!

Chu Lian put her household in order, charmed the rest of her new family, and did a little business on the side. She even opened up some new trade routes! Her days passed peacefully and leisurely… Until her dear husband got into trouble at the frontline of the war.

Hmph, isn’t he crawling back to me for help in the end? Forget it, I’ll go save him myself!

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Xuyên không gặp trọng sinh
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Rylain rated it
December 8, 2018
Status: Completed
Finished reading the novel in chinese.

My personal score: 70/100 (Better than quite a number of novels out there, but there are a few others of this genre that stood out better than this)

  • (- point) Using food as a bargaining chip is fairly common in stories involving brought-over knowledge.
  • (++ point) Starting to middle of the story was fresh and interesting.
  • (+ point) Sub-plots are decent, consistent and fairly straightforward.
  • (+ point) Story was engaging to read, until about 3/4 of it.
  • (- point) Introduced a main plot component at 3/4 of the story that brought the score down. I personally think author ran out of ideas, which was why the story ended soon after that.
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Vanessanellyn rated it
November 11, 2018
Status: c649
At last!! I caught up!ヽ (≧▽≦) ノ

The story revolves around a transmigrated woman who's a legit foodie and her 'lunatic' husband. Hahaha! (՞ਊ՞) Well, you can't really blame the MC for jokingly saying that to her husband. Who told him to act so differently from the novel?! The MC just wanted to have a peaceful and satisfying life with the ML, yet he's too cold for words! He'll literally be classified as an iceberg at this rate!

Turning to the ML's perspective, the reason why he's changed into an iceberg... more>> is because he's dead set on taking revenge against his 'wife'!! Turns out, he's been reincarnated!

Both don't know that their other half has been reincarnated / transmigrated, so they acted the way they did.

Romance is quite slow in this novel so if you want something to happen you'll have to wait for a bit.


Mutual feelings starts at around chapter 283, and fyi it's very satisfying. (〃 ̄ω ̄〃) ゞ


But I promise that watching their relationship turn from distant enemies into sweet mandarin ducks will be worth the wait. <<less
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wittynuts rated it
May 16, 2018
Status: c310
This is totally good!

But beware! Do not read this when you are hungry! Hooman, you've been warned.


Chu Lian, the female protagonist of this story came from the modern world and transmigrated to the novel which she read before. He Changdi is her husband who is acting opposite of who he is described in the book. The reason? He reincarnated and very mad at her as she betrayed him in his past life. It is a cute story where Chu Lian, relied on herself, using her knowledge from the modern world... more>> (mostly on food-related stuff) to get by so she can live in peace and He Changdi is acting all tsundere on her.

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bulgingeyes rated it
January 31, 2018
Status: --
I can't stand this one. The ML is mean to the MC, and not even a cute mean. Just plain asshole! MC is strong, but I really can't stand the ml. STOP STEALING HER FOOD. the author did a poor job at drawing people into liking the ml, I mean.... ML is just an asshole at this point (I'm on chap 50). There's NOTHING likable about him. He misunderstands her constantly and it's a repeat of the same chapter with different sh*ts to misunderstand. I see he has a... more>> reason for hating her, but please give us something to like about him!? No? I'm dropping this one. 5 star for the MC, NEGATIVE 5 for ml, 1 for story. And why must we need to know every single member of the family so fast!?! 30+ random names thrown at us (can't forget, it comes with their back story too. Like I don't need to know the back story of maid A!). We don't care!

I mean, l would like to invite 'Zhen zhen' from "empress with no virtue " to slap the ML (along with the author) like how she slapped that maid who gave her husband 'gu.' Thats how unattractive the ML is, that I even wish a MC from another novel to unleash her slaps to this ml. Lawd. The author describe the ML as supper hot, but with his attitude, all I can imagine in my head is a ugly dude. <<less
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zenla rated it
November 28, 2017
Status: c118
I have mixed feelings about it. I started reading due to business mentioned by translator yet so far business is just mentioned. On the other hand MC won my sympathy instantly by declaring I am not gonna be brain dead protagonist. Romance is very far away though male leads don t think so omg. Too much cooking and little action, but damn if this is not fun to read somehow. Though I feel a bit cheated I will continue to read it.
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OfficePony rated it
November 16, 2017
Status: c278
Update as of Chapter 278: Cold... Love it.

Update as of Chapter 271: Finally, the story is starting to get exciting. The MC seems to be in a hopeless situation with things slowly starting to unravel despite her knowing it was going to happen, so what's next? How is the author going to pull the MC out of this predicament? I need to know T_T

Update as of Chapter 191: So far, so good. The update schedule is fairly reliable, the grammar is quite good, and the story is loveable. I like... more>> reading things about food, and this brings about a nice bit of casual cookery.

I feel too biased to give this a proper review.

I have one gripe for this story aside from a few grammar slips, the released "Chapters" are too short. It makes me want to cry when I reach the end of the available reading material. The story is funny and fairly light-hearted. The reading is smooth. The grammar is passable. <<less
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Anasthesia rated it
May 5, 2019
Status: c709
First of all, before reading reviews, it’s better to look at those who completed the book first. I’m tired of all these people who didn’t even manage to get past thirty chapters before proclaiming it’s unworthy to read.

I won’t make this review too much to read. Along with the other reviewers, I do like the food porn in the story. It’s described to great detail, and I love how FL isn’t arrogant at all and willing to give other people second chances. A lot of transmigration stories now feature a... more>> cold, scheming ruthless type of FL, so I’m glad to see that there’s one who knows how to give people second chances. Also, the characters beside her have been developed pretty well.

For the romance, the FL gives as good as she gets. He ignores her? Fine, it’s a cold war between both of them. He pampers her? Alright, she’ll pamper him too. In one literal example, when

he doesn’t give her a reply to her letter since the ML was away at the northern border, FL gives him blank pages in return.


It was a very enjoyable story, in my opinion. Very well-written. The only complaint I have is that it ended a bit too hastily, seemingly a bit rushed, and a novel I have been reading just ended like that. I would have liked for the climax in the plot and all the revelations to have not been too cramped in the later chapters. The romance could have also been a little bit better between the two, but it’s alright for me.

Mmm, I think that’s all. <<less
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April 16, 2019
Status: Completed
The translation was great, this had so much potential but sadly the story was kind of...I quite like the FL, she’s generally a likeable character and I really enjoyed reading about how she made a business for herself. I was really hyped for the romance to kick in but tbh once it did it went downhill. The ML went from (understandably) cold and distrusting to scary mood swings, tantrums and almost rapey at times! Like what??! Couldn’t understand why the FL didn’t get more angry when he was groping her... more>> sleeping body, like SHE NEARLY DIED A FEW MINUTES AGO AND JUST WOKE UP TO THE ML KISSING AND GROPING HER TITS, THATS HELLA TRAUMATISING!! <<less
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Morbid Eel rated it
March 5, 2019
Status: c650
It started out well enough and the middle was fine too although I also dislike the handling of Madam Zou's character and the MC's interaction with her. The stuff that went wrong could have been avoided if the MC wasn't so apathetic about it. Everyone is responsible for themselves but the MC has made some morally questionable choices. Having a flawed character if fine but it also conflicts with how the character is portrayed at other times.

There were some shades of "you can't change destiny" in that there seems to... more>> be some invisible force trying to drive things back toward the plot of the original novel despite the MC's effort which could have been interesting but that seems to have been dropped.

Unfortunately the story takes a nose dive with the arc starting at chapter 625. It takes a couple of chapters to do the dive but it devolves into everyone's favorit C-Novel cliche of drama via misunderstanding. It would have been fine if this was placed earlier in the plot, prior to the couple resolving their position regarding each other. This is basically 25+ chapters of useless filler. Plus because I have paused here until if finished before continuing so I don't know where it will end. This arc alone is enough for me to recommend against reading this if you are reading these reviews to try to decide if you should start. <<less
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Clandestine rated it
December 21, 2018
Status: c558
The best of best!

I really like the flow of the stories. The pace is nor too slow nor too fast. Although I don't know how Chu lian can remember so much recipes in her head, but really I do like how people around Chu lian act like a foodies who think nothing than to eat a good food!

This story is hilarious and always makes me hungry. The faceslappings are satisfying too.

I like how ML is soo tsunderee and love his wife and her food.

And the translation is really the best!
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noobjojo1 rated it
October 22, 2018
Status: c82
I actually want to give 1/5, but when I notice that the author write 330 CHAPTERS, I give the author another star for her hardwork.

i really have high expectation when I see this novel ranking (#7 in weekly rank).

the male character is so focused on finding the loophole of his wife' behavior (since the male character is reincarnated), while the wife (AKA main female lead) is busy with cooking....

when I see the synopsis, I thought that the male character will definitely go to army within few first chapters, and until... more>> 82 the main male character was still on the journey to the army....

i thought that it's better to put the genre into COOKING, BAKING, and all those stuff. not really have some spices of romance, both main character also doesnt look smart, the story flows veryyyyy slow..... <<less
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Kurobito rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: --
Uh this.. Novel is interesting in its own way but all I can say is that not every problem can be solve with food. Author is putting too much luck on using food to solve problem. Like seriously, author, not everyone is a foodie. A lot of nonsensical part every now and then and I find MC is too lucky and she does not have any downs in life. Too much bs.
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kaloo rated it
February 12, 2018
Status: c205
Take your standard transmigration to the useless xth miss novel and just toss all the usual issues like political scheming and assassins in favor of comic misunderstandings and cooking. I'll be honest when I say I was expecting something else when I saw the title, but I'm enjoying this.

The male lead is natural very confident in his opinion that his wife is an evil woman who is planning to betray him, since he's reincarnated and she betrayed him the previous time.

The female lead meanwhile decides to ignore the plot and... more>> be a happy noble lady. Since she doesn't know the plot like the Male lead and is confused by his behavior. <<less
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zevron rated it
February 8, 2018
Status: c197
I've been browsing reincarnation/transmigration novels and so far TMR became one of the most interesting ones.

Basically, the one who Reincarnated was the ML and the MC transmigrated into the MC of a novel she read in the modern world. When they meet, ML just has a big misunderstanding so he is a wee bit rough.

The progress of their love story is reaaaaaly slow.

... more>> Anyways, I love the food porn added to it. Somehow, it makes very big sense to me.

Imagine how horrible it would be if you suddenly enter an era with only cooking, frying, and steaming the only way of cooking food! <<less
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GabeZhul rated it
November 2, 2017
Status: c87
The premise: The protagonist is a modern food-lover who awakens in the body of the female lead of the book she was reading. Furthermore, she does so just before the first night with her new husband... who turns out to be compltely different from the nice gentleman she remembers from the book. This is because she didn't finish the book, so she was unaware of the fact that the male lead actually reincarnated, remembering all the crap the original female lead put him through in his first life. Because of... more>> this, he is trying to passive-aggressively get rid of the MC, who in turn just wants to have a simple, carefree life and completely ignores him.

Characters: First have our female MC. She is calm, straightforward, and while she is just a foodie, because this is a fairly straightforward ancient environment, her modern culinary knowledge makes her an incredible cook that shocks everyone. The male lead, on the other hand, is a jaded reincarnator who tries to get rid of her any way he can, which often backfires on him in a hilarious manner. There are also a lot of side-characters, but they are not particularly fleshed out. They generally only exist either to serve as speedbump, to applaud the MC for her culinary skills, or a mixture of the two.

Plot: There isn't much. While there is the underlying push and pull dynamic between the two leads, there is not much of a plot to talk about aside of the heroine trying to avoid the more annoying plot-points from the original book or trying to curry favors from others with her cooking. Speaking of which, don't read this while hungry, as a good third of the chapters are all about people cooking or eating various dishes.

Writing: Generally okay. Aside of the culinary side getting a little tedious at times, the author had a good sense of humor and setting up the characters. Most of the comedy comes from either the male lead's petty, stubborn jabs at the MC (and the ways they often backfire) or the servants and other side-characters misunderstanding the nonchalance of the MC as her coping mechanism and trying their best to cater to her. There is little romance so far, and to be frank, unless the male lead would go through a lot of character-development (and specifically apologizes for almost strangling the MC on their wedding night), I'm afraid things could end up really, really creepy and disturbing.

Translation: Very good, with timebun on Volare actually adding a ton of extra notes and pictures to illustrate the foodstuff and other elements. Kudos for that. However, what infuriates me in turn is that they had the unholy idea to divide up the chapters. The chapters themselves are fairly short to begin with, so more often than not you can end up with 700 words long "chapters", making reading this WN daily completely pointless, like trying to read a webcomic with only one panel released per day.

Summary: This is a decent slice-of-life comedy/food-porn work. However, I recommend reading it in at leas 60 "chapter" chunks, otherwise it is very unsatisfying. <<less
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Xian Piete rated it
October 6, 2017
Status: c57
Love this story so far, really looking forward to each new chapter.

The female lead isn't cultivating some incredible martial art, she isn't the world's most insanely talented doctor, but she does have cooking skills that are slightly over powered. For the most part she is a very believable and flawed individual that doesn't come across as unbelievable.

The male lead is a great counter balance. Again, not over powered, not unrealistically emotionless or cold, completely believable.

The story is at times, funny, catchy and witty. A great read.
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Avaeri rated it
May 25, 2019
Status: Completed
When I first read this novel, I was hooked instantly. Everyday, I would wait for the translator to update and I would never miss an update.

I love it at the same I don't.

The plotline of the novel is very used already (female transmigrating into another world) but I liked the twist of the ML being a Reincarnator. Although the romance starts of slow, I was okay with it. I liked the food porn and the comedy. And did I mention the food?

The beginning of the novel was pretty good its... more>> just that I don't what the fudge happened near the ending of the novel. It's like the author was building and hyping something up, keeping the readers on their toes, eyes ready to check and see what will happen and then poof! Nothing really happened.

It felt rushed. RUSHED! That when I read the few last chapters I was so lost for words and when I finished it, I was thinking to myself, "That's it? THATS IT?!" ノಠ益ಠノ彡┻━┻

Its like the author was like; "Im so motivated, lets keep up the good work!" to "I'm tired. I don't wanna do this anymore."

To be honest, I felt dissapointed. This novel made my emotions fly so high only to let it free fall without a parachute. So much for letting my hopes up. This is one of the few novels I really liked and its also one of the novels that I wont ever reread again.

Kudos to the translator though. You did a good job! <<less
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Miss Ruby
Miss Ruby
May 5, 2019
Status: c709
This novel was a joy to read initially. I dropped it quite a few times but finally decided to finish it because I was almost done.

The FL was carrying the plot on her own and it was so interesting to read. The ML was also understandable, I could see where he was coming from.

HOWEVER. Once the romance starts, there is a huge downward spiral in quality and character.

I would recommend this novel for the first part. Afterwards, not so much.
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April 7, 2019
Status: c228
still only @ chapter 228 but im already dying of frustration...

She’s supposed to be smart for god’s sake so why can’t she realise when are the times she should speak out instead of just hating inside her head god**n.

... more>>

Pardon my words but she should realise that when dealing with a man blinded by romance like Bojian, it is better to be straightforward and be more outspoken. Ever since her poor attempt of confronting Bojian back in her home estate, I have just been skimming the scenes whenever theres a confrontation between them.


and theres also that thing with whos-our-male-lead-again?


I understand where he’s coming from and that he’s blinded with rage and he’s having a hard time to truly accept that Chu Lian is different from before. His reaction is realistic, I have nothing against it. BUT our dear protagonist...... haah.... Honestly, I’ve skimmed over some parts of the novel that seemed too cliche and mundane so I’m not entirely sure if she’s realized that the male lead is not the single f***ing bit similar to the novel and if she’s already processed that fact but— Again, she should realised that she cant just keep putting aside the fact that her and the male leadms relationship is not doing good. I MEAN THE CHAPTERS WITH THE MALE LEAD JUST SEEM LIKE EXTRAS TO ME. And it just doesnt seem like she has any plans to mend their relationship at all. Like yes I understand, being strangled right on your wedding night isnt nice and isnt too easy to forgive but— if she truly processed that the life she has now is truly her reality, she should realise that nothing good if she just leave he male lead alone in drowning in his speculations. SHE SHOULD REALLY BE TRYING TO MEND HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. God I’m so frustrated... I mean she’s barely even thinking about the male lead now.. like she’s already forgotten him and like she’s only been adopted by the male lead’s family.


Wheres the romance, right now I only see cliche face slapping and cooking stuff and some cringey, frustrating scenes.

Right now I’m only continually reading to see just when the fck will our main lead go back home and when the fck will our protagonist finally slap the reality of things to Bojian cos she just keeps the the fcking things on. <<less
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The_Grim_Reaper rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: c709
The novel just finished translation today and just want to leave my personal views out there. For those who don't want to read the whole thing:
The Good: Early story buildup, food, translation quality
The Bad: one dimensionally bad guys, extremely rushed ending
The verdict: 3.5/5. I recommend it. It's worth the time I've sunk into it. It went down from 4.5 to 3.5 due to the unsatisfactory ending.

The novel as a whole is gr8 but does have it's fair share of faults. The translation quality is great just as... more>> I've come to expect from this translation team. It's completely worth the time I've spent with this novel.
Starting with the good stuff. The novel has quite a good build up during the first 400-500 chaps. A good sense of mystery prevails as we get to know more of the story. The translators have done a good job with the translation and also making the readers hungry with the foodgasmic pics scattered throughout the series. I personally don't like the cliche CN op MC cultivation genius bs. So I'm glad there's barely any of that here. The good guys are likeable and their interactions r entertaining.

Now let's talk of the bad. As likeable as the good guys r, the exact opposite is for the bad guys. All of them are so unlikeable and just one dimensionally bad. Feel sad that their actions don't reflect human decision making sometimes. Some good guys make such an abrupt change to the bad side it's stupid. (No they weren't hidden bad guys. They just switched personalities it felt LUL)
As good as the buildup is of the first few hundred chaps the ending is just as rushed. The ending to this novel is the most rushed one I've ever seen. Inspire of that I've enjoyed this novel thoroughly and I believe that implies that for all it's faults it's a good read. <<less
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