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
Xuyên qua nữ gặp được trọng sinh nam
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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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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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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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frostcrystal rated it
February 28, 2019
Status: c655
Well, I liked it a lot at first, but ever since the main couple has gotten together, this novel just frustrates me. The author seriously has no concept of how relationships work, and all these descriptions of supposedly happy marital s*x that are actually kind of rapey leave a sour taste in my mouth. It has also been really dragging out over the final 50 chapters, introducing unneeded misunderstandings and not really any sort of plot climax.
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silent hobby rated it
December 19, 2018
Status: Completed
Originally I'd like to give 5 stars rating because the translators are doing great job. But I decided to give 4 stars because in my opinion that the last quater of the story, the plot was getting ridiculous. I felt like the story line was being forced to give main characters some reasons for "face slapping" action and the ending was rush.

The story was starting in a good pace and nice plot but I feel a little bit disappointed for the ending. Don't get me wrong, ... more>>

It was a happy ending

but because the ending just like a summary.

I'd like to appreciate the translators for their translation's quality and consistency. 👍👍 <<less
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yamibae rated it
November 10, 2018
Status: Completed
MC is cute and the food in the novel is delicious and very nice to read about. She has no overpowered cheat honestly unless you count her ability to cook which is only a cheat since she's from the modern world. The ML is disappointing in the novel, the fact is his whole family, her whole family and all the antagonists are pretty disappointing as a whole. There are only about 2-3 characters in the novel that don't seem to have it out for the MC even though she just... more>> wants to be a lazy wife. I for one am very glad that most of the initial chapters are focused on her, the MC. <<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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Minokyuu rated it
May 25, 2018
Status: c321
Different from the usual boring ass doctor/assassin type of novel from the usual.

I Enjoy the misunderstanding between the Protagonist since that's the main focal point of the novel to those who's complaining about the food filter and the misunderstanding then get the f**k out of here, it's the same as the a Xianxia without the antagonist, boring dulled and stupid, and some of them even said that the protagonist "apathetic idiot" their personality is normal which in most xianxia are exaggerated especially the protagonist, Anyway 4.0 Stars since even though... more>> the romance is great it still lack the jealousy and drama which I liked to spice things up with, In the latest chapter though

a new female character was introduce who fallen in love with the male lead

so there's might be competition in the future. <<less
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
May 12, 2018
Status: c408
This is a fun read. I like how pragmatic the MC is. Unlike some of the more emotional MCs who are ruthless and take everything to extremes, she is much more tolerant and does not bother much with people's insults. She is able to let things go. Her character flaws are that she is lazy and childish, but she still gets things done. She knows her limitations and is fully aware that her strong suit lies in cooking and design and maybe some business skills only. She knows some self-defense,... more>> but she's not a fighter and knows it's better to run for her life. Likewise, she doesn't know miscellaneous things like music. She practices calligraphy every day to become decent at that. She works hard and is lucky thanks to her hard work, but she's not a Mary Sue.

I've really enjoyed seeing her overpower everyone with her food, despite being the underdog.

I'm not interested in romance, so I hope it doesn't bog down the story too much when it appears. Considering how much fun it's been so far, I'm optimistic about how it continues.

UPDATE: I used to like this series, and then chapter 404 happened.

The MC barely escapes with her life while the ML, who is her husband in name only and doesn't have a romantic relationship with the MC, strips her and gropes her chest so hard, he leaves bruises. She wake up after fighting for her life with someone attempting to rape her. He shows no consideration, self-control, or common decency whatsoever.

I am disgusted. I cannot like the ML anymore, and I want him dead even more than the villain. How can you have a relationship with someone who blatantly violates your trust? I am strongly considering dropping this series. <<less
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erialolita rated it
February 23, 2018
Status: c1
Not a bad story but not great either. The pacing is really slow in my opinion. I've tried to read a head in the raws and not much is happening.

I do like how her power is food but I hate how she allows some stupid misunderstandings to happen. She has no problem proving herself but she just can't tell the other guy to stop... she seriously just stands there and says nothing.

I really stay around to see how she impresses with food. As the restaurant and romance isn't anywhere to... more>> be seen yet.

Overall not a waste of time but not worth all the 5 stars. <<less
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AstraZ rated it
February 10, 2018
Status: c198
One of the main reasons why I enjoy the novel is because the characters Chu Lian (MC) and Changdi (ML) have strong personalities. The MC shows how independent she can be, her world doesn't fall apart just because she doesn't have a man by her side. While for the ML, it's understandable why he acts the way he does due to misunderstandings. This leads to a slow paced romance, but for this novel it fits in perfectly with the plot. I can't wait to see when the ML finally becomes... more>> sweeter to the MC.

As someone who absolutely loves to eat, the numerous amounts of food MC makes causes me to crave frequently. I feel eager to read more about what types of food she would prepare, the way the food gets describe I can imagine myself as one of the side characters drooling by her side.


Her friendship with Princess Duanjia is very adorable. In the world, there aren't many that the MC can truly call a friend, so having such a person by her side is a wonderful thing.

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Croc rated it
February 7, 2018
Status: c196
It's a bit slow compared to other novels, but I think the story is good so far. I love how the MC conquers everyone and everything with her food. At first, when the plot had stuff about food, I thought it was weird and out of place. But now I LOVE the chapters where they mention her cooking because it's interesting to see how everyone falls in love with it and how she can make the circumstances change. I also think that the food has a comedic aspect to it... more>> since everyone who eats it instantly becomes a foodie. I also enjoy reading the comments at the end of the chapter by other readers, asking for more food chapters. <<less
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VenRayne rated it
November 7, 2017
Status: c92
This novel is good! The main protagonist is carefree and just want a peaceful life while eating delicious food. She doesn't have the attitude that most main protagonist in a Chinese novel has, which is thinking all about revenge.


And its quite hilarious to see Chu Lian's servants reaction every time Chu Lian cooks.

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