A Taste of Love
Title ID:
34686
Alt name(s):
  • Shi Lian Qi Yuan
  • مانها طعم الحب
  • 食恋奇缘
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  • 7.51
  • 7.41
  • 410
Pub. status:
Completed
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The glutton Xia Meng went out to buy a midnight snack and got into a car accident which transported her into the body of a maid in another world! And so, her life of romance, cuisine and adventure officially began!
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I came here because the cover art was really beautiful but - to be honest, this story was really cliché and the dialogue was cringy. I feel like not everything was really "resolved", and the emotions aren't portrayed very much. Like near the end, other than the mention that the FL was sad, I barely felt that the FL genuinely "missed" the ML. I feel like if it were shounen and told from the ML's perspective it would be more interesting.
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@-_-Luna Ok thanks, I will pass then. I avoid love triangles and 2nd MLs like a frecking plague!
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@CBFlap
Last edited 2 mo ago by -_-Luna.
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Before starting reading, can I have some spoilers?
Can someone explain to me the tag "love triangle" on this?
Is there a 2nd ML and how deep its developed ?
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@Paulthetic: It might just be me but manhua in general seem to frequently have a lot of stuff in supposedly female-demographic stuff (going much deeper than character designs) that seem remarkably like they're from what we would consider an unhealthy male mindset, and/or are quite degrading towards women.

To the extent that that's true, though, I honestly have no idea what the underlying reason is. (I mean, I'm inclined to think it's because China's sexism runs horrifically deep to the point where it's hard to set it aside even in fiction ostensibly written for women, since I'm aware things are quite bad on that front there in other realms, but I don't understand the situation well enough to actually declare that that's what's going on here.)

Edit: Ignore everything I said above, I just hadn't read far enough to properly get to what the OP was talking about.

Yeah this one is just really weird. Artstyle tends to the Boichi-esque, zero percent hot guys on display, and 100% lovingly-shaded boob shots with the occasional girls-in-a-bath scene...? (I have yet to see the romantic interest depicted attractively like he is on the cover, I swear he's just a blob). I'm genuinely dubious about the demographic tag, though one never knows, but... "The protagonist is female and loves cooking" is about as female-demographic-y as this gets, it's a terribly poor showing.

(Like I suppose you could almost convince me that this theoretically-but-probably-not-actually could have been written by an enthusiastic and slightly crass lesbian author, to be read by other lesbians... except that surely no self-respecting thirsty lesbian would have written in this male lead? He would be distinctly reviled, I feel. Much more plausibly, it could have been written by a guy and reviewed by male editors who went, "It is pink and there is cooking. GOOD! It is clearly for woo-mans. TO PRINT!")
Last edited 2 mo ago by Pokari.
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@Aflowerlove250 that was what I was hoping for 🙃
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was i the only one that thought she was gonna be a goddess or something and he a demon damn u I am super disappointed right now
Last edited 1 mo ago by Aflowerlove250.
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Lmao so we’re gonna glance over that happening, huh.
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@Paulthetic Women like bobbies too. 😘
Not that this has been ecchi, either.
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Um if this is a josei, why do the female character designs seem to be geared more towards a male audience...?
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shit cliff hanger noooo urgh
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I'm sorry but I'm confused is the art from the cover for a different story because it is so detailed and BEAUTIFUL,really fits a "historical" setting but what I actually get is some embarrassingly tacky maid outfit wearing girl in a magical,fantasy setting where only the food looks good,the clothing style is so overused and the story is forgettable
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Found a more food focused one for you all
https://mangadex.org/title/48217/leveling-up-by-only-eating
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If you all are here for food then I’m sorry food gets pushed to the side a bit in any way here is a better food comic also it’s super soft
https://mangadex.org/title/46121/i-became-the-chef-of-the-dragon-king
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I’ve been looking through this comment section some are this I the most unique thing and it’s is super generic and tropy or do we just have a lot of new people here?
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@maisonaustyn I liked this at first for some reason. I don't know why I thought this would develop into something good.
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can anyone confirm whether they found reading this to be worth it?
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