The Heartbeat At The Tip Of The Tongue (Cupid’s Kitchen) 舌尖上的心跳 by 焦糖冬瓜 Jiao Tang Dong Gua (HE)

The vastly differing world views of the male and female lead –

The purpose of food:

Female lead: To fill my tummy!

Male lead: Art!

The impression they have of each other:

Female lead: Impossible!

Male lead: Too stupid!

Is there a possibility that you would date the other party?

Female lead: Who, who wants to get together with this peculiar weirdo!

Male lead: She’s so stupid, I’m the only person capable of accepting her.

This is a story about how an arrogant and cold male idol successfully PKs the female lead’s black-bellied childhood playmate before bringing the female lead along in his domination over the world of gourmet food. The male lead is an extremely talented chef; however, he suffers from blindness – thus, his other senses are all hypersensitive with the exception of his sight. With his perfect sense of taste and his ability to accurately determine people’s attitude and feelings through their vocal tone and their breathing, he is better able to discern the truth and people’s real underlying intentions when compared to the common man.

[Ebook][Tim đập trên đầu lưỡi][Eng Translation][Drama]



20 Responses

  1. Yellow
    Yellow November 27, 2015 at 2:41 am |

    Thanks for the summary!
    Is the main setting in America?

  2. Serendipity
    Serendipity November 27, 2015 at 3:43 am |

    So excited for this one…. I think its cause of the sexy book cover… are there a lot of gourmet food terms in this one? My Chinese isn’t very good….

  3. Busybee
    Busybee November 27, 2015 at 7:52 am |

    Thanks. How many chapters are there? Sounds interesting.

  4. Busybee
    Busybee November 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm |

    Thanks. I might check it out. I can’t read Chinese. So using bing translate. 82 chapters are manageable.

  5. serendipity
    serendipity November 29, 2015 at 5:04 am |

    snap. i do all my reading at night… I have a feeling im going to gain a lot of weight from this novel…. lols… middle of the night ramen here i come!

  6. Lavenderjade
    Lavenderjade December 2, 2015 at 2:33 am |

    I just finished reading this and really enjoyed it. I like the style of writing and never a boring moment. I cab see this being made into a drama! Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. qintar
    qintar December 16, 2015 at 5:57 am |

    hi! im translating this! so if you’re interested,

  8. serendipity
    serendipity January 6, 2016 at 2:02 am |

    This one was such a relaxing read. I loved the male lead, he was very memorable. The second male lead was quite memorable to,i wished there was bit more detail about why he and the female lead couldnt get together. (maybe in a short epilogue?)

    I was craving the bing tang hu lu (candied haws?? not sure what it is in english) throughout the whole novel, despite the fact that i hate it…. Why must the author describe food so well?????

  9. serendipity
    serendipity January 21, 2016 at 10:49 pm |


    I WANTED THE MATCHA OPERA CAKE!!!!! and the fancy steak…. and the mint soup…………..I REALLY WANTED TO TASTE THE MINT SOUP!!!!!. if only i could 穿越 into the novel so i could drink the mint soup for the female lead when the male lead made her drink like ten bowls…

  10. kimchigalblog
    kimchigalblog February 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm |

    Sweetest novel I ever read! Can’t stop reading again n again! Silly gal LKS is lucky to have two blokes by her side!

  11. kimchigalblog
    kimchigalblog February 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm |

    @dramasbooksandtea Yes I too love JQF! Honestly speaking this is the first cnovel I read with the help of google translate n totally loved it! OMG! The telephone booth moment when JQF telling her how he loves her smell,her humming in the bathroom was my fav!

  12. Lolli
    Lolli October 8, 2016 at 11:26 am |

    I really loved this novel and was impatient so I google translated the rest. I really got 2nd male lead syndrome here and shed tears for him when he lost her but I can’t see her with anyone but JQF. They are so cute for each other! Especially how JQF is always willing to be there for her and protect her when SYR can’t.

  13. House Empire of the Senses
    House Empire of the Senses February 16, 2022 at 11:27 pm |

    I am curious about the original novel after finishing 2022 C-drama Cupid’s kitchen. Trying to find a good English translation. From your summary I get that they made changes. From America to Shanghai, first loss of taste, then blind in the drama VS blind from the beginning of the story in the book.

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