Dating In the Kitchen Episode 12 Recap Highlights:
- The party to celebrate Gu Sheng Nan’s achievement ends.
- Xu Zhaodi meets with a new client.
- Gu Sheng Nana takes Lu Jin to the market.
The Party Continues
The episode opens in the middle of the Yard Fry Diner party for Gu Sheng Nan. Lu Jin is being asked to try chicken feet by one of Gu Sheng Nan’s relatives. While Gu Sheng Nan is entertaining other guests.
Lu Jin seems to feel out of place at the party. He looks critically at some of the people talking to Gu Sheng Nan.
Lu Jin requests his assistant, Meng Xin Jie, to check into the backgrounds of the people Gu Sheng Nan is talking to. He then requests Meng Xin Jie to get Gu Sheng Nan away from any single males.
Next, Gao Quan An notices Lu Jin and goes to talk to him. He tells Lu Jin a little bit about Gu Sheng Nan’s background.
Gao Quan An tells Lu Jin about the people in Gu Sheng Nan’s neighborhood. He mentions that they would protect Gu Shen Nan against anyone who would bully her.
In conclusion, Gao Quan An tells Lu Jin to stop seeing Gu Sheng Nan, unless he is really serious about her.
Lu Jin replies by asking Gao Quan An not to dress Gu Sheng Nan up in the future. (He is referring to when Gu Shen Nan met his mom) Lu Jin Says Gu Sheng Nan is charming just the way she is.
A few moments later, a number of party guests and Gu Shen Nan start dancing and singing together. The dancing group is quite cheerful, especially Gu Sheng Nan.
At this moment the show slows and the camera frames Gu Sheng Nan. You can see Gu Sheng Nan’s innocence and happiness radiating as she dances. Her radiance is also noticed by Lu Jin.
Wrapping up the night
As the party closes, Gao Quan An and Meng Xin Jie meet in the bathroom.
Meng Xin Jie offers to have Lu Jin wear Gao Quan An’s clothing designs. The catch is that Meng Xin Jie wants information about Gao Quan An’s best friend, Xu Zhaodi.
Lu Jin brings Gu Sheng Nan to her house after the party. He carries Gu Sheng Nan to her bed to lie her down.
Lu Jin and Gu Sheng Nan share a tender moment. Gu Sheng Nan tells Lu Jin she is hungry, spoiling the romantic atmosphere.
Lu Jin goes to make instant noodles for Gu Sheng Nan.
We’ve seen him do this in the past, when it was his birthday. Lu Jin was very precise when making the noodles then and he continues to be so now.
Gu Sheng Nan gets impatient waiting for the noodles to cook. She grabs uncooked instant noodles and begins to eat them raw.
Gu Sheng Nan asks Lu Jin if he was happy at the party or if the party was too noisy with all her relatives. Lu Jin blows Gu Shen Nan away with his answer.
Lu Jin says he was happy to see her dancing. He is also happy to have so many relatives now because of her.
When the scene changes, we see Gao Quan An has brought Xu Zhaodi back to his designing studio. Xu Zhaodi is drunk.
Without her knowledge Gao Quan An calls Meng Xin Jie and puts the phone on speaker.
Gao Quan An prompts Xu Zhaodi to talk about Meng Xin Jie. Meng Xin Jie is eager to hear what Xu Zhaodi thinks of him.
Unfortunately, Xu Zhaodi says she doesn’t want to date Meng Xin Jie.
Meng Xin Jie is crushed.
Another Day at Work
Gu Sheng Nan exits her apartment building. She is getting ready to ride her bike to work when Cheng Ziqian appears, offering to give her a ride.
Meanwhile Lu Jin’s mom is informed about a dinner she will attend at Bauhinia Hotel. This is the dinner that Gu Sheng Nan is in charge of.
At the same time Lu Jin is at a meeting where Meng Xin Jie is acting uncharacteristically by taking notes about what is going on.
Lu Jin asks Meng Xin Jie what he is doing. Meng Xin Jie admits that he is trying to better himself.
Lu Jins wants to know Meng Xin Jie’s motivation. Meng Xin Jie says, love.
In the Kitchen
When Gu Sheng Nan arrives at work. She learns from Da La Ba (Big Trumpet) that there is a rumor going around about her and Manger Cheng Ziqian.
The other chefs at Bauhinia Hotel are sure Gu Sheng Nan is getting special treatment.
Gu Sheng Nan enters the kitchen and announces that the kitchen staff needs to practice their dishes for the chair women’s dinner.
Gu Sheng Nan starts to assign dishes, but the other chefs do not respect her.
Manager Shen hears the tension in the kitchen and tries to encourage the other chefs to be team players.
Chef Yu says he doesn’t feel well. He tells Manager Shen he is taking the day off.
When Chef Yu leaves the kitchen he enters the stock room angrily. He suspiciously looks at the black truffle mushrooms.
Up Date on Xu Zhaodi
In the next scene we see Xu Zhaodi meet with a client in a restaurant. The client greets Zhaodi by kissing her cheeks. The background music seems to hint at some kind of future romance.
Gu Sheng Nan’s Bad Mood
Lu Jin and Meng Xin Jie are on the landing outside of Gu Sheng Nan and Lu Jin’s apartments.
Lu Jin shoos Meng Xin Jie away when he sees Gu Sheng Nan. He is looking forward to spending time with Gu Sheng Nan.
Gu Sheng Nan completely ignores Lu Jin when she approaches the landing. She enters her apartment without acknowledging him.
Up Date on Meng Xin Jie
Then we see Meng Xin Jie in Indonesian class. He is trying to better himself because he is in love with Zhaodi.
Lu jin texts Meng Xin Jie during class. He wants Meng Xin Jie’s opinion on why Gu Sheng Nan is in a bad mood.
Meng ends up being no help, so Lu Jin goes and knocks on Gu Sheng Nan’s door.
Lu Jin asks Gu Sheng what he can do to make her happy. Gu Sheng Nan asks him to go with her somewhere.
As Meng Xin Jie leaves Indonesian class, he sees Xu Zhaodi with the handsome client.
At the Market
The next scene opens up at the market. When shopkeepers notice Gu Sheng Nan, they become nervous and try to avoid catching her eye.
Gu Sheng Nan smiles widely and is happy to be in her element. In this place she has control, unlike when she is in the kitchen at Bauhinia Hotel.
At the first stall, Gu Sheng Nan asks about the price of Duck eggs. Nervous, the shopkeeper tries to distract Gu Sheng Nan.
The shopkeeper asks Gu Sheng Nan about the handsome guy with her. Is it her boyfriend? Gu Sheng Nan smiles, seeming to say, “Of course!”
The shopkeeper flatters Lu Jin saying he looks like a generous guy. Lu jin seems happy with the praise. He asks the store keeper for his most expensive duck eggs.
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I love the tender moments between Lu Jin and Gu Sheng Nan at the beginning of this episode. Also, have they even kissed yet?
I am starting to like Chef Yu less and less, but I am impressed with how Gu Sheng Nan seems to hold her own against the older Chefs.
But I am excited to see the rest of the market scene because it already looks quite humorous.
We are halfway through the show now. What do you think of it so far?
What were your favorite parts of this episode?
What has been your favorite episode so far? Let me know in the comments below!