- SU DONGPO (Bobby Au Yeung), a pre-eminent scholar of the Song dynasty, turns a blind eye to his sister-in-law, WANG RUNZHI's (Joey Meng) love and proactive pursuit because he still cannot get over his late wife. But, as a gastronome, he is thoroughly impressed by RUNZHI's extraordinary culinary skills and her signature dish "Braised Pork Belly". The pair thus tie the knot. Thinking that he is going to live happily ever after, DUNGPO is instead overwhelmingly befuddled by all sorts of family problems! He not only worries that SU XIAOMEI (Jacqueline Wong) is going to be deceived by QIN SHAOYOU (Vincent Wong), a romantic gifted scholar, but also is concerned that SU DAMEI (Harriet Yeung) cannot let go of CHEN JICHANG (Tyson Chak), who has a domineering wife named LIU YUE’E (Alice Chan). Not to mention, his youngest son SU MAI still cannot accept his stepmother, constantly making a big fuss over it.
Apart from family issues, DONGPO is also facing tons of bureaucratic infighting while striving to outwit his opposition, the Chancellor WANG ANSHI (Pal Sinn), without knowing that he has been involuntarily involved in the plot that a Liao spy, QIN CAO (Sire Ma), schemed to jeopardize the Song dynasty. QIN CAO sows discord between the couple, shortly afterwards, RUNZHI disappears into thin air...
Bobby Au Yeung