Looks like baking dramas are all the rage now (due to the popularity of Amour et Patisserie), since a new drama just premiered in Taiwan. The English name is “Chocolat”, but the Chinese title is 流氓蛋糕店, which literally translates to “Gangster’s Patisserie”. Huh?
The drama is based off of a Japanese Manga of the same name, and stars Blue Lan and Nagasawa Masami. It centers around a Japanese college student who runs off to Taiwan and becomes involved with a newly reformed gangster. His ex-boss decides to open a bakery (staffed by ex-gangsters) in honour of the boss’s deceased wife, and as it so happens, the wife had a daughter from a previous marriage who happens to be….the japanese girl who came to Taiwan. All the characters live under one roof, so I’m guessing the drama focuses on their activities and the struggles of getting along in close quarters.
So…do you think you’ll give it a shot?