Midnight Diner

February 2018

Season 1 Episode 1

3.0 5 x
Movie star Kewei comes to Midnight Diner and orders soy sauce noodles with a fried egg. She watches the chef making it and asks to have the egg runny. Three girls arrive just before Kewei is leaving. Hao Yong and Sun Jian, two young men who come in later, are excited to learn that Kewei the movie star has been here. As her loyal fans, Hao Yong and Sun Jian share stories they heard about Kewei as a famous star. The girls wonder why a celebrity would visit this small diner. The chef asks them ...

Season 1 Episode 11

3.0 7 x
Cuifang made a wooden ramp, which helps to get Dr Su into the diner on his wheelchair. Dr Su is pleasantly surprised. He loves the braised pork. The chef tells Dr Su the dish was made by Cuifang, who comes to the diner to learn cooking every day after the diner closes. Dr Su jokes that he thought Cuifang was sneaking out to meet her lover when he heard her leaving the house early every morning. It is Dr Su who is suddenly tongue-tied. Cuifang and Dr Su have grown closer. Dr Su tolerates C...

Season 1 Episode 12

3.0 10 x
Cuifang comes to the diner. The chef is surprised. Dr Su presumes that Cuifang would go to the diner. He asks his student to take him to the diner to apologise to her. He opens out his heart to her and blames himself for not knowing how to get on with people. Dr Su says he is lucky to have a good therapist like Cuifang. His student seizes the opportunity and urges Dr Su to go back to teaching. Cuifang now looks the same as a local. Dr Su has a brand new electric wheelchair, which he dri...

Season 1 Episode 2

4.0 2 x
While jogging, Kewei reflects her life with her parents years ago. She remembers them cleaning the house, then, her father being taken away by the police, and later her mother passed away. Sun Shang, who is collecting scraps in the park, stops at what he is doing to watch a happy family of three. Kewei comes to the diner. The business is buzzing, so she sits quietly sipping a glass of apple wine offered by the chef. She waits until all the customers have left before giving the chef a new wa...

Season 1 Episode 3

3.0 3 x
The police were staked out at Sun Shang’s home to catch him. Kewei went upstairs to see her mother who was sick in bed, and saw her father Sun Shang slip out with his belongings. She watched him leave and dared not make any noises while the police were present. Before her mother passed away, she gave Kewei a ring, asking her to give it to her father. Kewei still wears the ring on a chain around her neck. Twenty years later, Sun Shang is a homeless man in the same city with Kewei, living on sc...

Season 1 Episode 5

4.0 5 x
After Mark found the baby girl Lele, the chef has provided her a temporary place to sleep. The customers would try to be quiet around the baby, so as not to disturb her sleep. Mark would wrap a piece of red string on the baby’s arm and attach the other end to his little finger, so he would be alerted to the baby’s movement. Thus he has become the baby’s carer. He would hold the sleeping baby in his arms and take her to the diner. He was even reluctant to let others hold the baby. He named...

Season 1 Episode 6

3.0 6 x
The lawyers are fighting ferociously in court. Mark tries to follow the signs of the interpreter, which become more and more agitated. He takes a storybook from his pocket and starts to read aloud “The Little Red Hood” in a hoarse and strange voice. Someone tries to stop him, but he keeps reading on. Mark is acquitted, but refused any access rights. He is sad to learn that Lele will not come back to him. The chef tries to cheer him up. Ai Zhen and Lele come to the diner to try “Lele’s ...

Season 1 Episode 7

3.0 4 x
Regularly on a particular night, the chef would prepare a pork-belly dish for the street boxer Sheng, who always orders twice-cooked pork after winning a boxing game. Recently, Sheng has not been given much chance to box in the competitions since he failed to follow the instructions of the sports club owners to deliberately lose in certain games. Sheng meets a boy Kuka at the diner. Kuka’s mother Mingmei works as a bartender. Mingmei and Sheng get to know each other through Kuka. The twice-...

Season 1 Episode 8

3.0 8 x
Sheng, Mingmei and Kuka go shopping. Sheng loads the bags and offers to drive for Mingmei. Mingmei enjoys having someone to drive for her. She tells Sheng about her life after her husband was killed in an accident. Sheng assures her she will no longer be alone and he will always be there for her and Kuka. Sheng moves in with Mingmei and they are enjoying a happy family life. The agent informs Sheng that Castro Oz wishes to fight Sheng at the World Trade Exhibition Centre Stadium. Sheng ...

Season 1 Episode 9

4.0 2 x
The agent has transformed into a brand new outfit, with a tie and a jacket plus a slick haircut. Sheng is puzzled with his transformation. The agent explains to Sheng the importance of appearances. He also managed to find a few sponsors and is brimming with confidence. Mingmei comes to the diner alone and stays very quiet. The chef mentions Sheng to her, trying to show her that Sheng is giving up everything for her. Kuka goes to see Sheng at his training ground. Sheng comes to Kuka’s cla...