Webseries have become some of the most popular web content to date, accruing thousands of fans who obsessed over plots, actors, and GIFs. In the midst of the burgeoning era of these well-crafted and beloved series, many tried and failed to capture that same intensity. This one, Romance Of The Three Kitchens, deserved so much better.
An homage to the celebrated Chinese text, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, this web series deals with the trials, tribulations and kitchens of several Chinese young people in Los Angeles. It follows them making some of their tastiest dishes, from Hunan Beef to Dumplings to Mapo Tofu, as they narrate in voice over about some of their inner thoughts.
Lacking music and a lot of editing flairs that other series use, this series feels incredibly personal and introspective, dealing with every day issues and interactions from the trivial to the highly personal. The same actors come in and out within the different videos, so their stories continue in a way that is not hyper focused. The series also has a website where you can find all of the recipes if you want to try any of them out (and they are very comprehensive).
It sadly has not updated since September 2013, probably due to lack of interest and fans. Even if we are only ever left with the 31 episodes that are uploaded, this series is a unique and heartwarming collection of introspective stories that anyone can relate to with a flavor that is all its own.