WOMEN OF TIMES 至尊红颜
Jin Le Group was set up by
Jia Yi and his wife, She Huijun. Jia Yi was an outstanding chef
whose speciality was abalone. When a severe illness rendered him
an invalid, Huijun took over the running of the business.
Zengyue berates her husband for humiliating
her. She then blames Xiyi.
Ruoqi returns home from Scotland on the same day as Yuqi, who has completed his studies in America. Having grown up together, they are as close as brothers.
Yuqi rushes to Chinatown to buy biscuits for Huijun immediately after he arrives.
Zengyue wants Yuqi to work for the company. Guiying hopes Ruoqi will do the same, but he prefers his job in the police force.
Ou Xiangyun, a new police officer, and Ruoqi are assigned to work on a murder case.
Peeved with Zengmu for being indecisive, Zengyue takes over his duties without his consent.
Xiyi refuses to finance Fengyi's new manicure shop. Guiying turns up and tries to coerce Xiyi into supporting Zengmu.
Just then, the ladies receive news of a strike at the restaurant due to the adjustments in bonuses made by Zengyue.
Zengyue is surprised Xiyi is supportive of her decision. She also discovers Xiyi is not the one who instigated Xiaoling to kick up a fuss.
Zengyue wants to change abalone suppliers. Furious, Huijun rants at her and tells Xiyi to take over such decisions in the future. (Source: 8 Days)
增悦决定更换供应商（老林）一事。曦怡则认为和原有的供应商一直都合作愉快，而且供应商和贾母是深交，贾母有特别交代不能更换供应商。增悦则认为供应商的价钱稍贵，不合乎经济利益。增悦坚持要换供应商，并表示会代替曦怡跟供应商交代。贾母针对更换供应商的事情，责骂增悦和增木，并表示以后供应商的事情还是交给曦怡处理。增悦感到不悦…… (Source: Mediacorp Website)
Zhongxian turns up late with the bridal
gifts but they are stunning. Huijun leads him into Jia Yi's room
and relates how Wanqi's parents had died in a plane crash. Zhongxian
promises to love her with all his heart.
Xiyi rushes back from Australia. Huijun
is disturbed by a letter of condolence with a mean theme. It is
from Chen Tianfa.
Zengmu has always been an obedient son. He worries that he will
not be able to manage the company well. Huijun gives him encouragement,
and Zengyue picks a quarrel with her as a result.
Watching Zengtu trying desperately
to retrieve the wedding ring, Xiyi chooses to forgive him.
Zengyue and Qicai return from their vacation. She is slighted to find the company has been viable without her.
Huijun tries the rival restaurant’s abalone and is shocked that it tastes exactly like Jin Le’s. She suspects the rival is using the same recipe, and Xiyi and Zengtu immediately pinpoint Qicai.
Zengmu and Zengyue too are stunned by the taste of their rival’s abalone.
Qicai blames Xiyi and accuses her of copying the secret recipe. Zengyue believes him.
Afraid the Jias will find him out, Qicai asks to withdraw his share in Hong Hai’s business. The latter refuses, and collaborates with Fengyi to blackmail him.
Jessie reports for work at Jin Le and tries to curry favour with Qicai.
Ruoqi and his team are working on a serial molester case. They agree to use Xiangyun as bait. She dresses seductively for the assignment, and Ruoqi picks a quarrel with her about her outfit.
She is nearly molested. Ruoqi turns up in time to save her and is injured.
Jessie seduces Qicai. (Source: 8 Days)
众厨师邀奇才开赌。Jessie则要奇才教自己煮菜。Jessie故意用胸部去磨蹭奇才。奇才心猿意马。奇才受不了Jessie的隐忧，又担心被增悦知晓。奇才收到Jessie的短讯，促奇才到酒店…… (Source: Mediacorp Website)
Hong Hai launches a menu similar to
Jin Le’s at lower prices. To compete, Zengmu suggests turning
some of their branches into classy vegetarian restaurants.
Zengyue and Zengtu object, as Zengmu has not researched the market. Moreover, Jin Le has always been famous for its abalone.
Xiyi feels that changing half their restaurants is too great a risk. She proposes a trial at one of their branches instead. Zengmu puts her and Qicai in charge of the menu.
Zengyue tries to stall the project through Huijun. Concerned about her son’s self-confidence, however, Huijun persuades Xiyi to help Zengmu out instead. If the outcome is dismal, she promises to take action after six months.
Xiyi sees Qicai and Jessie out together. To play it safe, Qicai agrees to meet Jessie at her place instead of hotels. He has no idea she has been hired by Hong Hai to get Jin Le’s secret recipe.
Refusing to let Qicai back out of the business, Hong Hai threatens to tell on him.
Qicai is preparing ingredients when Zengyue dashes in. (Source: 8 Days)
奇才和Jessie约会被曦怡看到，又担心他与洪海的勾结会被增悦和贾母发现。所以有意与洪海拆伙。洪海威胁如果奇才退股，他就把真相抖出，让奇才在贾家无立足之地。奇才无奈，答应先给洪海一个月的鲍鱼配料。当奇才躲在小办公室调制配料时，没想到增悦突然来到…… (Source: Mediacorp Website)
Qicai lies yet again, and the na´ve
Zengyue believes him.
Unexpectedly, Wanqi and Zhongxian return. Wanqi goes shopping with Huijun, while Zhongxian meets Old Wu to discuss a takeover.
When Old Wu asks Xiyi to help him talk Zhongxian out of acquiring his business, she convinces him that the takeover will benefit both parties. Zhongxian develops a good impression of Xiyi.
During dinner, Wanqi asks Huijun to go on a world tour with her. Zengyue is unhappy when Huijun agrees.
Zhongxian discusses the Jia’s situation. Wanqi warns him not to set his eyes on Jin Le.
Ruoqi asks Xiangyun out for a meal and expresses his feeling for her. She is moved.
Zengyue is unhappy when the expenses for the vegetarian restaurant’s renovations exceed the budget.
Ruoqi saves Lin You-er during a hostage crisis. She turns out to be Guiying’s niece.
Jealous of Xiyi, Yabin makes very effort to seduce Zengtu. He falls for her wiles. (Source: 8 Days)
奇才在办公室里偷偷准备秘方, 被增悦捉到, 情急生智, 骗说是为了确保没有人能看到, 以防内奸.。增悦深信不疑。宛其和仲贤突然回来, 给贾母一个惊喜。 贾母吩咐贵莺, 通知众人今晚为宛其洗尘, 务必要到.。宛其见时间还早, 硬拉贾母陪她去购物。
仲贤约了老吴来谈收购他公司的事, 怎料来到, 发现老吴约了曦怡来向他求情. 曦怡向老吴分析他公司的情况, 并赞同仲贤收购拆卖是最好的法子。老吴被曦怡开导, 终答应仲贤的收购条件，仲贤为此对曦怡留下深刻印象。
仲贤回到酒店房, 向宛其分析贾家阴盛阳衰，贾家只有两个半女人撑着, 就是贾母、曦怡和增悦。宛其感到不满，二人约定, 仲贤不可打金乐主意。仲贤笑着说没有, 内心却似乎另所图。
若其为了向湘云示爱, 拍了自己手掌上疤痕的照片给湘云, 言是一条 “爱情线”, 并约湘云一起去吃饭。吃饭时, 若其假装手依然受伤, 要湘云喂他，此举被湘云识破。若其说受伤是假, 但疤痕是真，对湘云的爱意也是真的，打动了湘云的心。
增木素食馆的装修超出预算, 惹来增悦的不满。若其、湘云等人在吃饭时, 碰见土匪挟持悠儿。若其英勇果断, 救了悠儿, 事后才发现她就是贵莺的侄女. 悠儿也为此对若其起了倾慕之恋…
贵莺带悠儿回到贾家, 介绍给贾母认识, 并嘱咐她要小心增悦。玉其事后不小心打破悠儿的杯子, 惹悠儿生气。悠儿后又撞见增悦, 对增悦温和态度留下好感。
雅斌在名牌服装店碰见曦怡, 见曦怡受店员热情招呼, 觉自己受冷落, 为此对曦怡不满。洪海事后告诉雅斌她是增土的老婆, 金乐的副总经理。洪海说要是二人离婚, 曦怡一定会离开金乐，金乐以后日子就不好过了。
雅斌在餐厅见增土一人用餐, 上前搭讪, 企图勾引增土. 增土虽然把持, 但也被雅斌挑逗得心痒难搔。增土回家后，见曦怡只忙公事，更是思念雅斌的温柔。次日, 曦怡和增土送走贾母后, 增土找借口说要去见客户, 其实是去会见雅斌。
雅斌游泳, 脚抽筋, 增土及时相救. 雅斌吐露真情, 增土心动…… (Source: Mediacorp Website)
When Guiying insists Ruoqi take You-er
out, he asks Yuqi to join them. He then leaves halfway through
the outing. You-er fumes.
Zengtu and Yabin meet secretly at the beach. She makes him feel bad about treating her as a mistress, and asks him to join her on a trip to Europe.
Business is brisk at the vegetarian restaurant. Zengmu is thrilled.
Xiyi hopes to take the opportunity to go on a vacation with Zengtu, but he declares he has a Shanghai golfing trip lined with a client. However, he is so ill at ease that Xiyi becomes suspicious.
Ruoqi takes Xiangyun home on Zengmu’s birthday. The couple has a falling over his wealthy background.
Qicai lashes out at his “rival” when he notices Jessie flirting with Cheng.
Jessie is hopeful of finally obtaining the secret recipe when Qicai promises to whip up a feast at her place. She doesn’t count on the abalone being pre-prepared.
Ruoqi tries to reconcile with Xiangyun. Back home, he tells You-er off when Yuqi hints that You-er is in love with him.
Xiyi leaves a deep impression on Hanzhe after they chat about one of Yue Fei’s works.
Fengyi drags Xiyi to her calligraphy class as she is enamoured with her teacher. (Source: 8 Days)
增土和雅斌在海滩偷情, 雅斌说出自己的忧郁, 不能公开的和增土在一起。增土言珍惜曦怡, 雅斌表示她了解增土对曦怡的感情，只想和增土留下一个美好的回忆, 提议二人到欧洲游玩。增土感动答应。
素食馆开张成功, 增木兴高采烈, 扬言素食馆将来生意一定蒸蒸日上, 唯有增悦泼冷水, 言不要高兴太早. 曦怡见开张成功, 松一口气, 想同增土趁机出国散心。
奇才见Jessie和侍应生阿成打情骂俏的, 妒意怒生, 假公济私大骂阿成。 然后拉Jessie到一角. Jessie言二人已经完了, 奇才苦求Jessie给自己多一个机会, 并说明天上她家, 煮好料给她。
Jessie以为奇才指的是鲍鱼, 答应. 怎料次日奇才来时, 要煮的是鱼, 惹来Jessie的生气。Jessie说要吃鲍鱼, 奇才解释鲍鱼难偷，Jessie撒娇, 奇才无奈答应。
若其欲向湘云道歉, 在她的桌上留了许多字条, 但后来都被湘云退回来。若其失望回家, 玉其劝解. 时悠儿说煮好红豆汤给他吃, 玉其趁机暗示若其悠儿的心意. 若其明白, 告诉悠儿说不爱吃甜的东西, 上楼.
悠儿找若其, 大方的说出自己明白他和湘云的感情, 也表自己没有看得那么重。悠儿还劝若其, 要如何讨湘云的欢心。湘云来到孤儿院, 发现若其买了电脑给众孩童，众孩童开心不已，湘云也感到开心。
凤仪约曦怡吃午餐, 恳求曦怡陪自己上书法班. 曦怡不解问之, 凤仪说爱上教书法的老师阿哲. 曦怡初不肯, 但终被凤仪说服.
曦怡来看书法展, 看着岳飞的 “出师表”出神. 阿哲见曦怡如此，问曦怡对此书法的看法。曦怡言自己曾经在中国看过岳飞的“出师表”，说这个书法写的还算不错，但缺少岳飞当时的豪迈和激情。阿哲不满。 (Source: Mediacorp Website)
It turns out that Fengyi’s calligraphy teacher is Hanzhe.
Jessie makes a scene and tells Qicai to prepare the abalone in her kitchen the next time they meet.
Yabin bumps into Xiyi at a spa and sneers at her. Zengtu, who is there to fetch Xiyi, panics. Yabin is furious when he rushes to take her away.
Not long afterward, Zengtu breaks up with Yabin.
Zengyue complains about the extra supplies ordered by the vegetarian restaurant.
Zengmu makes plans to hire famous chefs to whip up new dishes.
You-er dirties Zengyue’s clothes. Fearful, she asks Yuqi for help. While they are out together, he discovers she loves music and asks her to select a playlist for his spa.
Zengyue takes Yuqi and You-er to the vegetarian restaurant for a meal. The food takes a long time to be served, and many customers complain. Zengyue falls out with Chef Zeng.
At a call from his wife, Qicai rushes out of Jessie’s house. He is at loss for words with Zengyue detects the scent of perfume on him. (Source: 8 Days)
曦怡陪同凤仪来上书法班, 才发现原来瀚哲就是她们的书法老师。下课后, 凤仪对瀚哲称赞不已, 曦怡却说因公事忙, 以后不会来上课了。凤仪见瀚哲欲离去, 乘机上前, 借故询问以接近瀚哲。瀚哲从凤仪口里知道曦怡以后都不来了，感到失望。
雅斌后来在SPA接待处看到增土，增土本来是来接曦怡的，见雅斌也在，不禁慌张，拉着雅斌出去。次日, 增土和雅斌见面, 增土趁机提出分手。雅斌虽苦求增土, 但增土说不想再对不起曦怡, 毅然决定结束二人的感情。
悠儿因不小心弄脏增悦的衣服, 求玉其帮忙. 玉其答应带她到干洗店。二人在街上碰见盲人演奏音乐，倾听。玉其发现原来悠儿喜欢音乐, 表示自己也喜欢, 并要悠儿帮忙为自己的SPA选购浪漫的音乐。 悠儿开心答应, 突然发现自己本来拿着的衣服不见了, 惊慌的回去寻找。玉其追来, 说衣服在他那里。原来刚才悠儿沉迷在音乐里, 忘了拿衣服, 是玉其帮她拿的，二人相视一笑。
增悦带着玉其和悠儿来到素食馆吃饭，发现上菜时间超长, 许多顾客纷纷投诉不满离去。 增悦为查清楚真相, 走进厨房, 发现原来是厨师曾厨师太注重食品的要求, 稍微不满意就丢掉食物, 所以烹煮的也慢。增悦怪曾厨师办事不力, 曾厨师怪增悦不会品尝美食, 二人不欢而散。
奇才来到Jessie家, 拿出煮好的鲍鱼. Jessie失望, 问为什么不在这里煮? 奇才言煮鲍鱼时间长, 二人春宵一刻值千金. 奇才冲完凉后, 欲推Jessie进房. 时奇才接到增悦的电话, 匆匆赶去素食餐馆.
奇才来到素食餐馆, 增悦抹奇才为何没来? 不是说好要查查素食馆的情况的吗? 增悦突然问道奇才身上的香味, 问之. 奇才惊讶, 一时不知要如何解释… (Source: Mediacorp Website)