Sweetness in the Salt
|Sweetness in the Salt
|Opening theme||"愛怎麼說" by
Steven Ma & Tavia Yeung
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Running time||45 minutes (approx.)|
|Original run||June 8, 2009 – July 10, 2009|
|Sweetness in the Salt|
NIP CHI YUEN (Ma Steven), who works in the anti-smuggling camp, is determined to wipe out the Tau's Fort, which is the stronghold for salt smugglers. He pretends to be a down-and-out scholar. TAU SING SUET (Yeung Tavia), daughter of the chief smuggler, sympathizes with YUEN and puts him up in the village. Later, they even become fond of each other. During an anti-smuggling operation SUET is badly hurt and has since been separated from YUEN and her family. Fortunately she is saved by WU TING HIN (Wong Raymond), son of salt merchant WU KIN (Kwok Fung). HIN takes her home. One day, SUET is horrified to see the dead bodies of her parent being hung on the wall of the city tower, and that the official standing on the top of the tower telling the public not to sell smuggled salt is none other than the man she misses day and night. She is heartbroken, and her love for YUEN turns into hatred that moment on.
HIN finds a job for SUET at the salt company his family runs to help her get over her unhappiness. To repay him, she devotes herself entirely to the job. As time goes by, HIN starts to fall in love with her. However his critical illness making him hesitates to express his love for her. SUET's real identity comes to light when her younger uncle reappears out of the blue. HIN, for fear that his family will report SUET, proposes to her.
|Steven Ma||Nip Ji-Yuen
|Anti-Salt Smuggler Officer
Wu Family's Guard
Dau Sing-Suet's ex-lover.
|Tavia Yeung||Dau Sing-Suet
|Daughter of a salt smuggler.
Wu Ting-Hin's friend, later wife.
The Wu family
|Kwok Fung (郭峰)||Wu Kin
|Halina Tam||Wu Ting-Bik
|Wu Kin's first child (daughter).
Choi-Chi-On's secret lover.
|Raymond Wong||Wu Ting-Hin
Wu Kin's second child (son).
Dau Sing-Suet's friend/admirer, later husband.
|Ngo Ka-nin||Wu Ting-Fai
|Wu Kin's third child (son).
Yin Yuet's lover and later father of her child and husband.
|Casper Chan (陳思齊)||Wu Ting-Yim
|Wu Kin's forth child (daughter).
Choi Chi On's friend then wife
|Celine Ma (馬蹄露)||Wu Choi-Dip
|Wu Kin's younger sister.|
|Joel Chan (陳山聰)||Choi Chi-On
Wu Ting-Bik's secret lover.
Wu Ting-Yim's admirer, later husband.
|Felix Lok||To Ying-Lung
Nip Ji-Yuen's godfather.
|Mary Hon (韓馬利)||Nip Cheung-See
|Sauce Merchant/Illegal Loan Lender
Nip Ji-Yuen's mother
|Chiang Chi Kwong (蔣志光)||Yiu Sau-Ching
|Lee Kwok Lun (李國麟)||Dau Hung
Dau Sing-Suet's uncle.
|Meini Cheung (張美妮)||Yin Yuet
Wu Ting-Fai's admirer.
|Kara Hui||Choi Ngan Fa||Illegal Salt Smuggler|
Awards and nominations
- Nominated: Best Drama
- Nominated: Best Actor (Steven Ma) Top 5
- Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Raymond Wong)
|Week||Episodes||Average Points||Peaking Points||References|
||June 8–12, 2009||
||June 15–19, 2009||
||June 22–26, 2009||
||June 2 - July 3, 2009||
||July 6–10, 2009||
- TVB.com Sweetness in the Salt - Official Website (Chinese)
- K for TVB.net Sweetness in the Salt - Screen Captures and Summary (English)