Cantonese / Mandarin title: Bik Huet Yim Hiu / Bi Xue Yan Xiao
English title: Sweetness in the Salt
Also known as: 勝雪鹽棧 / Salt Traders
Genre: Ancient drama
Broadcast network: TVB
Broadcast period: 2008
Theme song: by Steven Ma and Tavia Yeung
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 Yi), 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 Ho Yin), 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 as Nip Ji Yuen 聶致遠
Tavia Yeung as Dau Sing Suet 竇勝雪
Joel Chan (陳山聰)
Ma Tai Lo
Lee Kwok Lun (李國麟)
Wong Wai Duk (王維德)
Kwok Duk Shun (郭德信)