A woman in China who broke up with her boyfriend because his parents served her frugal meals has trended after sharing images of the dishes on mainland social media. The unidentified woman, who is in her early 20s and from Sichuan province in southwestern China, gained traction online after sharing a series of pictures of the offending dishes she was served on a two-day visit to the home of her boyfriend’s parents in a remote area, Sukan Shixun reported. The woman had travelled two-and-a-half hours earlier this week for her first visit to meet his parents. She said she was both looking forward to the meeting and worried at the same time. When she arrived and sat down for a meal, she was overwhelmed at the sight of the dishes already on the table. A video taken by the woman showed the meals served during the two-day visit included a bowl of noodles with fried eggs, pumpkin porridge, stir-fry and assorted cold dishes. Disappointed with the dishes, as she had expected something fancier for her first meeting with his parents, the woman asked her boyfriend for details. “He told me that ‘it is exactly what is served in the daily life of common folks’,” the woman said in an interview with Sukan Shixun. She added: “He knows I don’t like noodles, but a noodle dish was served for every meal.” After two days, the woman said she couldn’t stay with the family any longer and packed her bags. She also decided to end her relationship then. At the time of writing, the woman’s video had been watched more than 7 million times and received 4,300 comments; many were supportive of the woman’s decision. One person wrote: “She’s thankful to know the truth before getting married, which is that the family won’t treat her well.” Another said: “Let’s not talk about whether his family is poor or not, but none of them takes you seriously.” Others assumed the choice of dishes was deliberate. “Apparently, the parents don’t like the woman,” one person speculated. Another commenter, who lives in a village in Shanxi province, said: “The meals in my hometown are as similar as theirs. We eat noodles every day, and our dishes could be kept for three or four days.” Stories about unhappy break-ups often trend online in China. Last month, a sterile man in Shanghai filed for divorce and refused to continue providing financial support to a child his former wife had with another man. In August last year, a man in China sued his ex-fiancée seeking the return of an 888,000 yuan (US$130,000) bride price after deciding they were incompatible following a year of living together.