Chapter 459: 459 Chapter 459: A Disciple And His Teacher Translator: Xiong_Guoqi Editor: DesTheSloth
"Master Qian, this is good enough . Thank you . " Yuan Zhou stopped Qian Jintian from pulling out another radish .
"Well, ok . I just wanted to check how it is growing . " Qian Jintian took another look at the radish that he had intended to touch just now .
"Okay . " Yuan Zhou nodded his head and said no more .
"Just give them to me . Thank you so much . " Master Cheng moved forward with a basket and picked up the radishes .
"Put it in the basket . " Yuan Zhou took out a piece of cloth and handed it to Master Cheng .
Of course, the baskets had already been prepared by Master Qian, one for each person . Yuan Zhou's basket was naturally being held by Master Cheng, but he had prepared his own cloth . Now that he wasn't holding the basket, he gave the cloth to Master Cheng .
"Thank you, Master Yuan . " Master Cheng received the cloth happily and used it to protect his hand .
The hands of chefs and tailors are very precious and required careful protection .
Therefore, the most good-looking part on Yuan Zhou's body was his pair of hands, which was even better-looking than his face .
"Go ahead . " Yuan Zhou nodded .
"What an enjoyment it is to have a disciple!" Ling Hong said at the side .
"He's not my disciple . " Yuan Zhou corrected him earnestly .
"Oh, yeah, you are right . He's not your disciple . Let's go to pick some other vegetables . " Ling Hong shrugged and corrected his words easily .
"Good . " Yuan Zhou nodded .
From the side, Master Cheng heard Yuan Zhou saying that he was not Yuan Zhou's disciple, but he didn't say anything, merely clearing away the radishes carefully .
Only Qian Jintian looked at Master Cheng, then at Ling Hong and last at Yuan Zhou in puzzlement .
"It seems that only you are experienced and steady . " Qian Jintian said earnestly .
Of course, Qian Jintian said this because Yuan Zhou appeared to be quite mature . Besides, he couldn't quite understand why Master Cheng called Yuan Zhou teacher since he was apparently older than him .
However, he now learned that city folks were just strange . How could they manage to eat a hotpot without any side ingredients?
"Well, I am usually very steady . " Yuan Zhou nodded and answered shamelessly .
"Boss Yuan, a man must be honest . It's a fact that you have wonderful culinary skills, but what does it have anything to do with steadiness?" Ling Hong couldn't help ridiculing .
"It's all the same . " Yuan Zhou believed that anything complimentary to himself was correct .
"Pfft . " When Ling Hong remembered that he had to rely on Yuan Zhou to select the vegetables, he refrained from saying anything and just snorted coldly .
That's right . Ling Hong's idea was to let Yuan Zhou select the vegetables . Though he was a senior foodie, he really didn't know how to distinguish between the wheat and Chinese chives .
Nonetheless, Yuan Zhou was different . The Precious Ingredient Contest held last time was definitely an eye-opener for Ling Hong . Before that, he had never eaten, or even heard of those various ingredients .
While walking, Ling Hong started to ask Yuan Zhou about the vegetables in the field, "What's this vegetable? Is it still growing in such weather?"
"Lactuca sativa . It's growing very well . " Yuan Zhou answered naturally .
"Master Qian, please pick some lactuca sativa for me . I heard it tastes good when blanched in the hotpot . " Ling Hong didn't know how the vegetables looked in the field, but he knew their names .
"No problem . " After a nod, Qian Jintian picked some fresh ones off and put them in the basket .
"This one also looks nice . Boss Yuan, I have never seen this vegetable in your restaurant . " Ling Hong pointed at a vegetable and asked Yuan Zhou again before they walked out of the area .
"Asparagus lettuce . There is none in the restaurant . " Yuan Zhou nodded his head and replied affirmatively .
"Is this the so-called Cos Lettuce?" Ling Hong asked, suddenly recalled .
"Yeah, this is what townspeople like you usually call it, the Cos Lettuce . " It was Qian Jintian who answered him this time .
Just as before, Ling Hong naturally ordered some .
After that, Yuan Zhou immediately realized Ling Hong intentions .
It was truly obvious and easy to guess . Everytime Ling Hong asked about the vegetables, he would let Master Qian pick some for him as long as it was suitable for the hotpot .
And Yuan Zhou just answered him cooperatively everytime he asked until the basket was filled full .
Ling Hong was also quite satisfied . When Ling Hong prepared to pick some persimmons and meat, Yuan Zhou started talking .
"If the vegetables are blanched in the Spicy Hotpot, they will absorb the spiciness . " Yuan Zhou said affirmatively . He had no idea that Ling Hong didn't really eat spicy dishes .
"Never mind . Young man, you just blanch them in the Clear Soup Hotpot . " Master Qian suggested kindly .
"What if there's no Clear Soup Hotpot?" Ling Hong was stunned for a while before he could react .
"Yes . The boss hasn't provided the Clear Soup Hotpot yet . " Yuan Zhou nodded .
"It doesn't matter if you can eat spicy things . This broccoli is extraordinarily tasty when it's cooked spicy . " Though Qian Jintian wasn't young, he was quick-minded .
"It can be eaten raw as well," In Ling Hong's opinion, misjudging the situation was alright . Just don't admit it .
"Yeah, right . It's totally not a problem to eat it raw . " Qian Jintian said loudly with great confidence .
"Okay . Whatever you like . " Yuan Zhou nodded without much expression .
He didn't wait to say it on purpose . The vegetables here were really not bad and it was good for Ling Hong to buy some more .
It was merely about 2 hours before they ended their trip, including picking the vegetable, selecting the vegetables and processing the meat .
"Master Yuan, are we going back to the restaurant directly?" Once Master Cheng got on his SUV, he asked Yuan Zhou .
He didn't intend to ask Ling Hong's opinion .
"Yes, back to the restaurant . " Yuan Zhou nodded .
"Boss Yuan, can you keep the Spicy Hotpot for me today?" Looking at the well-wrapped vegetables in the trunk, Ling Hong said excitedly .
"Just follow the rules, please . " Yuan Zhou said indifferently .
"When exactly can you make an exception for once?" Ling Hong was speechless for some time before he shouted .
"It won't happen, ever . " On this aspect, Yuan Zhou was sure .
"By the way, if you want to take them to the restaurant to eat, you need to wash them cleanly and pack them well . " Yuan Zhou suddenly remembered that and reminded him .
"Got it, got it . How stubborn!" Ling Hong replied, exasperated .
While Ling Hong was speechless due to Yuan Zhou and Master Cheng, someone else also had the same situation on the other side .
The situation seemed to be a little complicated .
"Master, shall we eat dinner together in a while?" A young man, dressed in a Yves Saint Laurent gray leisure suit and holding the latest Apple phone, was making a call .
"Humph . You still remember that you have a teacher?" An aged voice could be heard from the other end of the phone .
"Of course I do . Let's just meet at Taoxi Road . The dishes served there are said to be very delicious . I remember that you like eating delicious food, don't you?" The young man turned around and said in a composed manner .
After he turned around, a pair of glasses with golden frame could be seen on his face . He had a cultured and good-looking appearance, and he spoke leisurely .
"I haven't seen you for almost a year after you left . I thought you died outside . " The aged voice carried obvious anger .
"Then you can come around tonight and see me personally . " In the young man's voice was a hint of a smile .
"Humph . " The elderly voice only snorted lightly this time without answering him .
"Do you need me to pick you up? The place is at No . 14 of Taoxi Road . " The young man replied teasingly, as if he was quite sure that the old man would come .
"I'm not qualified to bother you . It won't even take me 20 minutes to walk there . " Judging from the answer, the aged man was obviously dissatisfied with the attitude of the young man . He replied indignantly .
"Okay . I will wait for you in the Master Chef Restaurant . " The young man had already expected this outcome .
"This bastard disciple . " Was the last sentence from the old man before hanging up .
Nonetheless, the young man seemed to have been used to the old man's attitude . He walked towards Yuan Zhou's restaurant leisurely .