Chapter 27 – Thank You For Your Supportive Love
Even Ji Shenxiao was standing in front of the barbecue grill, with a readable expression on his face.
So Qiu Jin asked: “Would President Ji like to try it too?”
Ji Shenxiao acted like he did not have such an intention, but had only heard Qiu Jin’s request. Only then did he lower his highborn head, lightly picked up an oyster, brought it to his mouth, and very quickly swallowed it down.
Qiu Jin paused: “Do you want another one?”
Ji Shenxiao nodded very reservedly.
Qiu Jin: “…”
So why are you pretending to be reluctant? Can’t you just say it if you want to eat it?! Qiu Jin thought.
The director was swallowing back his saliva, and came forward: “You guys grilled so much, you can’t finish it all, so why don’t you give me one too?”
Qiu Jin was about to pass one over, when he heard Ji Shenxiao say: “One [oyster] is ten yuan.”
The director was simply defeated: “President Ji really is President Ji. At this time you can still think about money.”
Ji Shenxiao smiled lightly and did not back down.
The director looked at the steaming oysters, and gritted his teeth: “All right, I’ll pay the ten yuan!”
He took the plate with the oyster carefully and blew on it to cool it. First, he took a mouthful of the juice, and then he took a bite of the soft oyster meat. The thick garlic and spicy millet taste spread through his mouth.
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It was indeed really delicious. The director couldn’t help but give a thumbs up, and exclaimed: “Ten yuan is really worth it.”
With the director as the first example, the other staff members also started yelling, “I’ll also pay for it, save one for me!”
Qiu Jin spread his arms to guard the barbecue grill: “Hey, no, no, no more!”
Of course, most of the people were just joining in on the fun, and no one really dared to come forward to grab one.
The oysters were in high demand. Very fast only a dozen oysters were left at the table. Everyone took a bite, and soon the plates were empty.
Xiang Xi grabbed a pair of chopsticks. All of his attention fell on the plate in front of him. There was only one left! Was he going to let this oyster slip away? He hated Qiu Jin, but the food was innocent!
Seeing someone else’s hand about to reach out, Xiang Xi quickly took the last grilled oyster on the plate.
When the oyster meat entered his mouth, Xiang Xi immediately regretted it. Whoa! What a heavenly taste! He could eat twenty of these in one go! Why did he say he didn’t like eating oysters before!
The oyster was half cold by then but it was still so delicious. One could only imagine how good it must have been when it was hot and fresh off the grill.
Qiu Jin, this bastard, why didn’t he make more? He only made twenty something oysters, was he trying to get people to beg? He should’ve made two hundred oysters! Xuang Xi was unable to eat what he wanted, and at that moment, he looked at Qiu Jin with a trace of sadness.
Qiu Jin: ?
Did he [Qiu Jin] somehow provoke this ancestor [Xiang Xi] again?
Geng Leyue still wanted to eat, but Xiang Xi had stolen the last piece, so he deliberately criticized him pettily and said: “Didn’t you say that you didn’t like to eat oysters?”
“I saw that you guys couldn’t finish eating them, so what’s the matter with helping to eliminate one?” Xiang Xi spoke with self-confidence as if he was in the right, and went on to say, “You guys were boasting about how divine it was, but in fact they weren’t that delicious at all. It’s not even as good as this dish of pork strips stir-fried with yuxiang*.”
[*T/N: 鱼香 yuxiang is a seasoning of Chinese cuisine that typically contains garlic, scallions, ginger, sugar, salt, chili peppers, etc. Although “yuxiang” literally means “fish fragrance”, it contains no seafood.]
As soon as he said this, the expressions of everyone present changed subtly.
“What? Did I say something wrong?” Xiang Xi couldn’t bear to see Qiu Jin getting praised. He began to boast madly about the dish of pork strips stir-fried with yuxiang, “This pork strips stir-fried with yuxiang is completely different from the one I had eaten before. There is the freshness of seafood within the hot and sour flavors. It makes one’s mouth water and really increases one’s appetite. With just this dish I can finish two bowls of rice.”
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Geng Leyue laughed so much that his stomach hurt: “Didn’t you know? Qiu Jin also made the pork strips stir-fried with yuxiang.”
Xiang Xi: ???
Qiu Jin: “Thank you for your supportive love.”
Xiang Xi: …
Scram! Who’s giving you supportive love?
The author has something to say:
Xiang Xi: I will not eat the dishes made by Qiu Jin!
Ten minutes later…
Yeah, it smells so fragrant.