Chapter 738: The Simplest 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Ultimately, it was Meng Meng who first reacted. A sweet smile appeared on her face as she said, “Boss Yuan is indeed as the rumors said. He is outwardly cold but inwardly warm, super warm. Am I right?”
The moment Meng Meng spoke, she regained the attention of her viewers. Everyone started talking about Yuan Zhou for a bit before moving on.
Of course, one reason Meng Meng reacted so quickly was because she saw Zhou Jia taking the order from the customer beside her. It would soon be her turn.
“Sister Jia Jia is here. I will be ordering now. Today, I will order something that I have never ordered before, yet it also isn’t a new dish. Guess, what dish am I ordering today?” Meng Meng teased as she asked her viewers.
Viewer interaction was something very stimulating for the viewers. Therefore, the moment she asked, the screen was flooded with messages again.[Since it is not a new dish and not a dish that has been ordered before, I won’t be able to guess it. After all, Meng Meng has long tasted all the other dishes before.] Blood&Blue. [This still won’t be hard to guess. It must be a beverage. I remember that Meng Meng has never tried the Watermelon Juice?] Cigarette Wielding Jiang Shan. [The person above me is wrong. Meng Meng drank the Watermelon Juice before. Please check stream number 67.] You Are Annoying05.
Never ever underestimate the intelligence of the Internet denizens. Just look how short it took for that Cigarette Wielding Jiang Shan to come out with a guess.[Oh, fine. Looks like I got it wrong. If that is the case, there is only one correct answer. 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine.] [Huh? That seems to make sense. Since she had already tried all other dishes, only something involving 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine will be new.] World Shattering Winter. [Yeah, true. It is definitely something involving 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine. Which of the 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine is Meng Meng planning to eat?] Lung Cracking Pain.
“Everyone is so smart to get the answer so fast. It is indeed 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine. I am ordering one,” Meng Meng immediately answered when she saw that someone had already got the correct answer.
When she saw that someone was asking her what exactly she was going to order, she quickly continued, “Everyone will know soon. In fact, this is a simple dish among the 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine. I just suddenly had a craving to eat it.”
When Meng Meng spoke about her craving, she blushed. Luckily, Zhou Jia arrived at this time.
“What are you ordering today?” Zhou Jia knew that Meng Meng was streaming. Therefore, she appeared rather bashful when she talked.
Looking at how Zhou Jia was behaving, the considerate Meng Meng moved the camera away from her and aimed it at herself instead before replying.
“Drip Cooked Rice of the 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine,” Meng Meng said.
“Ok. 98 RMB for the rice, and 20 RMB for the Welcoming Set Meal. Altogether, 118 RMB,” Zhou Jia gave the price after a slight calculation.
“Done. The money is transferred,” Meng Meng took out a different mobile phone and showed Zhou Jia the transaction successful screen.
“Um. The fund transfer has been received. Please wait a moment. The food will arrive shortly,” Zhou Jia nodded before passing the order to Yuan Zhou.
“Boss, one Drip Cooked Rice of the 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine,” Zhou Jia said.
“Huh? It’s Drip Cooked Rice? Now that I think about it, it has been a while since I last ate one,” the moment this dish was ordered, the other customers were attracted.
“This girl Meng Meng is indeed full of surprises. I would have never guessed that she was going to order this dish,” a customer said with a smile.
“Now that I think about this dish, I am filled with nostalgia. It has been a long time since I have eaten this dish. Jia Jia, I want one Drip Cooked Rice as well,” some customer immediately ordered as well.
“One for me as well.”
Meng Meng’s order evoked the nostalgic feeling in the other customers. Many people started ordering the same dish.
“Ok. Please be seated,” Zhou Jia recorded all the orders before she spoke.
Yuan Zhou’s restaurant was located in Chengdu, and the Drip Cooked Rice had always been a unique rice cooking method of Sichuan. Most of them spent their childhood eating this rice.
In fact, this Drip Cooked Rice was quite similar to the Steamed Rice of the north.
Rice cooked using such a method would be very springy, while the flavor of the rice would be very concentrated. It was an extremely delicious type of rice.
As most people were using electric rice cookers nowadays, they no longer got to eat much of this rice anymore. That was why when Meng Meng ordered this rice, most people were hit by nostalgia. This dish was in fact normally served in a combination of a bowl of rice and a bowl of rice soup, and this was a taste hard to describe with words.
“Bingo. Is everyone surprised? This Drip Cooked Rice is precisely the 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine I wanted to order. I love eating rice cooked using such a method. I have never seen anyone ordering it in the restaurant before,” Meng Meng said to her viewers after making her order.
A foodie would always be very creative when it came to food.
“I think the rice soup is the best part of the Drip Cooked Rice dish. I wonder if Boss Yuan serves the rice soup as well,” Meng Meng glanced expectantly at Yuan Zhou before she spoke to the camera.[I don’t think so. After all, the rice soup is not rice. It probably won’t be considered part of the rice dish. Moreover, Yuan Zhou’s restaurant is unlike other restaurants. It won’t be weird if there’s no rice soup there.] Half February. [Boss Yuan’s name is Yuan Zhou, also nicknamed Compass. He is rumored to be extremely traditional and principled. I don’t think he will serve the rice soup. But I do hope that the soup will be served.] Mizzie is Stupid. [I think the soup will be served. After all, the rice soup is the essence of the Drip Cooked Rice. It will be too sad if the soup is not served.] Karlking. [Meng Meng, I suggest you ask Boss Yuan if the soup is served or not. I really hope there is, but of course, my support for Boss Yuan surpasses my desire to see the soup.] I Am Drunk Moon.
None of them were stupid. With what happened in the past, nobody would think that Boss Yuan would not be able to make this dish. However, the topic of contention was whether Boss Yuan would have the soup served as well.
Towards the end, it seemed like the soup was no longer as important anymore.[The rice soup is quite important, but it is not vital. Of course, it is always better to have it. But if we don’t have it, it’s fine. After all, anything Boss Yuan made would be nice, even plain water.] Cigarette Wielding Jiang Shan. [I am more curious about whether Boss Yuan’s Drip Cooked Rice would have the same taste as the one we had during childhood. I am starting to miss this dish now.] Blood&Blue.
“Yeah, I am also missing the taste of this dish. In a while, we will be able to find out if Boss Yuan’s Drip Cooked Rice includes the soup,” Meng Meng said with a nod.
In Meng Meng’s chat room, everyone was busy discussing about the soup. As for the other customers in the restaurant, none had thought of this. After all, what they wanted was the rice itself instead of the soup.
As for Yuan Zhou, who Meng Meng and the viewers were talking about, he was seriously cooking in the kitchen.
“Drip Cooked Rice? It has indeed been a while since I last ate it,” Yuan Zhou muttered when he received the orders from Zhou Jia.
The Drip Cooked Rice was indeed part of the 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine. However, it was also the simplest dish of the 100 Styles of Rice Cuisine apart from plain white rice.
To make the best Drip Cooked Rice, one naturally had to use the locally grown Sichuan rice grains. Yuan Zhou turned around and looked at the cabinet behind him. Indeed, a new label was on it.
“Xinyunchuan Fragrant Rice? This seems to be a new brand of rice,” Yuan Zhou muttered when he saw the label on the cabinet.
“This rice is probably from Liangshan. It should taste quite well,” Yuan Zhou nodded approvingly when he recalled the geographic environment of Liangshan.
After all, that was a place with a unique climate. The difference in temperature between day and night was huge, and that was a place with verdant hills and limpid water. Therefore, the rice grown there would definitely be out of the ordinary.
In any case, fragrant rice would already taste very good even if it wasn’t grown there.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Yuan Zhou took out some rice and started rinsing it.
To steam the rice, he naturally had to wash it properly. Yuan Zhou meticulously washed the rice before cooking. Everything was recorded by Meng Meng with her camera.