Chapter 27 (Part 2): The Culinary Tycoon

“Grandpa, what do you think if the wage is set at 60 coppers a day?”

“It’s up to you to decide.”

“Okay.” Yu Qingze agreed, and then turned to say, “When you find a helper, grandpa, send Xiaohao to the school.”

Today, when he heard old master Cai said that the township exam is coming soon, Yu Qingze thought that if it was back in his previous world, it would be almost the start of the school season in September. ho lo lo novels. Now that he can make money, Chang Hao’s education problem can be solved.

Going to school! When Chang Hao heard this, his eyes lit up, and he immediately turned to look at his grandfather.

Grandpa Chang was stunned for a moment and asked, “You are looking for a helper so that Xiaohao can go to school?”

Yu Qingze nodded and said, “The family is more relaxed now. Xiaohao is ten years old. It’s very late for school now, so I can’t delay it any longer.”

Grandpa Chang didn’t know what it was like in his heart. He hadn’t even thought of this issue, so he could only nod his head and said, “Okay, let’s send him to school!”

“Really Grandpa?” Chang Hao jumped to Grandpa Chang’s side and looked at Grandpa eagerly to confirm.

Grandpa Chang touched his head and said, “Really, listen to your brother Yu, go to school!”

When Chang Hao heard the words, it was as if the Heavenly Monkey (Wu Kung) had been set on fire, and rushed out, shouting as he ran, “woooo, I can go to school! I can go to school!”

Grandpa Chang and Chang Le watched him so happy from behind. They were a little emotional, and they were very happy for him.

In the past, if there was any spare money in the family, it would be set aside to be able to maintain the family’s expenses for the coming year and keep the family from going hungry.

Now, their life has become much better. During these days, they have made a lot of money just selling sour beans and sour radishes, and they also saved some of the wages that Yu Qingze gave before they became partners. Now that they have been in the partnership for a few days, they also earned a lot.

They finally afford to do some repairs at home too.

All of this was brought to them by the man next to them.

Grandpa Chang sincerely thanked Yu Qingze: “Aze, thank you, I really thank you.”

Chang Le also gestured to Yu Qingze and thanked him.

Yu Qingze said with a smile: “Grandpa, Brother Le, this means that we are destined. You see, if Brother Le hasn’t saved me, I might not have survived, and there would be nothing in the future. So, this is our fate, it was God who let me meet Brother Le.”

Having said that, Yu Qingze also gave Chang Le a very meaningful look.

Chang Le didn’t understand the deep meaning in Yu Qingze’s eyes. He only felt that when Big Brother Yu said the last sentence and looked at him, which made him feel embarrassed.

So, he quietly lowered his head.

Grandpa Chang looked at the two of them, stunned for a moment, then laughed, and said, “It’s very fateful.”

The Heavenly Monkey came back again and asked happily, “What is with the fate?”

Grandpa Chang laughed and scolded: “It’s none of your business, just walk well, scurrying around, there’s no formality! Little monkey, if you’re still like this when you go to school, let’s see if the teacher won’t hit you!”

The little monkey Xiaohao replied with a smile: “It won’t be like this when I’m at school, I’m just happy! Grandpa, I’m so happy!”

“Little monkey! Poor and happy!”

Talking and laughing all the way, the group returned home when the sun was about to go down.

Grandpa Chang took out the cigar and walked to Brother Chang’s house next door to talk about hiring.

Grandpa Chang’s talk went well. After dinner, Brother Chang came to the Chang house.

Yu Qingze asked a few questions at random. Seeing that Brother Chang was fluent in conversation, has good attitude, and smiling, he was quite satisfied, so he told him to try it out for seven days, and it was 50 coppers a day for the first seven days, if everything goes will, it’ll be 60 coppers a day after these period.

Brother Chang readily agreed.

Yu Qingze made an appointment with him to meet again in the morning and asked him to wait at the door of the house.

Brother Chang smiled and agreed, then went back.

The matter was finalized. The next day, Brother Chang set out with them.

On the way, Brother Chang first asked them how their cold noodles, Liangpi, and jelly were sold, then secretly memorized them, and then asked about the work of the stall, and learned in advance.

Yu Qingze answered them one by one, and he was very satisfied to see that he was so attentive.

Facts have proved that Grandpa Chang’s vision is still very good. Brother Chang is indeed very smart and diligent.

Not long after the stall opened, he watched Chang Hao work for a while, and then he could greet the customers himself. His hands and feet are also very quick, and after an hour, he has been able to skillfully integrate into their food stall.

With Brother Chang sharing the work, Chang Hao can sometimes be free to help his brother.

At the end of the day, the three of them were indeed much more relaxed than before.

On Boss Liu’s side, there was no response today, but Yu Qingze was not in a hurry. Cai Chenxi and Jiang Tianrui came back to attend the funeral. Today is the day of the funeral. He thought, as soon as possible, Jiang Tianrui will be able to answer him at least tomorrow.

In Liu’s noodle restaurant, Jiang Tianrui told Boss Liu about his encounter with Yu Qingze in residence and the fact that Yu Qingze’s cooking skills were very good.

After speaking, he looked carefully at Boss Liu and asked, “Father-in-law, from what Boss Yu said, he really wants to get to know you, what do you think?”

Boss Liu frowned: “What did he say?”

Jiang Tianrui repeated Yu Qingze’s words.

Boss Liu asked again, “He said there are many ways to eat noodles?”

Jiang Tianrui nodded, “His cooking skills are superb, so he must not be talking nonsense.”

Boss Liu stood up, turned around twice, and asked again, “He really said he wanted to get to know me?”

Jiang Tianrui nodded and said, “Yes.”

Boss Liu continued to walk around in circles again, and after a while, he stopped, looked at the Liangpi his restaurant had not yet succeeded in replicating, nodded slowly, and said, “Okay.”

Jiang Tianrui immediately said, “They are about to close the stall and go home, so I’ll go invite him to the noodle shop?”

“Wait.” Boss Liu stopped his son-in-law and said, “I’ll go with you.”

So, when Yu Qingze and the others were ready to go home, they saw Boss Liu and Jiang Tianrui appear in front of their stall.

Just as Jiang Tianrui was about to speak, Boss Liu reached out his hand to stop him.

Yu Qingze looked at the two of them, and was stunned for a while at first. ho lo lo novels. He didn’t expect Jiang Tianrui to tell his father-in-law so quickly, but looking at Boss Liu, he didn’t know if they were right.

Boss Liu just stood in front of the food stall for a while, and seemed to be a little confused. Finally, he spoke without talking nonsense, and went straight to the point.

“According to Tianrui, Boss Yu also knows many ways to make noodles?”

Yu Qingze nodded and said, “I do. I saw Brother Tianrui at the Cai residence yesterday, and only then did I know that Boss Liu was his father-in-law.”

Boss Liu nodded and said, “I want to see what you said.”

Boss Liu is too straightforward.

Yu Qingze was helpless and said, “ok.”

The group went to Liu Ji Noodle House.

Entering the noodle restaurant, Yu Qingze first looked at their menu and the finished products prepared for the customers, which were basically Yangchun noodles, shredded pork noodle soup, vegetable noodle soup, egg noodle soup, etc. Anyway, they were basically soup noodles, and then, because there were also some spare ribs noodles or something, but because the cooking skills are limited, the taste is also average.

Yu Qingze asked them to make a bowl of their best noodles. He tasted them and probably knew their level.

Looking at some side dishes and seasonings in the kitchen, Yu Qingze was going to make them a very simple fried noodles with eggs and pork.

Cook the noodles in the wok until they are eight point cooked, remove, and drain the liquid. Fry the eggs in a frying pan and set them aside for later use, add the shredded pork and stir-fry until golden, add the ginger and garlic and sauté, toss the vegetables and eggs for a few times, put the noodles and stir-fry, finally sprinkle with salt, soy sauce, a little chili powder and finish.

“Because the materials are limited, I just made this first, fried noodles with shredded eggs and pork. Boss Liu, try it?”

Yu Qingze brought the noodles to the table and handed the chopsticks to Boss Liu.

Boss Liu stared slightly at the bowl of noodles in front of him.

(credit: Ang Sarap)

They never thought that the noodles could be fried. Just because of this, Boss Liu felt that Yu Qingze had a great idea. Of course, he wouldn’t say it out loud.

He took the chopsticks and put the noodles into his mouth. He frowned as he chewed them. The taste was delicious!

Yu Qingze watched him eat bite by bite, and said, “Boss Liu, with all due respect, your noodle shop’s menu is too simple, so you can’t compete with Wang Ji on the opposite side.”

When Boss Liu heard Wang Ji, he immediately lost his appetite and said, “What he does there is not much better!”

Yu Qingze said faintly, “They also offer cold noodles, do you? I believe you can make them too.”

Boss Liu glanced at him and said, “If we can’t draw a tiger-like dog, if we can’t achieve the level of your cold noodles, we don’t need to show it.”

Yu Qingze smiled, not at all modest and said: “I have a unique secret recipe, and ordinary people naturally can’t copy it.”

Boss Liu snorted, unable to refute, and changed the subject: “The way you cook noodles is mainly because of your cooking skills. Our people are not on your level, they won’t be able to make your taste.”

Yu Qingze shook his head and said: “This is very simple, just practice a lot. Other ingredients can also be used for frying. You can sell fried noodles with vegetables separately, add eggs for one price, and add meat for another price. You can also set a large, medium and small portions which allow customers to have a choice. In addition, you can also develop some noodles, noodles with sauce, braised noodles, casserole noodles, seafood noodles, etc., the variety will be rich, and business will definitely improve.”

“Braised noodles? Casserole noodles? What’s the recipe?” Boss Liu was surprised by these business ideas in Yu Qingze’s head, and when he heard the new ways to make noodles, he was very curious.

Taiwan Braised Beef Noodles
(credit: The Hong Kong Cookery)
Casserole Noodles
(credit: yummly)

“You don’t have enough ingredients here. I’ll teach you when I have time. It’s getting late today, I have to go back, or it will be dark.”

“Wait.” Boss Liu asked hesitantly, “Why are you willing to tell me these recipes? If you sell them at your stall, the business will be very good.”

Yu Qingze smiled and said, “Because, I am not interested in noodles. Besides, if your business is good, I think Boss Wang’s face must be very good-looking! And I just want to see him so angry and helpless.”

After speaking, Yu Qingze turned around and left.

Boss Liu was stunned, this guy…

Then, thinking about some of the things that happened to Yuji’s food stall lately, he became angry again.

This Fatty Wang used some wicked ways to deal with others!

Yu Qingze was in a good mood all the way.

Chang Hao asked him why he wanted to teach Boss Liu how to make noodles.

Yu Qingze replied with a smile: “What’s more desperate than seeing your opponent keep making money while your customers are getting fewer and fewer?”

When Chang Hao and the others heard the words, they couldn’t help but shiver a little. They always felt that Big Brother Yu looked a little evil today.

However, when he got home, Yu Qingze couldn’t smile anymore.

In the main room of the house, a middle-aged ger in festive clothes with a mole on the lower right side of his face was looking at them with a smile.

Damn it, matchmaker!

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Translator: matchmaker for grandpa Chang?

3 Comments

  1. Stela says:

    Thanks for the update❤️❤️❤️

    1. sissilia says:

      🤣🤣 yes probably for grandpa Chang being old doesn’t mean he can’t get married again and he is really nice 😉😂
      Thank you for the update ❤️💯

  2. Thanks for the chapter!

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