Chapter 266: The Culinary God, Xiang Yi (2)
After the oil was hot enough, she added the dried chilies, Chinese peppercorn, onion, ginger, and other seasonings to the oil and began to sauté them. Xiang Yi had prepared the seasoning at home, and she originally intended to use it for cooking for her third brother. She didn’t expect it to come in handy now.
The chilies were grown from seeds cultivated by Little Rabbit Farm and the Agricultural Science Institute. Not only were they spicy, they were also fragrant and best used for making chili oil.
The chicken had been processed beforehand so all Xiang Yi had to do was cut it into small pieces and then coat it in cornstarch and wine. She then placed the coated pieces of chicken onto the pan and stir-fried them with some burning hot chili oil.
Xiang Yi merely tossed the pieces of chicken twice with the ladle and yet, those simple actions of hers caused the netizens who were watching the livestream to exclaim in amazement.
——[Is that a Chinese culinary technique? Cool!]
——[Jesus! She’s so slim, but she’s actually so strong?]
——[Oh, I feel like she can cast magic spells. Is this oriental witchcraft? Why am I salivating?]
During the last step, she added some dried chilies, soy sauce, and sugar before stir-frying the pieces of chicken until they were fully cooked. Finally, it was time for the dish to be plated!
The viscount had arrived at the hotel. Every dish that was prepared was delivered to his table as quickly as possible by a specific waiter.
The second dish was West Lake fish in vinegar gravy.
Since there wasn’t any grass carp available, Xiang Yi decided to use cod that weighed about 750 grams instead.
In the preparation of West Lake fish in vinegar gravy, heat control was an extremely important factor. Even professional chefs had messed up before when preparing this dish, but Xiang Yi remained calm and it took her only a few seconds to cook the fish to an appropriate texture.
The essence of this dish was the sweet and sour sauce that would be made with fish broth, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce and starch, which would form a thick gravy when put together. Xiang Yi poured the gravy slowly over the fish and sprinkled some minced ginger for garnishing.
The third dish was Wensi tofu, which was a type of soup containing finely shredded tofu.
Xiang Yi simmered shredded mushrooms, asparagus and ham in chicken broth, and after it was brought to boil, the finely shredded tofu was added. It required excellent skill to be able to make fine and elaborate cuts in the soft, silken tofu.
The fourth and the fifth dishes…
Xiang Yi was extremely fast with the preparation of the large variety of dishes. By multitasking, she managed to whip up two or three dishes at a time.
The netizens, who were shocked at first, began breaking into hysterics…
——[Ahhhh, I’m starving, Xiang Yi, stop! I’ve already gained several pounds!]
——[Why did Xiang Yi cook so many famous delicacies today? I’m having such bad cravings for those dishes that I’m about to cry]
——[The livestream today smells heavenly… Ahem, it’s so entertaining! Xiang Yi’s culinary skills are superb!]
——[Before watching the livestream: I’m not going to eat, I’m not hungry, I have to lose weight. I don’t have any desire for food. After watching the live-stream: Argh! I’m going to order some takeout now!]
——[Heh, I’ve already cooked a bowl of instant noodles for myself a long time ago. The sooner I eat, the sooner I get to enjoy, get it?]
On the other hand, the foreign netizens were extremely stunned and fascinated by Chinese cuisine!
They were surprised to find that there were so many culinary techniques…
It turned out that there were so many different types of food combinations…
They were surprised to find that Chinese cuisine could be so fine and exquisite…
——[Why does every dish look so delicious?!]
——[Mysterious oriental girl! Magical Chinese cuisine!]
——[Could it be that the Chinese cuisine I ate previously wasn’t authentic? It’s not the same as the dishes that this little genie has cooked!]
——[Honey, will you cook a dish for me? I’d give you all that I have!]
When Xiang Yi lifted the lid of the last dish…
Piping hot and aromatic steam wafted up from a pot containing boiling hot soup.
It was a famous and classic Chinese dish—Buddha Jumps Over the Wall.
It was a dish made of abalone, sea cucumber, pork tendons, scallops, cuttlefish and other sumptuous ingredients that were put together in a pot and simmered with broth and aged wine.
The broth was glistening and rich but not greasy. The ingredients were tender and glossy.
The netizens felt as if they could smell the heavenly aroma of the soup through the screen, which went straight to their heart…
At this moment, countless netizens of all nations were keeping their eyes glued to the screen!