Chapter 41: Barbecue Business
Han Fei was surprised. Could there be identical plants in the universe?
Although the strawberry was as big as a fist, it was obviously still a strawberry.
Li Gang said, “Huh? Boss, this is red fruit. I bought it before. I thought it was a spiritual fruit, but there was no reaction after I ate it. It was delicious, though.”
Li Gang smacked his lips during his introduction. However, the strawberry was too expensive for him. He couldn’t afford many.
Han Fei chuckled. It would be a miracle if there was any reaction. How could a strawberry be a spiritual fruit?
Han Fei observed carefully, only to be rendered speechless. He saw peanuts as huge as apples and grapes as huge as melons. They were all multiple times larger than he’d seen before.
There were also plenty of flowers that Han Fei could recognize. If they were on Earth, their unique colors would’ve made them the rarest and most precious decorations.
Of the thousand plants here, Han Fei could recognize a hundred of them.
Han Fei’s eyes glittered as he discovered potatoes in this alternate world.
Then, Han Fei saw carrots, peppers, and garlic…
Han Fei remembered roasted shrimps when he saw the garlic. He immediately swallowed.
To Han Fei’s disappointment, the items in this place were unaffordable for him. He even thought that the village leader might not be able to buy them.
Later, Han Fei discovered dozens of other plants that he knew. There were also a thousand that he didn’t know.
Breathing quickly, Han Fei came to the old man and asked, “Grandpa, what will you do if you can’t sell the… spices?”
The old drank his liquor for quite a while before he finally replied lazily, “They’re left there if they can’t be sold. They’ll grow out again later.”
Han Fei was dumbfounded. They were abandoned if they couldn’t be sold? Wasn’t it a waste?
The old man glanced at Han Fei. “You want them? Give me the money.”
Han Fei said, “I don’t have that much money.”
The old man waved his hand. “Get out of here if you don’t have money. You’re disrupting my rest.”
Han Fei was gloomy. He did not intend to return empty-handed. He was almost certain that the old man was unusual, or the place would’ve been robbed a long time ago.
After a long silence, Han Fei asked, “Grandpa, it seems that nobody is taking care of your garden. Do you want me to give you a hand?”
Without opening his eyes, the old man said, “Boy, come again when your spiritual beast is awakened!”
Han Fei squinted and said, “Okay.”
Han Fei looked back many times on his way back and imagined what food he could make with the ingredients in the garden. He would not give them up easily. After all, he would have to spend a long time in this wretched world…
Li Gang, however, was confused. “Boss, that crappy old man was rather cocky. Why don’t we beat him up? Also, those spiritual fruits are barely effective. Are you really going to farm for him?”
Han Fei said, “Beat him up? Do you know what’s most fatal for gangsters?”
Han Fei explained, “Lack of sensitivity. I assure you that he can throw you into the ocean with one hand if you ask for him trouble.”
“What? I don’t think so! I never heard of anyone fighting the old man before!”
Too lazy to explain it further, Han Fei merely asked, “What do you think is the fastest way of making money?”
Li Gang said without thinking, “Collecting protection fees!”
Han Fei pondered as he walked. He couldn’t get a fish tide if he was not allowed to go to the ocean, and he had no access to spiritual energy without the fish tides. Although he had ten bottles of Iron Fish Body Polishing Fluid, it might not be enough for him to make the breakthrough at the peak of level six.
He couldn’t drink the Swallowed Spirit Soup in the school, either. Did he have to buy fish at the market?
No! That’s too expensive! How I wish I could open a barbecue restaurant!
Taking a deep breath, Han Fei said, “Fine, there is only one way. Go buy some alcohol.”
Li Gang asked, “Boss, how much?”
Han Fei said, “Well, give me a hundred kilograms for a start.”
Li Gang was dumbfounded. What? A hundred kilograms?
Han Fei said, “You will do what I tell you to.”
One day later, Han Fei finally made a tank of hard liquor. Most alcohol on the floating island was of a low degree. After a day of hard work, he purified the alcohol and created a tank of liquor of fifty degrees.
Han Fei said, “Xiao Gang, come here.”
Li Gang had restored thirty percent of his strength. He jumped over and said, “Boss.”
Han Fei said, “Have a taste of this.”
Li Gang did not know what Han Fei did. He only knew that only forty kilograms of the alcohol he bought were left.
When Han Fei poured the liquor out, Li Gang was amazed by the aroma. “Boss, this alcohol smells great.”
Li Gang breathed it in for a while in fascination and drank up the liquid in the bowl.
“Ah! Ouch! It’s burning!”
Scared, Li Gang thought that Han Fei was trying to kill him. His throat seemed to be on fire… But why did it feel so good?
After a minute, Li Gang breathed hard with a reddened face.
Han Fei nodded in satisfaction after Li Gang fell on the ground. Wasn’t that old man into alcohol?
Han Fei returned to the plantation with twenty kilograms of liquor. The old man was still enjoying the sunlight.
Han Fei lifted the cover of the container, and the fragrance immediately spread.
The old man, who was lying in the chair lazily, jumped up and stared at Han Fei. “It is… alcohol?”
Han Fei grinned. “Grandpa, I’ve specifically brought it for you. Why don’t you have a taste?”
The old man grabbed the container and sniffed. He was immediately refreshed. “This is good!”
Then, the old man had a full mouthful of it. His wildness shocked Han Fei.
“Hahaha! This is the best alcohol! Where did you get this?”
The old man looked like a whole different person. He looked at Han Fei hopefully.
Han Fei said, “You needn’t care about where it’s from, but I’m the only one in Heavenly Water Village who can obtain it.”
The old man said with a smile, “Not just Heavenly Water Village, you can’t find such liquor even in the city.”
Han Fei’s eyes narrowed. The city? The old man was indeed unusual. According to He Xiaoyu, few people had been to the town, much less the city.
The old man enjoyed another mouthful of the drink, before he said, “What do you want from me?”
Han Fei said, “I would like to trade this liquor for your spices.”
The old man nodded and said, “It’s indeed more delicious than any alcohol I had. I’ll give you a hundred kilograms of spices for that.”
It was most surprising for Han Fei. The man charged one mid-quality pearl for a strawberry yesterday, but he offered a hundred kilograms for free today?
Han Fei took out a big backpack and went to the peppers and garlics, filling the backpack with them.
The old man was startled. “Boy, they are not delicious. One of them is burning hot, and the other simply stinks. These red fruits, on the other hand, are sweet and sour.”
Ignoring that, Han Fei asked, “Grandpa, do you have ginger?”
“Well, they are yellow blocks that grow in the soil.”
The old man understood. “You’re talking about yellow balls? Yellow balls are over there.”
Seeing that the old man was pointing at potatoes, Han Fei shook his head and said, “They are thinner and smaller.”
The old man looked at Han Fei in surprise. “You’re talking about tongue-numb? It’s not tasteful at all. I never dug them out. How do you know about tongue-numb?”
Han Fei grinned. “Just leave that alone. I’ll bring the product to you after it’s ready.”
Squinting, the old man said, “Are you going to make medicines with them? I’m afraid it’s not possible. Those are the most inferior spiritual fruits. Their effects can’t be good.”
Han Fei said, “You’ll find out soon.”
Under the old man’s guidance, Han Fei dug a hundred kilograms of ginger, peppers, and garlic.
Before he reached his house, Han Fei shouted, “Xiao Gang, rent a place! We’re going to start a barbecue business!”