Chapter 355: The First Dish Cooked by the Black Turtle Constellation Wok
Translator: CatatoPatch Editor: Vermillion
"Congratulations to the host for subduing the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame, the 'Ten Thousand Bestial Flame'. This flame was created by the condensation of the heaven and earth spiritual energy. Its power is boundless, and it is capable of incinerating myriad objects and entities. Since the host has already absorbed the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame, you should practice diligently in order to be able to gain throughout and proper control over it."
Although the system's voice was as solemn and earnest as usual, upon hearing it, Bu Fang's brows scrunched up and he became quite excited.
Was this all he had to do to subdue the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame? This task was truly too easy. Although the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame seemed quite impressive, in the end, it wasn't truly worth mentioning.
What Bu Fang didn't know was that if those Supreme-Beings were privy to his thoughts, they would surely stuff him into a hemp sack and beat him to death.
How had he arrived at that conclusion? Although the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame was newly born, it was still a Fire Seed, and no matter how weak it seemed, it was still a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame which possessed immeasurable power.
If not even a Supreme-Being would dare approach it, how could it be easy to subdue?
Only Bu Fang who had been given a special method by the system was able to eat it that brazenly.
Although Bu Fang didn't care much about it, the corners of his mouth still curled up in excitement. With the flame available, he was now finally able to use the Heaven and Earth Metamorphosis Wok.
This was something he had coveted for a long time.
After all, it was a wok, not a brick...
Once he had calmed down, Bu Fang started inspecting his body. With his current seventh grade Battle-Saint cultivation, it was relatively easy for him to do it. His body temperature was high, and the true energy flowing in his energy core now burned like a flame. His true energy which used to be white was now a resplendent golden color. It seemed to have been influenced by the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame.
Bu Fang's heart shuddered slightly.
At the center of the slowly revolving energy vortex in his energy core was a floating, lively, golden flame. As the vortex revolved around the golden flame, it would sometimes extract a tiny bit of the golden brilliance and fuse it with his true energy. That golden flame was the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame, the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame.
When he witnessed the scene, Bu Fang clicked his tongue in admiration and continued gazing at the beautiful flame in wonder.
Once he had completed his examination, he opened his eyes and stroked his chin.
His consciousness stirred on as he unexpectedly wanted to try controlling the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame in his energy core. However, no matter how he tried controlling or moving it, the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame didn't budge at all.
Bu Fang's complexion stiffened. He was unexpectedly unable to control it.
In disbelief, he tried various methods, yet the flame didn't budge, proudly floating at the center of his energy core. "It seems like I went too far, and in the end, I can't even control the flame so how could I use the Black Turtle Constellation Wok. Could it be that destiny has dictated that I'm only able to use the Black Turtle Constellation Wok as a brick?"
Bu Fang exhaled a breath and patted his cheeks before going downstairs.
When he came down, he noticed that Xiao Xiaolong hadn't arrived yet, even though he should have.
Taken aback, Bu Fang frowned slightly, but he didn't think too much about it and continued trying to control the proud flame with his mind while he practiced his cutting and carving skills.
Once he completed his practice, Bu Fang suddenly recalled the method for subduing Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames which the system had given him the previous day. Bu Fang controlled his true energy to revolve according to the method, and while he was making it spin, he made another attempt to control the Ten Thousand Bestial Flame.
After just one revolution, Bu Fang's complexion became thoroughly red.
His throat itched slightly, and he opened his mouth, unexpectedly spouting a golden flame. After he spouted the flame, the kitchen temperature instantly rose to a terrifying degree.
Bu Fang jumped in fright and covered his mouth with his hands.
His eyes widened, and a strange expression appeared on his face.
What was this? Why did flames come out from my mouth?
As the corners of his mouth twitched slightly, Bu Fang took out a big wok. It wasn't the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, however, he planned to first test his assumption with other woks.
His consciousness stirred and the flame was prodded again.
Bu Fang's body turned red again, and he opened his mouth and spouted another golden flame at the bottom of the big wok.
The wok instantly turned red, and with a sizzle, the bottom melted, and a hole appeared on the wok.
When he saw the outcome, Bu Fang jumped in fright. Had such a high-temperature flame really come out from his mouth?
Why wasn't his mouth burned by the flame?
He put away the broken wok and after he had pondered for a while, he took out a piece of the Earth Dragon's meat. It was the meat of the Earth Dragon's ribs.
A wisp of green smoke curled around his hand, and the Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife appeared in it.
He twirled the knife in his hands and cut apart the eight grade Earth Dragon's rib meat. He proceeded to pat the meat lightly so that it loosened up, which would improve its texture. He prepared some seasoning and used them to coat the cut pieces of Earth Dragon's ribs, before making preparations for the most important step.
Green smoke twirled around his hand once more, and the Black Turtle Constellation Wok appeared above his palm.
As soon as it appeared, it started growing bigger, only stopping when it became as big as a normal wok.
He spouted a mouthful of Obsidian Flame at the bottom of the Black Turtle Constellation Wok.
Bu Fang sought to know if the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame could operate the Black Turtle Constellation Wok.
Below the Black Turtle Constellation Wok was an inbuilt stand with four little legs which seemed like they had been cast from bronze. When the flame licked the area at the center of the stand, it triggered countless lights which flickered rapidly. These radiances seemed to emit an invisible fluctuation which began to control the golden flames.
That flame stabilized and began to burn silently underneath the Black Turtle Constellation Wok.
Bu Fang closed his eyes and coughed dryly. He had just learned to spout flames and wasn't accustomed to it.
The golden flame underneath the Black Turtle Constellation Wok didn't emit the slightest sound.
Bu Fang put his palm above the wok and felt a slight heat emanating from it. This discovery delighted him as it showed that the flame was indeed capable of operating the wok. His eyes glowed with excitement.
Then, he poured some oil into the Black Turtle Constellation Wok and the heat emanating from it increased. He poured the Earth Dragon's rib meat smeared with seasoning into the wok.
As soon as the pieces of meat entered the wok, turbulent waves of spirit energy rushed out of them. The turbid spiritual energy was so much that it seemed like the wok wouldn't be able to hold it in.
This was the meat of an eighth grade Earth Dragon. The amount of spiritual energy within it was quite impressive.
The image of a giant turtle, whose size rivaled mountains, appeared in the Black Turtle Constellation Wok and suppressed the surging spirit energy, causing it to return back into the meat.
The pieces of meat in the wok were quickly fried, and the Earth Dragon's ribs took on a golden luster.
Several seconds later, a rich fragrance permeated out of the wok. The fragrance was mouth-watering. The meat of the Earth Dragon was much more delicious than the Spirit Pig's; after all, it was an ingredient of the eighth grade.
With the Black Turtle Constellation Wok's efficiency, the pieces of meat were fully cooked in just a short while.
As Bu Fang skillfully scooped out the cooked pieces of meat, a turbid stream of steam and a jaw-droppingly fragrant aroma, which seemed like it was about to take form, wafted around the kitchen.
Bu Fang poured the oil into the Black Turtle Constellation Wok and began to prepare the broth.
The moment he poured the ingredients into the wok, his pupils contracted as a flame surged out from the wok. However, despite this, Bu Fang continued cooking at a moderate pace. He scooped up a spoonful of broth and tried it. The broth tasted sour, yet sweet. It seemed like it had been completely cooked.
As he poured the broth on the Earth Dragon's ribs, Bu Fang's speedy hands left multiple afterimages in the air as he strove to mix them perfectly.
He poured the new Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs into a blue-patterned porcelain tray, and an aroma much richer than the previous Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs wafted out, stimulating Bu Fang's taste buds.
As he smacked his lips, Bu Fang clamped a piece of the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs with his chopsticks.
The rosy juice within the piece of meat left a viscous thread behind as Bu Fang took it.
Hot steam surged out from it.
After Bu Fang put it in his mouth, he couldn't help squinting his eyes. As he chewed on it, savoring the taste, he carried the bowl of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs and went out of the kitchen.
As soon as he opened the door of his store, the dense steam and fragrant aroma from the Sweet 'n' Sour Dragon Meat Ribs immediately wafted out.
The alleyways surrounding the store had already been constructed once again, and Bu Fang observed them for a short while before placing the Sweet 'n' Sour Dragon Meat Ribs before Blacky, who was asleep.
"Blacky, it's time to eat."
Bu Fang said calmly and stroked Blacky's head.
This eight grade Earth Dragon's Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs was the first dish made using the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, and it would unexpectedly end up in this plump dog's stomach.
When Blacky perceived the aroma wafting off the Sweet 'n' Sour Dragon Meat Ribs, his vacant eyes, which had just opened, immediately widened. With a "Swoosh!" sound, Blacky quickly took the tray into his arms as his eyes emitted a glittering radiance. He licked his lips, twitched his nose and barked in an intoxicated manner.
"Smelly kid, it seems like you still have a conscience, after all."
Blacky thought briefly before it began to gorge on the food.
As soon as it gobbled up the first piece of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, Lord Dog's eyes widened even more and glowed with a brighter radiance.
"This Sweet 'n' Sour Dragon Meat Ribs is Lord Dog's favorite, Bark!"
The dish left Blacky, who had gotten so lazy to the point it didn't bother to move, unexpectedly exclaiming in admiration; however, his bark still contained a tinge of laziness.
The texture of the Earth Dragon's meat was harder than pork. However, after it was processed by Bu Fang, who had an excellent control of the heating and deep-frying, it came out quite tender and greasy. Although this was his first time using the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, Bu Fang was still able to feel even the slightest changes in it because it was a piece of the God of Cooking set, after all.
It was easier to cook with it than with an ordinary wok. When he used an ordinary wok to cook, he would need to calm his mind and heart to use true energy cooking. He would also need to maintain close contact with the wok.
Even if he did all that, there would still be an abstract impediment which could adversely affect his control, and any slight difference in control would greatly influence the flavor of the dish.
This Sweet 'n' Sour Dragon Meat Ribs was the first dish prepared using the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, and its flavor was so delicious that Bu Fang found it mind-blowing. He was still enjoying the aftertaste of the piece of meat he had eaten earlier. The soft dragon meat; the sweet and sour broth, and the immense quantity of spirit energy; the fusion of these three elements created the peerless flavor of the Sweet 'n' Sour Dragon Meat Ribs.
The combination of a piece of the God of Cooking set and a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame was truly extraordinary.
Bu Fang mulled about all of this in delight. His current culinary skill had obviously attained another improvement.
Blacky was already so mesmerized by the delicious dish that he wouldn't pay attention to anything else. The only thing he currently had an eye for was... the Sweet 'n' Sour Dragon Meat Ribs.
Bu Fang smiled lightly and returned back to the store. He pulled out a chair to the front of the store and lay on it, staring at the Lord Dog voraciously devouring its meal. He lay there, enjoying the fragrance aroma and the warm rays of sunlight; life was truly good.
Xiao Xiaolong, who was only a short distance away, slowly walked toward the store. He looked unwell, and there were traces of grief in his eyes.
When he saw Bu Fang from afar, Xiao Xiaolong was taken aback.
However, immediately after, an inconceivable look of excitement and expectation appeared in his eyes.