Chapter 128: Exposed (2)
Another round of cheers could be heard from the audience below. Xu Sheng has already participated in two episodes of “Beauty and Gourmet”. He was a handsome metrosexual man with superb cooking skills. Even though he wasn’t the flower boy type that was popular these days, he was still able to attract a lot of fans by his own ability.
“Xu Sheng fighting!”
“Xu Sheng fighting!”
Nobody knew who started to cheer first, but many fans began to scream in unison, and the scene heated up in an instant.
Both the male guests had tons of fans. Compared to that, Su Yaya was less popular. Most of her fans just liked her face and was happy just licking their screens. The fans that came to see her weren’t as many as Chen Nuo and Xu Sheng’s fans. When compared to that, she had no advantage.
However, Su Yaya was very calm about this. Even though Chen Nuo and Xu Sheng had a lot of fans and were all very enthusiastic, she wasn’t the least bit upset. Instead, she kept up her perfect smile all the way.
Chen Nuo was the first to go up and create three dishes. He made baked carp, roasted pork ribs with potatoes, and red braised beef. All the ingredients today were prepared this morning. While cooking, he answered each of Brother Ou’s questions without trouble.
Very soon, his three dishes were prepared. He brought it up and placed it on the table. The cameraman brought the camera close so everyone could have a good look at the three dishes.
Sister Hui picked up a pair of chopsticks and said to the camera, “Well, why won’t we give it a try? I’ll have you know I have a tongue comparable to a gourmet. I’ll be able to tell you how good your dish is in one bite!”
Brother Ou said, “Ah Hui, you shouldn’t have been a host. You should’ve just become a gourmet!”
Sister Hui responded, “Wow, how did you know that was my dream all along?”
The two of them joked with each other for a while. Then, Sister Hui finally picked up her chopsticks to try the carp. She nodded and said, “It’s delicious!”
“That’s it?” Brother Ou looked at her in surprise.
“What else?” Sister Hui asked him.
Brother Ou laughed. “You said earlier you had the tongue of a gourmet!”
“Well of course! These dishes really are delicious!” Sister Hui said. “If you don’t believe me, come try it for yourself.”
“Alright, let’s ask our judges.” Brother Ou quickly motioned the crew to come over and take the dishes to the judge’s table.
When the three judges were done judging Chen Nuo’s dishes, it was Xu Sheng’s turn to cook. He was going to prepare shrimp tofu, Kung Pao chicken, and Yuxiang shredded pork.
While cooking, Xu Sheng said, “Even though I usually just make common home dishes at home, every household has done them. But these dishes still require some skill. I’ll use my skills to make them even more delicious.”
Sister Hui smiled and raised her fist, saying, “Xu Sheng has already won the previous two episodes. Will these three dishes land him another win? Let’s wait and see!”
While Xu Sheng was cooking, Brother Ou didn’t let him off either. He kept asking him various questions that Xu Sheng answered while he cooked. He also passed through it successfully.
With the three dishes done, they were all brought up to the front again. Sister Hui was the first to take a bite. She put on a look of intoxication and said, “Wow! This shrimp tofu is really too delicious! You’ll have to teach me how to make it later, Xu Sheng.”
Brother Ou poured the cold water over her. “You want to learn how to cook like Xu Sheng? You only know how to eat! I’m just worried you won’t be able to learn it even after a year!”
Sister Hui pretended to be angry and glared at Brother Ou. “None of your business! If I can’t cook, then I can just keep Xu Sheng here to cook for an entire year!”
Brother Ou said, “Now that won’t do. It’s not up to you or me to decide, it’s the judges and our audience who will! Let’s bring the dishes up for the judges to try first.”
“Oh yes, quickly.” Sister Hui waved her hand and motioned for the crew to send the three dishes up to the judges. “Let the judges taste it. Make sure you give our Xu Sheng a high score!”
Brother Ou nudged her and put on a fake strict face. “You can’t be biased! We have to be fair as hosts, you know?”
Sister Hui nodded. “You’re right. We still have a beautiful lady here who hasn’t displayed her skill. Now, let’s have Su Yaya prepare three delicious dishes for us.”
Su Yaya stepped forward in her heels and smiled. “Thank you Brother Ou, thank you Sister Hui, and thanks to all the judges and my friends in the audience. The dishes I will prepare for everyone today is tomato fish head soup, chili beef shreds, and sweet and sour pork ribs.”