Chapter 75: Grilled Ribs with Berry Wine
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo thinks drunk Gu YuMian is pretty cute
The Orcs were bold in roasting and eating. Large pieces of synthetic meat were hardly cooked. They could be eaten by simply putting a string over the campfire. In addition to synthetic meat, there were berries, radishes, bread and so on. They were all baked and eaten.
But was there really no problem in baking like this?
Directly putting the food on the charcoal fire, Gu YuMian felt there would be a lot of carcinogens, and it was not very sanitary. However, on second thought, it seems that the cancer of this era had been completely taken care of. Since the industrial area and the living area were completely separated and isolated, the harmful bacteria and unknown toxic substances in the air were almost nonexistent, and the life span of residents had been greatly improved.
Even humans who could not awaken had an average life expectancy of more than 150 years. Gu YuMian thought that he had to strive to live to be 200 years old and spend more years with the children.
The Orcs in Utopia liked Gu YuMian and the children very much. Men and women had come to chat up several times.
“Young man, do you want to eat it? There are a lot of items, including berry wine and juice.”
An Orc uncle touched Gu YuMian’s shoulder with a cup.
Little Tangyuan, the little fox and little snow leopard were used to the dishes made by Gu YuMian, and their saliva had been kept in their mouths. They didn’t adapt to this rough way of eating. Only the little husky took off with a happy face and went with the uncle.
A moment later, the little guy came back with a sad face and collapsed into Gu YuMian’s arms.
“Awooo, awoo, awoo.” It was like eating a piece of charcoal raw.
Little Tangyuan also wanted to eat. But after watching the little husky come back, he touched his belly pitifully and groaned.
In fact, after such a night’s play, there were a lot of Utopian specialties to eat, but the children were used to eating novelties, and they could only stand eating one or two of these items not cooked by him.
In the end, Gu YuMian ate the items on the principle of having no waste.
“Mn, what would you like to eat?” Gu YuMian stopped the boat on the shore and took the children to the platform.
The snow leopard yawned lazily. He didn’t have any problem not consuming things. He would eat everything Gu YuMian did.
… In the little snow leopard’s cognition, Gu YuMian was his human, and all the dishes made by Gu YuMian were also his. As for why the other three cubs could also eat, it was just because they were trying to be ‘kind’. The head of a family had a good temper, and was so kind-hearted to the cubs since he picked them up from the streets.
The little fox thought for a long time, and found that he wanted to eat a lot. At last, he held up his tail in confusion and curled up in Gu YuMian’s arms.
The platform that rose from the lake was full of grassland. There was a bonfire in the center. There was also some moisture on the green grass. The bonfire party in the center of the grassland under the sky and the moon was inexplicably artistic.
At this time, all of Utopia was shrouded in a kind of boisterous mood, but this kind of boisterous mood was not noisy, which made people able to feel it was similar to fireworks.
[It was sunny and rainy: I’m here! I came with my dry bread! I had a hunch that the anchor was going to make something delicious!! I’m not picky at all!]
[Sen Xiaoran: Alright, alright. Alright, aaaaaah!!]
[A koi Juju: Eat it all! Seafood fried rice, berry pie, Dongpo meat, chicken sliced congee… ]
It was past eight in the evening. The Utopian Berry Festival was of course very grand. In addition to Gu YuMian, there were other anchors or Internet celebrities broadcasting live, but their popularity was pitiful compared with Gu YuMian’s.
Utopian officials also broadcasted the Berry Festival live every year. This year, they also launched aerial photos from drones on the Starry Sky Platform.
But from 6:00 p.m., after Gu YuMian made the seafood fried rice and took the children to the night market, his popularity began to beat the other live broadcasts and even the official live broadcast in an all-round way. The Bard and circus being shown set off another boost in popularity.
The official live broadcast couldn’t beat a personal live broadcast, wasn’t that unheard of?!
The aerial broadcast for the Berry Festival ended at eight o’clock and the Utopian officials did an unexpected action.
… They put up a ‘Utopian Official Designated’ tag directly in Gu YuMian’s live studio. Since they couldn’t win against Gu YuMian, they decided to turn around and use his popularity. It was ironic that it was so similar to the thinking of Starry Sky’s Rookie Team.
At this moment, the total number of viewers in Gu YuMian’s live studio was rapidly approaching 700 million.
“So, what would you like to eat?” After Gu YuMian asked this question, the bullet screen listed out a variety of dishes. It consisted of almost every dish that Gu YuMian had since he began to have loyal fans.
And most seen were the bullet screens that simply said, [I want them all.]
Little Tangyuan and the little husky were connected with this kind of audience. After thinking for a moment, the two cubs excitedly went to Gu YuMian and made all kinds of claw and paw gestures, meaning ‘eat everything.’
Gu YuMian couldn’t understand them. The two cubs were so anxious that when TuanTuan turned around, they drew with their paws in the open space while gesturing. Soon they made themselves look like mimes.
Gu YuMian, “……”
He looked at the four little babies in his family, one was TuanTuan, who didn’t care what the others were doing, one was the little fox ball with severe selection difficulties, and the two big dreamers, little Tangyuan and little Er Ha.
“Okay, I’ll grill some ribs with berry wine.” Gu YuMian made a final decision.
It was easy to grill spareribs with berry wine. At the same time, he could share them easier. After all, to have such a happy day, it was thanks to the Utopian people.
The campfire was ready-made. So they all gathered by the campfire in twos and threes. Some people grilled their food directly over a big campfire, while others lit a smaller campfire and ate while chatting.
Gu YuMian laid a picnic cloth at the designated small campfire, borrowed the fire to light the wood pile, and immediately there was a crackling charcoal fire, and the golden red fire light jumped up.
“Grilling ribs is very simple,” Gu YuMian said. “First, boil them in water with spices, then marinate them with seasoning, wrap them in tin foil, and pay attention to the heat when grilling.”
The Berry Festival people had prepared many fresh synthetic ingredients, which could be purchased directly. Gu YuMian first set up a small pot, cut the ribs into sections and blanched them in water. After floating to the end, he put down spices such as anise and cinnamon, and boiled them in a gentle fire for a while.
This step was to remove the smell and improve the taste. The gentle fire would not make the meat too tough, but it could slowly boil in the flavor of spices — when the time came, he would master the fire, then grill the ribs so even the bones were delicious. Then he would scoop it up and put it on the tin foil, add sugar, soy sauce, spread garlic and onion, put it into the accelerated curing instrument, marinate it, and brush it with a layer of oil and honey.
At the end, he poured a few spoonfuls of the lower alcohol content berry wine, wrapped it in tin foil and grilled it over the campfire. The fire flickered and went out. Gu YuMian asked the children to stay away from the fire and be careful. He put on gloves and used a fork to turn over and control the fire.
Almost before long, the fat and thin spareribs, separated by tin foil, were gradually grilled over the campfire. The hot oil was bubbling and dripping into the campfire, and the fire became more and more vigorous.
“Chii!” Little Tangyuan and the little fox leaned beside Gu YuMian. Their round eyes reflected the grilled spareribs on the campfire. They swallowed several mouthfuls of saliva involuntarily.
The eyes of the little snow leopard were also attracted. They became a little serious after being careless. He sat up and waited. The little husky, who had been eating, and almost all the tourists near the campfire, as well as the hundreds of millions of viewers in the live room, all of them couldn’t help but calm down and hold their breath——
“Okay,” Gu YuMian looked at the face of the enemy and couldn’t help laughing. “Just a moment, I’ll take it out.”
Wearing gloves, he took the tin foil package off the shelf and opened it on a plate. As the tin paper slowly unfolded, the grilled ribs in it came into view. The ribs were infused with berry wine and spices. Inside, they were completely roasted into a beautiful jujube red color with a golden color on both sides.
The oily, crispy and tender surface was attached with a layer of crystal clear honey and sauce. When Gu YuMian sprinkled the ribs with green white sesame, it became more and more delicious and made people salivate. At the same time, the delicate and crispy flavor of pork ribs, with garlic and cinnamon leaves inside, was covered with the rich glycol of berry wine, flowing out of the gap between the tin paper, rushing into the nose!
Little Tangyuan and the little husky, the tourists around and the audience in the studio were all frozen for a moment.
Close to 700 million viewers, tens of thousands of bullet screens burst out in the same second!
[White Pear Blossom, Lili: Actually, I just finished my dinner, and now my stomach is growling again!!! Aaaah!!!!]
[Junior B: It’s so crispy and greasy. I’ve watched it for a long time. Let’s eat it quickly, brothers.]
[More than 200kg in the world of micro obesity: My god, this is really fragrant. What’s the matter with this evening??! QAQ]
[Xiao’er’s Cake: Tourists around can’t see it. 2333]
Gu YuMian, sitting in front of the campfire, could hear the sound of swallowing. The little husky’s tail swayed as fast as he could. Little Tangyuan had been lying in Gu YuMian’s arms, holding his palm tightly and bending his head to urge him to eat.
“Er’er, YuanYuan, wait a minute.” He touched the children’s heads. “I have another thing to do.”
The Orcs and tourists around had been left alone.
Looking at the charcoal baked in their hand, and then looking at Gu YuMian’s ribs… They immediately felt envy in their hearts and this was not what they wanted to eat. Especially for the children, their grievances just waiting for the circus turned up again. They envied that the children of Gu YuMian’s family had food, drink, play, and a good human beside them. All of a sudden, they wanted to eat too.
The parents were about to worry, but soon the worry disappeared——
“In fact, I made more…” Gu YuMian was embarrassed to take out the tin paper bag and look around at the envious tourists and aborigines. He tried to overcome his social phobia, “There are spareribs in this. It’s already marinated and covered with sauces. Please try to grill them on the fire, and turn them over frequently.”
Gu YuMian had never been a person who was reluctant to share. On the contrary, he hoped to make everyone live better within his ability.
If he was eating delicious food with his children, and other tourists and residents were looking at them, his happiness would minimize.
Everyone opened their eyes a little bit.
In three seconds, the tin foil ribs in front of Gu YuMian were looted, and a variety of gifts were placed in front of him — and a few girls even took the chance to kiss Gu YuMian and smile at him.
The little snow leopard’s face was black.
Gu YuMian, “……”
Although the little snow leopard’s mood was not so happy, the atmosphere of the whole bonfire party was really lively at this moment! Before, the tourists and the aborigines were far away from each other and chatted with each other. At this time, they gathered together to cook the ribs.
Some people cooked it in advance and didn’t forget to help others before eating. Whether they knew each other or not, they were all closely linked by such delicious food. Everyone sat on the ground with Gu YuMian as the center. From time to time, some people talked with Gu YuMian enthusiastically and gave him and the children some drinks and snacks.
Although Gu YuMian was not good at social interactions, he did not exclude the kindness from others. For a while, he could only hear the crisp sound of wine glasses touching each other, the crackling sound of grilled ribs cooking, and the sound of singing and loud chatting.
At this time, the number of online viewers had already surpassed 700 million.
And the audience? Well, they were envious.
[Xiao’er’s Cake: I take back the words that I said before!!! I can’t rely on you!!! Did these tourists and aborigines save the galaxy in their last lives? QAQ, I’m so sour, I want to eat it too!]
[Vivian: MianMian’s EQ is really high. Besides, it’s hard to deal with so many ingredients! Sending some fireworks to MianMian.]
[The world is full of wind, moon, smoke and green: Ah, it’s so nice. Let’s eat happily during the festival.]
[172399: The atmosphere is really good. It’s really a lively festival to celebrate the harvest. So when does it open? My saliva has trickled to the ground!]
“I’ve been waiting a long time. Let’s eat too.” After Gu YuMian’s previous cup of berry wine, the alcohol has not completely left his system. He sat back contentedly, picked up the children and rubbed against their fluffy necks. “Now the temperature is just right, and it’s not too hot. It’s ready to eat.”
The little husky had obviously eaten. He was chewing something. Since nothing happened, he continued to chew. After a while, he would spit out a bone and come back to Gu YuMian happily. Little Tangyuan also looked away stealthily. The little snow leopard ate openly and rightfully. Several bones were placed on the edge of his paw. Naturally, the paw continued to press against Gu YuMian’s palm.
Gu YuMian had no choice but to watch them speechlessly.
In order to avoid swallowing bones by mistake, Gu YuMian usually picked off the meat with a small fork and fed it to the children, or held the chopsticks directly, letting the cubs to bite the chopsticks.
The audience was from the perspective of the little fox, and the little fox was the only one who obeyed the rules and didn’t eat. The audience watched the other three cubs eat one piece after another, and their hearts were itching.
At this time, Gu YuMian finally came back and hurriedly took his sleeve and stripped the ribs for the hungry fox. The little fox held Gu YuMian’s palm with his two claws, wagged his tail carefully, and bit the ribs——
The cooking time of the pork ribs that were grilled with fruit wine was just right. It was crispy and fragrant and even the bones were full of the strong taste of wine and cinnamon. The surface was golden and oily, but it didn’t feel greasy at all.
What was most remarkable was the tender taste of the meat. The meat of the ribs was flexible, tender and chewy. When they bit them, they were full of roasted soy sauce and concentrated alcohol. The little fox, who was introverted, couldn’t help smacking his mouth and looking up, blushing as he asked for the next piece of delicious ribs.
On the other side, the overflowing bullet screens flooded everything.
[Cat’s Meow: Delicious!!!!! ]
[A piece of chocolate: Holding my optical computer, lying on the bed, burping~ Today’s share of animal fat has succeeded, thank you MianMian = 333 =]
[Listening to the spring rain in the small building all night: It’s so fragrant, crisp and tender. I want to suck my fingers after eating. I’m so full of food.]
[There’s a Cloud: Cinnamon and fruit wine were very suitable. The finishing touch. Berry wine is fresh and sweet, and ribs are fresh and tender. They all combine well. Anchor has worked hard.]
The final night of the rookie competition lasted eleven hours, and Gu YuMian spent those eleven hours as the number one on the entire site. So far, the total number of online viewers was 760 million.
… This number was rapidly being refreshed and raised.
Gu YuMian and his children were sitting near the lake, eating grilled ribs, drinking juice and low alcoholic wine. Gu YuMian didn’t dare to touch the wine with a high concentration of alcohol from before. He felt that he hadn’t slowed down for three or four hours. The moon was shining quietly. All of Utopia was enveloped in the atmosphere of the festival. The charcoal from the bonfire was crackling, and the sparks were flickering on the sparkling lake.
Little Tangyuan and the little husky were eating, and they had amazing patience and endurance. Little Tangyuan nestled in Gu YuMian’s arms and even though he had eaten until his stomach was round, he was coquettish as he begged for the next piece.
Just then, from the lake, there were a lot of bubbles, and two heads, big and small, appeared. They looked at Gu YuMian eagerly. The fox sat close to the lake. He was frightened and gave a series of hiccups. Gu YuMian hurriedly patted him on the back. The sight of the little snow leopard suddenly sharpened as he looked up and moved back a little.
Gu YuMian was also a little surprised, and soon realized that they were old acquaintances——
The mermaid sat on the edge of the lake with the dragon and looked at the ribs on the grill and at Gu YuMian. The eyes of the husband and wife were the same.
Gu YuMian couldn’t help laughing and handed the newly baked ribs to them on a small plate. “Long time no see.”
The mermaid hugged Gu YuMian with a smile and released his hand at the death gaze of the snow leopard a few seconds later. With the joining of the couple, the whole atmosphere seemed to become more heated. It was the first time for many people to see them at close range. It was novel, but they only circled Gu YuMian, which made people more curious.
The party continued and time went on so quietly until the bonfire party had reached a certain stage. At this time, the adults drank a few cups and were more or less a little tipsy, and the young men and women began to find their favorite partners to dance. Some couples were sitting by the campfire, looking at the moon with their fingers intertwined.
The mermaid nestled up with the human shaped giant dragon, and her tail sent ripples on the lake.
The little snow leopard looked at the couple and then at Gu YuMian.
Gu YuMian looked at him, scratched the neck of the snow leopard, and joked, “Envious?”
The little snow leopard’s back froze for a moment, glancing at him.
Gu YuMian continued, “Did you want to come with the girl you like?”
Gu YuMian was moved by the fact that the baby he raised at home had a favorite person. It was also very novel. He couldn’t help making fun of the snow leopard.
The little snow leopard was discouraged for a moment, thinking, ‘What do you think?’
The little husky and little Tangyuan didn’t understand these things at all. They had enough to eat and burped in Gu YuMian’s arms. With his big tail folded, the fox cautiously glanced at the snow leopard and Gu YuMian. Then, the light of the bonfire went down.
Gu YuMian was confused, “I’m sorry, the light of the bonfire seems to have dimmed?” He couldn’t help but ask the person next to him, “It seems that it’s not yet time for it to end.”
The man cheerfully replied, “No, it’s like this every year at the Berry Festival bonfire party. The bonfire in the middle will go out for a minute — there will be a visual screening, and nothing can be seen. It’s so that you can kiss the person you like at this time.”
Gu YuMian was speechless.
[User 18676: It’s too much. It’s a good custom that has nothing to do with single dogs!]
[Throwing Cosmetics: If I was there, I might not help kissing MianMian.]
[South China Tiger Will Never Blind Date: Aw, this is the best. But I’m not gay!! I’m not, I’m not!! Wuwuwu!!]
Little Tangyuan loved to kiss — not that kind of kiss, of course, and he didn’t know what that kind of kiss meant. First, he held Gu YuMian’s hand and grunted. Then he kissed the fox and husky’s ears. He wanted to kiss the snow leopard too but was pushed away by the snow leopard who was obviously distracted.
The moon was quiet, and the light of the bonfire was getting darker.
Gu YuMian’s mood was very relaxed and comfortable. Anyway, it had nothing to do with him or his children. It was just like taking a rest in the middle of the noise for more than a minute.
‘…you can kiss the person you like…’
The whole campfire went out completely. The moon dissolved and lights mingled, and the atmosphere became incomparably beautiful.