Chapter 365 Delicacies
After settling the matters in Iron Ore Town, Fang Xingjian walked along the streets of Great Western City. Robert carefully followed behind him. Although Fang Xingjian appeared to be fine, Robert could sense that he was not in a good mood.
As a matter of fact, Robert was right. Fang Xingjian took a look at his emotions and found that the negative emotions which had initially been suppressed deep in his mind seemed to have surged forth with an explosive force since earlier. Although he felt much better after teaching them a good lesson, Daniel's show of humility had rendered Fang Xingjian unable to pursue the matter.
However, the previous conflict had caused his mental cultivation method to improved once again. Seeing the great progress, he felt that he might just be able to level up his mental cultivation method if something similar were to happen for ten times or so, in succession.
Just like that, Fang Xingjian walked along the streets of Great Western City. He continued to receive light waves and sound waves with his Heaven's Perception, looking for people he could kill to calm down his fury and to improve his mental cultivation method.
However, Great Western City was governed by Governor Devitt himself, which made it difficult for him to encounter any problems. Fang Xingjian did not manage to find a target after going one round through the city, and he only sensed that the feeling in his chest was getting increasingly hot.
Just then, he suddenly took in a deep breath, 'What a nice fragrance. What food is that?'
After smelling the fragrance, Fang Xingjian felt that the agitation he was feeling had appeased a little. He followed the smell to its source, and after a series of turns, he was standing before an eatery in a small valley.
This eatery appeared to be small and old, but the fragrance was getting increasingly stronger. It was the smell of grilled meat.
Fang Xingjian had eaten a lot of grilled meat before, but this was the first time he had encountered one to be so fragrant.
He opened the door to the entrance and went in. The small store was filled with people.
And when Fang Xingjian came in, many people also turned to looked in his direction. Most of them only cast a quick glance at Fang Xingjian before turning to look behind him, at Robert.
After all, Fang Xingjian seemed like an ordinary innocent young man, but Robert was wearing his Knight attire.
When the people saw Robert following behind Fang Xingjian like a subject, most people felt that this young man had to be from the family of a rich aristocrat.
Fang Xingjian randomly found a seat and sat down. Right away, a waiter came over and asked, "Sir, what would you like to order?"
Fang Xingjian's nose twitched as he asked, "Is this the smell of grilled meat?"
"That's right." The waiter smiled and pointed to a corner of the hall, where someone was grilling meat. Our Vulcan Grilled Meat is very famous. Why don't you try some?"
Fang Xingjian said, "Bring ten jin of it first, and get us two cups of water."
There were too many martial arts practitioners in the Miracle World. Furthermore, one could encounter Knights on a daily basis in the Great Western Region. Although the ten jin Fang Xingjian asked for was a lot, the waiter was clearly used to such requests.
After placing his order, Fang Xingjian looked toward the corner of the hall. A golden-haired young lady was there grilling the meat. She had her hair tied back into a ponytail and was wearing a white chef uniform. Her actions were very swift as she multitasked, cutting up the meat, adding spices, and grilling the meat single-handedly.
She had long thin brows, tightly knit together as she kept her eyes on the fire. It was obvious that she was extremely focused.
Fang Xingjian also focused on the meat she was grilling. A Conferred Knight's five senses were much sharper than those of ordinary people. He kept looking at the grilled meat and smelling its fragrance, and felt that much of his negative cluster of emotions had been appeased.
A waitress took the already done Vulcan Grilled Meat, snickered, and said, "Diana, he has been staring at you for ten minutes now."
It was only then that the young lady who was grilling meat, Diana, reacted. She lifted her head and saw that Fang Xingjian was staring at her, not even blinking.
A hint of disgust flashed on Diana's face as she said, "Leave him be." She then lowered her head and continued grilling the meat.
The waitress said, "He's someone who has a Knight under him. He should be a young master from some clan. Diana, you're really not going to consider him?"
"To have a need to bring along a Knight as his follower in order to attract attention just because he himself isn't strong enough... I'm not interested in this kind of rich second generation."
Not long after, a big plate of aromatic grilled meat was presented before Fang Xingjian. The Vulcan Grilled Meat was cut up and presented in a fan shape, having 12 different flavors.
Ginseng, pine needles, soy sauce, fine salt, spices, chilli sauce, and many other various seasonings had been used to create 12 different flavors of grilled meat, which also had a good proportion of fat and lean meat as well.
Fang Xingjian picked up one piece and ate it. The skin was very crispy, while the meat was extremely tender. Its fragrance exploded in his mouth, and the mixture of fat and lean meat in his mouth bestowed an unrivalled texture to the food. Meanwhile, the pine needles and other spices mixed into them faintly lowered the greasy feeling of the grilled meat.
Fang Xingjian was stunned for a moment before saying, "It's very delicious." He took a look at Robert and said, "You should try it too."
Robert took a piece and his brows also trembled a little. Between the two of them, they finished up the plate of Vulcan Grilled Meat in the blink of an eye.
Fang Xingjian let out an exhale and said, "It's a pity that this isn't meat from ferocious beasts. Otherwise, it would taste even better."
Robert nodded. With the ability to grill ordinary pork to such a level, if the chef had the opportunity to grill using the meat from ferocious beasts, which was even more tender and delicious, the taste would definitely be even better!
Therefore, Fang Xingjian said, "Go and ask her if she's willing to be my chef."
Robert smiled and nodded, walked up to the young lady, Diana, and asked, "Miss, would you be willing to change jobs? We can offer you twice your current salary."
Diana threw a glance at Robert and Fang Xingjian, then said, "This shop is mine and I like to grill meat. I don't plan on changing my job either. Please do not come and disturb me."
Robert was slightly taken aback and said, "Miss, you might not know who we are."
Diana only treated Fang Xingjian like an ordinary lascivious guy and said, "Why would I care who you are? Has Great Western City ever been short of Knights? Just leave after you're done eating. I have no time to entertain you."
Robert frowned and was about to say something when Fang Xingjian said, "Robert, forget it. There's no need to insist." Fang Xingjian was not a bandit, and after eating the delicious food a lot of his negative emotions had been appeased. He was in a good mood now.
A waiter walked over, his face seemingly bearing a hint of an expression that said they were unwelcome. "Hello, that'll be 100 copper coins."
Fang Xingjian let Robert pay while he removed a golden button from his training clothes, tossed it before Diana and said, "Miss, I appreciate your grilled meat. If you're willing to change your job, you can bring this button and look for me at the Regional Academy. If you aren't willing, you can just treat this as a tip from me."
With that, the two of them departed, leaving the crowd to talk amongst themselves.
 A Chinese term that refers to the children of the nouveau riche in China. Fuerdai is the pinyin of the Chinese words.