Nangong Wuque's heart sank, and his legs shivered. He was afraid that the Netherworld woman would get angry.
If this woman was angered, then even ten Nangong Wans would be incapable of bearing her anger.
Hence, Nangong Wuque quickly walked in front of Nangong Wan and looked at the Netherworld woman with a sincere gaze.
"You can continue eating; eat as much as you want. My sister was just joking with you. With how beautiful you are, how is it possible for my sister to scold you? She just loves to befriend beautiful women," Nangong Wuque said, wearing a flattering smile as he looked at Nethery with an extremely sincere gaze.
Although Nethery had oil dripping down her lips, her face remained expressionless. She turned to Nangong Wuque and furrowed her brows in revulsion before she turned and continued to eat from the jar.
After Nangong Wuque managed to appease Nethery, he let out a long breath.
Nangong Wan's eyes widened as she gazed at Nangong Wuque in disbelief. Did this clown really side with a stranger over her?
Who was joking with her?
"This woman ate my Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup; it cost ten thousand crystals!"
The glare she directed at Nangong Wuque was so intense that her eyes seemed like they were about to shoot flames. Nangong Wuque, on the other hand, smiled bitterly and caressed her face.
"Since she's this beautiful, why don't you let her eat what she wants? Your brother will pay for another one just for you," Nangong Wuque said with a smile.
After he had said that, he turned to Bu Fang who was still leaning against the kitchen door.
"Old Bu, serve us another jar of the Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup."
Bu Fang nodded at him, turned around and went back into the kitchen. Seeing as both women did not start fighting in the store, then he would let it be.
Although Nangong Wan was not an unreasonable woman, she was still angry; she coldly snorted and took her seat once more.
Nethery ate the soup cheerfully and completely ignored both Nangong Wuque and Nangong Wan.
"Nangong Wuque, if you don't give me a reasonable explication once we return, then don't blame for beating you up," Nangong Wuque angrily said, waving her fists to emphasize her point.
"A reasonable explication? If I really gave you an explanation, then you would be thoroughly frightened."
Nangong Wuque bitterly laughed inwardly as he looked at Nethery with apprehension before sighing.
After a short while, Bu Fang finished cooking another jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup. However, this time, he didn't let Nethery serve it; he personally carried it out of the kitchen.
When he placed the jar in front of Nangong Wan, he pulled out a chair and sat opposite her. Bu Fang then turned his head around and curled up the corners of his mouth as he watched Nethery vigorously gulp the soup in her jar.
Nangong was still angry; she was even panting with rage when she began to eat. However, after engrossing herself in her meal for a short while, she calmed down and focused completely on her dish.
When Nangong Wuque saw that, he heaved a breath of belief and sat down while chuckling bitterly.
It was at that moment that Bu Fang gazed at him.
"Old Bu, I have something to tell you. The Nangong Family only recently began to develop this district in which your store is situated, so it is one of the more backward industries of the Nangong Family. The Lin and Zhang Families have begun to target our Nangong Family, and it is certain that they will start from this district; thus, I hope you will be careful from now on," Nangong Wuque said.
Bu Fang was taken aback by this development, but he still nodded at Nangong Wuque. Did he mean that there would be people who would come to cause trouble?
"Okay. Got it."
Bu Fang replied without a care. What he most lacked the most, and wished for at this moment, were people who would cause trouble here. Hence, he had no care at all for Nangong Wuque's warning. What he was worried about the most was not whether or not someone would come to cause trouble, but how he could spread the fame of his store. Spreading the store's name and making it famous throughout the entire Heavenly Mist City was not an easy task.
Heavenly Mist City was too big. It was many times bigger than Light Wind Imperial Capital. Even when Bu Fang was at the Imperial Capital, he had only managed to spread Fang Fang Little Store's name through a series of coincidences and accidents.
Moreover, it could be even be said that his store's reputation was not prominent or widespread all through the Light Wind Empire.
Thus, spreading the name of his store in Heavenly Mist City was even more difficult.
"I have something to ask of you." Bu Fang looked at Nangong Wuque. Bu Fang believed that since Nangong Wuque was the successor of such a big family, then he would certainly know of some means to spread propaganda.
"What's the matter?" Nangong Wuque was startled and looked at Bu Fang with a confused expression.
"Does the Owner Bu want me to take away that terrifying woman? If that was really the case, then I would turn around and leave decisively, and afterward, I would never step foot into the Cloud Mist Restaurant again."
However, Nangong Wuque still believed that Bu Fang wouldn't make such as demented request, and eventually, Bu Fang's words contained nothing of the sort:
"If I wanted to spread my store's fame throughout Heavenly Mist City, how could I achieve it? Do you know of any shortcuts?" Bu Fang asked earnestly.
Nangong Wuque became lost in his thoughts.
Nethery finally finished eating an entire jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup. She wiped her ruddy lips and placed the heavy jar on the table.
The noise caused Nangong Wuque, who had been engrossed in his thoughts, to jump in fright.
As the Netherworld woman had eaten and drunk her fill, and was now quite satisfied, she got up and walked to the Five Stripes Path-Understanding Fruit Tree, where she proceeded to take a seat beside Lord Dog.
Although the grade of the Path-Understanding Fruit Tree was not high, it still emitted an aura that made the Netherworld woman and Lord Dog feel completely comfortable.
"I know a way to achieve it. My Nangong Family is one of Heavenly Mist City's top-notch families; we have countless industries, and it will be easy for the industries to promote a store. Many alchemists whose fame have resounded across Heavenly Mist City had only managed to reach that height because of our industries' promotions," Nangong Wuque said.
Bu Fang's eyes lit up when he heard that.
"Then, can you promote my store?"
"I can, but it will be extremely difficult. Seeing as almost all of the Nangong Family's industries are related to alchemy and elixirs, it would be quite easy for us to promote an alchemist; their fame would quickly spread. However, if we tried promoting your store... Old Bu, you also know how bad the statuses of restaurants are in our Heavenly Mist City."
Nangong Wuque said, feeling helpless. It wasn't that he didn't want to help Bu Fang, but it was just that the price for trying was too great, and there might not be anyone who ended up caring about the restaurant in the end.
This was somewhat troubling!
Bu Fang furrowed his brows. Should he employ his previous tactic, and go to places where crowds are gathered and cook Stinky Tofu to attract their attention and spread his fame?
Succeeding through this tactic would be quite strenuous, and with how lazy Bu Fang was, he certainly did not wish to utilize this method.
"Big brother, isn't the Magical Hand Conference going to begin shortly?" Nangong Wan, who was still eating, suddenly spoke.
Nangong Wuque was first taken aback, then he cheerfully grasped Bu Fang's hand.
"Old Bu, what Little Wan said is certainly the case. You can participate in the Magical Hand Conference," Nangong Wuque said. "With your culinary skill and your mystical dishes, you will surely stand out. The conference is followed by almost everyone in the Pill Palace's territory, so if you get a good ranking in the conference, your name will certainly spread throughout Heavenly Mist City; no, it will resound throughout the entire Pill Palace."
"The Magical Hand Conference?" Bu Fang asked in confusion as he calmly pulled his hand away from Nangong Wuque's grasp.
"It's a competition held by the Pill Palace, and all manner of people can participate; however, a majority of those participating are still alchemists. Nevertheless, they are still some people like doctors, poison masters and the likes who participate. Old Bu, a chef like you can also join and try your luck. Didn't you want to spread your store's reputation? This is a good opportunity with which to achieve it," Nangong Wuque said.
"You will achieve it as long as you manage to reach the top ten. From then on, the competition will be broadcasted throughout the territory of the Pill Palace through some special arrays prepared by the Pill Palace. When that time comes, everyone will know you, and if you publicize your store only a bit, it will flourish."
"Your speech seems quite logical and reasonable; I have no way of refuting it."
Bu Fang's eyes lit up at the suggestion. Wasn't this the same commercial advertisements in his previous world?
"Well... Nangong Wuque, are you a pig? Almost everyone participating in the Pill Palace's Magical Hand Conference are genius alchemists; even Three Clouds alchemists may appear there. Do you seriously think that Owner Bu can reach top ten just by using culinary arts? Do you take those genius alchemists for some useless trash?"
Nangong Wan poured cold water on the elated duo when she saw them foolishly laughing by themselves.
Although Owner Bu's dishes were quite delicious and even had the effects of elixirs, an alchemist like Nangong Wan could still judge their effect. Even the most delicious and expensive Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup was just tantamount to a ninth grade elixir. It was really lacking compared to a One-Mark Spirit Pill, let alone the higher-graded Two-Mark Spirit Pill and Three-Mark Spirit Pill.
The effects of these Spirit Pills could easily defeat the Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup's effects.
If even the Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup couldn't defeat these elixirs, then what would Owner Bu use to defeat those excellent alchemists?
Egg-Fried Rice or Sweet 'n' Sour Meat Ribs?
He really had no way to compete against those geniuses...
Nangong Wuque calmed down at that moment and came to the same conclusion that Nangong Wan did; hence, he could only smile helplessly at Bu Fang.
However, unlike them, Bu Fang was still calm. He curled up the corners of his mouth and looked at Nangong Wuque with a scorching gaze. "How can I participate in that Magical Hand Conference?"
Egg-Fried Rice, Sweet 'n' Sour Meat Ribs, or Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup?
You all still haven't seen a true Elixir Cuisine!
You all have no idea about the truth.