The Holy Saint's clone was swallowed by Flowery, who had now transformed into the Seven-colored Sky Devouring Python, in one bite.
The atmosphere turned inexplicably awkward. Everyone gaped at the gigantic golden python in astonishment.
The prestige that the Holy Saint had used to pressure them before made him like a God that had just descended to the world. However, before he could make any compelling actions, he was swallowed whole by a gigantic snake. That much embarrassment was not enough for the spectators to gossip about.
The corners of Bu Fang's mouth twitched. He couldn't help feeling sorry for the so-called Holy Saint.
The Holy Saint's second performance got interrupted before he could finish. He had been killed in an instant.
Bu Fang believed that the Holy Saint did not want much-the latter just wished to act cool in a low-key manner.
Too bad things never went the way he wished them to.
The huge golden snake swayed slightly in the air, its golden scales reflecting the sunlight brilliantly. The gazes of the onlookers brightened when they looked at the huge snake.
Then, Flowery slithered to Xiao Ya before transforming back into a little girl. She stuck out her tongue and licked her red lips in excitement.
The Seven-colored Sky Devouring Python ate souls for sustenance. The Holy Saint had attempted to use Yan Cheng's soul to act cool, but in the end, he could not do that. He was just naturally unlucky as Flowery had seized the chance to devour him.
Some powerful spirit beasts enjoyed eating souls because they nourished the beasts' essence, making them grow stronger and healthier.
The Seven-colored Sky Devouring Python and Blacky were examples of such beasts. Both could eat souls or essences and convert them to energy, thereby increasing their power.
Chu Changsheng's clothes fluttered in the billowing gale, which also caused dust and sand to rise from the ground. The rushing gale outlined his gloomy face.
Whitey stood in the distance, still eating the God Slaying Bow.
Yan Cheng's God Slaying Bow contained many materials with divine characteristics, which were immensely helpful to Whitey. The value of this God Slaying Bow was equal to several other God Slaying weapons from other holy lands.
During this consumption process, Whitey's aura began to skyrocket, and soon, it reached the upper limit.
After the bottomless black hole had fully consumed the bow, Whitey remained standing. It did not make any movement whatsoever, for it had fallen fast asleep.
The puppet's ferocious appearance was gone, replaced by its cute and chubby form, coupled with a big belly.
Bu Fang and his team landed on the ground. The Jade Scale Restaurant had now become ruins, and debris littered the ground around it.
Liu Jiali had been staring with a blank expression, but soon, he became excited. His fiery eyes gazed at Bu Fang, as though he was looking at an item he wanted above all others.
A broken Taotie's Heart had been made into an elixir cuisine, and this cuisine had revived the dying Chu Changsheng, or rather, it had brought the already-dead Chu Changsheng back to life.
This level of competence was beyond his imagination, and such a feat went beyond his knowledge of medicinal cuisine. It turned out that elixir cuisine could actually perform such functions!
Dash. Dash. Dash.
Chu Changsheng walked toward Bu Fang. After putting on clothes, he had regained his heroic and handsome appearance, and his body emitted an immense aura.
Although Liu Jiali did not dare glance at that handsome face, it had still attracted a lot of people.
No one present could imagine how Chu Changsheng's slender body could hide within it such a terrifying, three-meter-tall monster, and this realization made Liu Jiali's skin crawl.
The closer Liu Jiali's field of view was to Chu Changsheng's face, the harder his heart pounded.
The Jade Scale Restaurant was gone, but Liu Jiali was not really sorry. As long as he was still around, it would not be difficult to build another Jade Scale Restaurant in the Valley of Gluttony.
"So, I guess I win this cooking battle," Bu Fang casually said, slanting his head sideways to look at Liu Jiali.
Liu Jiali was a little baffled at first, but then he heaved in a breath of cold air.
"You win. I, Liu Jiali, gambled and failed. Congratulations! You've defeated the top ten chefs of the Tablet of Gluttony. You've officially swept through the entire Valley of Gluttony," Liu Jiali said with a serious expression.
Bu Fang nodded expressionlessly at Liu Jiali.
Seeing as the cooking battle had ended, Bu Fang sought to take Liu Jiali's Jade Scale Knife.
It was the rule of this cooking battle, something that Bu Fang had set up.
Dare to gamble; dare to lose. The loser had to hand over their knife to the winner.
A chef's kitchen knife was their dignity. When one's dignity was lost, they would find it difficult to accept.
However, Liu Jiali was a little different. Although he had lost his knife, his interest in Bu Fang had grown.
After acquiring Liu Jiali's Jade Scale Knife, Bu Fang and the rest bid everyone farewell and left the place.
The Jade Scale Restaurant was now in ruins, and even if Bu Fang's group stayed behind, they would have been unable to do anything. The ruins could only be repaired by the natural restoration of the Valley of Gluttony.
As Bu Fang's group walked down the long street, they attracted tons of gazes.
Many of these people had witnessed the match unfold. When they spotted a young Chu Changsheng walking by Bu Fang, their expressions became complicated.
Chu Changsheng was no longer the Great Elder of Valley of Gluttony.
Despite knowing this, when Chu Changsheng walked past them, they solemnly bowed in greeting. This was because, despite recent developments, Chu Changsheng had done a lot of things for the Valley of Gluttony.
They all still respected Chu Changsheng a lot.
Chu Changsheng's white hair fluttered gently. He looked really happy when he saw the other experts greet him respectfully.
Bu Fang had his hands clasped as his Vermillion Robe swayed behind him. He turned around to Chu Changsheng and expressionlessly asked, "Don't you regret it?"
Chu Changsheng was bewildered, then said, "You saved my life. I did say that from now on, the Valley of Gluttony would no longer have a Great Elder called Chu Changsheng. It is true. As of today, Chu Changsheng will only be known as a waiter of the Taotie Restaurant."
A charming smile appeared on his handsome face after saying that.
"Alright." Bu Fang nodded after gazing at Chu Changsheng.
Soon, they returned to the Taotie Restaurant.
The restaurant was still closed upon their return. Bu Fang led the group inside.
Lord Dog was snoring underneath the Path-understanding Tree. His intense exhales caused the tree's leaves to sway. The aura being emitted by the tree was thick and profound.
As soon as they entered the restaurant, Nether King Er Ha was unable to restrain himself any longer and blurted out, "Bu Fang, young man, you promised this king six Spicy Strips! You should honor your words and not act shamelessly!"
Spicy Strips enticed him extremely. Hence, he had asked Bu Fang to fulfill his promise to cook Spicy Strips for him.
Bu Fang nodded slightly. He did not reject the request.
Inside the restaurant, since Eighty was not around, the atmosphere was a bit boring.
Bu Fang entered the kitchen and began to cook Spicy Strips.
With his hands clasped, Chu Changsheng walked around the Taotie Restaurant. This was not the first time he had been to this place, so he was quite familiar with it.
Now that his identity had changed, his character had changed along with it. As a waiter, he would work in this restaurant for a long time.
A thick fragrance began to permeate the air.
Bu Fang walked out of the kitchen, carrying the scarlet Spicy Strips. A fiery aroma emanated from them.
When Nether King Er Ha saw the Spicy Strips, his eyes instantly reddened.
"So many Spicy Strips..." Nether King Er Ha drooled, and his hanging saliva almost hit the floor. He instantly vanished and appeared beside Bu Fang.
These Spicy Strips were what Bu Fang had promised Nether King Er Ha. After he had given them to the Nether King, he returned to the kitchen.
Not long afterward, he came out carrying two dishes.
One was Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, which was exuding a rich fragrance. He placed it in front of Blacky, who was still asleep beneath the Path-understanding Tree.
The plump dog's eyes instantly flew open. He hurriedly grabbed the bowl and began to dig in, no questions asked.
Meanwhile, Nether King Er Ha was sucking on his Spicy Strips, relishing a happy feeling that only Spicy Strips could bring him.
Nethery's Dragon Blood Rice was served as well, and its owner, Nethery, immediately began to chow down.
Bu Fang did not cook any dishes for the others, though. However, he did pour each of them a glass of Sour Plum Juice.
Chu Changsheng received his glass of Sour Plum Juice and took a sip. The refreshing feeling it gave him made him squint.
"We cleaned out the room upstairs for you. From now on, you're a member of the Taotie Restaurant," Bu Fang said to Chu Changsheng. Then, he pulled out a chair, sat down, and relaxed.
Chu Changsheng grabbed his glass of Sour Plum Juice and sat next to Bu Fang.
Flowery and Xiao Ya were contented as well. With their glasses in hand, they switched between drinking and hugging each other.
Flowery was enjoying her drink so much that her eyes were almost narrowed into slits.
The glass of Sour Plum Juice was unexpectedly delicious.
Bu Fang exhaled gently. Taking a swig of the cool Sour Plum Juice, he felt his entire body relax...
The Chef's Challenges were completed, and Bu Fang had heard the system's solemn voice in his mind, notifying him that he had accomplished the mission.
Although the mission was done, Bu Fang was even more anxious now.
This was because he knew that, after having completed it, he would have to face that other mission.
On the first day of business, he would need to have one thousand customers.
The level of difficulty was not low. Accomplishing it on this long and competitive street of the Gluttony God City was going to be a little difficult.
Bu Fang began to think of what dish he could make that would attract a lot of customers.
Since this dish was to be served on their first day of business, Bu Fang wanted it to be special enough to make the customers remember the restaurant's name, thus building its reputation.
As Bu Fang was brainstorming, the system's solemn voice echoed in his mind.
"The Divine Soul Realm's assessment will begin in the time required to burn one joss stick. Host, please be ready..."
Bu Fang was a little baffled at first, but then narrowed his eyes.
Divine Soul Realm's assessment?
He was currently at the peak of the Divine Physique Echelon Realm, and he had qualified for the Divine Soul Realm's assessment a long time ago. However, he had chosen to first spend a long time strengthening his foundation. Now, it was finally time for him to face the assessment.
The aura emanating from Bu Fang's body began to change.
He was now ready to take the Divine Soul Realm's assessment that the system had set up.