Wen Qi Qi felt that just listening to it made her mouth water, so she nodded her head, “Yes.”
Si Yi soon came back with the cleaned bamboo slices.
When Wang Hou De saw it, he handed the spoon to Gu Lin Chao, “Master, the soup is almost done, you should watch it.”
Gu Ling Chao took it.
Wen Qi Qi gave him a rare look.
Can Gu Lin Chao cook soup?
She quickly retracted her thoughts. Now that she knew the purpose of Si Yi’s bamboo slices, she went over to help them put the marinated fish into the bamboo slices, and then took the bamboo slices to cover them, making a total of three pairs of bamboo slices, with two fish inside one pair.
At this time, the fragrance of fish soup drifted into the air.
She turned her head to see Gu Lin Chao uncovered the pot and took the spoon to stir the soup in the pot.
He then sprinkled some salt, stirred it again with the spoon, and finally, sprinkled in the chopped green onion prepared by Wang Hou De.
Wen Qi Qi looked at his skilled movements and was surprised.
Does Gu Lin Chao know how to cook?
This thought only flashed into her mind when she saw him take a bowl, ladle the soup and hand it to her, saying in a warm voice: “Drink it.”
Wen Qi Qi reached out to take it. A fresh aroma immediately rushed into her nose, and she lowered her head and blew on it before taking a sip.
The freshness of the fish, mixed with the taste of ginger and green onion, swept her taste buds. She took another sip, and immediately squinted her eyes in enjoyment.
“This fish soup is so delicious. Regent, you know how to cook?”
Gu Lin Chao gave Wang Hou De and Si Yi a bowl each before finally giving himself a bowl.
Smiling, he shook his head, “No.”
“But I saw the movement of the pot and spoon that the Regent just did. It’s very skillful, and the salt you put in is just the right amount, so the soup doesn’t taste salty or bland.” Wen Qi Qi said doubtfully.
Gu Lin Chao looked at her enjoying the soup with her head down and didn’t say anything for a long time.
Wen Qi Qi thought he would not answer her question, but heard him say in a light voice: “This King only knows how to make fish soup.”
“That is also very impressive.” Wen Qi Qi praised.
Gu Lin Chao lowered his eyes, and silently drank the fish soup. He did not speak again for a long time.
Wang Hou De saw this and looked at him with some heartache. His lips moved and he wanted to say something but stopped.
Si Yi was also a bit silent.
The atmosphere suddenly became a little heavy. Wen Qi Qi sensed the abnormality of the three people and wondered to herself, whether she had said something wrong?
She couldn’t help but look at Gu Lin Chao’s cold face. He looked the same as always, but the cold air pressure emanating from his body made her feel that at this moment, he seemed to be different in some way.
She lowered her head and drank the fish soup, and did not speak again.
By the time the fish soup was finished, the aroma of bamboo baked fish was also being released.
She squatted by the fire and watched, listening to the roasting sounds coming from inside the bamboo pieces.
Soon, the air was filled with the fresh fragrance of fish and bamboo, which was very tempting.
“Si Yi, is the fish almost done grilling?” She turned her head to look at the cool youth sitting next to her.
Si Yi glanced at her and spoke coldly, “It will take a little longer.”
“Oh.” Wen Qi Qi rested her chin on her hand and poked at the fire with a stick.
“Your Highness, are you hungry? Have some pastries first, to pad your stomach.” Wang Hou De brought a plate with peach blossom cakes.
Wen Qi Qi shook her head and said with a smile, “I don’t want to eat pastries, I have to save my stomach for the roasted fish later.”
“It will be a while before the fish is ready.” Wang Hou De persuaded, “The Regent asked this servant to bring it to you, Your Highness eat a piece, don’t starve.”
Translators Note: GLC back story is a little sad 🥲
Edited by EllieKit