Chapter 127: Stay and See
It was delicious, but every customer had different tastes. Some would think it was delicious, while others might not like it.
Su Sanlang wanted to sell recipes, so he really couldn’t make a decision for the time being.
However, it would be easier to make a decision if he could see the feedback from the customers first.
Seeing that Shopkeeper Niu was willing to keep the goods, Su Sanlang gave them and said to Shopkeeper Niu, “Then I won’t disturb you anymore. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I hope we can have a chance to cooperate.”
Seeing that Su Sanlang was talking comfortably, Shopkeeper Niu smiled and sent him out.
After Su Sanlang left, Shopkeeper Niu instructed the waiter to take down the sauerkraut and pickles and cut them up. He would use them as side dishes to publicize later.
Su Sanlang continued on to the next restaurant.
But as noon approached, the restaurants gradually became more crowded.
Usually, the waiter would ask him to leave as soon as he spoke.
If one wants to eat, they would be led inside. If one was not here to eat, then they wouldn’t be entertained.
After a few hours, only Fu Man Lai was willing to listen to Su Sanlang and keep his things.
Seeing that it was past noon, Su Sanlang returned to the shop.
When Madam Zhao saw him, she stood up to welcome him. As she went to take his basket, she said, “Sanlang, you must be hungry. I’ve saved some for you. Hurry up and eat first. When Chong and Hua come later, let’s go home together.”
The sauerkraut and pickles had sold out for the day, but now and then a customer would come to inquire.
When they learned that it would only be restocked tomorrow, they smiled and said that they would come back tomorrow.
When Su Sanlang entered the shop, Madam Zhao gave him the still-warm cornbread.
Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu were warming themselves around a small brazier. They smiled and greeted Su Sanlang, calling him Uncle.
Su Xiaoling handed him water and said, “Father, have some water.”
Su Sanlang smiled and said to Madam Zhao, who looked worried, “Darling, I went to a few places today. The Fu Man Lai Restaurant kept our sauerkraut and pickles. I’ll continue to ask tomorrow.”
When Madam Zhao heard that a restaurant had kept the goods behind, she heaved a sigh of relief and nodded with a smile.
After Su Sanlang finished eating and rested for a while, Su Chong and Su Hua also came back from school. Everyone went home together.
Su Xiaolu ate sauerkraut fish with Old Wu at night.
With the sour and spicy taste, their appetites were noticeably better.
Old Wu drank less wine. He suddenly said, “Your parents will succeed in this business.”
This way, it would be very delicious. If the restaurant’s chefs simplified it, it would be delicious and affordable.
He had a huge sum of money, but he still worked so hard to earn a living. From the looks of it, he had no intention of using that money.
Old Wu found Su Sanlang quite interesting. He was really annoying, but his character was really good.
How many people could stabilize such a large sum of money?
Su Xiaolu picked up a piece of fish belly for Old Wu and nodded with a smile. “I think so too. My parents are really awesome, hehe.”
The food today was really fragrant. The dumplings with sauerkraut filling were too delicious. She had to ask Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian how many they had eaten later.
“Master, do you want to eat the fish head?”
Su Xiaolu was really greedy when she looked at the fish meat. After eating her fill, she finished the fish head. This meal was really delicious.
Old Wu snorted. “No, there’s no meat on it. Eat if you want.”
How could he not tell that the little girl wanted to eat fish meat? Did he have to snatch it from the brat?
“Thank you, good master.”
Su Xiaolu happily pushed the bowl towards him.
Old Wu snorted and gave the fish head to Su Xiaolu.
The master and disciple finished their food, cleaned up, and then prepared to go for acupuncture.
Su Xiaolu came to Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian’s courtyard. As soon as she entered the house, Madam Lian smiled and asked gently, “Xiaolu, is today’s food to your liking?”
Su Xiaolu burped and nodded heavily. “It’s too delicious.”
Sun Baoqian also smiled and said, “It’s really delicious. I ate half a bowl of rice today.”
Su Xiaolu touched her round belly and sighed. “Sister Baoqian, you eat so little. From the looks of it, I ate two bowls of rice too much. I definitely won’t eat supper tonight.”
She was really full today.
Sun Baoqian said, “Xiaolu, although I’ve only eaten half a bowl, I’m as full as you are.”
Sun Baoshan whispered, “Me too.”
He didn’t eat much, but it was much more than before, so he was really full.
Su Xiaolu rubbed her stomach and said, “It’s okay. I’ll give you two some acupuncture to help with digestion later.”
She started acupuncture for Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian. Su Xiaolu used a new acupuncture technique.
She was afraid that Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian would feel uncomfortable if they ate too much, so she injected two more needles to help them digest.
Madam Lian’s body was in great health, and the number of needles on her was starting to decrease.
Su Xiaolu smiled and said, “Auntie, you don’t have to get acupuncture during the new year. Take medicine that can nourish your body in the future. You’ll be fine after half a year.”
Madam Lian smiled and nodded. “Okay, thank you, Xiaolu.”
Su Xiaolu packed up and went over to watch Old Wu administer acupuncture to Sun Bocheng and Sun Ziqian.
Old Wu would explain patiently, and Su Xiaolu would remember it all.
She’d learned, but a lot of the knowledge was still coming together.
He didn’t have supper tonight. Su Xiaolu heaved a sigh of relief. Old Wu must have eaten his fill today.
Three days in the Sun residence passed in a flash.
December 16th. It was time to go home again.
Old Wu went with her today.
After greeting Madam Zhao at the shop, Old Wu brought Su Xiaolu back.
The snow had melted over the past few days. There was the sun today, so Old Wu let Su Xiaolu walk by herself.
He stroked his beard and said, “Girl, medicinal herbs that can be used in medicine are very common, but they’re the easiest to catch a cold in winter. Your task today is to gather a prescription that can quickly take effect and cure illnesses. You’re talented in acupuncture. Next, I’ll be testing you on medicine.”
Su Xiaolu patted her chest and said confidently, “No problem.”
She walked and stopped along the way. Su Xiaolu really picked a lot of herbs.
Some were for boiling water to keep out the cold, some for abdominal pain, and some for high fever…
There were many herbs in Minggu Valley’s medical books that she had never seen before, and they were very effective.
When they got home, it was not yet noon.
Chen Hu’s family was making sauerkraut and pickles.
Zhou Heng was alone at home. When Su Xiaolu returned, he was exercising.
“Xiaolu, you’re back.”
Seeing Su Xiaolu, Zhou Heng stopped and greeted her with a faint smile.
Old Wu glanced at Zhou Heng and went back to his house.
When Su Xiaolu entered the house, she smiled and sat down beside Zhou Heng. “Brother Zhou Heng, how did you eat my master’s medicinal cuisine in the past?”
Zhou Heng paused for a moment. The corners of his mouth twitched and he could not help but look at the next door, which was only a wall away. He said in a low voice, “The medicine is bitter, so I just ate it very normally.”