Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 571 – Hotpo
While the Fu Family were busily working, Feng Yu was not lazing around. Fu Guangzheng and his men to look for suitable locations around China. Thus, he does not have the time to check on their companies.
Because Feng Yu had wanted the financial year of the companies to end at the same time, the companies’ annual report for last year were ready at the same time. Feng Yu needs to visit all his factories and companies.
But before Feng Yu was able to finish his work in Guangdong, he received a call asking him to return to Beijing. Kirilenko will be arriving in Beijing soon.
Kirilenko was Feng Yu’s most significant business partner. During the start of Feng Yu’s career, he had been partnering Kirilenko. Feng Yu was closer to Kirilenko than Fu Guangzheng.
Kirilenko was coming to Beijing, and Feng Yu had to play host.
This time, Kirilenko was not visiting in his own capacity. He was representing Russia’s Foreign Affairs for a courtesy visit. Feng Yu gasped in astonishment. Brother Ki was really somebody in Russia. He can even enter Foreign Affairs!
But Kirilenko was only a businessman!
Feng Yu still does not understand Kirilenko. Kirilenko was now Russia’s most successful importer. Just his trade with Tai Hua Trading was several times more than any other companies.
Last year, Kirilenko started to import Songjiang Motors into Russia and sell them to the military and Government Agencies. He was now a celebrity there.
When Kirilenko saw Feng Yu, he gave him a bear hug as usual. His hug was still so powerful that it made Feng Yu breathless. Feng Yu was older and fitter now, but in front of this polar bear, he still looks like a chick!
“Brother Ki, what’s your plan for the afternoon?”
“I do not have any plans for the afternoon. I can go anywhere I want. Why? Are you bringing me to experience China’s……?” Kirilenko asked with a lecherous smile.
Damn. Did this idiot call me back because of this?
Never mind. I will just bring him to some clubs at night. I just wonder if any women like this bear-like person!
Wen Dongjun and the rest were having their school break, and Feng Yu took back his car. Kirilenko ordered his men to return back to their hotel and boarded Feng Yu’s car.
“Brother Ki, if you are looking to have fun, you will have to wait until night. I will bring you to some clubs. But I am not sure if the women there will be willing to follow you back to your room. If you are really desperate, I will get someone to bring you to other places.” Feng Yu said while driving.
“Ok. Let’s wait until night time. With my charms, the girls there will surely be attracted.” Kirilenko replied confidently. This was the same “confidence” as Wen Dongjun.
“Then are we looking for someplace to drink?”
“Yes, yes, yes. Let’s go drink now!” Kirilenko replied excitedly.
Drink? Feng Yu had an evil smile. He wanted to use his brother-in-law’s trick and make Kirilenko drunk!
“Brother Ki, come and try this Hotpot.”
Kirilenko started with his big eyes in shock. In front of him was a pot full of boiling red oil. Can this be eaten? Is this soup? Does it taste good? Since Feng Yu brought him here, it should be edible!
Feng Yu saw Kirilenko pick up his spoon and was about to drink the red oil. He immediately stops him.
If Kirilenko drank this spoonful of chili oil, he would have to be hospitalized. His tongue and esophagus will be burned!
Kirilenko looked at Feng Yu’s hand puzzledly. Why are you stopping me? Isn’t this soup?
“Brother Ki, this is Hotpot.”
“I know this is a hotpot. You said before that we should drink the soup first.” Kirilenko was confused.
I had brought you to eat clear broth hotpot in Bing City. That soup can be drunk directly, and it was also delicious. But this time, it’s Chongqing Hotpot, and it’s still hot oil pot. In both Feng Yu’s lives, he yet has yet to see anyone that dares to drink hot chili oil.
“It’s different. These are chili oil. The temperature is even hotter than boiling water. You cannot drink it. It is eaten this way. You dip the meat in the pot for a while and then dip in your sauce before you eat. Try it.”
Feng Yu cook a piece of thinly sliced beef and place it in Kirilenko’s bowl. At the same time, he took away that bowl of chili oil. He does not want Kirilenko to drink it by mistake!
Kirilenko picked up that piece of beef clumsily with chopsticks and ate it. He chewed a few times, and his eyes suddenly sparkled. He said in his broken Mandarin: “This is good!”
“It’s delicious right? China has lots of delicacies. There are the famous 8 cuisine styles and other local specialties. Just this hotpot alone, there are more than 10 varieties! If you like this, tomorrow I will bring you to try Mongolian Hot Pot!”
When Feng Yu was speaking, he raises his glass. Kirilenko unconsciously picked up his glass and finish it in one gulp.
Feng Yu sneakily placed his glass back on the table and helped Kirilenko fill up his empty glass. Brother-in-law was right. Once you raise your glass, Kirilenko will bottom up! Since this was the case, then today I must make him drunk!
Although Kirilenko could use chopsticks, he was not good enough to use chopsticks for hotpot. He threw his chopsticks aside and used a fork and skimming spoon to cook his meat. He dipped the meat into the pot of boiling oil once and took it up. He does not care whether if the meat was cook or not. He dipped the meat into the sauce and stuff it into his mouth.
Feng Yu also slowly cook his meat and eat it.
It was winter, and the room had heating. Coupled with the pot of boiling chili oil and the hot sauce, Kirilenko was sweating and panting from the spiciness.
Kirilenko looked at Feng Yu who was enjoying himself. Feng Yu does not feel the spiciness?
“Feng, this is too spicy.” Kirilenko points to the hotpot.
“Spicy? You do not have experience. This spiciness is only in your mouth. You can cancel out the spiciness with something spicy. Our Chinese traditional medicine has a saying, fight fire with fire, fight spiciness with spiciness! This is why you must drink more Baijiu, and you will not feel the spiciness.” Feng Yu replied.
Kirilenko looked at Feng Yu with a “Why didn’t you say so earlier?” and immediately drank a glass of Baijiu.
Kirilenko could feel that his mouth was not as numbed as before.
“How is it? Do you feel better? Eat more. I have ordered a lot of meat. This is also sliced pork, tripe, bamboo shoots…… All of them are delicious. Try it.” Feng Yu recommended excitedly.
Kirilenko did not wait for Feng Yu to tell him again. He immediately uses his fork and skimming spoon to cook his meat. Spoons after spoons of meat and other food were stuffed into his face.
“Eh? You do not have any more dip. Come, I will help you mix a bowl of dip. Without this dip, it will not taste good.” Feng Yu filled Kirilenko sauce bowl with lots of chopped chilies and filled up his glass with Baijiu.
Feng Yu does not need to do anything, and Kirilenko was taking a sip of Baijiu for every two spoonsful of meat. After a while, Kirilenko had finished a bottle of Baijiu.
Feng Yu shouted to the door: “Waiter, one more bottle of Ergoutou. Bring me the 56% type.”
Translator’s notes: Wen Dongjun and Kirilenko should be good friends. Birds of the same feather.
Mala Hotpot is really good. I love this hotpot. I think you should be able to find this hotpot in most of the Chinatowns around the world. Once you tried it, you will remember the taste forever.
Ergoutou is a type of Baijiu. I tried it once, but I do not like the taste. It’s too strong.