While the little lad asked that with an innocent smile on his face, in his heart, he was already making plans to go after those who had bullied his mommy!
She, of course, did not know what was on his mind and only smiled in return. "None!"
"Shishi, come and take a seat! Youyou painstakingly prepared dinner for you!"
Yun Yecheng quickly went over to her and took her bag and coat. He then proceeded to hang the coat on the rack.
That afternoon, Youyou, with his little wallet, was all ready to set off to the supermart to buy the ingredients for tonight's dinner. His grandfather was surprised to learn that, and with his grandson being a lone little boy, he decided to accompany him.
He was thoroughly amazed by this expedition to the market!
Once he stepped into the vegetables section, the boy dashed headlong into the crowd with his shopping basket and maneuvered his way expertly amid the clamor.
He was particular when it came to ingredient selection, ensuring that it was the right and the best vegetable for a nutritionally balanced meal. The boy could also buy the best ingredient at the most reasonable price without the need for his grandfather to step in and help.
Yun Yecheng was constantly shocked by his grandson's capabilities.
The boy's mother was unable to tell the difference between spinach and other greens at his age.
Even him, with years of experience, was not a match to Yun Tianyou when it came to vegetable selection.
Meanwhile, this little fellow seemed to have everything under his control and was able to clearly differentiate the varieties.
He was especially surprised to find out how observant this little lad was in picking the best of the best among the greens. Those leafy greens he picked looked fresh and held no signs of damage or worm holes.
When it came to selecting meat, his grandson would ensure its freshness by carefully sniffing the cut pieces and then pressing on each with the ball of his finger.
He was curious and asked the little boy his reason for doing that. The little lad confidently explained, "To check if the meat is fresh or not, I first have to smell it; to check its elasticity and luster, I press on it. If it is slaughtered after death, then the flesh will be dark red, while the blood vessels will have purplish blood. We'll get sick if we eat that!"
His grandfather was tongue-tied after hearing his explanation.
"For fish, we must examine if the scales are tight and complete, and its eyes should be protruding, bright, and clear. The fish gills shouldn't be easy to flip open and the underbelly should be bright red. If not, the fish isn't fresh, too." The little lad held up a piece of fish and shared his knowledge to his grandfather.
The old man had completely surrendered by then.
Yun Tianyou saw his grandfather's shell-shocked face and secretly wondered how he would react if he had shown his real bargaining prowess earlier. Since the family was better off, he was too lazy to bargain. Still, he would never compromise the freshness of the food stock he bought.
Upon reaching home with the fresh stocks, he put on his apron and prepared a little stool for him to start cooking.
From washing and picking the vegetables to slicing the meat into chunks, he did everything in perfect rhythm. His slicing skill might not be as professional as a five-star chef, but the meat pieces he cut still turned out fine and even. After sautéing, everything tasted delicious.
His grandfather offered to help but was chased away by the little lad. Flabbergasted, he stood at one side and watched the boy weaved magic in the kitchen.
Within a short two hours, a tasty spread was on the table.
Curious, Yun Yecheng secretly took a bite of the optimum fish. Soft and tender, it had just the right taste without being too salty or bland.
This was just a simple home-cooked meal, but the standard was comparable to an expensive hotel's fine dine-in.
The old man was fossilized with shock and almost moved to tears.
How long did this child take to learn these…