Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
Even if the Location has Changed, what I have to Do has not
In order to cook, I borrowed the kitchen in the inn with the good will of the female proprietress.
No, well, initially I just asked if there was a place where I could cook, but … the proprietress of the inn said, “If a human cooks in the middle of town, it might give rise to chaos, I think,” and thus rebuked me; while thinking about exactly what I was going to do, she proposed, “Would you like to borrow the kitchen?”, and so I gratefully took advantage of her goodwill.
I paid 300Glo upfront for making use of it.
Even if she says it’s fine and she doesn’t need it, borrowing the place for free is something that’s too impudent for me to do.
First I thinly sliced the meat of the High Rabbits and Thief Birds, and with just a very little bit of salt and pepper sprinkled on, I grilled it.
If you don’t first know what kind of taste it has, you can’t prepare it well, so this is in order to get to know the original flavor of the meat … as soon as it was grilled through, I immediately tried eating it, and
“- – Delicious.”
That single word just leaked out. Even though it was sliced thinly, the meaty flavor was properly there, and on top of that, there wasn’t much gamy taste or smell.
This is one of those types of ingredients where, strangely, if you do too much to it, it will lose its tastiness.
In other words, if you boldly prepare it in a simple manner, then you will probably be able to cook something good.
I temporarily left the kitchen, stocked up on a bunch of ingredients, and then re-entered the kitchen once again.
With the Thief Birds’ meat, first, to start with, I’m going to simply make grilled meat skewers.
There’s a leek-like herb, although it’s called Reedo here, that would match well to making it leek-flavored by alternating it with the meet.
The flavoring strangely seems to not be enough, so I make a sauce with white and black pepper and just a tiny bit of lemon.
It’s not like I’m making something that will be served at a restaurant’s table, but it’s fine to make it somewhat more exciting.
That delicious smell of carefully grilled meat skewers filled the kitchen.
Uumu, it really gives you the feeling of wanting a beer, but I have to hold out right now.
Carefully watching its progress, I grilled the skewered stabbed Thief Bird meat; if it’s like this, even that hateful Thief Bird will lose that reputation.
And then the very first one is finished.
Thief Bird Skewers with Reedo
A dish where Thief Bird meat is stabbed with skewers and complemented by alternating it with Reedo and then grilled.
It has a flavor that seems like it would pair well with alcohol.
Quality 8; SPD increase (medium)
Right away a quality of 8, huh; like I thought, preparing it simply was the correct answer.
In the item description, it was even written that it pairs well with alcohol … that’s readily available in the bar, so it might be a good idea to go have a pint.
And there’s even a SPD increase added … in this case, SPD does refer to speed of movement over ground, but it also includes the speed of your actions.
In other words, swinging a sword, how quick you move in order to begin evasion, how you fast you ready your shield … for that and more, it’s a very important stat.
And so, now that I finally found something that goes with alcohol, let’s grill all of it and eat while knocking back a pint, un.
Alright, so next is the High Rabbit meat I guess; what should I do to prepare it?
After thinking for a little bit, there’s some Thief Bird meat left over, so let’s use it in an experiment and try to test-produce a certain dish, a dish that is originally a mixture of pork and beef … the hamburger steak.
Even I think it’s a little rash to use poultry and rabbit meat, but it’s worth trying it out; lets make it with the assumption it’s going to be a miss.
The ratio is a combination of 30% poultry and 70% rabbit, and I mince it by wielding two kitchen knives and dicing it finely.
Even while I’m thinking, wouldn’t it be convenient to have a tool for this, wanting something I don’t have is a waste of time, so anyway, right now I’m dicing it rhythmically like clackackackackackack clackackackack with the kitchen knife.
After some time, after it finally came close to taking the form of mincemeat, I kneaded it thoroughly, kneading it with my fingers so that the poultry and rabbit was evenly mixed up; if you skimp on this, you won’t be able to make good hamburger steak.
Of course when I was kneading, I threw in salt and pepper, as well as some herbs diced finely, and an egg.
After it was kneaded, I molded it into an oval shape, and tossed it a few times from my left to my right hand *pon pon* like I was tossing a ball.
Sizzle~~ with a great sound, the hamburger steak was fried up.
Forgetting that here is virtual reality, I swallowed the saliva that was building up little by little in my mouth.
For a while, I piled the fried hamburger steaks one by one onto a small plate.
Now then, next I’ll make a sauce using the frying pan that the hamburger steak was fried in.
Wine, a crushed tomato-like vegetable, a little bit of sugar, and a grated, garlic-like herb were all tossed in, heated for a short while, and mixed.
Using the tastiness of the meat juices left behind in the frying pan, putting it on top of the hamburger steak like that will further the deliciousness. And so, putting the finished sauce on top of the hamburger steak, it was completed.
Rabbit Hamburger Steak
A hamburger made of a mixture of High Rabbit and Thief Bird meat mixed together.
It’s completely different from the traditional hamburger steak that humans usually make, but it isn’t bad because of it.
7, huh … it’s probably because I mixed the ingredients up, naa.
That said, because the Thief Bird meat was largely used up, it was method I couldn’t help but use this time.
Anyway, let’s go sample these …
First off is the skewers … un, it’s really delicious, this flavor; even though the Thief Bird is a bird that flies a lot, the flesh isn’t tough at all, so the more you chew it, the more the deliciousness seeps in. This one really is tasty; it’s irresistible.
Next is the hamburger steak … let’s see just what kind of taste this has …
— Muu, this one isn’t too bad itself, na. It’s supposed to be a hamburger steak, but the flavor is, naturally, something I’ve never tasted before; but if you can wrap your head around the idea of it being a new dish, it’s more than delicious enough.
Since I was able to make a tasty dish right now, you can consider this a hit too, so let’s not think about it too hard; it’s for the best.
Thinking like that, I gathered up the dishes and went to stow them away in the Item Box, but.
Before I realized it, not just the proprietress, all the Fairies who should have been drinking merrily are staring intently in my direction.
“Looks like it’s done, na.”
“I want to try eating it, ne.”
“It looks so good.”
“Human food is really something else, ne.”
And the like, they were making a fuss … it’s almost like they had magic cast on them, naa … it can’t be helped, so I tentatively said, “If you’re willing to pay money for it, then should I sell it …?”
And the Fairies voices were splendidly in sync.
In the blink of an eye, the food I cooked was swooped off one and all. The only thing left behind was a small mountain of Glo used as payment.
“It can’t be helped that you want more beer, ne!”
“That despicable Thief Bird is damn tasty like this, na.”
“To think the Thief Bird was this tasty!”
“Another beer please!”
— The impressions seem to be all favorable like that, but … I had all sorts of plans for the skewers … my shoulders drooped a little …
The skewers that I had secured for myself have been carried off in the blink of an eye; since I accepted money for it, if I complain anymore it would look unreasonable; I do know that it was my bad for not being cautious against this, but, aa, the fellows nearby who are drinking beer while eating the skewers, I don’t think I’ve ever looked at people with such envy before …
At times like this, things just don’t seem to go well.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv13 ↑1UP
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv31
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
[Advanced Cooking]Lv9 ↑1UP
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, Liberator, ???
His second name from other players is “The Fairy Queen’s Husband-san”, Chef of the Battlefield-san
A/n: When food is made, appetites ever are about the same; that’s what this story is about.
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