My Husband and I Brought Hundreds of Millions of Supplies to Farm - Chapter 45
45 Chapter 45 Selling Recipes
Although the spicy taste was hard to accept when it first entered Manager Liu’s mouth, he soon realized that the fish meat was fresh and delicious.
With one mouthful, he felt that all the pores on his body had opened up, making him super comfortable. The best thing was that it also whet his appetite.
After eating two more fish pieces, he picked up the bean sprouts and put them in his mouth. This time, the bean sprouts had not only the fish’s freshness but also a spicy taste. There was no fishy smell at all.
Both husband and wife looked at Manager Liu’s expression and knew he was delighted with the steamed fish and the vinegar-fried bean sprouts. At the very least they didn’t have to worry about the sales of the bean sprouts.
After eating two more pieces of fish, Manager Liu said to the young waiter, “Bring them down and let everyone have a taste.”
“Yes.” The waiter tidied up the room and brought in a pot of tea.
When Manager Liu saw this, he stood up and poured a cup of tea for the two of them. “Mr. Gu, what’s the price of your bean sprouts?”
“As far as I know, bean sprouts are a new dish, so it’s not appropriate to sell them at a low price at the beginning. Moreover, these bean sprouts can be sold for the whole winter, so they are one of the few greens available in winter.”
“Are you sure you can supply it all winter?”
“Yes, but there’s a limited amount. Growing bean sprouts also requires heat, so it can only be done in-house.”
Manager Liu pondered for a moment and offered, “How about five coppers per pound?”
“Eight coppers.” Gu Chengrui raised his hand and countered.
“Eight coppers it is, but you can only supply Hongyun Restaurant.”
“Sure, but it’s not difficult to grow these bean sprouts, so other people will likely catch on to them very quickly. We’ll re-discuss the price then.”
“I understand. Half a month. Half a month is enough. How about we change the price then?”
“Alright, it’s a deal then. Let’s go over and weigh them.” Gu Chengrui stood up and said.
“Wait, can I have the recipes for the four dishes…?” Manager Liu pointed at himself and looked at Zhou Ying hesitantly.
Although he didn’t like to eat heavy meals, many people had rich tastes, especially in the winter. He believed that once the spicy steamed fish was launched, it would definitely sell very well.
“Oh, then I wonder how much is Manager Liu willing to pay?” Zhou Ying asked curiously.
To be honest, she didn’t plan to sell the recipe before. After all, she didn’t think the recipe was a secret; otherwise, she wouldn’t have gone up the mountain to dig for medicinal herbs. However, since the business was being offered to her, she wasn’t stupid enough to reject it.
“100 taels for four dishes.” Manager Liu hesitated for a moment before offering.
“Deal. Please prepare a piece of paper to write it down. Then, find a chef you can trust. I’ll teach him step by step later.” Zhou Ying replied readily.
After all, the dishes contained no technicalities other than the steamed fish.
“Wait a moment.” After Manager Liu finished speaking, he turned around and went outside to get a pen and paper.
Zhou Ying started to recite the recipe, and Manager Liu recorded it. Soon, he had written down the four recipes.
In the end, Zhou Ying reminded him, “I don’t know if you know about numbing peppers. It’s a kind of green pepper with a strong numbing taste. The taste will be better if you change the peppercorn to numbing pepper.”
“This… I’ve never really noticed them, and I’ll try to look for them later. Let’s go to the kitchen for now.” After Manager Liu finished speaking, he brought them down to weigh the bean sprouts, which totaled about fifty pounds.
Manager Liu paid them a cheque worth a hundred silver and four copper coins.
After waiting, a chef in his thirties walked in while humming a tune.
Manager Liu beckoned him over and said, “Mr. Zhou, I’ve received four recipes today. You can learn them from Mrs. Gu.”
After seeing Zhou Ying’s young face, Chef Zhou showed a dubious look. However, looking at Manager Liu’s serious expression, he finally nodded and took her into the kitchen.