BTOG 167 – Favorite Food
December 24, 2021
“N-No way… is this adult Metal Demon Boar? I would never have expected that you would give me the ingredients of that creature.”
Said Kurogane as I handed him the whole metal demon boar that I had originally planned to wholesale before I met him.
“I killed one earlier.
Is it really that valuable?”
“No, what surprises me this time is simply the size.
Metal boars pop up every once in a while, but they’re more ferocious than normal boars.
They also fight for territory for all day in and day out, so usually, they die young.”
“Oh? that territorial dispute is an interesting story.”
As I listened to Kurogane’s story, A-chan suddenly took an interest in it.
“In the first place, are monsters supposed to fight other monsters? This is the first time I heard that.”
True, I’ve never seen a monster being hostile to other monsters.
Even with Shiny Fox, Monster House, or today’s test run, when a large number of monsters surrounded me, all of them were working together to attack me, and their only purpose was to kill me.
I thought that just was the way it is, but now that you mention it, it sure seems strange.
Especially after someone mentioned it, it got me thinking.
“When there is a conflict, there will be a conflict.
But monsters will always put humans as their first target.
That’s why, if there are no humans around, monsters will fight with each other.
You’ve heard of The famous Named, right? That’s how monsters transcend the limits of their species and become one.”
“Oh, so that’s how it works.”
“But not all of them are like that.
If you want to know more about it, ask our village chief.
I don’t know the details either.”
“I’ll do that later.
It’s not something I need to know urgently.”
Perhaps because she was only a bit curious, A-chan then cut the subject off without showing any particular interest in the matter.
During all of this, Himiko was the only one who stuck to the table and hurried Kurogane to do his job.
Hurry up and cook it!”
“I know, I know.
Since I’ve received many excellent ingredients, I will treat you to some metal boar meat dishes.
Is there anything you can’t eat?”
“I can eat anything.”
“All right, I’ll make you a steak.
Just give me a minute!”
Kurogane then walked into the kitchen excitedly.
By the way, I’ve never had a boar steak before.
“Oh, by the way, A-chan, I completely forgot.
Didn’t you promise that you were going to take me to a restaurant that you recommended?”
“Yes, certainly, I did.”
“I was a promised we made before we parted ways the first time we met.”
A-chan likes so-called “exotic” food, and one of her favorite things in this game is to eat such dishes that are hard to find in the real world.
Himiko, who was listening to our conversation, had a look of disgust on her face.
“…Sukuna, are you out of your mind? Arthur’s recommendations are almost always about insects restaurant, right?
“Yeah? I can eat bugs just fine.”
I don’t have any dislikes in the first place.
I can still take delight in food, even if it has no flavor.
At extreme cases, I have no problem with food with no taste as long as it has calories.
What is important to me is that food can be digested and used as energy.
“You shouldn’t be picky with food, sister.
Why don’t you go eat with us next time?”
“No… I don’t want to eat bugs…….”
“Well, that’s too bad then.”
“I still can’t forget the memory where you fried the cockroach to give it to me…”
Himiko’s face turned blue, and her body shivered.
I’m sure it was very traumatic for her.
<↑ Unfortunately, their taste matches>
Yeah, well, insects are so far removed from common food that they are called exotic.
I think Himiko’s and my viewer’s reactions are natural.
But I had to add that common insects such as hachinoko(bee larvae) and locusts are really delicious.
“By the way, does Sukuna have any favorite foods? It seems like you’re only eating a heavy calories food.”
“Me? I think my favorite is soft ice cream.”
<↑ Hurry Hide (LOL)>
“What the hell are you guys saying?”
I’m not sure what you mean by ‘deceiving’ just because I like soft ice cream while I can eat insects?
“Here’s the thing, when I was a child, Rin and I went out for the first time, and she bought me soft-serve ice cream.
I don’t know if she remembers that, but it has been my favorite ever since…, and sometimes we eat it together when we go out.”
“I see, it’s a memorable food.
I know what you mean, Sukuna.
Myself too, still remember the first time I tasted a beech mushroom….”
“I don’t care about your memory Arthur.
Let me soak myself in this preciousness…”
<↑ Stop pulling me back to reality ~>
They’ve switched from talking about my favorite food to talking about how sad they are to be single.
Soft ice cream is delicious even if you eat it alone, but then again… I only eat it when I have a date with Rin.
I like the strawberry flavor, and she likes the chocolate flavor.
“Do you have a favorite food, Himiko?”
“I like meat!”
“Yeah, Meat is delicious, isn’t it?
I was relieved to hear Himiko’s simple and typical answer.
“Sorry to keep you waiting!”
While we were chatting, Kurogane, who had finished cooking the meat, arrived with the food on a cart.
It was covered with a lid, but I could hear it making a nice sizzling sound.
“This is the Metal Demon Boar steak! Be careful of the grease splatter!”
When I opened the large lid that was placed on a griddle that was three times the size of a hamburger plate, you’d normally see in a family restaurant, and I could smell the delicious smell of grilled meat.
The metal boar steak on the griddle was an incredibly thick and large steak; it’s over five centimeters thick, the weight probably over a kilo.
“It’s soooo big!”
“It was a big metal boar.
Naturally I will cut it into big pieces.”
“I wonder if I can finish it….”
Said Himiko as she picked up a knife and fork with a slightly tense expression on her face.
It’s a little late to explain this, but hunger in WLO is caused by your hunger status in the game.
Even if you eat a lot of food in the real world before logging in, if you are hungry status in the game is activated, the hunger will not disappear.
However, many items can satisfy your hunger, so as long as you always have portable food with you, it won’t interfere with your activities.
Well, that’s why Himiko said she was hungry earlier.
She was in a state of hunger.
As for the amount of food I can eat, theoretically, I can eat as much as I want.
Therefore, any place should finish whatever food is presented to them.
However, when your status becomes full, at least you won’t feel hungry.
And it would be quite a task to eat a lot of food when your hunger is satisfied.
“If there’s too much, I’ll eat it.
You can eat as much as you can, Himiko.”
“Sorry, Sukuna, …but that exactly what I’m planning to do.”
“Will your stomach be okay?”
The two of them looked at me with both gratitude and bewilderment, and I also ran my knife through the metal demon boar steak.
The meat was as soft as tofu, and the juices were bursting out.
As soon as I put it in my mouth and took a bite, it exploded with flavor.
“Hmmmm! This is delicious!”
“…..Sister? ……she is dead ……!
I like it.>
Despite the accident of Himiko dying from the overwhelming taste, all three of us ended up eating the huge steak, which we estimated to be about three kilograms each.
It’s nice to eat food you like, isn’t it?
Why am I busier before Christmas? Well… I expect it, but this year is unusually feel so rushed.
Anyway, enjoy the chapter, and as usual, if you like this, please visit Patreon/ko-fi, and feed my gacha add— I mean my cat, no seriously, my cat, one of them will go into labor in January, she WAS a stray, but now vaccinated already (thanks to you all btw), and somehow don’t want to go outside anymore.
But still, I feel like impatient parents waiting for grandchild right now… well… maybe not that extreme.
Still, she’s my precious family member, and I hope to do my best for her.
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