I Am A Gourmet: Just Eight And You Want Me To Start A Roadside Stall? - Chapter 38
Chapter 38: The Ultimate Champion
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Contestant number 4, Chef Zhang Tong from Shanghai’s Heavenly Restaurant, 17 votes!”
“Contestant number 5, Chef Wang Tao from the Eastern Suburb of Nanjing City, 13 votes!”
“Contestant number 6…”
This was because they knew very well that contestant number 6 was Xu Le, who was known as the little Chef God!
Xu Le’s performance just now was clearly seen by everyone through the live broadcast camera.
After witnessing Xu Le’s godly culinary skills, there was only one word to describe him—extraordinary! If Xu Le could get the highest score, no one would have any objections.
In other words, everyone felt that Xu Le would be the champion.
Otherwise, it would be a conspiracy.
What everyone looked forward to the most was Xu Le’s score.
After all, the audience was watching the live broadcast and could not taste the delicacy.
The only people who could truly eat it were the hundred audience members in the food exhibition hall.
They were the ones who held the final voting rights.
“I think the Little Master Chef can get at least 50 votes.
His capability in completing the dishes is too great!” Continue reading on MYB0XN0 V EL.
COM “I think he can get 85 votes.
Not only did Xu Le finish all the dishes, at the same time, he also made an extra dish [Pot of Chicken Soup].
” “Do you guys think… there’s a chance it’s more than 90 votes?” “That is too unlikely.
After all, everyone’s preference is different.
No matter how excellent a chef is, it’s impossible for everyone to be satisfied with the dishes cooked by him.
” In the live-stream, a large number of viewers were already engaged in an intense discussion.
They all made guesses about Xu Le’s votes.
Most speculations were between 60 and 90 votes.
The host held the card in his hand, his face slightly red.
One could tell that he was slightly nervous and excited.
“Contestant number 6, Little Chef God from Hongxing Food Street—Xu Le, vote count… 100!” What kind of concept was that? One had to know that there were only 100 participants in the voting.
Although each of them had three votes, they could not repeat their votes.
They had to vote for three different people.
These 100 voting participants were all won over by Xu Le’s cuisine.
Everyone sincerely voted for Xu Le.
In such a short period of time, he won over everyone’s taste buds.
This was… a well-deserved first place! Although it was only halfway through the announcement of the contestants’ votes, the first place had already been confirmed.
Among the other contestants.
The one with the most votes was Chef Li Peng from New Glory Restaurant.
As the head chef of a three-star Michelin restaurant, he had received 66 votes.
This result was not bad, but compared to Xu Le, there was still a huge gap.
After all the contestants’ vote counts were announced.
Everyone’s eyes were focused on Xu Le.
“The champion of the 12th Shanghai culinary competition is Xu Le!” Music, applause, cheers, ribbons, golden confetti… Everything burst forth at this moment.
The renowned chef Lin Shuwei personally went on stage to present the award to Xu Le.
Other than a trophy shaped like a golden spatula, there was also a prize that made Xu Le even more excited—300,000 yuan! Xu Le participated in the competition because of this reward.
He really needed this 300,000 yuan.
In the beginning, Xu Le needed money because he wanted to earn money to repay the mortgage and raise his sister Xu Tian.
After he became famous online, he no longer needed to worry about mortgages.
The money that Xu Le earned every day was more than enough to pay off the mortgage.
But Xu Le needed money because he wanted to expand his food store.
As big as it needed to be! First he would open a store, then its branches, followed by the chain stores… As a chef, Xu Le’s biggest dream was of course to let everyone in the world taste the delicacies he made.
He had a grand plan to cast.
And this 300,000 yuan would be used to open the first store.
This was also the first step of his dream.
Xu Le snatched the cheque from Lin Shuwei’s hands and smiled happily.
Xu Le grinned.
One could even see his tooth that had just fallen off.
There was even some air escaping between his teeth as he spoke.
“Your culinary skills are not bad.
Keep working hard in the future.
” Lin Shuwei stroked Xu Le’s little head.
Thinking back… how many years ago was it when he was also a child who looked forward to cooking like this.
When he saw Xu Le, it was as if he saw his past self.
In the past, he did not have Xu Le’s superb culinary skills.
Lin Shuwei still knew that about himself in his heart.
As Xu Le received the award, a system notification sounded in his ear.
“Congratulations, host, for getting first place in the culinary competition.
” “You have received a reward [Exquisite Shop Renovations].
” Xu Le started to get excited again after hearing this voice.
Early the next morning, he could go to the food street to find a suitable store.
At that time, he would be able to see how exquisite the system reward was! He could no longer suppress the eagerness in his heart.
He could not wait to contact the agent immediately to find a suitable store to rent.