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128 Clear Broth Noodle Soup and Phoenix-Tail Prawns

 The man said with a conflicted expression, "Wei Wei, I have an emergency in the company that I have to go deal with."

The young girl put the chopsticks down and showed an unbelievable expression. She didn't say anything, but merely lowered her head.

Just as the man was turning around and about to leave, Yuan Zhou pointed at the untouched dishes and said to him, "I'm sorry but if you don't finish the dishes ordered, you'll be blacklisted and never welcomed here."

Yuan Zhou's utterance made the man turn around with a furious expression, "It's none of your business whether I eat it or not. I already paid for that."

"This is the rule of my restaurant," Yuan Zhou said while pointing at the black characters written with a brush. He wasn't affected by the man's outburst at all.

"Such a small and shabby restaurant even has rules? I'm sorry but I don't care," while speaking, the man was about to leave.

"Sorry, but I don't think you get my meaning. I mean you and her will both be blacklisted and never be welcomed," Yuan Zhou said unhurriedly and explained that his daughter was also included.

That was a little difficult for the man to accept. "What do you mean? Didn't you open the restaurant for business? I can do whatever I want if I pay for that."

"It is because I am doing business. That's why I insist on following the rules," Yuan Zhou said calmly.

The man was put in a difficult position. The delighted expression of his daughter upon eating the noodles was not faked. What more, she had been constantly confirming the exact date with him in order to eat the dishes here in this restaurant. He didn't want his daughter to be denied from dining here because of him.

However, he was also reluctant to sit down now and leave after the dinner.

Therefore, the situation was set in a deadlock.

Yuan Zhou didn't actually care about losing customers who didn't know to taste.

"You..." just as the man wanted to scold Yuan Zhou in anger, the young girl suddenly grabbed the corner of his suit.

"Dad," the girl lowered her head. One could not see her expression and her tone revealed her loneliness.

The man looked down at the young girl. As if having felt her father's sight on her, the girl then said, "It's my birthday today."

As soon as she finished the words, her father seemed to see his family of three members holding a birthday celebration for the girl last time. Every time his wife would cook a potful of clear broth noodle soup, which she called it longevity noodles and asked each of them to eat and they would have to finish it.

Looking down at the two bowls of the steaming Clear Broth Noodle Soup on the table, the man let out a sigh and said, "Ok, let's leave after the dinner."

Seeing the man prepare to sit down and eat, Yuan Zhou revealed a slight smile and then stopped instantly before going back to the kitchen and preparing the dishes ordered by other customers.

"Thank you," the young girl said in a low voice.

"Sigh... let's eat the noodles now," not knowing what to say, the man could only heave a sigh.

Anyhow, he had indeed neglected his daughter. Having turned his head and taken a look at his daughter, the man started to eat the noodles.

The noodles were quietly submerged in the broth. They were not clear and transparent but instead like handmade noodles, the one with flour inside.

"Only this kind of broth from handmade noodles is good. It indicates that the flour is fresh," the man recalled his wife's former words and then settled down to start eating.

While carrying the memories of his wife and the guilt about his daughter, the man began to eat the noodles, mouthful by mouthful. The refreshing and tasty noodles were instantly endowed with different tastes due to his complex mood and various feelings emerging from his heart.

"Eat the Phoenix-Tail Prawns," Suddenly, a big prawn alike to the phoenix-tail popped up in front of him.

"Oh, you eat as well," after a slight hesitation, the man received the prawn and said.

"Yes, I will," A faint smile appeared on the face of the girl. Then she lowered her head and began to eat the noodles and, from time to time, picked up a prawn.

The time spent on the meal was extremely short. They finished the meal within only ten minutes.

The young girl finished first. With a heated flush on her face, she said in a flat tone, "I'm finished. Let's go."

She then stood up and moved slowly out of the restaurant.

"Ok, right away," Only after finish drinking the broth in the bowl did the man follow his daughter and head out.

Yuan Zhou didn't carry the dishes to other customers until the two people disappeared from sight.

"Please enjoy," Yuan Zhou set down the dishes and returned to stand at his usual position, preparing to greet new customers.

"Boss Yuan, was that intentional just now?" a customer nearby asked curiously.

"What do you mean by the word intentional?" Yuan Zhou asked back, his expression remaining the same.

"Anyone can tell with a glance that the father and daughter pair did not have a good relationship," the customer gestured at the location where the father and daughter had sat.

"Exactly. Boss Yuan has a sharp tongue but a soft heart, right?" Meanwhile, Wu Hai also said with a smile at the side.

"This is my rule," Yuan Zhou had no intention to attribute this matter to his endeavor at all.

"Really? Does the rule say if one wastes food, the family members will be affected?" Looking at Yuan Zhou from left to right, Wu Hai just wanted to see the usual calm manner of Yuan Zhou change.

"No, it doesn't," Crossing his arms against the chest, Yuan Zhou glanced at Wu Hai and continued saying, "I can add that into the current rules now."

"Boss Yuan, why don't you just admit that? You definitely wanted to help the girl to keep her father here." Wu Hai spoke as if he had seen through all of Yuan Zhou's thoughts.

"Oh? What did I keep him for?" Yuan Zhou asked another question with a mild tone.

"Because Boss Yuan is a nice guy," the customer who brought up this matter directly awarded Yuan Zhou with a Nice Guy Card

"No, I'm not a nice guy. I'm actually a businessman plus a chef," Yuan Zhou denied the award decisively.

He had been awarded with a Nice Guy Card by another man even before he got a girlfriend. This was absolutely unacceptable to Yuan Zhou.

"Ehh, you can't say that. Although you are a little greedy for money, Boss Yuan is actually a very nice person," at this time, Man Man suddenly said.

"Humm," Yuan Zhou's reaction was quite normal as long as she didn't award him with the Nice Guy Card.

"Stop debating, guys. We all know Boss Yuan definitely heard them talking and hence helped the girl to keep her father here," Wu Hai concluded.

"If so, does that mean Boss Yuan can hear what we say usually?" Man Man said unbelievably.

"Hey, girl, you are missing the point," Wu Hai turned his head to Man Man speechlessly and couldn't help ridiculing her in the heart.

"Boss Yuan, so can you hear our conversation usually?" Man Man looked at Yuan Zhou with an astonished expression.

"No, never," Yuan Zhou denied decisively.

Did she expect Yuan Zhou to say that he had very sharp senses and would often laugh a lot at their conversations?

"Then that's ok." Man Man was so simple that she believed the words.

"What would you like to eat today?" When new customers appeared in the restaurant, Yuan Zhou started to greet them, leaving Wu Hai alone.

On the other side, the girl and her father were heading for their house.

The atmosphere in the car was still as depressing as before. No one talked first. When they were about to arrive, the man said, "Let's go there again next month."

"Ok," the girl agreed with a nod. Despite the indifferent expression on her face, her eyes nevertheless revealed her expectations.

"Here we are. Get off the car carefully," the man parked the car and walked to the other side to open the door and wait for his daughter to get off.

The girl moved her artificial limb and slowly got off the car, not asking her father to support her. She didn't want to make the relationship that had just become better to return back to being awkward again.

Seeing his daughter so strong, the man, nevertheless, didn't stop her. Instead, he watched her carefully in case his daughter fell down.

Having entered the lift, the girl suddenly said, "The Clear Broth Noodle Soup cooked by the chef resembles those cooked by mom."

"Yes, they were slightly alike," the man was stupefied for quite a while before replying.

Family love could be as insipid as water but could also be as thick as blood.