The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 167: The Results of the Experiment and Noble Cuisine (4/4)

I tried taking another spoonful of the dish and…

“It seems I can eat this normally.” [Ryouma]

In my past life, my boss forced me to take these challenges on. That’s why I’m not so bothered by the spiciness… Besides, this soup isn’t just extremely spicy.

“It’s true that the spiciness of the soup stands out the most at the start, but if you taste it more thoroughly, you’ll notice that the umami of the beef soup has thoroughly pervaded the dish.” [Ryouma]

It’s not like those prank dishes that have merely had a lot of spiciness added to them for the sake of making them difficult for people to finish completely. This soup may be spicy, but it was definitely made to be as delicious as possible. People that have a hard time with spicy food might be unable to eat this, but if it’s me, it’s a-okay!

The serving wasn’t much in the first place, so before I knew it, I’d already emptied my bowl. I’ve also emptied the glass of water I was given. The maid that was standing attention to serve us water whenever necessary was also surprised.

It was at that moment…

“It makes me so happy that you were able to see the taste hidden behind the spiciness.” [Butts]

Butts-san said earnestly.

“High-class spices and expensive ingredients are used extravagantly for noble parties, and there’s also a traditional standard for the spiciness from 1 to 10. But there are also those who find it questionable to make a dish that’s so spicy that no one can eat it.” [Butts]

…A spiciness rating that goes from one to ten? That’s totally the rating on the spicy challenge menu. I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence or not, but please don’t turn something like that into a tradition, otherworlder of the past!

“But I still want people eating my food to find them delicious. Thanks to you, I feel as if all that work I put in was worth it. Thank you.” [Butts]

He thanked me out of the blue just like that… I wonder if there’s a lot of people who can’t eat stuff like this.

“It’s doubtful that there would be many other than the nobles who can eat food like this everyday. Especially since your everyday commoner family wouldn’t use spices to such an extent. The taste is simply too thick. I know I made it, but really, it’s amazing you could stand the stuff.” [Butts]

“I ate something like this in the past.” [Ryouma]

I replied vaguely, but Reinhart-san suddenly seemed to remember.

“Come to think of it, you’re from the Great Shurus Forest. That region is full of spices.” [Reinhart]

“Right, right. It’s a land abundant with pepper and chili.” [Ryouma]

“I see, so it must’ve been a local dish then… If you have time, could we talk about it sometime? I might be able to find something to help me make a more delicious food despite needing to use a lot of spice.” [Butts]

“I’m not that privy to the details, but I can share everything I know.” [Ryouma]

My conversation with the head chef ended with that.

I took advantage of the misunderstanding to excuse myself, and then proceeded to eat another dish.

If I were to consider that the spicy menu is Japanese culture that somehow got passed on as a tradition of the nobles…

“Roast beef with cacao sauce. Enjoy.” [Butts]

This time the dish had a sauce that was super bitter.

It seems to have been made in chocolate style, but it doesn’t have even the slightest bit of sweetness to it. It’s basically just cacao.

After eating the rest of the dishes, I finally started to put together the picture.

It seems that just like the extremely spicy dish, there are also extremely salty, extremely bitter, extremely astringent, extremely sour, and extremely sweet dishes.

The last drop makes the cup run over.

Somehow, this experience has made me want to send those words to someone in the past…


Tl Note: Not quite long enough for a normal-sized release, but I don’t want to post a 250ish word part just to cover the length, so I’ll just post a longer release next time.






19 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 167: The Results of the Experiment and Noble Cuisine (4/4)”

  1. Belkar Avatar

    Thank you!

  2. Agehana Nina Avatar
    Agehana Nina

    Thank you for the chapter

  3. kariageweb Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  4. Philip Avatar

    Oh boy, and here I was thinking the spicy soup would be the least likable, but cocoa covered meat? Man, that noble foods sounds a lot like a challenge, to see if you can die from non toxic food. Those are some really M parties.
    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation as always! God bless you, take care, and I wish you a great week!

    1. Naming Avatar

      I mean that’s kind of what noble do like having an extravagant dress but since it’s a food they make it super hot, super bitter and etc

    2. DKLA Avatar

      You ever heard of Mole sauce (Mexican)? It does include chocolate/cacao. You can also add chocolate to curry too.

    3. hb98rml Avatar

      I’ve heard of chocolate sauce for chicken before. There’s usually chili in it too. I’ve added chocolate to chili con carne and curry before but not in huge amounts.

      Thank you for the update

    4. DKLA Avatar

      You have ever heard of Mole sauce (Mexican)? You can also put chocolate/cacao in curry too.

      1. dragoonofinfinity Avatar

        The difference being they deliberately used too much to make it bitter…on purpose…which is a culinary sin almost as bad as deliberately oversalting food. It’s like they hate the idea of taste buds and want them to suffer.

  5. Mikan Avatar

    could it be than a past hero, wanted to mess with some noble in the past?

  6. twinnnn100 Avatar

    thanks for the chapter

  7. CCaprice Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter.

  8. Zax Avatar

    Probably the nobles wanted to one up each other and went for each extreme.
    Thanks for the chapter

  9. sfcipher Avatar

    Thanks for the treat.

  10. darkloki2 Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter, never says you can stand noble foods before you try

  11. pokeperson1000 Avatar

    I’m surprised that they didn’t take the route of “oh right, he has absurdly high pain resistance”

    Kinda glad and kinda sad at the same time.

  12. Ladebalken Avatar

    Actually it’s not that weird. I was lucky enough to properly suck up to my boss and he took me to some fancy business parties of some wholesalers we work with. And naturally they have the fancy and expensive food there. The type were you have 21 courses instead of 3 proper courses to tell the truth afterwards I was still starving because each course was so small (maybe a bite or 2) and than you would have to wait for another 10 to 20 minutes for the next course.
    But the point is the dishes are different they are all about different tastes like embracing the fishiness of fish and so on (well that one really nearly made me puke and keeps haunting me) . It’s more highlighting a certain aspect of taste and giving a taste explosion from it. I myself aren’t a fan of it and prefer a more traditional or maybe simpler type of food.
    Ah and there’s the type of dish they put tons of gold into the food. Totally wasteful. Resources like gold are better used for other things than eating it and then poop it into the sewers.

  13. MJ Avatar

    The noble cuisine very much has a echo in history. They say the French nobles would put tons of spices in their food to show off their wealth and the heck with taste. The Louis XIV put his foot down and demanded his food only be lightly seasoned only with a little salt and pepper, to heck with fashion or showing off the king can have food like he wants it and the rest in his court best eat it. Today the fact that salt and pepper is found on most western tables is attributed to him.

  14. Dancer Avatar

    Cacao is hellish expensive. They are bragging about their wealth by overdosing the chocolate sauced beef🐶

    That’s what makes Noble Food intended for these parties special … The food cost for each portion.

    These parties are extravagant wealth displays that demonstrate the Great Wealth of the family.
    (Even if they have to take out loans, the wealth display is required for status)

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