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Tondemo Skill – 391 – Mock Youlinji

Chapter 391: Mock Youlinji [9]

Translated by Zzonkedd

Edited by Gumihou


As the sun went down, I could see the city at the end of the road.

From what I have found out earlier…

“That’s probably Hirschfield. We’re just in time, let’s go in.”

“Mu? We’re going in?”

“Of course, I want to sleep on a bed,” [7] I said firmly.

““If we stop here, we’ll be late for the dungeon!!”” [7] Dora-chan cried.

“Dora is right, we should keep moving.”

[8] Tch, looks like I’ll have to convince these two somehow.

“No, no, we can’t skip this city. Didn’t we promise the Adventurers Guild that we’ll stop by each major city to check on their requests? It’s only polite.” Plus, I wanted to rest, but let’s not bring that up just yet.



[8] “Moreover, we can take our time and have a good meal. We can also get ourselves a nice big bath [5] too,” I said coaxingly.

“A good meal? How good?” asked Fer suspiciously.

[8] “I’ll make something you never had before~”


[6] Well, that’s Fer half convinced.

“Dora-chan, don’t you feel uncomfortable? Don’t you want to soak away the dust and cramps in your body in a nice hot bath?”


“It had better be something I never had before.”

[8] Fufufu, I had them.


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I plopped myself in the huge clawfoot chair in the living room. Woah, it’s cushy~

I raised my arms and stretched backwards, arching my back.

“Phew~ I can finally sleep in a bed tonight~”

[5a] As usual, I rented a house from the Merchant’s Guild. For the sake of a huge bath, we ended up renting a 12LDK mansion, which was totally too big for us, but thanks to my familiars, I can splurge on things like this casually~

“”Aruji~~ Food~~?””


“You promised something I never had before,”

“”Well, I guess I’m hungry too,””

“…” Can’t you guys just let me rest for a moment?

[5] “Oi!”

“Yes, yes, Fer-san. I’m getting up.”

[8] While I did promise Fer that I would make him something ‘new’. That doesn’t mean I have to make it from scratch.

Let’s see, what do I have here…? [5]

[8] Well, I still have a lot of karaage left. While I’m sure everyone still likes fried chicken, we had been having a lot of fried food recently.


Alright, let’s make Youlinji, or, in this case, Mock Youlinji. [5b]

I heaved myself out of the chair and headed for the kitchen. Woah, it’s super luxurious, too bad I’m only making Youlinji sauce today.

[10] To make the sauce, I would need grated white onions, garlic, and ginger as well as soy sauce, vinegar, water, sesame oil and honey. Well, since I’m super lazy today, I bought tubed grated garlic and ginger. The recipe usually uses sugar, but I happened to have some honey at hand, so let’s use that instead.

A taste test later, hmm, could use a little more vinegar. [5]

Right, once the sauce was properly balanced, I set it in a pot to simmer, allowing the ingredients to meld together and thicken a little.

Meanwhile, I cut up some lettuce into 1cm wide pieces and soak them in cold water. This would crisp up the vegetables, [6] which was a nice kitchen hack I learned from my previous restaurant job.

Once the vegetables were soaked and drained, I arranged them on wide plates. The key to serving leftovers is presentation. Fufufu, the bright orange Youlinji would look very nice against a crisp green background.

Just before serving, I tossed the still warm Karaage (taken from my very convenient time stop [Item Box]) in the Youlinji sauce and tumbled them onto the bed of lettuce.

I had made a large pot of sauce, knowing my familiar’s appetite. I have a sneaking feeling they would be eating more than usual today.

“Dinner is done!”

[8] “Hm? Isn’t this just fried bird meat? [8]”

“It’s Karaage with a very refreshing sauce. Completely different, give it a try.”

Fer visibly wrinkled his nose at the sight of the lettuce, but chomped a large mouthful. It was followed by a lot more chomps.

““Fried bird is good, but fried bird in this sauce is delicious!”” [3] Dora-chan’s paws were all sticky from holding the pieces of sauce-covered Karaage.

““Sui likes the tingly taste~~”” [5]


[6] “Of course,” I said, a little smugly as I tossed more Karaage in the sauce. My lips may or may not be sticky from the Mock Youlinji too.

My familiars could really eat, but regardless of how delicious the Mock Youlinji was, it only made me crave rice! Rice is justice!

After dinner was dessert time. Fer and Dora-chan had their usual favourites while Sui chose to have chocolate cake this time. I was too stuffed for sweets and had a cup of tea instead.

“Let’s go to the Adventurer’s Guild after breakfast,” I said, sure that it’s safe for me to talk now that my familiars were nice and full.

Mu? For a mission?” [5]

“”Why can’t we just go to the dungeon…”” Dora-chan pouted.

“Well, it’s part of our duty. Who knows, we might pick up something interesting for you to fight.”

““I guess…”” [5]

“”Sui will defeat them all!!””

“Ah~ Sui-tan is the best~”

After dinner was over and the plates put away, it was time for our bath. I had paid for this stupidly large mansion for its bath, so let’s make full use of it.

“I’m not going, lay out my futon for me,” commanded Fer.

“Yes, yes, you don’t know what you’re missing, that’s what,” I teased.


After laying out the futon for Fer in the master bedroom, I headed to the bath with Sui and Dora-chan. [5] [5]

Aahhh, the perks of being rich…

Let’s soak away the travel fatigue together~


[Gumihou: …aaannndd Mukouda just lost his OOCness in this chapter. This is the reason why I cut off bits of his hyaaa!! and kyaa!! moments. Because it’s just not sustainable. Le idiot moments were the deviation, author-san probably ran out of ideas and just powered through the chapters until this moment]


[1] Structural Change: Combine 2 paragraphs

[2] Structural Change: Combine 3 paragraphs

[3] Structural Change: Combine paragraph & dialogue

[4] Structural Change: Change passive sentence to dialogue 

[5] Delete Repetitive or Pointless Information… starting to delete pointless scenes now

[a] Summarize the renting process.

[b] Reduce the meandering thought process that resulted in Mock Youlinji.

[6] Additional Information for Aesthetic Purpose

[7] Add Dialogue Tag

[8] Creative Licence Taken – Mukouda, as a white-collar worker and master of these familiars, should be good in the art of coaxing toddlers. Added the ‘something new’ element to explain later actions.

[9] Youlinji or yourinji is represented by the kanji 油淋鶏

Technically, this means it could be pronounced as either yourinji or youlinji since the Japanese language doesn’t distinguish between ‘r’ and ‘l’. I opted for ‘Youlinji’ since it produces hits for the actual recipe, whereas yourinji gets me nothing.

Recipe by actual Japanese, its BG is damned noisy though…

[10] Just, readjust the cooking method so that it makes sense.


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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. SFcipher

    Wow, an early release! Thanks for the treat.

  2. Philip

    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation! May God bless you!

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