Many of the most iconic food wars! recipes jumped into the real world thanks to the dedicated efforts of these skilled YouTube chefs.
It has been over a year since Food wars! : Shokugeki no Soma finished, leaving a deep hunger in the hearts of culinary anime fans. Since its end, the public longed for more imaginative recipes to satisfy their cravings. To fill that void, creative chefs have turned to YouTube with their own versions of the show’s most mouth-watering dishes to send viewers into epicurean ecstasy. For anyone looking to spice up their cooking routine with something straight out of a shokugeki, here are some impressively recreated menu items from Food wars! and the YouTube channels that created them, as well as some food trivia for each.
Burnt Pacific Saury Carpaccio – Xiyue Loves Life
Akira Hayama used the fall election tournament to wow Totsuki with his sense of smell. After reaching a three-way final with Soma Yukihira and Ryo Kurokiba, Akira took first place surprising everyone with his carpaccio, which showcased the freshness of the seasonal bala with a fragrant burnt aroma. Carpaccio is a surprisingly recent creation, invented in Venice in 1950 to meet the raw dietary needs of a visiting Countess.
A nice overhaul of the dish has been done by YouTuber Vena Zhang on her internationally oriented channel. Although she finishes the dish by cooking the seafood, due to a lack of sashimi-grade saury, she elegantly demonstrates this as Akira would have done it first for those who can acquire fresher fish. Apart from her Food wars! videos, she also presents her own original recipes for delicious Chinese and Japanese dishes.
Seven Layer Rainbow Terrine – An Anime Taste
When he gave Totsuki students their first taste of hell, graduate chef Kojiro Shinomiya nearly kicked out Megumi Tadokoro for her inability to reproduce his “nine-vegetable terrine”. With Soma’s help, she fought off an informal shokugeki, inventing her own colorful “Rainbow Terrine” that warmed the body and awakened both sight and taste. A terrine is a rectangular dish, cooked in a box-shaped container also known as a terrine, and sliced for individual servings. Although many are made from meat pies, it is extremely versatile and can be made with almost anything.
A Taste of Anime offers a refreshing take on the recipe while retaining the vibrant colors of the original. The clean divisions between each layer ensure diners get the most out of each ingredient, complementing each bite with the two contrasting sauces drizzled around the edges. As the name suggests, the channel also offers dishes based on a wide selection of other animated series. They even made a recipe inspired by seasonal ingredients in Animal crossing.
Tempura Donburi Egg – Pwnapplez
After months of trying to get her to admit that her food was delicious, Soma finally served Erina Nakiri something her divine tongue couldn’t resist. By freezing an egg, he made a donburi tempura with a perfectly dripping and fried boiled egg. This innovation used one of the world’s most versatile ingredients to make a meal that is both simple and complex. Although tempura is considered a typical Japanese dish, it originated from Portuguese traders in Nagasaki.
A perfect version of the dish can be found on the Pwnapplez YouTube channel. His Food wars! The videos are part of a series called “Cucco’s Kitchen,” which focuses on food from cartoons and video games. In particular, its menu items from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are presented with impeccable attention to detail.
Mapo curry noodles – ChefMar
Soma took advantage of the Moon Festival to take on Chinese cuisine expert Terunori Kuga, the 8th seat of the Elite Ten at the time. To optimize his shopping cart strategy, he merged several comfort foods into one easy-to-eat package. Composed of mapo tofu on a bed of ramen noodles, the real star is the curry-filled meatball that crowns it. The dish highlights cultural exchanges between various Asian countries, with Japan inspired by Chinese beef noodles for ramen and British curry influenced by India. Mapo tofu, a popular Sichuan dish, originated in China as early as the 1200s and is also popular in Japan.
The adaptation of the dish on ChefMar’s channel perfectly captures the dish from the anime. Using a frozen curry cube to ensure a curry explosion, he manages to preserve Soma’s most delicate gadget. In addition to highlighting the best that Food wars! has to offer, ChefMar offers an ongoing series of recipes from Genshin Impact.
Light Breath of Grace – Kitchen Anime
Erina’s “Light Breath of Grace” was the glorious dessert that secured the team’s Kitchen Regiment’s penultimate game against the Elite Ten. Taking inspiration from Megumi’s Apple Dorayaki, Erina created a decadent pillow of silky softness, sandwiching a layer of smooth azuki paste. Erina’s dish resembles the modern puffed pancake that originated in Japan and is all the rage in brunches around the world. Although myths connect dorayaki to the legendary warrior Musashibou Benkei, its best-known form, with red bean paste layered between two gong-like cakes, originated in Ueno in 1915.
Anime Kitchen is the place to be to find a version that looks almost exactly like the original, right down to the garnish. While any soufflé is a feat of skill, the most intriguing step is their crispy pan black sesame tile filling. In addition to Food wars!, Anime Kitchen has covered articles from many Studio Ghibli classics and other wellness series like K-On! and No No Biyori.
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