“How about Western-style chirashizushi? No Chico Ramen with Roasted Chicken Dashi and Shoyu Chicken sounds better. Nah I want some Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini. One plate of Salmon Kushiyaki here. Spicy Steamed Baby Bok Choy is Coming!! Your Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Sesame Teriyaki Shrimp.”
Whether that be Japanese, Mexican, or Italian, it’s that time of the year for the veritable feast of cuisines from around the world. World Food Day is coming. So here I am with a brand new article to celebrate the occasion with 5 different masterpiece cooking manga from the mystery gourmet action manga to unique every day works!
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5. Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan (Today’s Menu For Emiya Family)
In a parallel world where there is no war over Holy Grail or command curse servant masters politics, Shiro Emiya enjoys his peaceful life with everyone with wonderful, delicious, beautiful homemade cuisine at the dinner table every day, no matter what the season is.
Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan is fun and wholesome. I love it so much. It’s the ultimate fanservice for every Fate fan out there. Well, “fanservice” may not be the right word I’m looking for but if you love Fate then you definitely should give it a go. Even the people who are not familiar with Fate enjoyed it so much. Both the anime and manga are good. Anime is produced by Ufotable (Demon slayer) with Takahiro Miura as the director who previously directed the fan-favorite Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works.
4. Crazy Food Truck
Gordon, an unsociable middle-aged man, and Alisa, a free-spirited mysterious girl, fill their stomachs with meals, hearts with adventure, and continue their free journey in a world buried in the sand. The crazy road story accelerates.
Crazy Food Truck is one of those rare mangas with action bullet violence and gluttony in it that depicts the journey through the wilderness by stuffing all of your favorite things into the worldview. I previously mentioned it in my Top 10 Best New Manga to Read in 2022. Do check it out. Rokurou Ogaki is amazing. His all works have a crazy feel to them. THE UNLIMITED Kyosuke Hyobu, Shinobi no were all good. It’s also worth mentioning he is currently in the charge of comicalization of the 2020 hit-action anime Akudama Drive.
3. Nobunaga No Chef (Chef of Nobunaga)
Gourmet in the Warring States period!
Ken, a modern Western chef travels back in time in war-torn 16th century Japan and somehow ended up being the cook of “great” Oda Nobunaga. What will happen to Ken now? An unprecedented Sengoku gourmet story is about to weave through the window with war and food.
You have to be neither a historical nor cooking manga fan to enjoy Nobunaga’s Chef. It is really good. It’s so good that you will want to read more and more and won’t get enough. The depiction of Japan’s warring states life entwined while firmly suppressing the key points of historical facts, world cuisine, and the illustrations are so well done that each panel has a new degree of perfection. So give it a try. You’ll get your weeaboo Japanese History Gourmet lesson in the most entertaining way possible.
2. Dungeon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon)
A group of adventurers, who have lost money and food after being attacked by a dragon deep in the dungeon has resorted to eating the monsters they hunt along the way. Slimes, basilisks, bats, and even dragons…none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands!
Dungeon Meshi is a slightly unusual fantasy gourmet manga with a crisp sense of laughter and a loose end feeling to it. The development is always uncertain, the story and illustrations are very tense from time to time, and many more. However, it is interesting because of such an environment! With the fictitious dish’s seasonings ingredients and detailed settings, you’ll be impressed, surprised, and hungry while feeling strangely persuasive. In 2015, the manga won the Comic Natalie Grand Prize and in 2016, it ranked first in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi award in the shounen category.
1. Kinou Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?)
Kakei Shirou, a lawyer who works at a small law firm in the city, and his lover, Kenji Yabuki who works as a hairdresser are gay couples in their 40s. Together with their daily lives and foods, the story explores the reality of being a gay couple in Japan.
I absolutely adore “Kinou Nani Tabeta?” It doesn’t matter if it’s BL or not. To me, it’s a work that is delicate, painful, but a warm story with a messy room and a precious peaceful sense of life. Like everyday meals, it’s a wonderful manga that makes you wish that homosexuals should become common just as heterosexuals in society. What’s more that besides the wholesomeness and rich theme in the story, the manga also has many detailed cooking recipes that anyone can try in their home. Do I recommend it? Absolutely. The manga won the 43rd Kodansha Award for General Manga.
What do you think of the list? Did you like it? What are some of your favorite cooking gourmet manga? Have other cool crazy manga titles you want to share? Let us know in the comment below! And don’t forget to hit the bell icon here somewhere to get all the latest news, featured articles, and more in your notification bar.