Food in “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”: How Many of Them Can Be Real?

If you are a food-lover, I mean, if you are obsessed about different kinds of food, then Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma should be on your must-watch-anime list.

The anime tells a story about Yukihira Soma (幸平創真), a young man who goes to this chef school when he needs to inherit his father’s restaurant. In this school called Joichiro, only the top 10% student can manage to graduate, and they all become the best chefs in the world.

To become a great chef and to graduate from Joichiro, Soma has to study hard about food and cooking. During his life in this school, he also has to face the Shokugeki, which is the traditional way for students in Joichiro to solve all disputes.

Shokugeki is a ceremony that the two students make their best dish for the judges, and the judges will taste each dish and decide who the winner is. The winner will also win in the dispute, while the loser loses a lot, including the past status at school, and sometimes friends.

Audiences are attracted not only by the exciting plot of the anime, but also by the food items that Joichiro students make during Shokugeki. On the Internet, many fans of this anime make their own versions of the dishes according to the recipe described in the show, and I have read about one recently.

This chef is called Stanlick in the world of Internet, and he has his blog at AniTAY, a blog website specifically for anime lovers. I have read two of his recipes, and I can’t wait to share them with you. All the information below and pictures comes from this blog, and I will put the link for you to check it out more.

No. 1   Fake Pork Roast (Gotcha Pork)

This is the first main dish that appears in the anime. Although the dish is mostly made of potatoes, and you will be eating potatoes, you will feel like you are eating pork instead. The secret of the dish is to use bacon to wrap the potato when cooking, so that the meat juice can penetrate the potato.


It looks like this in the anime.

To make this dish, you need to prepare:

  • About 2 hours of time
  • 6 white potatoes
  • 3 Eringi mushrooms. or substitute with 1/4 of a head of cauliflower.
  • 1 large white onion, or 2 medium white onions.
  • 1 sprig of rosemary.
  • Butter. I suggest 2 tablespoons (30ml), but you could always used a bit more.
  • 2 packs of thick-cut bacon.
  • 1 Cup, or 250ml of red wine. We used a Pinot Noir since its preferable for cooking.
  • 1/4 cup, or 60ml of sake. Any sake that is labeled as “sweet” should do.
  • 2 tbs, or 30ml of soy sauce.
  • 1 spring of parsley or any garnish.

Source: Stanlick from AniTAY


And it looks like this in real life.

For more detailed recipe and instructions to make this dish, please visit the link below.

No. 2   Transformation Rice (Furikake Gohan)

Have you had egg fried rice in any Asian restaurant? This dish looks as simple as those that you have tasted, but there must be some difference that makes it special enough to be written into an anime.


The contrast of this dish in anime (left) and in real life (right)

The critical ingredient of making this dish is called Aspic, and it is made from bonito broth and chicken wings. According to Stanlick, although the bonito broth is a fish product, the final product does not smell or taste like fish. Therefore, you can be chill when buying the bonito broth.

You actually need to add gelatin to the broth and freeze the Aspic a little bit to make it look like jelly. After cooking the rice with the meat on the chicken wings, scrambled eggs, and green onion, simply use the broth jelly to flavor the rice and watch it to melt into the warm rice. It would definitely be a pleasure for your eyes and your taste buds.


Ohhhhh…look at how it melts!

To make this dish, you need to prepare:

  • About 4-5 hours of time (there will be a 2-hour waiting time for the Aspic)
  • 30ml (2 tablespoons) of sesame oil.
  • Un-breaded chicken wings (14 medium sized, or 21 small sized).
  • 10 grams (⅜ ounce) of the bonito soup stock (AKA Katsuobushi).
  • 1.5 Litres (6.5 Cups) of water.
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) of minced ginger.
  • 50ml (3 tablespoons) of sugar.
  • 75ml (⅜ cup) of soy sauce.
  • 100ml (.5 cup) of sake.
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) of gelatine.
  • 100ml (.5 cup) of water (for the gelatine).
  • 350ml (1.5 cups) of white rice.
  • 4 green onions.
  • 8 eggs.

Source: Stanlick from AniTAY

For more detailed recipe and instructions to make this dish, please visit the link below.

How do you think about the two dishes? Feeling hungry? Share your thoughts with me by leaving comments or contact me! If you have developed any other recipes from any anime, comics or game, you can also share the links with me so that we can be hungry together >w<

Anyways, I am going to make myself some food, and I will see you in the next post!


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