Good enough to eat
Mouthwatering anime foods to try IRL
June 5, 2021
From bento boxes to bowls of ramen, the foods seen in anime never miss a single delicious detail. Here are some of the most drool-worthy on-screen creations to bring to your table, because let's be real—these are too tasty to stay in 2-D.
How do you like your eggs for breakfast? If you answered fried on a smiling griddle or whipped up by a fictitious world-class chef, then give these recipes a try. The most important meal of the day just became the most imaginative too.
Also known as rice balls, these simple snacks are a staple on and off the screen. Keep it classic with just rice and seaweed, or get creative with all sorts of seasonings.
These compact meals are typically packed with different textures, flavors and food groups. You'll often see them crafted with care and presented with utmost precision—a tender labor of love. Treat yourself or someone special with this delectable dish.
Warm milk and honey
Warm milk and honey is, without a doubt, comfort in a cup. It offers a taste of home and often symbolizes a sense of safety. For best results, serve before bed and with lots of love.
Red bean steamed buns
Soft and pillowy in texture, steamed buns are yet another taste of home. To give or be given one both offer warmth and comfort, in fiction and beyond. Try them with this famous red bean paste or a different filling for maximum flavor.
This staple entrée has many layers to it, from rice and eggs to a breaded deep-fried cutlet. Simmering and savory, it’s soul food in a bowl for many on-screen and off.
Creamy vegetable soup
Get a healthy serving of vegetables and a taste of your favorite anime with this hearty bisque. It’s a dish that, though popular and of many slight variations, doesn’t cause a stir—perfect for a simple, homemade meal.
Herring pot pie
This iconic dish is a family recipe made with canned herring, winter squash and a big dose of love. Salty, sweet and stamped with a fish design on top, it’s a special delivery through and through.
Strawberry cake roll
Dessert is just as much eye candy as it is a treat for your sweet tooth. Presentation plays a big part, whether the pastry at hand is decorated in pretty pastels or adorable patterns. No one does dessert quite like they do in anime, but you can get pretty close with this irresistibly cute cake recipe.
In real life and illustrated, ramen is a go-to classic no matter how it's served. Between noodles, broth and toppings, the variations are endless. Give this cozy creation a go for a heartwarming homecooking experience.