Monster Menu: The Scavenger’s Cookbook tells us that instant crafting and cooking are the game’s biggest draws. It can be dangerous and even impossible to make it through the road without eating. To the extent that you can see your energy and hydration diminish in real time, you are at risk of collapsing quickly.
So it’s best to make the most of your deluxe outdoor kitchen and cook the best with what you have. Whether it is the finest rice or hay you will find lying on the ground. But if you’re still deciding which recipes are worth your time, let this list provide suggestions of menus that will help you on your journey.
10 soil poor cooking
The benefits of eating Dirt Poor Dish in the game are minimal. Still, it’s one of several recipes early in the game that indicate your cooking skills aren’t ideal. Of course, it doesn’t taste good and you will be more unhappy after eating it. Still, it’s better than nothing because you’re starving in a dangerous forest.
The best part is that you literally only need simple ingredients lying around! So, by preparing your hay, stones, and guts, you’ll get a recipe that will give you calories and hydration points to propel you to your next rest stop. The only thing that will cost you is your happiness, but who needs that when you’re full?
9 raw vegetables
After exploring the dungeon and getting more ingredients, you can start making food that not only replenishes your HP and calories, but also positives all your stats, including your happiness meter. The happiness meter seems unimportant as a result, but when empty, party members suffer some side effects.
Not only that, it’s the first recipe that looks delicious and helps tremendously to quench your thirst and stay hydrated. This is a must because every move and action you take in battles and dungeons drains you of moisture.
8 rice and meat
Conversely, if you want something that will fill your calorie intake and keep you full for at least a few dungeon floors, the classic rice and meat will do the job. This recipe provides 40% calorie recovery, but doesn’t provide much hydration.
The ingredients are simple to grab, but you’ll need a lot of meat (or organs if you prefer) to make the dish right. But this bowl full of love and meat will also fill your happiness meter significantly, leaving you with a renewed resolve to build your next two floors or give you a much-needed buff before a difficult boss.
7 grilled meat
This is a simple recipe you will learn early on because it requires simple ingredients. Grilled meat is as simple as it gets. Catch the meat you’ve conquered in battle, cut it up, and place it over the roasting fire. There is nothing better than cooking and eating fresh meat outdoors.
Who wouldn’t be happy to fill their belly with well-done meat? Some of the sources that collect the stone tablets are… It’s not ideal, but if you want to survive, you don’t have much choice. After all, hunger is the best spice. Desperation to get out of it and that cursed forest.
6 stir-fry worms
This meal isn’t for the fussy, but you and your party should put that aversion aside and eat the bugs, as you’ll need all the protein you can get. The ingredients are richer than the meats, organs, and veggies you’re used to. You’ll have to dig up the ground for this (figuratively, of course) juicy and creepy crawl.
It boosts all standard stats and burns some calories, but your party might be happier eating little grubs. That’s understandable, but after surviving on the ground for so long, you’d think they’d have gotten a taste for the out-of-the-box stuff by now.
5 Lavashroom Pasta
With this item all the bug eating will finally start to rub off. Even though worms are the main ingredient in this pasta dish, you and your party are safe from being happy with it. Of course, earthworms could harmonize with the texture of pasta, but that seems unreasonable.
Still, it’s good to know that your survivability and cooking skills are starting to pay off in taste and efficiency. Eating it gives you a mysterious power. what is its power? Well, you’ll have to take a chance to find out.
4 Mount Fuji Fried Rice
Fried rice is one of the greatest culinary inventions known to man. If you take any ingredient, condiment, or sauce and stir-fry it with rice, you can’t help but make a delicious meal. Versatile and full, it provides plenty of energy throughout the day. However, there is a small secret hidden in the fried rice of the monster menu.
What does that mean? Some meals come with hidden perks that allow you to do different things and those that don’t. From boosting your defense and attack power to giving you secret bonuses, you’ll only know after you try them. Mt. Fuji fried rice? Well, of course it gives you the power of fire. That’s right, once eaten, added elemental fire to your attacks. Pretty good.
three meat bun
Meat and sauce rolled into freshly baked bread? There’s nothing better than that. Low in water content but high in HP, calories, and euphoria, meat buns are the quintessential food to carry on the go while hunting monsters or, more importantly, trying to avoid death while finding an exit.
This will make the meat buns fit better. Once eaten, it can enter combat by granting an evasion boost, which helps improve your ability to take no damage for a limited time. But, of course, if you can enjoy these passive benefits in real life, the icing on the cake.
2 snow cone
After a long day of adventure, surviving and maybe dying a few times, you need something to cheer you up. Enter the Snow Cone. It’s cool and sweet, it’s party comfort after a long fight, and being able to make ice out of water without refrigeration is a technological marvel.
It won’t do much for HP regeneration or calories, but you’ll benefit from plenty of hydration and a max happiness percentage that boosts morale in your party. If there are several flavors.
One devouring monster
It’s nice to have a variety of options to meet your culinary needs, but you can always skip the middle process of preparing and cooking ingredients and eat your meal in a more animalistic capacity. What exactly do you mean?
Well, if you get hungry during the battle, you can just pat the ingredients down and eat them when you’re dead on the ground. Yes, right on the spot! You can recover a significant amount of HP and calories in the process, and if you time your meals well, you’ll be much less prepared to move between floors. It’s a win-win for everyone! Well, maybe it’s not the monster you ate. But they’re dead, so who cares?
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