Everyone loves food! American food, Latin food, Chinese food, and especially Japanese food. Food has a way of bringing people together. The way the delicious flavors blend with every bite. Even anime has been able to capture the communal experience food can have on us.
Most anime shows have a least one scene of the main characters enjoying some kind of meal together. From rice balls and cakes to bread and pasta anime just wouldn’t be as cool without food. So here at TokyoTreat, we put together a list of the most binge-able food anime to watch while you binge on food.
You can’t go wrong mixing muscles, charisma, and food together. This anime follows a man named Toriko who is known as a “gourmet hunter”. His goal is to find rare ingredients to create the most God-like meals known to man. During his adventures, he manages to find the most outrageous and mouth-watering foods including flowers filled with ramen, melons filled with caramel, and plants that grow piping hot Hamburg steaks.
Not necessarily an anime about food but Bartender still incorporates some feel-good cocktails that’ll keep you entertained the whole time. Like a good meal, cocktails can have a similar effect on elevating one's mood. You won’t find some young chef running around trying to make it as a famous chef. The plot of The Bartender revolves around helping people with their problems by making them the perfect drink. Ryuu Sasakura, the bartender at Eden Hall is a prodigy in mixing cocktails and can serve the most consoling drinks to his customers. Viewers will be able to see classics like martinis and daiquiris while also seeing some Japanese classics like Mizuwari.
Bread in Japan is known for its fluffy texture compared to other countries. Shokupan is a staple of Japanese households and you can find it everywhere in Japan. Yaki-tatte! Japan! Follows the life of Kazuma Azuma who is on a mission to make Japan’s most heavenly bread. His unique power to cook bread from his very own hands earned them the nickname “Hands of the Sun”. As the show progresses Ryuu creates the great Ja-pan, the ultimate Japanese bread which will eventually overtake rice in Japan.
Food Wars- Shokugeki No Soma
Anime just wouldn’t be anime if it didn’t revolve around high school. This cooking anime follows the teenager Soma Yukihira who has dreams of becoming a chef like his father. He attends a prestigious culinary school, Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute to challenge not only his classmates but also his own skills. If you’re watching this on an empty stomach be sure to bring a meal and a few snacks while you’re watching. Some of the best meals you’ll find on the show are eggs benedict, duck katsu curry, and char okiakage. Maybe you’ll be inspired to create some of these dishes on your own.
It’s a well-known secret that Japan has a deep love of delicious and cute pastries. Yumeiro Pâtissière’, is a TV show revolving around the tastiest desserts. The main character Ichigo Amano loves eating cakes so much it’s become her main hobby. One day she encounters a famous patisserie named Henri Lucas. After realizing that Ichigo has a great sense of taste Henri asks her to join St. Marie Academy to become a dessert chef. He asks her to join the famous St. Marie Academy. There she meets the Sweet Princes, a group consisting of the most talented chefs in the academy. Together with Ichigo, they embark on their journey to becoming great pastry chefs. Be sure to bring your pastries while watching the show because some of these desserts will have your mouth watering.
Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
Anyone who’s been to Japan knows that izakayas are some of the most popular restaurants in Japan. Revolving around Nobu Izakaya, although it appears so on the outside, Nobu isn’t your average everyday drinking pub. The izakaya is set in Kyoto but it serves customers from an alternate reality. Watching this show will surely give you a glimpse into Japanese food culture with favorite dishes such as tamagoyaki, Neapolitan pasta, and tempura.
Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie
Another anime based around sweets is Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie. The main character Sayuri wants to open her own bakery, but before she can do so she has to graduate from the elite confectionery school Fleurir. While the premise of the show is similar to Food Wars, Sayuri finds love rather than conflict. Sayuri meets a group of talented and beautiful young bakers who all seem to find her charms irresistible. This anime show is the perfect pick if you like combining sweets with humor and romance. Be sure to bring your cake to the viewing party.
Mixing anime, food, and romance together and you’re bound to get a great TV show. Japanese culture is centered around food. If you need something extra magical and inspiring while keeping your stomach engaged check out these great food animes to watch. Were we able to whet your appetite? Did we miss any of your favorite food anime? Leave a comment and let us know.