After watching a good amount of anime, you kinda realize that you tend to see the same select dishes over and over again. Omurice. Tamagoyaki. Curry. Ramen. Maybe a hamburger here or there…. So, it’s always so refreshing to see something a bit different. That’s why, for Day 2 of the 12 Days of Anime, I’d like to showcase the Middle Eastern inspired foods of Arslan Senki!
Sure, wars are won and lost on the battlefield, but if Arslan Senki has taught me anything, it’s that politics is played out over a delicious meal and between sips of wine. With all the food laid out on ornately woven rugs, seeing all the unusual food shown during the banquet scenes so beautifully arranged was always a highlight. Kebabs, flatbreads, cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers, and a myriad of other dishes that are so seldom seen in anime definitely lent the setting a lot more depth than I might have expected.
What did you think of the food in Arslan Senki? (Did you even notice it?)
Does you think food in anime ever adds to the setting of a show?
For more images of food in Arslan Senki, check out my tumblr!