12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 8 – A Curry for Every Season


Curry rice from Boku dake ga inai Machi, episode 8!

Curry has to be one of the most popular dishes in anime, and for good reason: it’s easy to make, perfect for a crowd, and is deliciously heartwarming, no matter what the season. Which is why, for my 8th day of the 12 Days of Anime, I’d like to dedicate a post entirely to the curries featured throughout anime in 2016. Continue reading

12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 7 – Strawberry Shortcake: The Ultimate Anime Cake

Strawberry shortcake - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 22Maybe it’s the beautiful way it’s decorated, or the contrast of the red strawberries against the whiteness of the fluffy icing and the soft yellow cake, but when it comes to desserts in anime, I don’t think there’s anything more iconic or pleasing to see than the ubiquitous and always classically classy strawberry shortcake. Continue reading

12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 6 – Count Your Cavities: The Sweets of 2016


Berry crepe from Bungou Stray Dogs, episode 9!

I have a bit of a confession to make: I just might have a bit of a sweet tooth…

Which is probably why, when I watch anime, I always seem to gravitate towards all the delectable sweet treats that happen to pop up on screen. From ice cream and fruit jelly to yokan and cheesecake, there always seems to be a dessert to suit every moment, emotional state, and setting. Continue reading

12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 5 – Food Fights in Food Wars!

0grilled-pacific-saury-carpaccio-shokugeki-no-souma-s2-10-01Last year, Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) topped my 12 Days of Anime list of top food moments from 2015, but this year, it’s fallen a bit in the standings. And so, clocking in at number 5, this shonen battle cooking challenge anime series is always guaranteed to be full of insanely delicious food… Food so unbelievably delectable that one bite will send you to euphoric heights of undress. Continue reading

12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 4 – Bento: A 2016 Retrospective


Cute chara-ben from Orange!

You almost can’t get through an anime series without seeing at least one bento… And, 2016 was no exception to the rule!

There were so many pretty bento showcasing a variety of styles and tastes… I’m sure there was a bento from anime this year that would suit everyone’s tastes. But, in particular, I’d like to draw attention to two series that I thought had some exceptional bento: Amanchu! and Orange. Continue reading

12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 3 – The Food of Super Lovers

0omurice-super-lovers-06So, Super Lovers was leagues away from the best thing I watched in 2016, but if it had one redeeming factor, it would have to be the food. The delicious-looking, often sparkly food was pretty much the only thing about the anime that I was interested in, and for good reason: it seriously looks delicious and nearly every episode had examples of mouthwatering meals. Continue reading

12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 2 – Dagashi Kashi and the Complicated World of Japanese Snacks


Fue ramune dagashi! (Dagashi Kashi, episode 2)

Until watching Dagashi Kashi, which aired in the 2016 winter season, I had no idea that there was so much to know about Japanese snacks: the variety of types, the differences in eating techniques, the array of methods snack companies use to capture consumer’s attention and money, one yen at a time…. Continue reading