Genshin Impact Cooking Guide

Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 13:42 | By: Andrew Stretch
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miHoYo
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September 28, 2020
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Ingredients, Meals, and Processing

 Genshin Impact has a lot going for it. A large open world, fun and varied combat, with secrets and puzzles to find too, but before going off and being a hero, you need to be ready. One of the best ways to be ready, especially if you're expecting combat, is to pack your bag so full of Chicken-Mushroom Skewers and Fisherman's Bread that nothing will defeat you. Genshin Impact cooking is a pretty simple process but a good feed mid battle could mean the difference between your party being wiped out and incredible loot.

How Genshin Impact Cooking Works

It's quite simple, and there's even a tutorial at the beginning as you make your way towards Mondstadt when you run into Lynn the adventurer. To begin cooking, you need to approach any pot above a campfire. If the fire isn't lit, then the game will recommend that you turn it on. Here you can just hit it with a fully charged bow shot from Amber, or any other fire-element characters you might already have. After interacting with the pot, the cook menu will come up. There are two tabs to choose from: The Cook and Process menus.

 
 

The Cook menu will show all of the recipes that you know. You'll be able to select each item and get information on how many you own of the cooked food, your proficiency at cooking that meal, the benefits of eating the meal, and what ingredients are required to cook it. There is also some flavor text describing the meal itself.

Genshin Impact Cooking Processing
Make ingredients into other ingredients through processing.

The second menu is the Process menu. This is where you turn raw materials into different ingredients to be used for cooking, like combining meat and salt into bacon or turning milk into cream. Some meals require these additional steps but normally the benefits are worth it. The Process menu also has information on how long it will take for an ingredient to process.

Think of it like preparing time to make sure the ingredient is just right. You don't need to hang by the fire for the processing to happen, so you can load some things up to process and walk away, picking them up the next time you're at a fire.

You'll need to be cooking, as well as processing, to gain progress in your Adventurers Handbook. At Chapter 2, you need to "Cook 5 dishes," and at Chapter 3 you need to "Process 3 ingredients." 

Genshin Impact Cooking Minigame

Once you've decided what meal on the Cook menu you want to make, you can begin cooking. A bar will appear with with a cursor that slowly moves up it. There will be a yellow and orange section that are targets to make better foods.

Depending on where you stop, the results will be different, but you always want to be aiming for that orange section. If you miss the yellow and orange section entirely, you'll at least earn the "If you put your heart into it..." Achievement for cooking one "special"-tasting dish.

With each perfectly cooked meal, your proficiency will go up. After maxing out the proficiency of a meal, you no longer need to play the minigame to cook it. Instead you can auto-cook the meal and even batch cook them. No longer will you have to cook a steak one at a time but can immediately create as many as you want, assuming you have the ingredients for them of course.

Genshin Impact Cooking Minigame
I like this better than waiting for a jingle, or watching the color on the meat change.

Genshin Impact Meals to Cook

If there are too many options for you to choose from, we recommend you cook the meals below to get started in Genshin Impact. They'll give you a taste of what the Genshin Impact cooking system can do with ingredients you can easily find early in your adventure. If a Recipe boosts two different stats then it will be listed in both categories.

 

Health Boost

Chicken-Mushroom Skewer (1-Star)

  • Ingredients: 1x Mushroom, 1x Fowl
  • Benefit: Restores 8-10% of Max HP and an additional 800-1200 HP.

Sweet Madame (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 2x Fowl, 2x Sweet Flower
  • Benefit: Restores 20-24% of Max HP and an additional 900-1500 HP.

Radish Veggie Soup (1-Star)

  • Ingredients: 1x Radish, 1x Mint
  • Benefit: Restores 8-10% of Max HP and an additional 210-300 HP every 5s for next 30s.

Grilled Tiger Fish (1-Star)

 
  • Ingredients: 1x Fish, 1x Pepper
  • Benefit: Restores 8-10% of Max HP and an additional 800-1200 HP.

Flaming Red Bolognese (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 2x Flour, 2x Raw meat, 1x Tomato
  • Benefit: Restores 18-22% of Max HP and an additional 300-470 HP every 5s for the next 30s

Matsutake Meat Roll

  • Ingredients: 2x matsutake Mushrooms, 2x Raw Meat
  • Benefit: Restores 20-24% of Max HP and an additional 900-1500 HP

Mondstadt Hash Browns

  • Ingredients: 2x Pinecones, 1x Potato, 1x Jam
  • Benefit: Restores 30-34% of Max HP and an additional 600-1900 HP.

Crystal Shrimp (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 3x Rice, 3x Shrimp, 2x Carrots
  • Benefit: Restores 18-22% of max HP and an additional 300-470 HP every 5s for the next 30s

Black-Back Perch Stew (4-Star)

  • Ingredients: 3x Fish, 1x Jueyun Chili, 1x Salt, 1x Violetgrass
  • Benefit: Restores 26-30% of Max HP and an additional 450-790 HP every 5s for the next 30s

Revive Meal

Steak (1-Star)

  • Ingredients: 2x Raw Meat
  • Benefit: Revives a character with 50-150 HP.

Teyvat Fried Egg (1-Star)

  • Ingredients: 1x Egg
  • Benefit: Revives a character with 50-150 HP.

Mondstadt Grilled Fish (1-Star)

  • Ingredients: 1x Fish, 1x Pepper
  • Benefit: Revives a character with 50-150 HP.

Stir-Fried Filet (1-star)

  • Ingredients: 1x Raw Meat, 1x Jueyun Chili
  • Benefit:  Revives a character with 50-150 HP.

Mora Meat (1-Star)

  • Ingredients: 1x Raw Meat, 1x Flour
  • Benefit:  Revives a character with 50-150 HP.

Tea Break Pancake (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 3x Berry, 2x Flour, 1x Egg
  • Benefit: Revives a character with 250-550 HP.

Attack Boost

Fried Radish Balls (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 3x Flour, 2x Radish, 1x Pepper
  • Benefit: Increases all party member ATK by 66-95 for 300 seconds. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Almond Tofu

  • Ingredients: 3x Milk, 1x Sugar, 1x Almond
  • Benefit: Incrases all party members' Attack by 66-95 for 300s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Cold Cut Platter

  • Ingredients: 1x Ham, 1x Bacon, 1x Sausage, 1x Mint
  • Benefit: Increases all party members' Physical DMG by 20-40% for 300s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Adeptus' Temptation (5-Star)

  • Ingredients: 4x Ham, 3x Crab, 3x Shrimp, 3x Matsutake
  • Benefit: Increases all party members' ATK by 260-372 and CRIT Rate by 8-12% for 300s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Defense Boost

Fisherman's Toast (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 3x Flour, 2x Tomato, 1x Onion, 1x Milk
  • Benefit: Increases all party members' DEF by 88-126 for 300 seconds. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Jewelry Soup

  • Ingredients: 2x Snapdragon, 2x Tofu, 1x Lotus Head
  • Benefit: Increases all party members' DEF by 88-126 for 300s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Calla Lily Seafood Soup

  • Ingredients: 4x Crab, 1x Calla Lily, 2x mint
  • Benefit: Increases all party members' DEF by 165-235 for 300s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Critical Chance Boost

Jueyun Chili Chicken (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 2x Fowl, 1x Jueyun Chili, 1x Pepper
  • Benefit: Increases all party members' CRIT Rate by 6-12% for 300s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Satisfying Salad (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 2x Cabbage, 2x Apples, 1x Egg, 1x Potato
  • Benefit: Increases all party member's CRIT by 6-12% for 300 seconds. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Adeptus' Temptation (5-Star)

  • Ingredients: 4x Ham, 3x Crab, 3x Shrimp, 3x Matsutake
  • Benefit: Increases all party members' ATK by 260-372 and CRIT Rate by 8-12% for 300s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Stamina Boost

Zhongyuan Chop Suey (3-Star)

  • Ingredients: 3x Raw Meat, 3x Fish, 3x Flour, 2x Salt
  • Benefit: Decreases stamina depletion rate by 15-25% for 900s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Sticky Honey Roast (3-Star)

  • Ingredients: 3x Raw Meat, 2x Carrot, 2x Sugar
  • Benefits: Decreases Stamina depletion rate by 15-25% for 900s. When used in co-op, it only applies to the player character.

Stamina Restore

Northern Smoked Chicken (2-Star)

  • Ingredients: 1x Smoked Fowl, 1x Onion, 1x Cabbage
  • Benefit: Restores 40-60 stamina
Genshin Impact Cooking Eating
Plenty of tasty treats!

Genshin Impact Ingredients to Process

Flour

  • Ingredients: 1x Wheat
  • Processing Time: 1 minute

Cream

  • Ingredients: 1x Milk
  • Processing Time: 3 minutes

Smoked Fowl

  • Ingredients: 3x Fowl, 1x Salt
  • Processing Time: 5 minutes

Butter

  • Ingredients: 2x Milk
  • Processing Time: 5 minutes

Ham

  • Ingredients: 2x Raw Meat, 1x Salt
  • Processing Time: 5 minutes

Jam

  • Ingredients: 3x Sunsettia, 2x Berry, 1x Sugar
  • Processing Time: 10 minutes

Cheese

  • Ingredients: 3x Milk
  • Processing Time: 10 minutes

Bacon

  • Ingredients: 2x Raw Meat, 2x Salt
  • Processing Time: 15 minutes

Sausage

  • Ingredients: 3x Raw Meat
  • Processing Time: 20 minutes

Sugar

  • Ingredients: 2x Sweet Flower
  • Processing Time: 3 minutes

Crab Roe

  • Ingredients: 4x Crab
  • Processing Time: 20 minutes
Genshin Impact Cooking Failure
Sometimes they don't turn out as well as you want...

Where to Get Genshin Impact Cooking Ingredients?

Meat

Raw Meat

  • Dropped by animals (Killing wild beasts)

Bacon

  • Processing

Sausage

  • Processing

Fowl

  • Dropped by animals (Killing wild birds)

Egg

  • Found in the wild (normally in bird nests in trees or other high up places)

Seafood

Fish

  • Catch fish by approaching them in rivers and by the sea and interact to pick them up

Crab

  • Catch crabs by approaching them and interacting with them to pick them up

Crab Roe

  • Processing
  • Sold at restaurants (1125 Mora)

Shrimp Meat

  • Sold at general goods shops in Liyue (100 Mora)

Fruits and Vegetables

Cabbage

  • Found in the wild
  • Sold at general goods shops (120 Mora)

Apple

  • Found in the wild

Potato

  • Sold at general goods shops (120 Mora)

Tomato

  • Sold at general goods shops (120 Mora)

Onion

  • Sold at general goods shops (80 Mora)

Mushrooms

  • Found in the wild

Radish

  • Found in the wild

Sunsettia

  • Found in the wild

Berry

  • Found in the wild

Tofu

  • Sold at general goods shops in Liyue (100 Mora)

Almond

  • Sold at general goods shops in Liyue (120 Mora)

Dairy

Milk

  • Sold at general goods shops (100 Mora)

Cheese

  • Processing
  • Sold at restaurants (420 Mora)

Cream

  • Processing
  • Sold at restaurants (150 Mora)

Butter

  • Processing
  • Sold at restaurants (270 Mora)

Herbs and Spices

Sweet Flower (yellow flower)

  • Found in the wild
  • Sold at Flower Shop (200 Mora)

Mint (blue flower)

  • Found in the wild

Wheat

  • Found in the wild
  • Sold at general goods shops (100 Mora)

Flour

  • Processing
  • Sold at restaurants (150 Mora)

Salt

  • Sold at general goods shops (60 Mora)

Pepper

  • Sold at general goods shops (60 Mora)

Sugar

  • Processing
  • Sold at restaurants (450 Mora)

Rice

  • Sold at general goods shops in Liyue (100 Mora)

How to obtain new Genshin Impact Cooking Recipes?

Quest Completions

  • Jade Parcels - Complete the quest "Cooking Showdown" quest as part of Ladle Chapter: Act 1
  • Zhongyuan Chop Suey - Complete the quest "Old Tastes Die Hard" at the restaurant near the Sea of Clouds Statue of the Seven
  • Matsutake Meatballs - Obtain during the quest "Custodian of Clouds"
  • Jewelry Soup - Obtain during the quest "Custodian of Clouds"
  • Almond Tofu - Obtained during the quest "Wangshu"
  • Stucky Honey Roast - Obtained during the quest "Sara's Worries" Part of the AR 34 Quest Line

Domain Rewards

  • Cold Cut Platter - Explore: Fallen Fortress Domain (Rec. Lv. 35)
  • Mondstadt Hash Brown

Found Adventuring

  • Northern Smoked Chicken - Found in a Seelie chest in Stormterror's Lair
  • Flaming Red Bolognese
  • Adeptus' Temptation - From the highest peak in Liuyu align the three birds and ascent to the floating platform. Found in a treasure chest.
  • Mora Meat

Purchase

Good Hunter Restaurant in Mondstadt

  • Tea Break Pancake (Adventure Rank 15)
  • Flaming Red Bolognese (Adventure Rank 20)
  • Cream Stew (Adventure Rank 25)
  • Calla Lily Seafood Soup (Adventure Rank 30)
  • Sauteed Matsutake (Adventure Rank 35)
  • Pile 'em Up (Adventure Rank 40)

Wanmin Restaurant in Liyue Harbor

  • Grilled Tiger Fish
  • Jueyun Chili Chicken
  • Crystal Shrimp (Adventure Rank 20)
  • Black-Back Perch Stew (Adventure Rank 30)
  • Squirrel Fish (Adventure Rank 35)
  • Come and Get It (Adventure Rank 40)

 


So now you know how Genshin Impact Cooking works, what kinds of things you can prepare, and where you can gather up all of your ingredients. Likely this is not the full list of ingredients available in the game or recipes to cook as more will appear as you rank up or continue playing through Genshin Impact.

What meal do you think is the most worth it? Are there any ingredients you had issues finding? Do you like the Genshin Impact cooking system?


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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.