This My Time at Sandrock Cooking Guide will teach you how to unlock cooking and how to unlock more recipes -- and we have a list of recipes we've discovered, too.
How to Unlock Cooking in My Time at Sandrock
You can unlock Cooking in My Time at Sandrock by unlocking the Drying Rack and then the Apprentice Cooking Station.
Once you have the Apprentice Cooking Station unlocked, you'll be able to make recipes using the Cooking Pot and Steamer. You can upgrade to the Chef's Cooking Station (or build a new one altogether) and gain access to the Wok. The Advanced Cooking Station is the next upgrade after that, and is currently available for research with Director Qi, though there is difficulty getting some of the upgrade materials. The Advanced Cooking Station unlocks the Oven function.
How Does My Time at Sandrock Cooking Work?
My Time at Sandrock Cooking follows a fairly simple process if you already know the recipe. (Make sure to check out the recipes we've already unlocked below!)
- Select the ingredients you want to cook.
- Select the Cooking Tool.
- Push the button and you'll learn the recipe!
- Select the recipe from the list of unlocked recipes.
- It will slowly cook once you leave the station.
However, this only applies if you already know the ingredients or have already unlocked a recipe. If you want to learn new recipes, you'll have to do some experimentation.
How to Unlock More Cooking Recipes
My Time at Sandrock Cooking recipes have to be unlocked through experimentation or through talking to people. On the experimentation side of things, you can access this screen by clicking the Test Tube on the top of the screen in the Apprentice Cooking Station (or any of its upgrades). Then, you follow this process:
- Select at least one Main Ingredient.
- Select one or more additional ingredients or herbs.
- Select your Cooking Tool.
- Hit the Confirm button.
If you managed to stumble upon a correct recipe, you'll immediately get that new recipe's result in your inventory and you can add it to your list. If not, you'll get Food Scraps and effectively waste the food.
Getting Food Scraps, however, may be a good sign. As best as we can tell, this looks like a sign that you may be close to a recipe you haven't yet unlocked. Try removing and replacing ingredients one by one until you unlock a new recipe.
There's one thing you should keep in mind, though -- experimenting with new recipes can go through a lot of food very quickly. It's a good idea to get into Farming as well as Fishing before you try to start taking Cooking seriously.
If you're not keen on wasting tons of food on experiments, you have an alternative -- you can befriend the people of Sandrock, particularly Owen and Mabel. As you get to know them better, they'll teach you recipes and save you the trouble of trying out tons of random combinations.
My Time at Sandrock Cooking Recipe List
Here are all of the My Time at Sandrock Cooking Recipes we've found so far.
|Recipe Name||Ingredients||Tool Used||Buy For||Sell For||Effect|
|Alfalfa Baked Eggs||Alfalfa, Egg, Salt||Oven||14 Gols||Critical Damage +2%, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Alfalfa Salad||Alfalfa, Sea Salt, Chili||Wok||12 Gols||Health Points + 109|
|Beef Noodles||Beef, Flour, Soy Sauce||Cooking Pot||18 Gols||Defense +15, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Beef Tacos||Meat, Flour, Egg, Sand Leek||Oven||20 Gols||Critical Damage +4%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Bitter Beam Cake||Bitter Beans, Rice, Sugar||Steamer||11 Gols||Stamina +1 Every 2 seconds, Lasts 30 Seconds|
|Braised BBQ Ribs||Rib Meat, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Five Spice Powder||Cooking Pot||44 Gols||Min Damage +50, Max Damage +50, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Braised Meat||Meat, Potato, Sugar, Sand Leek||Cooking Pot||19 Gols||Min Damage +4%, Max Damage +4%, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Bread||Flour, Egg, Sugar||Oven||10 Gols||Critical Rate +2%, lasts for 30 seconds|
|Cheese Sandwich||Flour, Yakmel Milk, Egg, Tomato||Oven||18 Gols||Critical Rate +3%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Chestnut Pork||Meat, Chestnut, Soy Sauce||Cooking Pot||23 Gols||Min Damage +20, Max Damage +20, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Chilly Sandrice Noodles||Sandrice, Flour, Soy Sauce, Chili||Cooking Pot||15 Gols||Defense +14, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Churros||Flour, Sugar||Wok||5 Gols||Health Points +22|
|Cilantro Meatloaf||Meat, Cilantro, Flour, Five Spice Powder||Wok||37 Gols||Stamina +26|
|Cilantro Omelette||Cilantro, Egg, Salt||Wok||19 Gols||Health Points +159|
|Egg Custard||Egg, Sea Salt||Steamer||5 Gols||Health Points +3 Every 2 seconds, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Fine Beef Noodles||Meat, Flour, Soy Sauce, Cilantro||Cooking Pot||32 Gols||Defense +33, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Fine Hot and Sour Fish||Sandacuda, Vinegar, Chili||53 Gols|
|Fine Sandfishsticks||Sandacuda, Flour, Sea Salt||Wok||50 Gols||Health Points +10%|
|Fish Porridge||Sand Carp, Sand Leek, Soy Sauce, Rice||34 Gols|
|Hashbrown||Potato, Flour, Egg, Sand Leek||Oven||17 Gols||Critical Damage +3%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Highwind Fried Rice||Rice, Potato, Egg, Soy Sauce||Wok||18 Gols||Health Points +3%|
|Honey Barbecued Pork||Meat, Honey, Five Spice Powder, Soy Sauce||34 Gols||Critical Damage +6%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Macaroni||Tomato, Flour, Egg||13 Gols||Defense +9, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Mapo Tofu||Soybean, Seesai Pepper, Spicy Bean Paste (Complete Fragrant Memories mission)||26 Gols||N/A|
|Marinated Steak||Rib Meat, Sea Salt, Five Spice Powder, Seesai Pepper||46 Gols||Critical Damage +8%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Master Chef Omelette||Egg, Salt||6 Gols||Health Points +29|
|Meat Bun||Meat, Flour, Sand Leek||18 Gols||Stamina +1 Every 2 Seconds, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Meat Stuffed Mushroom||Desert Mushroom, Meat, Soy Sauce||26 Gols||Health +26 Every 2 Seconds, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Melon and Beef||Meat, Sugar, Cantaloupe, Salt||19 Gols||Health Points +3%|
|Melon Mousse||Cantaloupe, Flour, Egg||20 Gols|
|Milk Steamed Egg||Egg, Milk||Steamer||8 Gols||Health Points +5 Every 2 Seconds for 30 Seconds|
|Mush||Sandrice, Salt||6 Gols||N/A|
|Mushroom Soup||Desert Mushroom, Sea Salt, Sand Leek||Cooking Pot||16 Gols||Defense +16, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Onion Cake||Flour, Sand Leek, Sea Salt||Wok||9 Gols||Stamina +8|
|Omelet||Egg, Yakmel Milk, Flour||Wok||11 Gols||Health Points +70|
|Pizza||Flour, Yakmel Milk, Meat, Egg||Adv Cooking Station||19 Gols||Critical Rate +3%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Rice Omelet||Egg, Rice, Soy Sauce||Wok||11 Gols||Health Points +97|
|Roasted Sweet Potato||Sweet Potato||5 Gols||Critical Rate +1%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Sand Tea Beef||Meat, Tea Leaves, Cilantro, Five Spice Powder||48 Gols|
|Sand Tea Noodles||Flour, Sand Leek, Soy Sauce||Cooking Pot||13 Gols||Min Damage +3%, Max Damage +3%. Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Sandberry Sponge Cake||Sandberry, Rice||Steamer||7 Gols||Health Points +5 Every 2 Seconds, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Sandberry Zongzi||Sandberry, Rice, Sugar||Steamer||11 Gols||Stamina +1 Every 2 Seconds, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Sandrice Cake||Sandrice, Sugar||Steamer||7 Gols||Stamina +1 Every 2 Seconds, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Sandrice Sushi||Sandrice, Meat, Vinegar||Steamer||14 Gols||Health Points +13 Every 2 seconds, Last for 30 seconds|
|Spicy and Sour Potato||Potato, Vinegar, Chili||Wok||9 Gols||Health Points +75|
|Spicy Bean Paste||Meat, Potato, Chili||17 Gols||Defense +13, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Steamed Meat Pie with Salty Eggs||Meat, Rice, Soy Sauce||Steamer||19 Gols||Stamina +1 Every 2 seconds, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Steamed Sandfish||Sand Carp, Salt, Sand Leek||Steamer||26 Gols||Stamina +2 Every 2 Seconds, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Steamed Sweet Potato||Sweet Potato||Steamer||4 Gols||Health Points +2 Every 2 Seconds, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Sweet and Sour Pork||Meat, Flour, Sugar||Wok||16 Gols||Stamina +11|
|Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs||Rib Meat, Sugar, Vinegar||Wok||29 Gols||Stamina +5%|
|Sweet Potato Bake||Sweet Potato, Flour||7 Gols||Stamina +5|
|Sweet Potato Pie||Sweet Potato, Flour, Egg||Adv Cooking Station||11 Gols||Critical Damage +2%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Sweet Potato With Meat||Meat, Sweet Potato, Soy Sauce||20 Gols||Health Points +17, Every 2 seconds, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Sugar Fried Chestnut||Chestnut, Sugar||Wok||10 Gols||Stamina +7|
|Tea Egg||Egg, Tea Leaves, Salt||19 Gols||Min Damage +16, Max Damage +16, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Tea Porridge||Tea Leaves, Rice||Cooking Pot||17 Gols||Defense +3%, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Tomato and Egg Soup||Tomato, Egg, Sand Leek||Cooking Pot||16 Gols||Min Damage +12, Max Damage +12, Lasts for 30 seconds|
|Tomato Beef Brisket||Tomato, Meat, Sea Salt||18 Gols||Min Damage +3%, Max Damage +3%, Lasts for 30 Seconds|
|Tomato Fish||Tomato, Sand Carp, Sand Leek, Egg||34 Gols|
|Tomato Scrambled Egg||Tomato, Egg, Salt||Wok||12 Gols|
|Veggie Stir-Fry||Desert Mushroom, Soy Sauce, Cilantro, Alfalfa||Wok||41 Gols||Stamina +8%|
That's it for our My Time at Sandrock Cooking Guide. While you're here, why not take a look at some of our other guides?