Monster Menu: The Scavenger’s Cookbook Dishes Cheats
Dirt Poor Dish
There’s little benefit from eating a Dirt Poor Dish in the game. Still, at the beginning of the game, it’s one of the few recipes you start out with, indicative of your less-than-ideal cooking skills. Sure, it doesn’t taste good, and you will be unhappier after you eat it. Still, since you’re starving in some dangerous woods, anything is better than nothing.
The best part is all it takes are some simple ingredients literally lying around! So grab yourself some hay, rocks, and maybe some innards, and you’ll have a recipe that will give you some calories and hydration points to get you to the next rest area. The only thing it will cost is your happiness, but who needs that when you have a full stomach?
After exploring the dungeon and gaining more ingredients, you can start making food that will not only replenish your HP and calories but also be a net positive for all your stats, including your happiness meter. While the happiness meter seems not consequential, if it runs empty, that party member will suffer some adverse effects.
Not only that, it’s the first recipe you receive that tremendously helps you quench your thirst and keep you hydrated while looking delicious. This makes it a must-have since every move and action you take in both battle and in the dungeon drains your hydration.
Rice And Meat
On the flip side, if you want something that fills your caloric intake and keeps you full for at least a few dungeon floors, then the classic rice and meat will do the job. The recipe gives you a 40 percent calorie recovery but doesn’t offer much in the way of hydration.
Though the ingredients are simple to grab, you’ll need a lot of meat (or innards, if you prefer) to properly make the dish. However, this bowl full of love and meat will also significantly fill your happiness meter, leaving you with renewed determination to either make it the next couple of floors or provide you with a much-needed buff before a difficult boss.
This is a straightforward recipe you’ll learn early on since it requires simple ingredients. Grilled meat is as simple as it gets: you grab some meat from your conquests in battle, cut it up, and place it over a roasted fire. There’s nothing better than cooking and eating fresh meat outdoors.
Who wouldn’t be happy with a belly full of well-seasoned meat? Though some of the sources you collect your slabs from are… less than ideal, you don’t have much choice if you want to survive. Hunger is the best spice, after all. That and the desperation of wanting to get out of that cursed forest.
Stir Fry Bugs
This meal is not for the squeamish, but you’ll need all the protein you can get, so you and your party members will have to put that disgust aside and chow down on some bugs. The ingredients are more plentiful than the meat, innards, and veggies you’re used to. You’ll have to dig into the earth for these (metaphorically, of course) succulent creepy crawlies.
Though you get all your standard stats boosted and some calories to burn from it, your party could be happier eating the little grubs. That’s understandable, but you’d think after surviving off the land for so long, they’d acquire a taste for the outside-the-box ingredients by now.
Guess all that bug-eating finally starts to rub off with this entry. Despite worms being the main ingredient in this pasta dish, you and your party are safe from losing happiness with this dish. Of course, it could be that the worms blend in with the texture of the pasta, but that seems like a stretch.
Still, it’s good to know that your survival prowess and culinary skills are starting to pay off in taste and efficiency, right? Once you eat it, you’ll be granted a mysterious power. What is that power? Well, you will have to take your chances to find out.