Woooo hooooooooooo, my first 'official' Anime food attempt~!!!!
I've tried doing this in the past and many times, failing at making it look just as delicious... But! I'm stepping up my game now so I hope you guys enjoy this series of blogs I'm starting. Maybe it will get you all inspired to re-create your own anime food!
My first dish that I decided to make is the famous ramen! I'm sure you all have drooled over this dish in an anime at some point. I swear, ramen must show up in every other anime.
Okay, I know this isn't an 'exact' replica but I'll try harder in the future! I was rushing on this one and it literally took me only 5 minutes to whip up! ( > ~ <)
I really don't like ham (sorry to all you hammie lovers) so I decided to substitute it with kamaboko (fish cake) instead.
This is a super easy dish to create.
- 1/2 boiled egg
- Ichiban traditional ramen
- Green onions
Boil the noodles as you would with any ramen packet and plop in the rest of the ingredients at the end.
Thanks to mom for the awesome ramen bowl!!! Btw, a good ramen bowl makes ALL the difference!
Onto the next dish! This one is also common and it is the tasty curry rice!
This one took a bit longer to create and I know it's far from perfection. Let me tell you why.
So to all you anime food lovers who think that this more liquidy stew thing is curry, *bzzzzzt!* *bzzzzzzzt!! Stop right there because that's probably hayashi rice! There's actually a different type of boxed cube seasoning for it called hayashi instead of curry.
What's the difference you ask? Well, curry is much, much, MUCH thicker in consistency as you can see by the picture while the hayashi mix is way more liquidy.
- Golden Curry or hayashi rice boxed mix
- Vegetable oil
- Beef (sliced into cubes)
Simply follow the instructions on the box and you're all set to go.
Even though I'm disappointed in the consistency of the curry, I'm still proud of a little fact with the potatoes. I carefully shaped them into the spherical shapes you see in the picture (above) to more closely resemble its anime counterpart. It's what I do for love. xD
Anyway, it could be curry rice or it could be hayashi rice. YOU decide. I suppose it would depend on if you want a thicker stew kind of consistency or a more liquidy consistency as so commonly portrayed in anime.
Hope you all enjoyed this new series of blog posts! I'll definitely be creating more Anime Food posts in the future. It's really fun and I feel it also shows how anime can inspire a person to get creative-! ( ^ o ^)
Anime pictures from Animu Food