Cooking with Wild Game (LN)


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Main protagonist is Tsurumi Asuta. 17 yrs old, 2nd year high schooler.

He was working as an apprentice cook at [Tsurumi-ya], managed by his father.

One day a fire broke out in [Tsurumi-ya], for the sake of his father’s cherished knife [Santoku Houchou – the japanese kind] he ran back inside to retrieve it and thus met his end. Before he knew it he awoke to an unknown environment. He was then attacked by a beast resembling a boar but a girl named ‘Ai Fa’ from the [People of Morihen] saved him. It was then that he realized he was really in a different world…

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DizzyMiko rated it
May 14, 2018
Status: v2c2
I have...a lot of small issues with this LN that add up to be a big problem. And all of these problems suddenly go from minor annoyances to turning me off entirely to this series. Let's start with the biggest problem.

Ai Fa.

I will admit, right now, I f*cking HATE tsundere characters. ESPECIALLY when they are tsundere for the sake of being f*cking tsundere. Taiga from ToraDora? Can go f*ck right off. Louise from Zero no Tsukaima? I'd rather have her head drilled into with a rusted screw than... more>> endure that pain in the ass. I vehemently hate tsunderes for the sake of being a tsundere, and Ai Fa fits into this mold so painfully well, it f*cking disgusts me. I'm all for strong female leads and though I don't care for role reversals, if it's well-written (which this isn't, I'll get to this point in a bit), I will enjoy it immensely.

Ai Fa is as tropy and tropy tropes trope. Stronger than male MC? Check. Is violent towards male MC constantly and for no real reason? Check. Hates being complimented but is secretly embarrassed by it? Check. Exists for the sake of "plot" after volume one? Check. Ai Fa is just another terrible character that I despise in a long list of terribly written tsundere characters.

Now to move onto Asuta.

I wanted to like him. I really did. However, there are a few things that bother me. Like many male protagonists that get thrown out of their element, they usually cling onto the first thing that they see, in this case Ai Fa. This is a god awful, terrible trope that is overplayed to the point where it brings me to tears in exasperation. "Imprinting", though, is something that does happen, especially after being saved from a dire situation. It's even more potent when in completely foreign lands. So when it comes to Asuta basically clinging to Ai Fa, it's understandable, psychologically. I don't even have a problem with this aspect. I just have a problem with Ai Fa as a character.

I had no qualms about how Asuta goes about things, slowing learning the customs of where he currently is, and trying not to offend his benefactor or the people around his benefactor. What I do have a problem with, though, is the sudden, and very obvious and drastic change in Asuta falling into the same goddamned cliche tropes that almost every JP LN male MC falls into. And that is being f*cking mentally ret*rded and not paying attention to the environment, and its customs.


What absolutely kills me, and kills all of my interest in this LN, is in v2 ch2, Asuta goes from being just slightly oblivious and dense (a trope well-overplayed and shows that Asuta is a 2 dimensional character, much like Ai Fa) to going full f*cking ret*rd talking with the youngest male Wu, Ludo Wu, leading straight into a scene where he walks right in onto the girls bathing when it's explicitly described in the chapter that that was obviously what they were doing, and not his s*upid f*cking excuse of "I thought they were washing/cleaning". This doesn't f*cking float when Ai Fa and Asuta bathe in the morning.


I do like my harem-style JP stories but as I've grown older, I become more and more annoyed at the "first girl MC encounters is the one he goes with, everyone else is fan service" bullsh*t trope that constantly happens as well. This very well looks to be the case considering

Asuta constantly asserts when he is questioned by one of the elder Wu men, Jizu Wu, that he only saw Ai Fa and only had eyes on Ai Fa (which implicates that, at the time I stopped reading, this is where the story is going to go). Unless something drastic happens, death happens, or Asuta leaves Ai Fa behind, I don't see this changing. And considering the drastic tone and feel of vol 2 vs vol 1 in leaning towards fan service and trying to please beta males with strong amazonian-type women, I don't see this changing, either, considering this is what sales. Sadly.

Now, the story premise.

This is actually what got me interested initially and is the reason why I haven't rated this as 1 star. There is something to be salvaged here, though I don't expect it will.

It's all about the food.

Unfortunately, there really isn't much else to go on besides that. Asuta uses his skills as a chef apprentice (I want to say sous chef but I don't think he had that kind of power in the kitchen working with his father) to make food delicious for people who don't know what delicious food is with the few ingredients they are allowed to use. This premise is quite interesting, but fails to amuse me on many levels. The biggest failure is that the description of how the food is prepared is half-assed, at best, and there really isn't much description beyond how certain ingredients are prepared. Don't expect Shokugeki no Souma levels of description when it comes to preparation and practicality of the dishes being prepared.


The part where the author describes how Asuta skins and dresses the Kiba, though, is quite interesting and makes me wonder if the author did that at some point in his life.


Sadly, all of this is completely ruined by the author's general lack of writing ability. I literally cannot tell you how often the author repeats himself, especially when he is describing Ai Fa. I'm almost certain that Ai Fa is the accumulation of fetishes that the author likes, as the consistent and repetitive nature of how Asuta looks at Ai Fa and how gorgeous she is is really f*cking annoying and breaks the flow of some of the scenes. It's painful and it continues to show that the author wants the reader (or just himself) to focus on Ai Fa and Ai Fa alone, as none of the other girls get nearly the attention that he showers with her. Not even the eldest daughter of the Wu clan, Vena Wu, pretty much forces a proposition for marriage, though not for the reason you might think.


I can't bring myself to even care enough to finish reading ch2 of vol 2 after the bullsh*t trope that's only there fore the sake of fan service and "comedic" value (this being subjective, I found it infuriating, not funny).

If you are going into this series for the food, just walk away, as that takes a back seat to the meniality of constantly pushed old, worn out tropes, power fantasies that's more annoying than sexy, and a f*cking tsundere character that I'd rather see die a painful, horrible death much like every other terrible tsundere character in just about every work of JP literature.

At the very least, Asuta doesn't seem to be a milquetoast, beta male. He has his convictions and though he's f*cking s*upid, and dense, he's a mildly likable character. So there is that. Don't expect good writing. <<less
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Krazyguy75 rated it
October 28, 2019
Status: v13c5
So, since I know many people won't read my full review, especially the people who look at novels like DizzoMiko does. So here's the important parts:

  • The MC is not OP and spends a lot of time learning and developing character naturally.
  • The plot has both a micro and macro scale that focus both on the MC's direct impact and on major events ongoing in the world, and builds slowly to several twists and climaxes. The first volume is not representative of this; it merely establishes the setting and characters.
  • There is no harem. While girls fall for the MC, he is keenly aware and immediately rejects them, and they slowly find other romantic interests. The second volume is not representative of this; it builds away from it naturally.
  • The side characters get almost as much character development as the MC despite having a fraction of the screentime.
I find DizzyMiko's review ludicrous. "In V2C2 I found something I didn't like. I dropped it there, but the rest of the book is clearly gonna be like that." Not in the slightest. After V2C2, there is only 1 more naked person all the way to volume 13, and it's not played off sexually and is actually extremely impactful to the plot in a non-harem way. In fact, the story is largely driven naturally by the politics... more>> formed by the introduction of a new culture into a mixing pot of other cultures while also building up major plot arcs with significant climaxes. "I hate tsunderes". Sure, Ai Fa has some tsundere aspects, but she's not a 2 dimensional character in any way; they are just part of her personality. "Exists for the sake of "plot" after volume one?" Nope. She gets very natural character development throughout the entire story, including slowly getting over the "tsun" aspects of her personality, learning both dependence and trust. "Ai Fa is as tropy and tropy tropes trope". She gets a complex backstory and character development, done slowly and naturally over the entire story, and she has many aspects to her character.

It's a hilariously assumptious and incorrect review, and somehow that garbage is the top rated review. He didn't even get past the second chapter in the second book before writing a review about the entire series. I have never, prior to this, called out another reviewer for a sh*tty review, but my god it's practically lying to your face!

So, I'm gonna leave my thoughts:

I agree Ai Fa isn't the best character, but like all characters in this novel, she definitely is far more 3 dimensional than in most novels (especially japanese light novels). She is expressionless and harsh, but her backstory warrants that. She was literally a victim of attempted r*pe the day after her father died. She had to live alone for 2 years trying to hunt and feed herself, while being shunned by the village and accused of not being womanly. If she had been a perfectly functioning human being, she's be entirely one dimensional and her backstory would be pointless. Instead, this story focuses on her slowly opening up to the protagonist after having severe trust issues, and learning what degree of trust is healthy and what may be too overbearing.

In general, the characters are great. Even the ones that follow tropes only do so loosely. Things like the "implied harem" often seen in Japanese Isekai (girls who like the MC even if he only has eyes for one girl) are given twists; the MC explicitly and rapidly turns them down and later they find other characters that they like and slowly build up a romantic relationship with. And it's not "oh we met, oh we're in love". No, we're talking dozens of chapters of build up before it even starts to be a romance. And that's the treatment the side characters get. It's extremely rare to see an author willing to devote this much time and personality to dozens of characters, yet keep the story focused on the MC and his cooking in a completely natural way.

For a cooking novel, it actually admits to people with different cultures liking different things, and some people preferring different foods even within the same country, and some people being biased judges of food because they don't like the cook. Plus, the MC isn't even a great cook. By the standards of the place he's in, he's amazing, but when he tries to use modern cooking methods he fails a significant portion of the time, and he has to learn new ingredients. And it's not even "I did some trials, here is my perfect dish". There are times where people straight up tell him "this dish isn't good" after he serves it.

The world is equally great. While we only see a tiny corner of it (3 towns, basically), we get a mixing pot of different cultures, each with their own opinions and tastes. The main character talks about how he makes food spicier when serving one group, tougher when serving another, and even doing things like putting a twist on a dish because he wants to please several different people. The MC often spends weeks developing new dishes before he officially serves them, and we get talks about how to make these alien ingredients work with his knowledge of cooking, and we get the details. For example, the MC will discuss things in a style similar to the completely made up example (not from the book at all) :

"The Brekka fruit is like a spicy banana, so it doesn't really work on its own, but by drying it and powderizing it, then adding it to with Korha paste and the milk of a Weela, it creates a unique sauce that resembles spicy teriyaki with a texture resemblant of hummus." That's the kind of thing this novel is filled with, and it builds an amazing world that feels real, with ingredients that feel close enough for you to imagine the food, but different enough that you feel like you are learning alongside the MC.

And despite operating as a slice of life, it has a major overarching plot, with three separate climaxes, tons of elaborate politics, and a lot of complexity and twists. And despite the MC being a powerless cook who literally never gets physically stronger, he not only manages to keep up with the plot, but in fact drives it to a large degree, naturally affecting the world with his cooking knowledge and influencing things without the world needing to be built around him.

Everything from racism to politics to tradition to classism to economics to techniques is addressed naturally in ways that drive the plot and feel realistic. It isn't "the MC's cooking is instantly popular"; by Volume 13 it's gone from "the town discriminates against him" to "most of the town is cautious of him, but he has some friends among the locals and a lot of travelers without the local prejudice favor him". And that's like 10 volumes of development, done naturally step by step as people slowly get accustomed to his cooking and start to mix their cultures.

This is overwhelmingly the best cooking novel I've read up to this point, and the fact that the top review is a fool who only read 8 chapters before making ridiculous assumptions is a f*cking travesty. It's so good I'm planning on buying the e-book for the next volume when it is officially translated, and I haven't paid for any other book in almost 10 years. That's how good it is. I give it my strongest recommendation so far. <<less
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thetyrant68 rated it
January 9, 2018
Status: v3c6
This story is definitely worth a read. For one it tackles a subject which most Isekai-type stories don't.

Gender norms.

With the setting being a village deeply rooted in the traditions of their tribes/clans, the idea of a woman being a hunter and a man being a cook is not easily accepted.

The author showed the difficulties experienced by Ai Fa perfectly well and pretty much explained why she wasn't one who would fall in love easily. This alone gave her more depth as a character and made her engaging to read on,... more>> specially on the parts of the story that's told from her perspective.

As for the male lead, Asuta, he isn't your usual harem protagonist in that he's not dumb enough to keep on repeatedly committing the atrocities against the women around him and is more than capable of gently telling a girl he isn't interested. He also trolls Ai Fa and is not oblivious when it comes to love-related matters. It's also quite amusing to see him play the part of a clingy girlfriend.

The story is told progressively with the infodumping only occurring on food preparation but I admit to skipping those parts. The way of slowly unveiling what goes in a character's mind makes it more interesting to continue. Asuta may appear calm but there a few hints that his sanity is very fragile even though it appears he's taking it well.

It goes to show the author has good storytelling skills in that he doesn't reveal everything from the get-go. Worldbuilding is quite decently done, with the focus on the culture of the world Asuta found himself in. This brings yet another issue to the fore: Racism.

Overall, the story is mature in the sense that the story is not purely driven by hormones and focuses on the attempts of a lost soul trying his best to adapt to the situation specially now that he's involved in political issues in the village.

This story is not the best I've read but certainly one of the greatest. I find this story endearing since the only things Asuta has are the clothes on his back and his knowledge along with the knife he managed to bring along.

I've never been and never will be a fan of overpowered protagonists and their cheat skills that make them nothing more than annoying immature munchkins. <<less
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Reinfall rated it
December 2, 2019
Status: v11
DizzyMiko's review is wayyyy off the bat. He's literally the kind to judge a book by it's cover (he likes to review entire series based on a few chapters or a single volume), same as the 54 people who likes his review. This series looks like it is going to be a generic harem but it definitely isn't. The MCs only have eyes for each other but due to the circumstances, it will be a high wall to overcome. A lot of the other girls have their own love interest,... more>> or will have one eventually. This isekai generally touches on many things that is related to issues/challenges we have in our current world. Gender norms, preserving of traditions, embracing modernity, human greed, networking, managing of a business and of course, cooking.

The characters' development in this series is absolutely superb. It starts of generic (which is where people like DizzyMiko's would drop after vol 1 so they fail to see any development at all) but as the volumes go on, the way issues cropped up and were tackled is simply engaging and will keep you at the edge of the seat. <<less
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Harizak rated it
August 8, 2017
Status: v1c6
What can I say beyond, it is amazing. I hope it keeps getting translated and if they sold this book I would buy it easily. In all honesty I am much more into dark fantasy which this is not. However after I needed a break from the dark I went to the light and I found it here. Know when light novels and Web Novels speak of "the cuteness healed me" ya that is how I feel right now. If you want an innocent heart felt kind of romance which... more>> is just a nice read this is a good book. <<less
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njmanga rated it
July 2, 2017
Status: c1
So far the series is great, good writing and good follow through in terms of story flow and the characters are well defined, I see some fun time occurring with this series, looking forward to new chapters
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siroBserver rated it
July 16, 2017
Status: c3
Well, this one is different to others where the protagonist is not an OP existence. I got fed up of OP characters and lacks of different views and adventure where all they do is overpower the enemies.

I fond this one very interesting and light heartening to read.

I like the story and the slow pace of the development of the story and the characters in it.

I like Asuta how he interacts to Ai Fa treating her like a food sometimes (because she smells like an ingredients to Asuta who has a... more>> fetishes in smelling foods. XD) which is funny to follow their story.

I think Ai Fa has a tendencies to be a "Tsundere" or something.

I will follow this story. I hope the translator continues to translate this one. <<less
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jojmist rated it
April 20, 2018
Status: v6 prologue
This novel has remained consistent throughout the entire series up to the current translated v6 prologue in terms of story and translation quality, and has me coming back to read more every week (1 chapter translated/released per week, but they are LONG, and I mean LONG chapters. Maybe 7 days worth of the typical daily released translated novel chapters). In fact, this is one of the few novels that I continue to follow week after week, and here's why: The MC is not a dense beta-male (he is a little... more>> beta-ish, but mostly for humbling purposes IMO) like in other Japanese light novels. He is keenly aware of who is interested in him and who isn't, and he has his own thoughts and reactions towards who he may or may not be interested in and the author makes this clear in the novel. He also stands up for himself, sometimes surprisingly so, when needed. Also, the build-up to the romance is slow (and is still developing), but constantly progresses with the plot. The main girl is also not a male-dependent idiot and can fend for herself, but due to her own past circumstances starts to depend on the MC in many ways that are logical, emotional, and well thought-out by the author. Though this novel can be slow at times, it is already translated up to the beginning of the 6th novel at the time of the review. To me, this is one of the greatest slice of life-romance-isekai novels that Japan has produced, ever, that has almost no fluff or BS (other than the side chapters, which you can skip without harming the story/plot). All in all, read this novel! It has a 4.5/5 stars for a reason. <<less
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sanqko qian rated it
December 25, 2017
Status: v3c6
Definitely the best "isekai Japanese chef/cook" I've read. Why? Simply because the male MC doesn't have a cheat ability of having convenient Japanese ingredients as he wishes. While others WN's & LN's exploit the idea of introducing Japanese cuisine to the other worlders, CWN focuses more on what is "delicious" base on our common sense definition of the term itself.

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For example: When he introduces the blood-letting method to rid the meat of its bad-odor. Blood-letting a game is not exclusive to Japanese people and our male MC was aware of that as he didn't take too much credit for it. Also, the seasonings he uses. He didn't get too fixated on the absence of Japanese essentials like soy sauce & miso, but rather he make do on what was the other worlders currently have. This makes the male MC quite amazing as he started from scratch and by sheer will, hardwork, countless trials & errors, passion and burning curiosity continues to wow the other worlders and the readers with his amazing dishes each and every time. He doesn't always gets what he wanted but he doesn't mope around and wallow in disappoinment and whenever he impresses the other worlders, he doesn't get too c*cky and stay humble like always and I think as a reader, that what makes him likable and root for his success.

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grenfunkel rated it
August 6, 2017
Status: --
Great novel and HQ translation as expected of skythewood! What I really like about this novel is the reactions of other surrounding characters wherein they don't suddenly loves the food from modern earth. It shows that the otherworld also has its own tastes and culture. As of chapter 6 there is no harem which is a plus for me (if it becomes harem novel then hopefully the other women are fleshed out properly).
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Altair545 rated it
January 8, 2019
Status: v12c5
Isekai with an interesting twist I guess, no fighting, no saving the world, no fight against demons, and no harem? kind of ? just lots of cooking that somehow get the story entangled in political mess one after another.

lol well this is a character driven story with our main protagonist Asuta he's your typical japanese dude just that for once he isn't a complete blank slate he actually kind of has a personality about really enjoying cooking and wanting to let everyone in the place that helped him out enjoy... more>> good cooking as well, of course bringing over modern world cuisine will shake up the forest people he ended up with and help them start reclaiming the honor they lost, but still he is a cuck there's always tons of opportunities for him but he's always self-doubting himself and just thinking of himself as sh*t even though he's doing amazing stuff so yeah a regular japanese MC......

The story is pretty slow paced and it's also actually a political one, yeah guess you didn't see that coming when the main thing they focus on is cooking, but it's actually pretty interesting and pretty well done Asuta develops some new ways to eat a "cursed" meat that only the tribe he starts out with eats and he must somehow get the civilized people of the city to give it a chance.

As I said before this is all about the fun characters and we actually have some pretty good ones here starting with Ai Fa the very cute main female lead that is out to break all gender norms that her tribe has, she has a lot of very good moments and its very sweet seeing her develop, she starts the story in a very bad place but thx to Asuta she's able to one again be a part of her tribe and gain back a lot of things she had lost it's a pleasure to see her grow.

Asuta and Ai Fa meet a ton of characters while they develop cooking together and a lot from many different cultures but they mostly focus on the ones from the tribe, one problem I have here is that everyones names are not really that inspiring and you can easily be forgiven for forgetting and or confusing certain people still there's a ton of fun personalities here that you'll really enjoy reading about.

As I said before Asuta of course gets the attention of many girls but still this isn't some sort of "gotta catch them all" and he actually even tells the girls that try and make a move clearly that he has no intention of being with them (yeah I know shocker) and he actually has a good reason for it, still it's pretty frustrating not seeing development between Ai Fa and Asuta since they have pretty good chemistry together....

A very fun read for anyone that likes this type of stuff do give it a chance. <<less
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Clorox Is Cream rated it
July 24, 2017
Status: c1
I fell asleep 5 times reading the first chapter.
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mangotango rated it
March 5, 2018
Status: v4c4 part2
Its fun and somewhat believable. Its not some kind of cheat ability type story nor is it a gary stu story with modern ideas/technologies being brought into the world. It is basically isekai shokugeki no soma but with a good protagonist and delicious brown (warrior) heroine.
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Crimin rated it
December 15, 2017
Status: v3c4
Although this novel brings about some of the cliches that plague light novels, there is something very unique and appealing about this well written story. This is a great example of how the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Most characters do not deviate from the typical archetypes but their presence in tandem with the unique setting and story elevates this story above many other slice of life novels. I strongly recommend that you give the story a chance and at least read up to the second... more>> novel. <<less
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AMetroid rated it
October 11, 2017
Status: v1c6
It's a simple story. MC shows up in other world, gets picked up by a local tomboy girl. The focus in the first volume is on the MC butchering a "wild bore" and making 2 dishes; improving the simple stew, and hamburger patties. The writing style is rather poor. It's simple declarative statements, dialog, and block descriptions when the MC enters a new area. A big plus is the world building, it's been relatively well done so far. The lack in knowledge in bleeding pray is some artificial s*upidity, but... more>> it's explained away in a smart way. The lack in cooking diversity is also explained as the tribe was transplanted to the area 80 years ago, so the tribe doesn't have a long history cooking with the local ingredients. (Though you'd think they would come up with some of the ideas in 80 years)

It will be interesting in seeing how the author can weave making new dishes in with an interesting plot line in the following volumes. My main hangup is the author's poor writing style. <<less
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BananaChi rated it
July 26, 2018
Status: v8c6
Asuta is a guy who went into a blazing fire to obtain his injured father's cooking knife and suddenly gets transported into an Amazonian-like village. The thing about this novel is that in most isekai stories the main character really does a very fast transition or just forgets about their family, and friends like they have never existed after the first chapter. Asuta remembers his father and his childhood friend he doesn't forget he carries his dad's knife as a memento that's what I like about this character. Eventually in... more>> the story he gets more attached to the female lead and the villagers and he gets anxious that if he gets to close or marries that he might suddenly vanish going back to his world in that blazing fire, so he chooses to stay at a distance.

This is a slow burn romance if that's what you are looking for but the moments between the male lead and female lead are very fluffy and heart-warming. Ai Fa is a strong female lead. The world-building is incredible you can picture these hunters hunting these wild-boars (Kiba) and their way of life, the style of cooking, and the post station town outside the village. It also surprised me when Asuta prepared a meal for Ai Fa and it wasnt the typical "Omgawd this is so yummy so delicious are you a god of cooking?" (lol) she actually just stares at him and says "Why do you want to put so much effort food is food." These villagers have eaten meat without no special seasons or fancy style of cooking its just their way of life its "We eat food to survive" So it takes awhile for them to get used to Asuta's cooking.

The translator for this series is doing a good job compared to the rest of the other light novels I have read on this site. Give it a read if you haven't yet :). <<less
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dumdum rated it
May 6, 2018
Status: v6c3 part1
Perhaps like some readers/viewers, I wasn't expecting this cooking novel would be that good, even better. It's not how Asuta (mc) is talented or skilled to make dishes, but how the story and plot goes around.

The novel is good enough to be adapted into an anime series.
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Ruduen rated it
November 7, 2018
Status: v11c1
Fairly solid work on the whole. Unlike other Isekai, this has a fairly good sense of progression - rather than jumping ahead, incremental improvements and new changes actually feel impactful.

My main gripe is the pacing - after the first couple of chapters, most of the important features happen infrequently enough that it feels like the series is taking twice as long as the plot needs. This does give an opportunity to set up a more slice-of-life feel for things, but it can be a little bit awkward.
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sometimes rated it
August 4, 2017
Status: v1c5
The background is currently limited to a narrow stretch of land in between two forests that supports a rather small splattering of settlements. The MC is an apprentice chef that arrives in a different realistic world (no magic/level as of yet) with a rather pragmatic group of tribals who eat simply to survive. Hes taken in by a shunned outcast and hes forced to learn the rules and traditions of the natives while he slowly starts spreading culinary deliciousness to the rest of the settlements.

As of writing he is just... more>> barely spreading his culinary skills outside of the household of his benefactor but I'm positive his cooking will spread further after overcoming his status of outcast due to his different appearance and status. (Oh yeah everyone is basically stronger than him including the women and as it so happens all the single women are scantily clad bombshells so theres that if it matters at all to you.)

The feeling of "MIND BREAK" after trying his dishes isn't too prevalent yet as the main love interest/benefactor/housemate/savior has been the only one to try his food but in the later chapters someone outside of his household chances upon a bite to set off a chain reaction. This leads to another family enjoying the opportunity to get MIND BROKEN as well but sadly translator-san only releases once a week so I'm waiting for the conclusion to that. Overall the beginning is great and although the buildup is rather slow because it takes around 5 chapters before anyone outside his house even notices his cooking abilities. If you're here for MIND BREAKS then youll probably only be slightly satisfied at least until the pace picks up most definitely after chapter 5. Translation is decent with a small handful of errors. Just all around light and fun read with potential (likely) romance in the near future. <<less
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PotatoLordBobo rated it
April 13, 2018
Status: v5c4
A very nice, wholesome, fleshed out reading experience. The characters in this series are very realistic and the storytelling itself is quite well done. It's rare to find an isekai story that doesn't feel like a boring cookie cutter story (Even though I kinda enjoy those every once in a while). 10/10 (5/5) Would recommend for anyone looking for a good read about living in another world without an overpowered main character or an unrealistic harem (as of this point there is no harem, and it doesn't seem like there... more>> will be one). Enjoy~



The only way that the MC could be considered overpowered is in the fact that he is the only person that knows how to properly treat and cook food so that it tastes good (that we know of)

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