For animation, there are many gourmet works that feature “food” that make us want to eat and make it! The “anime food” depicted in these works stimulates the appetite of the viewers and has always attracted attention. However, there is more to “anime food” than just making it!
In this article, we will introduce some of the foods that appear in “Jujutsu Kaisen” and “Laid-Back Camp” that can be found in real life.
From “Jujutsu Kaisen,” Gojo Satoru’s recommendation is “Zunda Fresh Cream” of “Kikufuku.”
In “Jujutsu Kaisen,” the “Kikufuku” sold at “Kikusui-an” in Sendai, Miyagi, appears. Gojo Satoru, who has a sweet tooth, buys it on his way back to Tokyo, planning to eat it on the superexpress.
The “Kikufuku” is a sweet treat made of fresh cream mixed with green tea or hojicha, wrapped in sweet red bean paste, and topped with glutinous rice cake. There are four basic flavors: matcha, fresh cream, zunda, and hojicha. Gojo Satoru’s recommendation is the “Zunda Fresh Cream” flavor, which uses zunda bean paste made from ground edamame.
A collaboration product between “Kikufuku” and “Jujutsu Kaisen” was also sold because of its appearance in the work.
“Laid-Back Camp” Shizuoka’s Specialty “Unagi Pie” and Izu’s Local Sake “Ike”
In “Laid-Back Camp SEASON2”, there are gourmet items inspired by “Unagi Pie”, a famous pastry from Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, and “Ike”, a local sake from Izu. They are called “Ununa Pie” and “Ike Ike” in the works.
The “UnagiPie” was brought by Nadeshiko and Rin to her grandmother’s house in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, while the “Ike” was brought by the father and daughter of the liquor store owner who helped Chiaki, Aoi and Ena in Lake Yamanaka, and Toba Sensei aka a great drinker was smacking her lips.
The Golden Chocolate that Shinobu loves from the “Monogatari series”… “Mister Donut”.
Mister Donut, a nationwide chain of stores, appears in the “Monogatari series.” It is the favorite gourmet food of the vampire Oshino Shinobu.
Among the many doughnuts sold at Mister Donut, her favorite is the “Golden Chocolate”. She loves “Golden Chocolate,” and we can see her eyes shining with delight at the doughnuts in many of the scenes.
There are “anime foods” you can also buy at convenience stores and supermarkets.
In “Dagashi Kashi,” there are many real-life “dagashi” sweets, such as “Umai-bo,” “Butamen,” and “Kinako-bo.” Shidare Hotaru, who loves dagashi, also shares some trivia that will make you feel nostalgic.
In addition, in “Takunomi.,” you’ll find “Ebisu Beer,” “Dassai,” “Otoko Ume Sour,” and other “alcoholic beverages.” Kiriyama Nao, who is a great drinker, shows us how to drink well, how it is made, and some miscellaneous information, too. As a side note, when I was underage, I used to watch this work to make my dream of drinking grow!
There are many other anime that feature real-life gourmet food. While enjoying the story, it might be a good idea to pay attention to the food.
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
(C) Afro, Houbunsha, Outdoor Activity Committee
(C) Nishio Ishin / Kodansha, Aniplex, Shaft
(C) 2018 Kotoyama, Shogakukan/Shikada Dagashii 2
(C)2018 Hino Haruto, Shogakukan/”Takunomi.” Production Committee