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3 Easy Recipes to Make Life at Home Feel Like Anime!

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Anime: Ilulu, Chloe and Kanna
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Season 2, Episode 13 || Credits: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid IMDb

Itadakimasu!!!

For some people, these are just simple recipes but for an otaku like me, sometimes it’s hard to see a delicious Japanese dish without remembering a remarkable scene from an anime I watched recently or a character I like!

Besides, some dishes look so pretty and tasty that I want to try them so badly!!!

If you're with me on this, today is your lucky day!

Wandering on this beautiful place called “The Internet” 😂, I came across these marvelous recipes that will make you feel closer to your favorite anime!

L's Strawberry Shortcake from Death Note!

Ouran High School Host Club, Anime: Honey-senpai having cakes at night
Ouran High School Host Club, Season 1, Episode 18 || Credits: Ouran High School Host Club IMDb

This recipe is great because you don’t need an oven!!!

Ingredients for the Sponge Cake:

2 eggs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cooking oil
A few drops of vanilla extract (optional)

Ingredients for the Syrup:

20ml hot water
1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. rum (optional)

Decoration:

200ml whipping cream
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
Strawberries

Directions - Sponge Cake:

  1. Put the egg and granulated sugar in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until it’s white and fluffy.
  2. Sift the flour and mix with a spatula until combined. Then mix in cooking oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Pour half of the batter, cover, and cook on low for 4~5 minutes. When the surface becomes dry, remove it from the pan, wrap it with plastic wrap, and let it cool completely.
  4. Repeat the process with the other half of the batter.

Directions - Syrup:

  1. Mix hot water and sugar very well.
  2. Add rum if you like.

Directions - Decoration:

  1. Cut the strawberries and save some for the topping.
  2. Combine whipping cream and granulated sugar in a dry clean bowl. Float the bottom of the bowl in ice water, and whisk the cream until it forms a soft peak.
  3. Brush one layer of the sponge cake with syrup and coat the surface with the cream.
  4. Place cut strawberries over the creamed surface. Then coat again with the cream.
  5. Place another layer of sponge cake, and frost the top and sides with the cream.
  6. Pipe out some whipped cream and garnish with some strawberries.
  7. Leave the cake in the fridge for a few hours, up to a day. The cream will set and you can cut the cake easily.

Omurice for your messages!

My Dress-Up Darling, Anime: Kitagawa's Omurice
My Dress-Up Darling, Season 1, Episode 7 || Credits: My Dress-Up Darling IMDb

Ingredients:

600g (1.3lb.) warm cooked rice
200g (7oz.) chicken breast without the skin
200g (7oz.) onion
50g (1.8oz.) canned sliced mushrooms
8 eggs
Cooking oil
Ketchup
Salt and pepper
Cooked broccoli (optional)

Directions:

  1. Dice the chicken and chop the onion.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. of cooking oil in a frying pan and cook the chopped onion until tender. 
  3. Add the diced chicken and cook until no longer pink. Then add sliced mushrooms and 8 tbsp. of ketchup.
  4. Add warm cooked rice. When it’s evenly coated with ketchup, season it with salt and pepper, then divide it into four portions. You can wrap the leftover rice with plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer for about a week or more.
  5. Beat 2 eggs (for 1 serving) in a bowl, then season with salt and pepper.
  6. In a clean frying pan, heat 1/2 tbsp. of cooking oil, spread the egg mixture, and make a round omelet. Before the egg is fully cooked, place the seasoned rice in the middle.
  7. Fold both sides of the egg, then shape it using the edge of the pan. Carefully flip it over onto a plate. *You can use a paper towel to shape it nicely.
  8. Put some ketchup on top (that’s the moment to write a message!), and serve with cooked broccoli if you'd like.

The Honey Milk Drink from that lovely scene in Ponyo!

Super easy and delicious!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons honey
Cinnamon powder
½ glass of water
½ glass of milk

Directions:

  1. Pour the honey into a glass.
  2. Sprinkle a little cinnamon powder over the honey.
  3. Boil half a glass of water and mix with the honey.
  4. Boil half a glass of milk and add to the mixture
  5. That’s all! Easy, right?

Time to eat!

Toradora!, Anime: Taiga Aisaka
Toradora!, Season 1, Opening || Credits: Toradora IMDb

Have you ever tried any of these recipes? Which one are you going to make first?

Ah! Once you try them, don’t forget to take awesome photos and share with me on The Otaku Forum, okay? I’m really curious to see how it’s going to turn out!

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