Otaku Café – Koufuku Graffiti


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Welcome to another edition of Otaku Café! This is a post series where dishes from anime are recreated so you (the reader) can make it yourself…or stare longingly at pictures of food. I’m being joined by my fellow food enthusiast skylion this time. Overcooled plus skylion plus a show entirely about cooking and food porn equals….well…this post! And hopefully that’s a good equation in your mind. I think it is.

 The hallmark of Koufuku Graffiti was comfort. Good food to feed the soul. My soul, or more accurately my corporeal form, has been somewhat lacking the past two weeks. To make a personal and long story short, watching this show helped feed my brain, as I was on a soft/liquid diet. Today that changes and I’m able to eat more substantial items. But in those hungry times at least I could rely on dashi stock, and I still can…


Dashi Stock and Udon Soup


skylion//  Dashi stock is a staple of the Japanese diet. As a stock it is the basis of the ever popular miso soup, as well as become a fundamental part of many dishes. Adding different sauces, such as soy, or cooking alcohol, such as mirin, can broaden the flavor. But the dashi is the center and it’s really easy to make, only being composed of two parts. Now you can get pre-made stock, usually in those ever so convenient stock boxes, or as a powder to mix in with hot water. But the process is so simple…

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Bamboo Rice

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Overcooled// Ryou was inspired to make bamboo rice because it’s the perfect spring dish and her parents sent her rice. I was inspired because it’s the perfect spring dish and I needed to make something cheap and filling for my hungry friends hanging out at my house. This dish is essentially just rice and bamboo, so I figured it would be easy. The only catch is that upon googling how to prepare bamboo, I found out it was poisonous if cooked incorrectly. The outer leaves contain cyanide, so you have to really boil it down so you don’t endanger yourself and your dinner guests. Anyways, long story short, I fed it to my 3 friends and none of them died so don’t feel discouraged about bamboo! It has a really nice, chewy texture that pairs perfectly with the soft rice.

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I hope you’ll agree that soup is good food. This was one very special show, and it was a shame that the slice-of-life nature of the program resists a weekly episodic blog. So really, this is probably both OC and myself riding to it’s rescue. While I might not be of the same cooking stripe that Ryou’s grandmother was, or even Ryou herself (pretty sure I can outcook Minori) it always fun to mess around in the kitchen. Thanks to everyone for reading, and I hope we were able to tease those Mind’s palettes..

If we can’t convince you to head to the kitchen and get cooking, maybe we can convince you to go to your couch and watch Koufuku Graffiti. It’s a fun show about friendship, caring for others, and making extremely sexual faces while eating omelets. That last one may sound odd, but the fanservice never makes the show skeevy. I was honestly moved to try out these dishes because they were presented on the show with such love and reverence. Ryou and Kirin truly love food and that really comes across strongly. I’m no Ryou, but I cooked for you guys with my heart!

I hope you enjoyed our tag team cooking post! I know I did. Let us know what you think and we’ll probably see you around for Shokugeki no Soma~



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12 Responses to “Otaku Café – Koufuku Graffiti”

  1. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Yes, thank you for the delicious loli meal!

  2. BlackBriar says:

    I haven’t seen Koufuku Graffiti but will say there’s some good looking food thanks to the pictures. I’d easily take that Dashi Stock and Udon Soup.

  3. Foshizzel says:

    I keep licking my screen but I taste no flavor D:

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