I don’t know about y’all but I’m the kind of person who enjoys munching on some delicious snacks and food while watching my
favorite shows (Check out my review of J-List Japan for a Delicious Japanese Treats😋). Also, I don’t know why but anytime I
watch anime that involves cooking, it always gives me the urge to go out and try those foods that were prepared in the show. To be
honest, I’m a huge Fast Food guy whose too lazy to go into the kitchen and prepare a warm meal for myself. However, whenever
I watch anime, I become so fascinated by how these fictional characters go out of their way to transform various ingredients into
delicious delicacies. Which then challenges me to go back into the kitchen to see if I can replicate what was done on TV. That’s
why I’ve made the conscious decision to list out Five amazing chefs👩🏽🍳 that have transformed me from a Fast food addict to a Sub-
Par Chef😅 through their amazing cooking skills. However, Before I begin, I’ll like to give an insight into how I make my Top 5 list
(Well Most of them). Whenever I make a list that includes various characters from other animes (e.g. Top 5 entrepreneurs in
anime), I only choose one character PER anime. The main reason is because I love showcasing anime’s that aren’t really talked
about. In order to introduce you or anyone to other genres of Anime. In addition, I also want my list to have a Dynamic feel to
it. To prevent a scenario whereby most of the characters listed do not come from only ONE Anime. Nonetheless, this isn’t said to
downplay the culinary skills of the people I’ve taken the Time and Effort to endorse. So, let’s begin
Number 5 Sukuyo Mankashoku: Kill La Kill
First Off, Sukuyo ManKashoku doesn’t qualify as a typical chef. As a matter of fact, she is the purest definition of what it means to
be a HOUSEWIFE💁🏽♀️. But what distinguishes her from other Mother’s is her extraordinary ability to convert Weird and
Unidentifiable ingredients into amazing dishes for her family. If you’ve watched Kill La Kill, then you already know that
Sukuyo’s Croquettes as well as her Miso Soup, don’t appear normal at first glance. Nevertheless, it still tastes as great as any
other one (if not better). In my opinion, a great chef doesn’t need to have the Best ingredients to produce amazing dishes.
Sometimes in life, we may not have the best tools at our disposal. However, that doesn’t mean we cannot do the things we love
doing. Which is why I Admire and Respect Sukuyo Mankashoku✊. Because without the aid of Fresh Ingredients, coupled
with her lack of Culinary Training, she’s still able to dish out amazing meals that always puts a smile on the faces of her
Household👨👩👧👦. But don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying great chefs would never make use of Fresh Ingredients while cooking.
Obviously having the right tools would always put you a step above your competition. And speaking of ingredients, there’s only
one person I have seen (In Anime) who has a natural flair when it comes to working with the best ingredients.
Number 4 Komatsu : Toriko
As I stated earlier, not having the best ingredients doesn’t disqualify one from becoming a Great chef???. However, one could
make the argument that working with the BEST, would eventually make you the BEST. That is true but at the same time, also
misunderstood. In my opinion, it’s not just about “Working” with the Best. Rather, “Understating” how to work with the best.
And that’s where Komatsu Comes in. Komatsu, who’s a well-known character from the famous anime series Toriko, has
succeeded in gaining my respect?. Because of his amazing Dexterity when it comes to handling Rare and Exquisite
ingredients. And this isn’t just because he’s naturally gifted. In addition to his great talent, Komatsu always makes the effort of
venturing into Uncharted lands (in the Gourmet World). In order to procure those Uncommon ingredients that will make his
dishes taste better. Moreover, even though he knows how dangerous the journey may be, He never backs down. And that’s
because he wants to “Understand” how the various ingredients look, taste, and feel in their “Natural state”. Before they are
prepared into perfection. If you ask me, He is the perfect version of Tsukasa Eiji from the Shokugeki no Soma series. But it’ll
be better to hear what you guys think in the comments below.
Number 3 Liu Mao Xing: Cooking Master Boy
I’m guessing most people reading have never seen nor heard of the Anime Called Cooking Master Boy. Even though this is
anime would be considered Old School??. (Since it was first aired in 1997), it still Nice and entertaining to watch. And the main
reason is because it exhibits several Cooking Styles as well as techniques that are used to cook in various parts of China (in
the anime). Moreover, this was the anime that got me hooked on Chinese Food?. Because it’s a Delight to watch Mao travel
across China as he learns and Experiences other ways of cooking, in the hopes of becoming a legendary chef (like his mother).
If you ask me, when it comes to Chinese Cuisine, Mao ranks in at number one and can wipe the floor with any other Chinese chef
in Anime (Including Kuga Teronori from Shokugeki no Soma??♂️). And that’s because Mao takes the extra time and effort to
expand on his cooking skills by drifting around China and battling other amazing chefs. And not choosing, to settle with his
mother’s teachings alone (Who was known all over China as the “Goddess of Cuisine”) However, I’m aware that some people
aren’t really addicted to Chinese delicacies (Like me). Which is why the next person takes the second spot on my list. Due to
his vast knowledge in many ingredients. Especially when it comes to cooking Sea Food?.
Number 2 Vinsmoke Sanji: One Piece
There’s no way my list would be complete without giving a shout out to my Best anime (One Piece😎). When it comes to Sea
Food Gourmet, there’s no other person who does it better than Vinsmoke Sanji. This is because, since his early days at
Baratie, Sanji has always trained so hard in order to become a great chef. In addition, during his early childhood at the Germa
Kingdom, Sanji always dreamt of becoming a cook. Which was why he was regarded as an outcast in the Family. However, that’s
the main reason I respect him. Because it takes a Loving and Noble heart to choose the life of a chef. Rather than live a luxury
life as a Prince. Furthermore, after the two-year time skip, Sanji’s Culinary skills improved significantly. Which was because
of his gruesome training at the Kamabakka Kingdom. And these improvements could be seen whenever he prepared a feast
for the Straw Hats (Usually after an intense battle). After eating, everyone always got a Major Boost in their abilities
(Especially Luffy). TBH, the only reason Sanji isn’t number one on my list is because he’s yet to fulfill his dream of finding the All
Blue. Which would eventually turn him into the greatest chef in the Grand Line. Because the All Blue is a legendary ocean
said to possess various fishes from all the seas in the One-piece verse. And to have such resources at one’s disposal is the
Ultimate dream of every Chef. Which is why Sanji continues to journey with the Straw Hats. To fulfill his life dream of finding
the All Blue that would turn him into an amazing chef. Thereby, putting his family to shame for doubting his ambitions.
Number 1 Yukihira Soma.: Shokugeki No Soma
A Year Ago, I made a post about Yukihira Soma because, in addition to being a great chef, he’s also one of the most Inspiring
Characters I’ve ever come across in anime (Click HERE to check it out). Moreover, after watching the latest season of
Shokugeki No Soma, I decided to make him my first pick on my list for just one reason. And that’d due to his amazing
Creativity while preparing his dishes. You see, At Totsuki Academy, students learn various cooking styles as well as
techniques such as Japanese cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Gastronomy Culinary logic, etc. Then, they adopt a specific
cooking style that suits them. In which they can further improve upon. However, when it comes to Yukihira Soma, he does things
quite differently. Soma doesn’t just learn but borrows other cooking techniques in order to improve on HIS OWN cooking style
. But don’t get it twisted. Borrowing techniques to enhance his own style is no easy feat. Because it takes a lot of Trial and
Error to adopt the necessary skills to improve his style. And this act stems from his amazing creative ability. If you didn’t know,
being creative takes a lot of Risks as well as Sacrifice. But most people aren’t willing to go that far because it’s more comfortable
to Play it Safe. That’s the reason Soma always puts himself in tough situations (like getting expelled). Because he’s constantly
thinking and evolving his cooking. In order to break away from ordinary cooking procedures. Which results in unorthodox, and
incredibly delicious dishes the school has never seen.
My Final Thoughts
If you love Food and adore Anime, then you will agree with the list I have put forth. Also, there are several people I omitted
from my list (for specific reasons). But these ones, truly represent my views on what a great chef should look like?. In addition,
one thing they all have in common is the fact that they all lOVE what they do. This always drives them to create amazing
dishes that put smiles on the faces of their family and other lucky customers.
There’s really nothing else to be said about this topic. Which is why I would love to hear your various opinions. Do you agree with
my Top 5 list Or do you think there are other chefs in anime who can destroy the ones listed above? (Would really love to know
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