Food plays a significant role in the anime Your Name, both literally and symbolically making this Your Name recipes article a must-read for the fans of the show. Taki and Mitsuha eat many different foods throughout the movie, including ramen, onigiri, yakitori, taiyaki, and dango.
These foods are all common Japanese dishes, and they represent the characters’ everyday lives, quite similar to how One Piece fashioned their food according to the lives of pirates.
On a symbolic level, food also represents the connection between Taki and Mitsuha. When they switch bodies, they can taste each other’s food. This allows them to experience each other’s lives in a more intimate way. For example, when Taki eats Mitsuha’s omurice, he is also tasting her hopes and dreams. Here are some recipes that you too can try out to feel like a character in the movie-
How to Recreate Your Name Recipes at Home
3. Croquette Sandwich
- White bread
- Boiled eggs
- Black pepper
- Cooking oil
- Mash boiled eggs and season with salt and pepper.
- Add mayonnaise and mix.
- Fry the croquettes and drain excess oil in a paper towel.
- Remove the crusts from the bread then slice diagonally.
- Cut lettuce following the shape and size of the bread.
- Layer a thin spread of mustard, lettuce, and egg salad on both slices of bread.
- Place in the two croquettes and put the two bread slices together.
2. Soufflé Pancakes
- One egg
- 10 g granulated sugar
- 15 g all-purpose flour
- 1 g baking powder
- 10 ml milk / plant-based milk
- Toppings of your choice- mango, pineapple, raspberry, blueberry, vanilla ice cream, butter, or/and maple syrup.
- Crack the eggs and separate the yolks from the whites. Chill the egg whites in the freezer.
- Add the milk to the egg yolks, and sift in the flour and baking powder. Then mix well.
- Take the egg whites from the freezer and lightly beat them with a hand mixer.
- Add the granulated sugar and beat them until stiff peaks form. The key is to beat it at high speed at first and then at low speed at the end to get a fine texture.
- Add 1/3 of the meringue to the egg yolk batter and mix well. Add the rest of the meringue and fold gently. It’s okay if there are a few lumps of meringue left.
- Heat a frying pan and coat with butter or vegetable oil of your choice.
- Using a small ladle, place the dough on the pan. Cook over low heat. If you make a mold with parchment paper, you can make beautiful circular pancakes.
- Add 1 tbsp water, cover with a lid, and steam over low heat.
- When the top of the dough becomes lightly firm and does not stick to the spatula, turn it over.
- Add 1 tbsp of water again, cover with a lid and steam.
- Touch the sides of the dough with a spatula, and if the dough is firm, place it on a plate (if you made a mold out of parchment paper, remove the mold at this point). Be careful not to burn yourself.
- Top with raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango (or peach), ice cream, butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar of your choice.
1. Takayama Ramen
- 1500 ml chicken broth homemade
- 1 dashi pack ( powder)
- 40 ml dark soy sauce
- 5 g bonito flakes dried tuna
- 1 tbsp mirin
- Spring onions
- Bamboo shoots
- Boiled egg
- In a medium pot warm up your homemade stock.
- Add dark soy sauce, mirin, and half a pack of dashi powder. Cook on a tiny heat for 20 min.
- Add bonito flakes and cook for another 20 minutes.
- Check for flavor and add more dashi granules if necessary.
- When ramen is ready, strain it through the sieve.
- Add noodles in a deep bowl, pour ramen in, and add toppings.
- Boil the water and pour it into a medium pot. Add salt.
- Turn on the gas and adjust it to a small flame.
- Add eggs and cook eggs on a small heat for 7 minutes and 15 seconds.
- After this time immediately pour away hot water and run cold water on eggs.
- Eggs should be creamy and the yolk should be half boiled.
Food in anime always looks so delicious and perfect, it’s almost like it’s not even real. Sometimes I wonder if anime food is actually from another dimension, where the food is even tastier and more beautiful than on Earth. Well, until we can taste real anime food, we can get by with these recipes.
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