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Tales Of Vesperia Guide: How To Get All Recipes, Wonder Chef Locations

Want to know how to get all of the recipes in Tales of Vesperia? Well, here they are.

by Jelani James

Are gel costs preventing you from buying other things like weapon and armor in Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition? Then why not make use of the cooking mechanic to keep your party’s wallets as full as their stomachs?

What Is Cooking?

Unlocked early on in Quoi Woods, cooking is exactly what it sounds like — you use ingredients that you find or buy in order to make food for your party to eat, recovering HP/TP or gaining stat buffs in the process.

From there, there are several things to take note of:

  • You can only cook once between battles, regardless of whether the attempt was successful.
  • Up to four different dishes can be selected as shortcuts, allowing you to cook immediately after a battle ends.
  • Any character (except for Repede) can make any dish they want, getting better every time they make it.
  • Each character has their own preferences (Raven doesn’t like desserts, for instance) which dictate whether they’ll get extra benefits from whatever they just ate or only a portion of them.
  • The effectiveness of any given recipe diminishes after repeated use, thus providing incentive to make use of multiple dishes. You know, maintaining a balanced diet and all that.

Beyond all that, the only thing you concern you’ll have is getting more recipes because the first one you get quickly loses effectiveness and provides no additional benefits.

How Do I Get New Recipes?


You have two options if you want to obtain new recipes, either:

  1. Cook a certain dish with a specific character until a new one is unlocked.
  2. Find the Wonder Chef disguised as various objects throughout the game.

For the sake of simplicity, I’ll list the recipes that can be unlocked through these methods before listing all the recipes, ingredients and effects:

Unlockable via Recipe

RecipeRequirement To Unlock
Rice BallEstelle / Sandwich
Beef BowlYuri / Rice Ball
Pork StewRaven / Beef Bowl
Japanese StewJudith / Pork Stew
SukiyakiJudith / Japanese Stew
Omelette RiceKarol / Beef Bowl
Meat SauceKarol / Omelette Rice
PuddingYuri / Sorbet
CakeYuri / Pudding
SashimiRaven / Salad
SushiKarol / Sashimi
Scottish EggEstelle / Fried Chicken and Fries
OkonomiyakiRaven / Scottish Egg
Vegetable Stir FryRita / Salad
Soup NoodlesRaven / Vegetable Stir Fry
Miso SoupEstelle / Minestrone Soup
Clam ChowderEstelle / Miso Soup
Fruit ParfaitRita / Crepe
Pork Miso SoupEstelle / Vichyssoise
Udon Noodles Hot PotYuri / Pork Miso Soup
TempuraJudith / Croquette
SteakFlynn/Salisbury Steak
Beef StewFlynn/Cream Stew
Fisherman’s Hot PotPatty/Seafood Bowl


Unlockable via Wonder Chef 

Salisbury SteakAspioDisguised as a jumping daikon in the bottom left hand corner outside the town’s gates.
SorbetCapua NorDisguised as a yellow duck past the inn at the
right of the ticket station.
Fried Chicken and FriesCapua TorimDisguised as a hopping blue fish right next to the lighthouse.
Fish with Miso SauceHeliordDisguised as a teruteru bouzu doll hanging at the back of the room where Yuri is interrogated in.
Minestrone SoupDahngrestDisguised as a golden egg directly to the right of the entrance to the Don’s room.
SaladGhasfarostDisguised as a pinwheel in the middle of the tower where you activate the gears.
Kebab SandwichNordopolicaDisguised as a jiggling trophy to the right of the entrance inside the
colosseum registration hallway.
CurryMantaicDisguised as a cactus between two palm trees.
CroquetteYormgenDisguised as a statue inside of the inn between the partitions and the beds.
Cream StewMyozoroDisguised as an ice cream cone in the southeastern part of the city.
VichyssoiseNam Cobanda IsleDisguised as a wooden cutout painted with the Wonder Chef outfit behind the ticket exchange Antlionz.
CrepeAurnionDisguised as a scarecrow in the far east part of town.
Mabo CurryNordopolicaMabo Curry


Full Recipe List

HP Recovery

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Sandwich10%Bread, EggDefault Recipe
Beef Bowl20%, Cures PoisonBeef, Onion, RiceYuri/Rice Ball
Curry30%Carrot, Meat, Onion, Potato, RiceWonder Chef/Mantaic
Cream Stew40%Carrot, Chicken, Milk, Onion, PotatoWonder Chef: Myozoro
Udon Noodles Hot Pot50%Egg, Napa Cabbage, Shiitake, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky FlourYuri/Pork Miso Soup


TP Recovery

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Sorbet10%Fruit, MilkWonder Chef/Capua Nor
Pudding20%Egg, MilkYuri/Sorbet
Cake30%Egg, Milk, Strawberry Yuri/Pudding
Crepe40%Banana, Egg, Kiwifruit, MilkWonder Chef/Aurnion
Fruit Parfait50%Egg, Fruit, MilkRita/Crepe


HP and TP Recovery

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Rice Ball5%Dried Seaweed, Rice, SalmonEstelle/Sandwich
Omelette Rice10%, Cures PetrifyEgg, Chicken, Onion, RiceKarol/Beef Bowl
Meat Sauce15%, Cures all negative status effectsOnion, Pork, Sticky Flour, TomatoKarol/Omelette Rice
Mabo Curry20%, Revives from K.O.Onion, Potato, Rice, Tofu, TomatoWonder Chef/Nordopolica


Attack Bonus

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Salisbury Steak3%, 5% HPBeef, Egg, OnionWonder Chef/Aspio
Pork Stew5%, 5% HPKelp, Pork, RadishRaven/Beef Bowl
Kebab Sandwich7%, 5% HPBread, Beef, Lettuce, TomatoWonder Chef/Nordopolica
Steak10%, 5% HPBeef, PotatoFlynn/Salisbury Steak
Sukiyaki15%, 5% HPBeef, Napa Cabbage, Shiitake, Tofu, EggJudith/Japanese Stew


Defense Boost

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Fish With Miso Sauce5%, 5% HPRice, Mackerel, MisoWonder Chef/Heliord
Sashimi10%, 5% HPTuna, Mackerel, Salmon, Scallop, SquidRaven/Salad
Seafood Bowl15%, 5% HPRice, Tuna, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, CucumberWoman Near Inn/Capua Torim
Fisherman’s Hot Pot20%, 5% HPSalmon, Cabbage, Onion, Carrot, Shiitake, MisoPatty/Seafood Bowl
Sushi25%, 5% HPRice, Fish, Dried Seaweed, KelpKarol/Sashimi


Magic Boost

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Fried Chicken And Fries10%, 5% HPChicken, PotatoWonder Chef/Capua Torim
Scottish Egg20%, 5% HPMeat, Egg, TomatoEstelle/Fried Chicken And Fries
Croquette30%, 5% HPMeat, Potato, OnionWonder Chef/Yormgen
Okonomiyaki40%, 5% HPMeat, Sticky Flour, Egg, Shrimp, Squid, CabbageRaven/Scottish Egg
Tempura50%, 5% HPVegetable, Sticky Flour, Shrimp, Squid, Egg, ChickenJudith/Croquette


Magic Defense Boost

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Minestrone Soup20%, 5% HPOnion, TomatoWonder Chef/Dahngrest
Miso Soup40%, 5% HPTofu, Onion, MisoEstelle/Minestrone Soup
Clam Chowder60%, 5% HPOnion, Scallop, PotatoEstelle/Miso Soup
Vichyssoise80%, 5% HPSticky Flour, Milk, PotatoWonder Chef/Nam Codanda
Pork Miso Soup100%, 5% HPPork, Tofu, Carrot, MisoEstelle/Vichyssoise


Speed Boost

RecipeEffectIngredientsMethod To Unlock
Salad2000, 5% HPLettuce, Tomato, CucumberWonder Chef/Ghasfarost
Japanese Stew2200, 5% HPRadish, Squid, KelpJudith/Pork Stew
Vegetable Stir Fry2400, 5% HPMeat, Cabbage, Onion, CarrotRita/Salad
Beef Stew2600, 5% HPBeef, Onion, Carrot, PotatoFlynn/Cream Stew
Soup Noodles2800, 5% HPSticky Flour, Pork, Cabbage, Onion, CarrotRaven/Vegetable Stir Fry


Dog Food

RecipeEffectIngredientMethod To Unlock
Dog Food1% HP/TP, Humor, ShameAnyRepede/All


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