The Best Recipes for Buffs
Luck: Lucky Lunch
Fishing: Dish O' The Sea
Combat: Roots Platter
Early Game Energy and Health: Chowder and/or Farmer's Lunch
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Use one Kitchen Exclusively for Sushi (Maki Roll and Sashimi)
Okay, so maybe not exclusively but you don't don't want to make any recipe that uses any fish when you have higher value fish in your refrigerator or inventory. Here's a list of fish that should be stored separately (or sold instead):
- Sardine (Dish O' The Sea)
- Flounder (Seafoam Pudding)
- Midnight Carp (Seafoam Pudding)
- Lobster (*)
- Crab (*)
- Shrimp (Tom Kha Soup)
(*) denotes you're better off selling the ingredient instead of using it for cooking.
With the introduction of Ginger Island, you get access to a second kitchen -- use that kitchen for Maki Roll and Sashimi. Both of these recipes use Any Fish as an ingredient which makes it too easy to accidentally use the fish you want to use for other recipes instead (particularly Sardines for Dish O' The Sea and Sea Cucumber for Lucky Lunch).