Recipe #34 FAQ for Suikoden II
Written By: KatanaSoul
Version: Final
Date: August 25, 2002
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Table of Contents

1: What is Recipe #34 and why an FAQ just for it?
2: How to Acquire Recipe #34
3: The Uses of Recipe #34
4: Other Recipes
5: Credits

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1: What is Recipe #34 and why an FAQ just for it?

Recipe #34, also known as the Japanese Stew recipe, is a Recipe that is 
extremely hard to acquire in Suikoden II that is used in Hai Yo's 
restaurant to make items that do various things for your party, such as 
heal a characters HP and give your characters various status effects. 
The Recipe can also be used in the cook off mini game that you can 
participate in at random intervals during the game. You can recruit Hai 
Yo and have him open his restaurant by speaking with him on the balcony 
of your castle on the second floor to the right of the castle's bath 
area after the events in Two River.

The reason an FAQ is needed for just this recipe is that this recipe is 
very tricky to obtain, and in some cases impossible, unless you do 
certains things during your play through the game. In the next section 
I'll explain how to obtain this hard to come by recipe.

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2: How to acquire Recipe #34

Like I said in the above section, Recipe #34 is very tricky to obtain. 
Many people on the Suikoden II message boards at www.gamefaqs.com have 
claimed to obtained the Recipe its normal way, which it is dropped by 
the Yellow DoReMi Elf in the forest path of Greenhill the second time 
you enter to recapture Greenhill. But there are alot of people, 
including myself and every one of my friends that play Suikoden II, that 
have never had the recipe dropped before, even when using the hunter 
rune for hours at a time. After this recipe ruined my perfect game for 
about the 20th time I began to experiement with various ways of getting 
it. A friend of mine mentioned that it could have to do with how many 
recipes you have gotten previously, considering we both loved to acquire 
all the recipes as soon as possible during our play throughs this could 
have very play a factor in if the Yellow DoReMi Elf drops the recipe. So 
I began a play through only getting the recipes that you cannot get 
later in the game and low and behold when I reached the Greenhill forest 
path I got the recipe in the 3rd battle with the DoReMi Elves! So 
apparently the game looks at how many recipes you have (not including 
the ones Hai Yo comes with) and if you have too many the DoReMi elf will 
not drop the recipe. So below are the ONLY recipes you should pick up 
during your play through the game.

- Recipe #3 from Dr. Huan in Muse right after recruiting Tuta
- Recipe #16 shelf in Taki's House in Lakewest before recruiting her
- Recipe #20 from the cook in the Greenhill inn on visit as students

I'm not 100% sure that you have to get Recipe #20 on your first visit to 
Greenhill or not, but I got it on my playthrough along with the other 
two and still got Recipe #34. Below are some other tips on what to avoid 
while trying this method.

- Never buy Recipes in Rare Finds
- If an enemy drops a Recipe reset your game
- Refrain from searching shelves and talking to people in town, if you 
accidentally get a recipe from one of them, reset your game

If you try this and still have problems getting the Yellow DoReMi Elf to 
drop the recipe, try using the Hunter Rune. With the Hunter Rune 
attached to a characters weapon it garuntees that an enemy will drop an 
item if they successfully strike the enemy, the only problem with using 
it is that your character has a 1% chance to strike the enemy. This can 
be helped though by attaching a Long Range characters weapon with the 
Killer Rune. This will drastically increase the characters chance for a 
critical hit, which is a 100% chance for a hit if you get one. It works 
well on Long Range characters because they have not only a high chance 
for a critical hit to begin with, but they also have a high rate to 
attack more than one enemy, which if they do attack more than once it is 
a 100% chance for a hit. When you enter battle kill off all the DoReMi 
elves but the Yellow ones, you can achieve this faster by using the 
Lighting/Thunder runes or the Blinking Rune and then have all your 
characters but the one with the Hunter Rune defend and have the Hunter 
Rune character attack until they hit the enemy, this will garuntee that 
the elf will drop an item, which will most likely be Recipe #34. The 
following are ways to obtain the Hunter Rune, Killer Rune, and a list of 
long range characters.

Long Range Characters: Clive, Tengaar, Eilie, Rina, Tuta, Millie, 
Gabocha, Shilo, Kinnison, Meg, Ayda, Lo Wen, Sasuke, Stallion, Simone.

Killer Rune: Sasuke, Tai Ho, and Georg come with them attached. They 
area also dropped by the Woodpecker enemies in Ryube Forest.

Hunter Rune: There are only two places to get a Hunter Rune, you can get 
one after defeating the Beast Rune and returning to Kyaro Villiage and 
searching the Tree at the back of the Genkaku's Dojo. The other place to 
get one is the Statue Event. When you first recruit Jude from the 
Greenhill academy bring him the following plans.

Unicorn Plans #4: Inside chest in Rockaxe Castle

Turtle Plans #1: Dropped by Rockadillo enemy outside of Lakewest

Unicorn Plans #2: Inside chest on Rakutei Mountain

Unicorn Plans #3: Sculptor in Tinto

Tell Jude to build the statue like this:

- Body: Unicorn
- Tail: Turtle
- Legs: Unicorn
- Head: Unicorn

The statue will reward you with the Hunter Rune.

Well I think thats just about it on how to acquire the Recipe. I guess 
you are wondering though if the Recipe is really worth getting. Well if 
you are one of those gamers that has to have everything, than yes it is, 
if not you probably don't want to waste your time, Don't worry about the 
other recipes you can always go back and get them after you have acquire 
Recipe #34. I can't say that this method will work for everybody, but so 
far everybody that has tried it that I know it has worked for, It may be 
miss programming in the game that causes this, which Suikoden II is 
known for its horrid programming, or it could be a clever tactic used by 
Konami to make you think, who knows. The next section is on the uses of 
the Recipe.

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3: The Uses of Recipe #34

The only real use of the Recipe is the Hai Yo mini game and the various 
items you can make out of the recipe. It is a decent recipe to use 
during the mini game, especially if you get a judge that likes Japanese 
Food. Below are the various items you can make out of the recipe via Hai 
Yo's resturant and Ingredients. You'll need to make a menu out of the 
recipe before you can buy them.

Japanese Stew (No Ingredient)
Cost: 1000 Potch
Use: Restores an allys HP by 550

Sweet Tofu (Sugar)
Cost: 1000 Potch
Use: Restores an allys HP by 580

Bouillabaise (Salt)
Cost: 1100 Potch
Use: Restores an allys HP by 620

Shabu Shabu (Soy Sauce)
Cost: 1000 Potch
Use: Restores an allys HP by 600

Dark Stew (Mayonnaise)
Cost: 1000 Potch
Use: Heals an allys HP by 550 and can cause status effects, some good, 
some bad

Spicy Stew (Red Pepper)
Cost: 1000 Potch
Use: Heals an allys HP by 450

You'll need the following Ingredients to put the items on the menu:

- 1 Spinage Seeding
- 1 Calf
- 1 Shellfish
- 1 Sugar, Salt, Soy Sauce, Mayonnaise, Red Pepper (If needed for Item)

The Locations of the Ingrediants are as followed:

Spinage Seedlings:
- From the Winger Elder, Susu, in Two River after the events there
- Forest Villiage Elder after Tony is recruited
- Dropped by Eye Flower enemy outside of Greenhill (Post Recapture)

Calfs:

- Buy in Highway Villiage
- Buy in Drakemouth Villiage
- But in Highway Villiage after taking Rockaxe Castle

Shellfish:

In order to obtain shellfish for your resturant you need to fish with 
Yam Koo on the castle docks. After you catch the max number of Squid, 
Stonefish, blowfish, and whitefish before you can catch shellfish. Yam 
Koo will tell you when you have caught the max number of the fish.

Sugar:

- Buy in Trading Posts in Kobold Village, Highway and Forest Villiage

Salt:

- Buy in Trading Posts in Forest Villiage, South Window, and Rokkaku

Soy Sauce:

- Buy in Trading Posts in Rokkaku and Gregminster

Mayonnaise:

- Buy in Trading Posts in South Window, Kobold and Highway Villiages

Red Pepper:

- Buy in Trading Posts in Gregminster, Crom, and Rockaxe

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4: Other Recipes

Here are the locations of all the other recipes in Suikoden II.

Recipe #1: Hai Yo joins with it
Recipe #2: Win in Hai Yo's first mini game cook off
Recipe #3: Received from Huan in Muse after Tuta joins
Recipe #4: Hai Yo joins with it
Recipe #5: Cook in Coronet's Inn will give it to you
Recipe #6: Hai Yo joins with it
Recipe #7: Hai Yo joins with it
Recipe #8: Win in Hai Yo's second mini game cook off
Recipe #9: Bookself in a house in Kuskus
Recipe #10: Hai Yo joins with it
Recipe #11: Kuskus item shop rare find
Recipe #12: Dropped by Eagle Man enemy in Kobold Forest
Recipe #13: Kobold in Kobold Villiage Elder's house gives it to you
Recipe #14: Cook in Radat's bar will give it to you
Recipe #15: Hai Yo joins with it
Recipe #16: Bookshelf in Taki's house in Lakewest before she joins
Recipe #17: Win in Hai Yo's third mini game cook off
Recipe #18: Radat item shop rare find
Recipe #19: Win in Hai Yo's fourth mini game cook off
Recipe #20: Cook in Greehill's inn will give it to you
Recipe #21: Dropped by Land Shark enemy in Two River's Sewers
Recipe #22: Win in Hai Yo's sixth mini game cook off
Recipe #23: Two River item shop rare find
Recipe #24: Win in Hai Yo's fifth mini game cook off
Recipe #25: Greenhill item shop rare find
Recipe #26: Highway Villiage item shop rare find
Recipe #27: Win in Hai Yo's eigth mini game cook off
Recipe #28: Gregminster item shop rare find
Recipe #29: Dropped by Zombie Slug enemy in Matilda forest path
Recipe #30: Win in Hai Yo's seventh mini game cook off
Recipe #31: Kobold Villiage item shop rare find
Recipe #32: Kent's mother in Highway villiage after Dragon Quest
Recipe #33: Win in Hai Yo's tenth mini game cook off
Recipe #34: Long Story.....
Recipe #35: Muse item shop rare find (Post Recapture)
Recipe #36: Dropped by Highland enemy (Archer) in Rockaxe Castle
Recipe #37: Bookcase in Garudo's Room in Rockaxe Castle (Recaptured)
Recipe #38: Win in Hai Yo's eleventh mini game cook off
Recipe #39: (See Below)
Recipe #40: Win in Hai Yo's final mini game cook off

Recipe #39 can only be gotten if you have loaded your Suikoden I data 
and have done the Mcdohl side quest in Banner Villiage. If you have 
already beaten Lester in Hai Yo's mini game than Gremio will never give 
you the recipe, wait until after you have done the side quest then do 
the cook off with Lester, aftewards Lester will tell Hai Yo about 
Gremio's special stew. Return to Gregminster after that and speak with 
Gremio and he'll give you Recipe #39.

Well thats it for my FAQ on Recipe #34, I hope this helped some of the 
people that have gotten many headaches trying to get this recipe.

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5: Credits

- Myself for typing this FAQ and the many many many times I played 
through Suikoden II just to make sure this method wasn't a coincidence.

- The People at www.suikosource.com and all of my friends whom had also 
tried the same method and proved I wasn't the only one getting these 
results.

- CjayC at www.gamefaqs.com for not only excepting this FAQ, but for 
creating the best site on the net.

- You the viewer of my FAQ, thanks for viewing my work. Drop me a line 
sometime.

~Fin~