Suikoden 3: Food Faq - Version 1.00.00

by Abraxas (balezur@hotmail.com)
Copyright  2002 Charles J Martin
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Ok...now truly done with the jargon...

News:

2:08 AM 11/20/2002
-Completed all 20 recipes with all 6 mixtures!  Some evaluatin regarding

11:43 PM 11/19/2002
-Started.  I currently have 17 recipes completed.  I don't have the numbers of
several of them.





I have always been a fan of the system of food in Suikoden II.  Anyone who has
taken the time to explore the food choices will come to realize that, in
Suikoden II, food is significantly cheaper and more efficient than medicine. 
In addition, the food typically included bonuses or status-changes!  It was a
win-win proposition.

Now, there's a food system, with recipes and spices, in Suikoden 3 as well. 
Since a FAQ hadn't been made before, I decided it was time to rectify the
situation.  Below is a list of many food items and what gets created when they
are mixed with each spice.

You will note, most recipe numbers are missing.  If you have them, or
guaranteed locations of a recipe not on this list, please email me at
<balezur@hotmail.com>.  You will be listed in my Thanks To section :)

Egg Roll (Recipe 1)
Nothing   - Egg Roll x4         - 150p  - 80hp
Sugar     - Thick Egg Roll x4   - 150p  - 80hp
Salt      - Scrambled Eggs x3   - 200p  - 100hp
Soy Sauce - EggsSunnySideUp x4  - 200p  - 70hp + cure sleep
Mayonaise - Mayo Egg x4         - 190p  - 90hp
Hot Sauce - Crab Rice Bowl x1   - 300p  - Flaming Arrows MGC

Nukazuke Pickles (Recipe 2)
Nothing   - Nukazuke Pickles x4 - 180p  - 90hp
Sugar     - Carrot Cake x6      - 150p  - 80hp
Salt      - Pickled Cucumber x4 - 190p  - 90hp
Soy Sauce - Pickled Cabbage x4  - 200p  - 90hp + cures silence
Mayonaise - Super Pickles x4    - 100p  - 150hp + poisons character(?!?)
Hot Sauce - Kimchi x4           - 200p  - 100hp

Tomato Soup (Recipe 3)
Nothing   - Tomato Soup x6      - 200p  - 70hp + cures poison
Sugar     - Tomato Juice x6     - 200p  - 70hp + cures poison
Salt      - Cherry Tomato x4    - 250p  - 90hp + cures poison
Soy Sauce - Tomato Miso Soup x4 - 250p  - 80hp + cures poison
Mayonaise - Tomato Salad x4     - 250p  - 90hp + cures poison
Hot Sauce - Ripe Tomato x4      - 250p  - 90hp + cures poison

Pork Bun (Recipe 4)
Nothing   - Pork Bun x9         - 300p  - 100hp
Sugar     - Peachy Bun x9       - 300p  - 100hp
Salt      - Salty Bun x9        - 350p  - 90hp + silences character
Soy Sauce - Mapo Bun x5         - 350p  - 150hp
Mayonaise - Takoyaki x5         - 350p  - 90hp + cures stun
Hot Sauce - Pizza Bun x7        - 350p  - 150hp

ButterSautedClam (Recipe 5)
Nothing   - ButterSautedClam x5 - 370p  - 110hp
Sugar     - Clam Chowder x5     - 370p  - 110hp
Salt      - Baked Scallops x3   - 400p  - 90hp + cures bull's-eye
Soy Sauce - Steamed Clams x2    - 450p  - 150hp + cures bull's-eye
Mayonaise - Mayo Shell Fish x3  - 420p  - 120hp + cures bull's-eye
Hot Sauce - Spicy Clam Soup x4  - 450p  - 100hp + 30% chance status change

Fried Noodles (Recipe 6)
Nothing   - Fried Noodles x6    - 450p  - 120hp
Sugar     - Kid's Meal x6       - 450p  - 120hp
Salt      - Veggie Noodles x6   - 450p  - 120hp
Soy Sauce - Thin Noodles x6     - 450p  - 120hp
Mayonaise - Okonomiyaki x6      - 450p  - 120hp
Hot Sauce - Yakisoba x6         - 450p  - 120hp

Skewered Chicken (Recipe 7)
Nothing   - Skewered Chicken x4 - 490p  - 130hp
Sugar     - Minced Chicken x4   - 490p  - 130hp
Salt      - ChickenCartilage x3 - 520p  - 200hp
Soy Sauce - Teriyaki Chicken x4 - 500p  - 150hp
Mayonaise - Chicken Salad x4    - 500p  - 130hp + cures silence
Hot Sauce - Karaya Chicken x5   - 520p  - 150hp + 30% chance of boost (!!!)

Ice Cream (Recipe 8)
Nothing   - Ice Cream x6        - 450p  - 120hp
Sugar     - Shaved Ice x6       - 500p  - 100hp + 30% chance of alert
Salt      - Tomato Ice Cream x6 - 500p  - 100hp + 60% chance of silence (?!?)
Soy Sauce - IceCreamTempura x6  - 500p  - 100hp + 30% chance of berserk
Mayonaise - Fried Ice Cream x6  - 500p  - 100hp + 30% chance of invincible
Hot Sauce - Grenade Ice x6      - 500p  - 100hp + 30% chance of boost (!!!)

Beef & Potatos (Recipe 9)
Nothing   - Beef & Potatos x4   - 600p  - 160hp
Sugar     - Soy Locusts x2      - 650p  - 250hp
Salt      - Mashed Potatoes x4  - 600p  - 150hp
Soy Sauce - Sukiyaki x4         - 600p  - 160hp
Mayonaise - Surprise Stew x4    - 550p  - 120hp
Hot Sauce - Spicy Pot Dish x1   - 700p  - Dancing Flame MGC

Cake (Recipe 10)
Nothing   - Cake x6             - 700p  - 160hp
Sugar     - Shortcake x6        - 700p  - 160hp
Salt      - Buttercake x6       - 800p  - 120hp + 60% chance of silence (?!?)
Soy Sauce - Black Cake x6       - 800p  - 120hp + 60% chance of alert
Mayonaise - Cheesecake x6       - 700p  - 160hp
Hot Sauce - Fire Cake x6        - 700p  - 160hp

Grilled Fish (Recipe 11)
Nothing   - Grilled Fish x5     - 750p  - 170hp
Sugar     - Taiyaki x4          - 800p  - 150hp + cures slowness
Salt      - PreservdMackerel x4 - 800p  - 150hp + 30% chance of silence (?!?)
Soy Sauce - Dried Fish x4       - 820p  - 150hp + cures poison
Mayonaise - Muniere x5          - 750p  - 170hp
Hot Sauce - RedHotGrilldFish x6 - 780p  - 160hp

Gratin (Recipe 12)
Nothing   - Gratin x4           - 900p  - 180hp
Sugar     - Apple Gratin x4     - 950p  - 150hp + 30% chance cure neg. status
Salt      - Salty Gratin x8     - 920p  - 150hp + Silence character
Soy Sauce - Crispy Gratin x4    - 900p  - 180hp
Mayonaise - Creamed Gratin x4   - 900p  - 180hp
Hot Sauce - Hot Gratin x4       - 920p  - 200hp

Lunch Box (Recipe 13)
Nothing   - Lunch Box x4        - 1000p - 190hp
Sugar     - Ladies' Lunch x4    - 1000p - 190hp
Salt      - Rice Meal x5        - 900p  - 180hp
Soy Sauce - Sashimi Meal x3     - 1500p - 250hp
Mayonaise - Fried-Prawn Meal x4 - 950p  - 170hp + character is invincible(!!!)
Hot Sauce - Chili Prawn Meal x4 - 950p  - 170hp + 30% chance of berserk

Hashed Beef&Rice (Recipe 14)
Nothing   - Hashed Beef&Rice x4 - 1200p - 200hp
Sugar     - Royal Tot Meal x9   - 1200p - 150hp (not a bad deal...)
Salt      - Salted beef x6      - 900p  - 200hp
Soy Sauce - Peppered Beef x4    - 1200p - 200hp
Mayonaise - Mayo Beef x3        - 1500p - 230hp
Hot Sauce - Curry Rice x2       - 1300p - 200hp + 60% berserk

Fried Rice (Recipe 15)
Nothing   - Fried Rice x4       - 1300p - 220hp
Sugar     - Shrimp Pilaf x4     - 1100p - 200hp
Salt      - Rice with Beans x4  - 1300p - 220hp
Soy Sauce - Mushroom Rice x4    - 1600p - 250hp
Mayonaise - Heavy Pilaf x4      - 1300p - 220hp
Hot Sauce - Paella x3           - 1500p - 190hp + cures positive status (?!?)

Ramen (Recipe 16)
Nothing   - Ramen x5            - 1300p - 220hp
Sugar     - Cold Ramen x4       - 1600p - 250hp
Salt      - Salty Ramen x4      - 1600p - 250hp
Soy Sauce - Soy Sauce Ramen x4  - 2000p - 200hp + cure all neg status
Mayonaise - Gourmet Ramen x4    - 1500p - 250hp
Hot Sauce - Spicy Ramen x4      - 1500p - 250hp

Tofu Hot Pot (Recipe 17)
Nothing   - Tofu Hot Pot x5     - 1500p - 280hp
Sugar     - Almond Tofu x6      - 1500p - 250hp
Salt      - Mixed Hot Pot x3    - 2200p - 250hp + 60% chance invincible
Soy Sauce - Shabu Shabu x4      - 1700p - 300hp
Mayonaise - Dark Hot Pot x4     - 2000p - 250hp + 30% chance status change
Hot Sauce - HotBeefTripeStew x4 - 1800p - 300hp

Full Course (Recipe 18)
Nothing   - Full Course x5      - 1700p - 300hp
Sugar     - Elf's Course x5     - 2300p - 280hp + 30% chance of alert
Salt      - Kobold's Course x7  - 2300p - 280hp + 60% chance of boost
Soy Sauce - Zexen's Course x5   - 2800p - 350hp
Mayonaise - Lizard's Course x4  - 2800p - 250hp + cures negative status
Hot Sauce - Karayan Special x5  - 2500p - 250hp + 30% chance of berserk

Special Stew (Recipe 19)
Nothing   - Special Stew x4     - 2500p - 250hp
Sugar     - Maple Syrup x4      - 3000p - 300hp + 30% chance of alert
Salt      - Adult Stew x4       - 3000p - 410hp
Soy Sauce - Clear Soup x6       - 2800p - 300hp
Mayonaise - Mild Stew x6        - 3000p - 350hp
Hot Sauce - Spicy Stew x4       - 2900p - 400hp

Chinese Banquet (Recipe 20)
Nothing   - Chinese Banquet x3  - 3000p - 400hp
Sugar     - Candy House x3      - 3000p - 400hp
Salt      - Salty Creation x2   - 3200p - 400hp
Soy Sauce - Tea Ceremony Set x3 - 2500p - 350hp
Mayonaise - Salad Platter x4    - 2800p - 380hp
Hot Sauce - Flaming Ocean SP x1 - 10000 - 60% chance of recovering from KO


Summary Thus Far

Cheapest Food
Egg Roll, Thick Egg Roll, and Carrot Cake each sell for 150 potch
...but they only give 80hp!
If any of those, go for Carrot Cake..it's x6

Most Expensive Food
Everything under chinese banquet is as expensive as you get.
Note the insane price of Flaming Ocean SP for 10000!

Bang!  (Best bang for your buck) - Most HP healed per potch spent,
For a single use
I hate to say it, efficiency leans heavily toward the cheapest...
In battle that just won't do.  And since it's even worse looking at true bang,
here's a bit better...

Addendum: Thanks to Pork Bun, there's something useful in this category!
Best Bang:
1. Pork Bun+Nothing   - Pork Bun x9
    300p  - 100hp
2. Pork Bun+Sugar     - Peachy Bun x9
    300p  - 100hp
3. Pork Bun+Hot Sauce - Pizza Bun x7
    350p  - 150hp
Yes, 100hp is very low, but the difference here is that these things are
actually more cash-efficient (if you use them fast enough) than medicine!
At ~3hp per potch, they're 6x more efficient than Med-D (not lookin at more
because it's not the point)


Most efficient at 200hp:
1. Salted beef x6      - 900p  - 200hp
2. ChickenCartilage x3 - 520p  - 200hp
Here, I have to give it all to Salted Beef.  At 200hp, it's efficient...
How does it compare to meds though?  Megamed D x4 at 800 heals 300hp...
So far, it seems like you shouldn't use food for healing at all!!!


Most efficient at 300hp:
1. Shabu Shabu x4 - 1700p - 300hp
2. HotBeefTripeStew x4 - 1800p - 300hp
Um... Megamed D anyone?  evne Megamed C :P

Most efficient at 400hp (as if we have to):
1. Chinese Banquet x3  - 3000p - 400hp
2. Candy House x3      - 3000p - 400hp
Guh!  If you desperately need non-rare items that heal major HP, go for it...

Most food!
1. Royal Tot Meal x9   - 1200p - 150hp
Tough call..this is expensive, but it might be worth it for 9 small heals!

Most efficient res items...
only 1..but needs looking at
Flaming Ocean SP x1 - 10000 - 60% chance of recovering from KO
whoa! 10000 potch!  And it comes in packs of 1
AND it's only a maybe-resurrection!
Why would we want this?  It's the only item in the game you can use to
raise the dead.  Great to heal someone who either ran out of Jizo's or
who doesn't have any at all... But it goes bad eventually... Yuck!


So what's food good for?
STATUS Effects!

These foods Berserk you:
1. IceCream+Soy Sauce - IceCreamTempura x6
     500p  - 100hp + 30% chance of berserk
2. HashedBeef&Rice+Hot Sauce - Curry Rice x2
     1300p - 200hp + 60% chance of berserk
3. Lunch Box+Hot Sauce - Chili Prawn Meal x4
     950p  - 170hp + 30% chance of berserk

Curry Rice is nice, but only 2 each?  Tempura seems better.  You can use it
for light healing, then be happy if it berserks you.


These foods "status change" you:
1. ButterSautedClams+Hot Sauce - Spicy Clam Soup x4
    450p  - 100hp + 30% chance status change
2. TofuHotPot+Mayonaise - Dark Hot Pot x4
    2000p - 250hp + 30% chance status change
Neither of these are so hot for efficiency.  If you can afford it, might as
well go for the Hot Pot, as it includes better healing.

These foods give "invincible" status:
1. Lunch Box+Mayonaise - Fried-Prawn Meal x4
    950p  - 170hp + character is invincible
2. IceCream+Mayonaise - Fried Ice Cream x6
    500p  - 100hp + 30% chance of invincible
3. TofuHotPot+Salt - Mixed Hot Pot x3
    2200p - 250hp + 60% chance invincible
Fried-Prawn is the best for this status, hands down.  Half-decent HP healing,
guaranteed invincible.  It's pretty much better in almost all respects than the
Hot Pot.

These foods give "boost" status:
(boost is stronger than invincible and always lasts exactly 3 rounds)
1. Skewered Chicken+Hot Sauce - Karaya Chicken x5
    520p  - 150hp + 30% chance of boost
2. Ice Cream+Hot Sauce - Grenade Ice x6
    500p  - 100hp + 30% chance of boost
3. Full Course+Salt - Kobold's Course x7
    2300p - 280hp + 60% chance of boost
Kobold's Course is the best for this, hands down.  It's a little pricy, but x7
and decent healing... Not for the penny-pincher, of course!

These foods cure various status:
1. Tomato Soup+Nothing - Tomato Soup x6
    200p  - 70hp + cures poison
2. Tomato Soup+Sugar - Tomato Juice x6
    200p  - 70hp + cures poison
3. Tomato Soup+Salt - Cherry Tomato x4
    250p  - 90hp + cures poison
4. Tomato Soup+Soy Sauce - Tomato Miso Soup x4
    250p  - 80hp + cures poison
5. Tomato Soup+Mayonaise - Tomato Salad x4
    250p  - 90hp + cures poison
6. Tomato Soup+Hot Sauce - Ripe Tomato x4
    250p  - 90hp + cures poison
7. Egg Roll+Soy Sauce - EggsSunnySideUp x4
    200p  - 70hp + cure sleep
8. Nukazuke Pickles+Soy Sauce - Pickled Cabbage x4
    200p  - 90hp + cures silence
9. Skewered Chicken+Mayonaise - Chicken Salad x4
    500p  - 130hp + cures silence
a. ButterSautedClams+Salt - Baked Scallops x3
    400p  - 90hp + cures bull's-eye
b. ButterSautedClams+Soy Sauce - Steamed Clams x2
    450p  - 150hp + cures bull's-eye
c. ButterSautedClams+Mayonaise - Mayo Shell Fish x3
    420p  - 120hp + cures bull's-eye
d. Grilled Fish+Sugar - Taiyaki x4
    800p  - 150hp + cures slowness
e. Grilled Fish+Soy Sauce - Dried Fish x4
    820p  - 150hp + cures poison
f. Ramen+Soy Sauce - Soy Sauce Ramen x4
    2000p - 200hp + cure all neg status
g. Gratin+Sugar - Apple Gratin x4
    950p  - 150hp + 30% chance cure neg. status
h. Pork Bun+Mayonaise - Takoyaki x5
    350p  - 90hp + cures stun
i. Full Course+Mayonaise - Lizard's Course x4
    2800p - 250hp + cures negative status

Several foods cause bad statuses, but will be left for future versions of the
faq, if at all!


Thanks To:

First, I have to thank the Goddess.
Second, my girlfriend heavn.... actually FIRST my girlfriend, and second the
Goddess... My girlfriend is that great!

...and a distant third, Konami, for making this game... :)

Emperor Magus (ICQ 61855744 from his public profile..don't have his email addy)
 - For info on recipes 4 and 18



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