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Chef Mao (Chinese: 卯师傅 Mǎo Shīfù) is an NPC in Liyue Harbor. He is Xiangling's father and a renowned chef who runs the Wanmin Restaurant.

Following a certain dialogue branch for the first time will give you four Black-Back Perch Stews.

Shop

Food and Ingredients

Item Item Mora.png Stock Total
Cost
Refreshes
Teyvat Fried Egg Teyvat Fried Egg 200
(180)
5 1,000
(900)
Daily
Fisherman's Toast Fisherman's Toast 1,025
(920)
5 5,125
(4,600)
Daily
Chicken-Mushroom Skewer Chicken-Mushroom Skewer 450
(405)
5 2,250
(2,025)
Daily
Flour Flour 150
(135)
10 1,500
(1,350)
Weekly
Sugar Sugar 450
(405)
10 4,500
(4,050)
Weekly
Sausage Sausage 840
(755)
10 8,400
(7,550)
Weekly
Ham Ham 630
(565)
10 6,300
(5,650)
Weekly
Fish Fish 240
(215)
10 2,400
(2,150)
Daily
Crab Crab 240
(215)
10 2,400
(2,150)
Daily
Bamboo Shoot Bamboo Shoot 240
(215)
10 2,400
(2,150)
Every 3 Days
Lotus Head Lotus Head 300
(270)
10 3,000
(2,700)
Every 3 Days
Matsutake Matsutake 300
(270)
10 3,000
(2,700)
Every 3 Days
Mushroom Mushroom 180
(160)
10 1,800
(1,600)
Every 3 Days
Carrot Carrot 260
(230)
10 2,600
(2,300)
Every 3 Days
Radish Radish 350
(315)
10 3,500
(3,150)
Every 3 Days
Jueyun Chili Jueyun Chili 1,000
(900)
5 5,000
(4,500)
Every 3 Days
Total cost for all items
55,175
(49,525)

Recipes

Item Item Mora.png Stock Total
Cost
Required
Adventure Rank
Recipe Recipe: Grilled Tiger Fish 1,250
(1,125)
1 1,250
(1,125)
10
Recipe Recipe: Rice Buns 1,250
(1,125)
1 1,250
(1,125)
10
Recipe Recipe: Jueyun Chili Chicken 2,500
(2,250)
1 2,500
(2,250)
15
Recipe Recipe: Crystal Shrimp 2,500
(2,250)
1 2,500
(2,250)
20
Recipe Recipe: Mint Salad 2,500
(2,250)
1 2,500
(2,250)
1
Recipe Recipe: Crab Roe Tofu 2,500
(2,250)
1 2,500
(2,250)
1
Recipe Recipe: Black-Back Perch Stew 5,000
(4,500)
1 5,000
(4,500)
30
Recipe Recipe: Squirrel Fish 5,000
(4,500)
1 5,000
(4,500)
35
Recipe Recipe: Come and Get It 5,000
(4,500)
1 5,000
(4,500)
40
Recipe Recipe: Triple-Layered Consommé 5,000
(4,500)
1 5,000
(4,500)
25
Recipe Recipe: Universal Peace 5,000
(4,500)
1 5,000
(4,500)
30
Recipe Recipe: Minty Meat Rolls 5,000
(4,500)
1 5,000
(4,500)
1
Total cost for all items
42,500
(38,250)

Brackets indicate cost after reputation discount.

Location

Profile

Personality

Mao loves cooking and is confident in his skills, claiming that anyone who eats at his restaurant will become an instant regular. Compared to many other chefs in Liyue, Mao does not have a discerning eye towards the Li or Yue cooking styles, stating that food exists to feed the hungry.

He is supportive of his daughter, having initially trained her in the culinary arts himself so that he could pass the restaurant down to her in the future. Upon realizing her talent, rather than keeping her pinned down at the restaurant, he allowed her to travel across Teyvat so she could find inspiration and perfect her art.

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Quests and Events

Story Quests

Events

Idle Quotes

During Moonlight Merriment

Dialogue

Chef Mao: Here for the Wanmin Restaurant experience? Hi, I'm Chef Mao. Everyone in Chihu Rock will have heard of me.
Icon Dialogue Restaurant.png Can I get food to-go?
Chef Mao: Sure! What do you feel like having?
(Opens the Wanmin Restaurant menu)
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Tell me more about the Wanmin Restaurant.
Chef Mao: Well, I'm the chef. I may not be quite the culinary legend that my daughter is, but you can be sure the Wanmin Restaurant is a cut above all those time-honored brands you see around!
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Your daughter?
Chef Mao: That's right — Xiangling! My dear daughter, and my best apprentice ever.
Chef Mao: I only taught Xiangling how to cook so that she could inherit the Wanmin Restaurant from me one day. I had no idea she'd turn out to be such a pro. Her abilities far exceed my own.
Chef Mao: But she's more than just an excellent chef. She has a real gift for innovation, she's constantly creating all these wonderful new dishes. That really sets her apart from what the time-honored brands do. And it makes her dishes all the more special for people who are used to traditional cuisine.
Chef Mao: I started to worry that the restaurant might be too constricting for her. So I sent her off for a while to do some exploring and perfect her art.
Chef Mao: If anyone is going to revolutionize Liyue cuisine in the future, it'll be her. No doubt about it!
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg How's business going?
Chef Mao: Oh, come on. How could business here at Wanmin Restaurant's be slow?
Chef Mao: One taste of our handiwork will turn most people into regulars.
Chef Mao: ...Speaking of regulars, we've had a young lady with a strange headdress come in pretty often lately. The vegetarian dishes on our menu seem quite to her taste.
Chef Mao: But I've noticed that she only ever orders the vegetarian dishes, and in very small amounts, too.
Chef Mao: I gave her a larger portion out of sympathy, but she seemed quite reluctant to accept it. Is she trying to maintain her physique? Young ladies nowadays really are serious about such things...
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Which type of cuisine do you do?
Chef Mao: Type of cuisine? Oh, we don't bother ourselves with that kind of thing here.
Chef Mao: Li style and Yue style are all Zhongyuan Chop Suey to us.
Chef Mao: We just concern ourselves with making the most delicious food imaginable using everyday ingredients, universally loved flavors, and truly excellent cooking.
Chef Mao: Food exists to feed the hungry. It's that simple. These people who go putting systems and frameworks around everything are just amateurs that are overcompensating... They don't understand what cooking is really all about.
Icon Dialogue Reward.svg Any recommendations?
Chef Mao: Black-Back Perch Stew is our signature dish. Sure, you might find it in other restaurants too, but I guarantee you it won't taste anywhere near as good as ours.
Chef Mao: A generous helping of fish, cooked with a special blend of chili oil made from Jueyun Chili and Violetgrass. Beautifully tender, bursting with flavor. I've never had a single complaint from anyone who's eaten it!
Chef Mao: ...It's a little spicy for some people, though, so not all would eat it in the first place.
Chef Mao: Why not have a taste? If you like it, you can always buy some more.
(Obtain Black-Back Perch Stew ×4)
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Goodbye.
Chef Mao: Take care now. Do visit again when you're feeling hungry!

Event Dialogue

Moonlight Merriment

(After completing Part II: Three to Get Ready, and Here We Go)
Chef Mao: Here for the Wanmin Restaurant experience? Hi, I'm Chef Mao. Everyone in Chihu Rock will have heard of me.
Chef Mao: My name might not be the most famous around, but my daughter Xiangling is the champion of this year's Masterful Chefs. Now hers is a name I'm sure everyone's heard of!
Chef Mao: Haha! That's my dear girl alright, our very own culinary genius. Her future is very bright indeed!

Trivia

Gallery

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.6
  • New Recipe: Rice Buns

Version 1.5

  • New Recipe: Crab Roe Tofu

Version 1.4

  • New Recipes: Mint Salad, Minty Meat Rolls

Version 1.2

  • New Cooking Ingredients: Fish, Crab, Bamboo Shoot, Lotus Head, Matsutake, Mushroom, Carrot, Radish, Jueyun Chili
  • New Recipes: Universal Peace

Version 1.0

  • Chef Mao and the Wanmin Restaurant shop were added.

References

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