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Cooking is a Crafting Method players can use to create Food and process ingredients at stoves.

Cooking can be done at stoves located in cities like Mondstadt and Liyue, at numerous campfires that can be found in the open world, as well as with the one-use forged consumable Adepti Seeker's Stove. Campfires and stoves that are put out must be lit by Pyro in order to cook. Anemo, Cryo, Electro, Geo and Hydro effects, including rainy weather, (due to Swirl, Melt, Overloaded, Crystallize and Vaporize, respectively) can extinguish both campfires and stoves, preventing cooking.

Some characters have special passive Talents that give them a chance to double the output received when they are the character selected and perform a perfect cook. Characters also have a specific character linked special dish they have a 25/20/15% chance to obtain depending on the rarity of the food (1/2/3 star respectively) while cooking a specific dish when they are the character selected.

The Raiden Shogun is the only character that is unable to cook.

Manual Cooking

Manual cooking

When a player first learns a new dish, they must become proficient in making that dish by manually cooking it perfectly a certain amount of times before being able to auto cook it. Manually cooking requires the player to stop the cooking timer when the indicator is in the correct position.

Different Food Qualities

The location the indicator is stopped at affects the potency of the dish cooked:

  • The orange section will result in a Delicious Dish that gives the maximum food effect, and increases proficiency.
  • The yellow section will resulting in a Regular Dish that gives an average effect.
  • The gray section will result in a Suspicious Dish that gives the lowest possible food effect.

You can exit out of this minigame to avoid using the ingredients if you do not wish to cook.

Note: There is a hidden Achievement for cooking 10 suspicious dishes.


Each food item has its own proficiency, once an item is cooked perfectly enough times the proficiency will max out and you will be able to auto cook. Auto bulk cooking cannot be cancelled and will always result in either the Delicious version of that item and also has the usual chance rolled individually multiple times for doubled output and special dishes if the correct character is used.

The max number of dishes that can be auto-cooked at the same time is 99 (to cook more, the auto-cook function will have to be used more than once).

Starting in Version 1.4, players can switch back to manual cooking even after the proficiency is maxed out. This allows players to access dialogue and achievements that require Suspicious and normal dishes even if players have only cooked perfectly and already maxed out dishes' proficiencies.

The max proficiency for each dish depends on the rarity of the dish being made:

Dish Rarity Max Proficiency
1 Star 5
2 Stars 10
3 Stars 15
4 Stars 20
5 Stars 25

Special Dishes

A character able to cook a special dish

While cooking, you may open the character selection to select a character that can make a special dish.

Characters' special dishes are of an even higher quality than Delicious dishes, giving even higher bonuses/stats when eaten, making them desirable.

Special dishes have a low chance of being made through both automatic and manual cooking. This chance also applies to Normal and even Suspicious variants of the recipe. Thus, it is possible to get Special Dishes even when failing manual cooking.

List of Special Dishes

There are 44 Special Dishes:

Special Dish Base Dish Character
Woodland Dream Woodland Dream Sunshine Sprat Sunshine Sprat Albedo Albedo
Satiety Gel Satiety Gel Mint Jelly Mint Jelly Aloy Aloy
Outrider's Champion Steak! Outrider's Champion Steak! Steak Steak Amber Amber
Way of the Strong Way of the Strong Mixed Yakisoba Mixed Yakisoba Arataki Itto Arataki Itto
Spicy Stew Spicy Stew Cream Stew Cream Stew Barbara Barbara
Flash-Fried Filet Flash-Fried Filet Stir-Fried Filet Stir-Fried Filet Beidou Beidou
Teyvat Charred Egg Teyvat Charred Egg Teyvat Fried Egg Teyvat Fried Egg Bennett Bennett
Cold Noodles with Mountain Delicacies Cold Noodles with Mountain Delicacies Noodles with Mountain Delicacies Noodles with Mountain Delicacies Chongyun Chongyun
"Once Upon a Time in Mondstadt" "Once Upon a Time in Mondstadt" "Pile 'Em Up" "Pile 'Em Up" Diluc Diluc
Definitely Not Bar Food! Definitely Not Bar Food! Mondstadt Grilled Fish Mondstadt Grilled Fish Diona Diona
Stormcrest Pie Stormcrest Pie Moon Pie Moon Pie Eula Eula
Die Heilige Sinfonie Die Heilige Sinfonie Cold Cut Platter Cold Cut Platter Fischl Fischl
Prosperous Peace Prosperous Peace Universal Peace Universal Peace Ganyu Ganyu
Victorious Legend Victorious Legend Tonkotsu Ramen Tonkotsu Ramen Gorou Gorou
Ghostly March Ghostly March Vegetarian Abalone Vegetarian Abalone Hu Tao Hu Tao
Invigorating Pizza Invigorating Pizza Mushroom Pizza Mushroom Pizza Jean Jean
All-Weather Beauty All-Weather Beauty Dry-Braised Salted Fish Dry-Braised Salted Fish Kaedehara Kazuha Kaedehara Kazuha
Fruity Skewers Fruity Skewers Chicken-Mushroom Skewer Chicken-Mushroom Skewer Kaeya Kaeya
"Snow on the Hearth" "Snow on the Hearth" Sakura Mochi Sakura Mochi Kamisato Ayaka Kamisato Ayaka
Survival Grilled Fish Survival Grilled Fish Grilled Tiger Fish Grilled Tiger Fish Keqing Keqing
Fish-Flavored Toast Fish-Flavored Toast Fisherman's Toast Fisherman's Toast Klee Klee
Faith Eternal Faith Eternal Egg Roll Egg Roll Kujou Sara Kujou Sara
Mysterious Bolognese Mysterious Bolognese Flaming Red Bolognese Flaming Red Bolognese Lisa Lisa
Der Weisheit Letzter Schluss (Life) Der Weisheit Letzter Schluss (Life) Satisfying Salad Satisfying Salad Mona Mona
Qiankun Mora Meat Qiankun Mora Meat Mora Meat Mora Meat Ningguang Ningguang
Lighter-Than-Air Pancake Lighter-Than-Air Pancake Tea Break Pancake Tea Break Pancake Noelle Noelle
No Tomorrow No Tomorrow Come and Get It Come and Get It Qiqi Qiqi
Puppy-Paw Hash Brown Puppy-Paw Hash Brown Mondstadt Hash Brown Mondstadt Hash Brown Razor Razor
Dinner of Judgment Dinner of Judgment Sweet Madame Sweet Madame Rosaria Rosaria
A Stunning Stratagem A Stunning Stratagem Bird Egg Sushi Bird Egg Sushi Sangonomiya Kokomi Sangonomiya Kokomi
Dizziness-Be-Gone no Jutsu Version 2.0 Dizziness-Be-Gone no Jutsu Version 2.0 Onigiri Onigiri Sayu Sayu
Heartstring Noodles Heartstring Noodles Dragon Beard Noodles Dragon Beard Noodles Shenhe Shenhe
Nutritious Meal (V.593) Nutritious Meal (V.593) Crab, Ham & Veggie Bake Crab, Ham & Veggie Bake Sucrose Sucrose
A Prize Catch A Prize Catch Calla Lily Seafood Soup Calla Lily Seafood Soup Tartaglia Tartaglia
"Warmth" "Warmth" Miso Soup Miso Soup Thoma Thoma
A Buoyant Breeze A Buoyant Breeze Barbatos Ratatouille Barbatos Ratatouille Venti Venti
Wanmin Restaurant's Boiled Fish Wanmin Restaurant's Boiled Fish Black-Back Perch Stew Black-Back Perch Stew Xiangling Xiangling
"Sweet Dream" "Sweet Dream" Almond Tofu Almond Tofu Xiao Xiao
All-Delicacy Parcels All-Delicacy Parcels Crystal Shrimp Crystal Shrimp Xingqiu Xingqiu
Rockin' Riffin' Chicken! Rockin' Riffin' Chicken! Jueyun Chili Chicken Jueyun Chili Chicken Xinyan Xinyan
"My Way" "My Way" Crab Roe Tofu Crab Roe Tofu Yanfei Yanfei
Summer Festival Fish Summer Festival Fish Tricolor Dango Tricolor Dango Yoimiya Yoimiya
Cloud-Shrouded Jade Cloud-Shrouded Jade Lotus Seed and Bird Egg Soup Lotus Seed and Bird Egg Soup Yun Jin Yun Jin
Slow-Cooked Bamboo Shoot Soup Slow-Cooked Bamboo Shoot Soup Bamboo Shoot Soup Bamboo Shoot Soup Zhongli Zhongli

Character Bonuses

Certain characters have Talents that provides a bonus while performing cooking: 8 Talents match the category selection:

Character Name Description Type
Xinyan Xinyan A Rad Recipe A Rad Recipe When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product. Utility Passive
Xiangling Xiangling Chef de Cuisine Chef de Cuisine When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on an ATK-boosting dish, Xiangling has a 12% chance to receive double the product. Utility Passive
Diona Diona Complimentary Bar Food Complimentary Bar Food When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, Diona has a 12% chance to obtain double the product. Utility Passive
Jean Jean Guiding Breeze Guiding Breeze When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, Jean has a 12% chance to obtain double the product. Utility Passive
Yun Jin Yun Jin Light Nourishment Light Nourishment When Perfect Cooking is achieved on Food with Adventure-related effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product. Utility Passive
Noelle Noelle Maid's Knighthood Maid's Knighthood When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Noelle has a 12% chance to obtain double the product. Utility Passive
Hu Tao Hu Tao The More the Merrier The More the Merrier When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has a 18% chance to receive an additional "Suspicious" dish of the same type. Utility Passive
Barbara Barbara With My Whole Heart♪ With My Whole Heart♪ When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, Barbara has a 12% chance to obtain double the product. Utility Passive


  • Wonders of the World
    • "If you put your heart into it..." - Cook 1 suspicious-tasting dish.
    • "...anyone can be a gourmet." - Cook 10 suspicious-tasting dishes.
  • The Art of Adventure
    • Survival Expert - Learn 10/20/40 Recipes.
    • Star Chef - Master 10/20/40 Recipes.

Video Guides

Cooking Guide

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.4
  • Manual cooking can be selected even when auto cooking is unlocked.

Version 1.1

  • Cooking Special Dishes with character text changed.
    • Old: May obtain special dishes
    • New: May make a special dish

Version 1.0

  • Cooking was released.