Food Fantasy Guide, Quick Tips, & All Recipes

Food Fantasy Guide
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Food Fantasy just released for iOS and Android, a surprisingly complex and well-produced RPG/Restaurant Simulator. I’ve been impressed with it so I decided to start collecting info to help other players, especially in light of how complicated it is.

You can stop by my Discord server to chat about Food Fantasy. We have a guild (mostly) just for members of my Discord! You can also support my guides on Patreon!

This guide is a Work In Progress (Food Fantasy just came out after all), but as always feel free to ask questions, share info, or just chat about Food Fantasy in the Comments below! I’ll be updating as I play and figure things out.

Game Info

Title: Food Fantasy
Platform: Android & iOS
Language: Japanese, English
Release date: 2018-07-24
Developer: Elex
Price: Free with IAP/Gachapon. No ads.
Genre: JRPG/Restaurant Simulator
Filesize: 1.3GB (installed and updated)
Always Online: Yes, persistent internet connection required
Gambling element: Yes (standard character Gachapon a la FateGO etc)
Battery Drain: High

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Updates

Events

Current time-limited events for Food Fantasy are announced when you open the game, and can be confirmed from the Events tab on the main menu (simple enough).

Blessings

2018-08-15 to 2018-08-23

You have 8 days to complete 4 sets of daily missions to get a special Tangyuan skin: Bountiful Gold. You’ll unlock the skin even if you don’t have Tangyuan. Some missions aren’t possible at extremely low player levels, so level up fast if you just started.

The daily missions (at least for day one) are easy, here they are:

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  • Enter Catacombs twice
  • Use experience potions (any kind) 5 times in Food Souls menu
  • Complete 2 Public Orders (the red orders that appear 3 times a day). Doesn’t have to be with the perfect chest bonus.
  • Complete Replenish missions under Trials 3 times
  • Complete Airship once
  • Clear 5 Rubes from Restaurants
    • Use the Friends tab in Restaurant to find friends with rubes (the ghost in the chef hat) to clear. You can clear 10 for free daily for free tips and to help friends. You do NOT need the expensive gloves to do this, they are a waste.

You can, but probably won’t need to, consume 400 gems to buy a completion point (4 needed for the skin) after the 4th day. It’s just to catch up people who missed days. Play daily and these look easy so far.

Happy Cheers

2018-08-13 to 2018-08-19

Spend extremely large amounts of crystals to get underwhelming rewards. A whale hunting event at its worst. The 1000 crystals reward is attainable though, especially for those with the monthly subscription pack(s). Note that the final reward costs over $1000 worth of crystals and STILL isn’t enough to summon Toso.

Best things to spend crystals on IMO are team/Fallen Angel slots (until they cost 800), and summoning for Toso/Sweet Tofu in the limited gacha.

Brewing Fine Wine

2018-08-13 to 2018-08-19

A separate gachapon is added to the Summon tab, with 1.5% rate for Toso and 3.5%? for Sweet Tofu. Sweet Tofu will be re-added to gacha later, unclear if Toso will be available in the future from a non-gacha method.

Sweet Tofu is a particularly good healer, the only SR healer that beats Milk even at 0 stars. As always, ignore any advice to pull 6 summons only or to use “summon codes”, these do not work. The listed gacha rates are all there is.

15 Days Of Sign In 

Time: From creating your account until 18 days after

Get Brownie, a special Brownie Skin, and some other goodies by logging in daily 15 times in the first 18 days.

New Player Benefits (Foie Gras)

Time: From creating your account until 20 days later

For the first 20 days after you start playing, you’ll unlock daily challenges for smaller rewards, and if all 9 days worth of challenges are completed, you’ll get Foie Gras, an UR Food Soul. There’s a “benefits” button on the main menu you can track this in.

Don’t expect to finish each ‘day’ of challenges in one day though; they unlock day by day but don’t have to be completed until the 20 days are up. The challenges can be pretty tough when first unlocked, so just focus on steady progress through the game to make sure you can achieve them.

The challenges are a pretty good way to learn the game too, so while you can’t unlock everything the day you unlock it, keep them in mind and try to complete them as you can, both to learn the game and to earn your UR!

Expired Food Fantasy Events
Labor Away!

2018-08-08 through 2018-08-14

Get Receipt items with every completed delivery order. Exchange them for restaurant decor before the event ends. Leftover receipts will be lost at the end of the event.

This one looks pretty hard to complete, and pretty meh items IMO. I wouldn’t recommend getting too torn up over almost certainly missing out on items. Public Orders still only give one receipt.

Flavor of Love

Time: 2018-08-03 through 2018-08-09

Get 1 free spin and up to 20 paid spins (diamonds). Can get a special Chocolate skin (Bavarian) and other rewards. Spins not used roll over to the next day, but expire at the end of the event. 

Newbie Benefits

Earn SR shards by buying IAPs exactly equalling the values in the event tab. For example, buying a $15 IAP doesn’t match the event, so you get nothing at all. I contacted support and yes, this is a “feature”, and I feel a little scammed. Buying a $1 IAP worked as advertised however. 

Promise of Youth 

Time 2018-08-08 

Eggette and Pineapple Cake added to card pool. Their rate is 1.50% instead of the usual 0.95% for an SR, looks like a brief rate up.

Food Feast

Time: 2018-08-02 through 2018-08-07

Get free Exquisite dishes and other rewards daily.

Spring Blossoms Among The Night

Time: 2018-07-24 through 2018-08-1

Complete any combat stages to collect Pedals. Use the pedals to earn rewards at the Event menu.

You can get a special Adventure Sakura Skin for a very high number of pedals, or more generic reward items.

Desert Party

Expired

Time: 2018-07-24 through 2018-07-30

Get 1 Gingerbread Man each time you summon a Food Soul during the event period. Exchange them in the Event menu for Chocolate Shards or other rewards. 

Chocolate is obviously the where your first Gingerbread should go, should you get enough, so you can summon him. You need 60 Gingerbread (he requires 60 shards as an UR), so it will likely take you most of the event to get enough. If in doubt, consider not spending gingerbread until the last day to see if you have enough, and spend them elsewhere if you can’t get enough for the summon.

Gingerbread Men not used when the event ends are lost. Use them!

Sweet Temptations

Expired

Time: 2018-07-24 through 2018-07-30

A standard Gachapon “rate up” event for two characters, Gingerbread (UR) and Chocolate (SR). When Summoning these characters have higher (but still low!) rates of appearance compared to normal.

Video Guides

Full Playlist

Restaurant Guide

Delivery Orders Guide

Cooking Talents/Skill Tree Guide

Airship Guide

Guild Guide

How to beat Treasure Chests

Food Fantasy Quick Tips

General
  • The tutorial is very long, but Food Fantasy is surprisingly complicated. It’s okay to ignore the story should you choose, but you’ll get going faster if you pay attention to the UI walkthrough.
  • Don’t forget to tap the ? icon next to “main story mission”; there are sidequests to take on for extra rewards that aren’t listed elsewhere. Very easy to miss.
  • Food Fantasy crashes quite a lot at the moment, so it’s a good idea to have a cloud save just in case
    • Tap the player icon in the top left of the main menu, then tap Account to link either a Facebook or Google Play/Gamecenter account to save your game in the cloud
      • Use the “switch” button on the left of this menu to download an existing save, for example when loading Food Fantasy on a new phone
      • Once saves are set up, they’re automatic and more or instant
  • You can get extra Soul Embers (gachapon points) by sharing the results of a spin or other things. You only get one share reward every few (4?) days You actually need Facebook/Whatsapp/Line installed on your phone to attempt to get them, as an irritated TapTap found out 
  • It’s easy to forget what all Shards/Materials/etc you have, tap the Vault icon at the main menu to see. With 15 shards you can Ascend a character (this isn’t done automatically, as it is in some gacha games)

Restaurant
  • Make sure you frequently stop into the Restaurant to Prep meals, you won’t get much idle money/tips/etc without lots of food ready. 
  • Eventually staff run out of “freshness” and must be removed from active duty until it’s recovered
    • Ice Arena restores freshness (Character Level 16), as does “feeding” the Food Soul when they’re active in the RrestaurantIce Arena sounds like the best way to restore freshness at the moment
  • Many restaurant features are locked behind Character Level (such as Decorate). You won’t be able to fully experience Food Fantasy if you don’t explore the Combat/Missions as well to level up and get ingredients and so forth
  • Make sure to do the Tasks in the bottom row of buttons; you get small loot boxes which can have character “shards”, with enough shards you can summon a character you don’t have (or improve one you do have)
  • Food Souls are specialized for Combat or Restaurant staffing. If skills are listed (and the Freshness meter goes over 100) when selecting them in the staff menu, a Soul is designed for Restaurant use
  • Dine and Dash customers (evil spirit over their heads as they stand on the table) will block a table until you defeat them in combat. If you see one, clear them out quickly.
Combat
  • After 3-star clearing a combat mission in Food Fantasy, you can “sweep” a level to instantly get it’s rewards (but no Food Soul experience)
    • Sweeps are a great way to quickly use up Stamina that would otherwise go to waste if you don’t have much time to play
    • Sweeps are also useful when your Character Level is capping your Food Soul level, so you can get player XP quickly
  • You don’t get experience for losing, so grind on a lower level stage first
  • Food Souls can’t level up higher than your Character Level (visible on the top right of the main menu)
    • If all your food souls are maxed out and you can’t progress, try Sweeping to get Character Level experience so you can resume leveling up Souls
  • Note that some Food Souls are designed for battle (often these have active skills), and some are designed for Restaurant staffing. You’ll find restaurant staff much less effective in combat
  • The ingame “reviews” for levels often note which levels are the best for grinding each material, though I’ve listed the ones I’ve found in the Ingredients section below
I can’t get Food Fantasy in the app store!

Some users can’t find Food Fantasy in the play store, not entirely sure why. You can try downloading it with QooApp on Android if you don’t have it. On iOS, if it’s not in the store you’re pretty doomed.

Food Fantasy Recipes List

Unlocking Regional Recipes

In Food Fantasy there’s 3 regions, each with it’s own recipes. At first you’ll only be able to make the recipes from your home region (selected during the tutorial). Once you’ve completed all recipes in your region (which seems to more or less require beating the entire current story mode of Food Fantasy) you can make dishes from the other regions.

Recipes always only require one item of each type to develop. See Ingredients below for where to find each ingredient the fastest.

You might see recipes shared in chat or reviews ingame; these are less helpful than you’d hope, since they might be for a region you can’t access yet. 

Light Kingdom Recipes

All Light Kingdom recipes in Food Fantasy. Recipes are sorted in the order you’re most likely to be able to unlock them

  • Stir-Fried Potatoes
    • Potato
  • Braised Pork
    • Pork Belly
  • Braised Eggplant
    • Eggplant
  • Sautéed Lettuce
    • Lettuce
  • Carrot Bread
    • Carrot
    • Bread
  • Cucumber Egg Stir-Fry
    • Cucumber
    • Egg
      • Note: Egg Stir-Fry can be prepared in extremely large batches which is great for setting up for AFK
  • Black Pepper Beef
    • Beef Tenderloin
    • Green Pepper
  • Sautéed Mushrooms
    • Shiitake
    • Mushroom
  • Egg Fried Rice
    • Egg
    • Rice
  • Salmon Fried Rice
    • Salmon
    • Rice
    • Onion
  • Onion Fried Rice
    • Rice
    • Pork Loin
    • Onion
  • Bacon Fried Rice
    • Carrot
    • Rice
    • Bacon
  • Braised Octopus
    • Green Pepper
    • Octopus
  • Risotto
    • Cheese
    • Rice
    • Cream
  • Butter Bread
    • Egg
    • Butter
    • Flour
  • Emerald Roll
    • Cabbage
    • Spinach
  • Corn Pie
    • Corn
    • Starch
  • Toffee Apple
    • Starch
    • Apple
  • Pineapple Fried Rice
    • Rice
    • Pineapple
  • Chicken Soup
    • Shiitake
    • Whole Chicken
  • Mango Pudding
    • Egg
    • Milk
    • Mango
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
    • Cream
    • Milk
    • Strawberry
  • Red Bean Pudding
    • Milk
    • Red Beans
  • Kung Pao Chicken
    • Diced Chicken
    • Peanut
  • Pumpkin Pie
    • Honey
    • Pumpkin
    • Rice Flour
  • Sweet Yam Buns
    • Egg
    • Flour
    • Purple Yam
  • Steamed Cod
    • Tofu
    • Cod
  • Steamed Unagi
    • Shiitake
    • Eel
  • Garlic Lobster
    • Rock Lobster
  • Crab Hotpot
    • Shiitake
    • Tofu
    • King Crab

Sakurajima Recipes

All Sakurajima recipes in the game:

  • Baked Potato
    • Potato
  • Grilled Pork Belly
    • Pork Belly
  • Cucumber Salad
    • Cucumber
  • Boiled Lettuce
    • Lettuce
  • Mushroom Yaki
    • Mushroom
    • Butter
  • Beef Tartare
    • Egg
    • Beef Tenderloin
  • Tamagoyaki
    • Carrot
    • Egg
    • Shiitake
  • Omurice
    • Egg
    • Rice
  • Salmon Sashimi
    • Salmon
  • Shogayki
    • Pork Loin
    • Onion
  • Bacon Bites
    • Bread
    • Cheese
    • Bacon
  • Cold Tofu
    • Tofu
  • Grilled Corn
    • Corn
    • Cream
  • Vegetable Tempura
    • Eggplant
    • Shiitake
    • Flour
  • Takoyaki
    • Octopus
    • Flour
    • Cabbage
  • Creamed Spinach
    • Cream
    • Spinach
  • Apples and Cream
    • Cream
    • Apple
  • Baked Pineapple
    • Pineapple
    • Honey
  • Chicken Skewer
    • Green Peppers
    • Diced Chicken
  • Fried Chicken
    • Egg
    • Flour
    • Whole Chicken
  • Mango Smoothie
    • Cream
    • Mango
  • Strawberry Smoothie
    • Cream
    • Milk
    • Strawberry
  • Peanut Butter Cup
    • Milk
    • Flour
    • Peanut
  • Cod Fillet
    • Butter
    • Starch
    • Cod
  • Piglet Daikufu
    • Egg
    • Flour
    • Red Beans
  • Pumpkin Muffin
    • Honey
    • Red Beans
    • Pumpkin
  • Yam Dumplings
    • Rice Flour
    • Purple Yam
  • Unagi Don
    • Rice
    • Eel
  • Lobster Sashimi
    • Rock Lobster
  • Crab Sashimi
    • King Crab

Gloriville Recipes

  • French Fries
    • Potato
  • Crispy Pork
    • Pork Belly
  • Salad
    • Cucumber
    • Carrot
    • Lettuce
  • Eggplant Roll
    • Eggplant
    • Potatoes
  • Smoked Salmon
    • Salmon
  • Roast Beef
    • Beef Tenderloin
  • Cheese Bread
    • Bread
    • Cheese
  • Mushroom Soup
    • Shiitake
    • Mushroom
    • Butter
  • Fried Rice Cake
    • Egg
    • Rice
  • Pork Burger
    • Lettuce
    • Bread
    • Pork Loin
  • Bacon Tofu Wraps
    • Bacon
    • Tofu
  • Grilled Calamari
    • Green Pepper
    • Onion
    • Octopus
  • Popcorn
    • Butter
    • Corn
  • Shortbread
    • Flour
    • Butter
    • Milk
  • Minestrone
    • Cabbage
    • Spinach
    • Starch
  • Pineapple Juice
    • Pineapple
    • Honey
  • Apples Crisp
    • Flour
    • Apple
  • Chicken Pizza
    • Diced Chicken
    • Cheese
    • Flour
  • Roast Chicken
    • Whole Chicken
  • Mango Wrap
    • Cream
    • Flour
    • Mango
  • Fruit Salad
    • Pineapple
    • Apple
    • Mango
  • Strawberry Mousse
    • Strawberry
    • Cream
  • Peanut Pie
    • Egg
    • Flour
    • Peanut
  • Pumpkin Soup
    • Milk
    • Pumpkin
  • Hotteok
    • Milk
    • Red Beans
    • Rice Flour
  • Cheesy Yam
    • Cheese
    • Purple Yam
  • Fried Cod
    • Egg
    • Flour
    • Cod
  • Fried Unagi
    • Egg
    • Flour
    • Eel
  • Baked Lobster
    • Cheese
    • Rock Lobster
  • Crab Salad
    • Lettuce
    • King Crab

Lost Recipes

These are locked behind Side Quests (tap the ? icon on the main menu next to Main Story Mission). Instead of developing them, they are immediately unlocked upon finishing a side quest, and must be unlocked in order.

Their requirements must be completed after accepting the quests, so make sure to accept them right away. The side quest to unlock a dish may not appear until it’s completable (e.g. the level you have to clear is unlocked).

  • Calamari Skewer
    • Make 5 dishes of any kind (Research Tab)
  • Garlic Oysters
    • Make 5 Calamari Skewer (Research Tab)
  • Grilled Prawns
    • Make 8 dishes of any kind, after they’ve been upgraded to Rank C
  • Pickled Salmon Head
    • Clear Parisel (Hard Mode) 1-1
      • Hard mode is unlocked via other side quests
  • Tomato and Eggs
    • Clear Secret Forest 1-3
  • Steamed Mushrooms
  • Spaghetti
    • Complete 2 Delivery orders in the Gloriville area
  • Har Gow
    • Develop the menu 2 times
  • Gold Cake
    • Finish all daily Missions
      • This includes the (initially unlisted) Showdown requirement, which needs Player Level 23
  • Mixed Greens
    • Clear Parisel 4-2
  • Stir-Fried Mussels
    • Serve 100 customers at restaurant 
  • Mushroom Alfredo
    • Collect 15 Low Grade Screw
  • Cha Sui Bao
    • Make any 10 Dishes
  • Spinach Noodles
    • Challenge Parisel 6-2
  • Mint Pineapple
    • Character level 34
    • Complete 5 Light Kingdom delivery orders
  • Apple Sangria
    • Level 36
    • Turn in 10 Spinnach
  • Braised Lamb
    • Level 38
    • Go into battle with a Control Cooking Talent
  • Mushroom Chicken Stew
    • Level 40
    • Beat Spring Valley 9-2
  • Matcha Cake
    • Level 41
    • Defeat 20 Dine and Dash customers
  • Cappuccino
    • Level 42?
    • Collect 50 Mint
  • Fruit Tea
    • Level 44?
    • Finish today’s daily missions
  • Lemon Pie
    • Level 45?
  • Meat Zongzi
    • Level 47
    • Clear Spring Valley 12-2
  • Stuffed Lotus Root
  • Lotus Root Stir-Fry
  • Black Fungus Congee
  • Sanma Shioyaki
  • Steamed Crab
  • Crab Rice Cake
  • Curry Crab

Items

Chests
Perfect Chest

Obtained by: Delivery Missions (1-2 normal, 4x speedy public delivery)

Contents:
~50% 10 Cooking Talent Points
~10% Vodka Shard
~10% Spaghetti Shard
~25% Coffee Sjard
~25% Plum Juice Shard

Common Box

Obtain: Lower tier reward from Restaurant Tasks. I recommend you go for Exquisite Chests instead.

Contents:
100% Gold, Beginner Seasoning
(Rarely) Intermediate Seasoning 
(Extremely Rarely) Advanced Seasoning

Exquisite Box

Obtain: Higher tier reward from Restaurant Tasks.

Contents:
Usually Gold, Beginner Seasoning 
~15% Hamburger Shard x5 
(Rarely) Intermediate Seasoning
(Extremely Rarely) Advanced Seasoning

Firefly Dark Box

Obtain: Weaker, Green-tier reward from Exploration

Contents: 
Small Soul Fruit
Blue tier Seasonings (dishes)

Firefly Treasure Chest

Obtain: Better, Blue-tier reward from Exploration.

Contents:
Small Soul Fruit
Blue tier Seasonings (dishes)
Taiyaki Shard
Nasi Lemak Shard
Magic Bottle
~(50% chance of getting 1 Taiyaki and Nasi Lemak shard, and one Magic Bottle in the same chest)

Fireflies’ Thanks

Obtain: Purple tier reward from Fallen Angel exploration floors.

Contents:
Large Soul Fruit
Purple tier Seasonings (for dishes)
Taiyaki Shard
Nasi Lemak Shard
Magic Bottle
~(50% chance of getting 1 Taiyaki and Nasi Lemak shard, and one Magic Bottle in the same chest)

Ingredients List & Locations

Here’s where to get all ingredients in Food Fantasy. I’ve listed the “best” place to get each ingredient, as drop rates differ between locations. They’re sorted in order of when they’ll be obtained, though not every region’s cuisine can make use of each ingredient the moment it’s unlocked.

WIP.

  • Potato
    • 1-3
  • Pork Belly
    • 1-6
  • Cucumber
    • 2-2
  • Eggplant
    • 2-7
  • Oyster
    • 2-8
  • Lettuce
    • 3-1
  • Carrot
    • 3-5
  • Shrimp
    • 3-8
  • Salmon
    • 4-2
  • Bread
    • 4-4
  • Green Pepper
    • 6-6
  • Egg
    • 5-2
  • Beef Tenderloin
    • 5-6
  • Tomato 
    • 5-8
  • Cheese
    • 6-2
  • Shiitake
    • 6-8
  • Mushroom
    • 7-3
  • Butter
    • 7-8
  • Rice
    • 8-2
  • Onion
    • 9-5
  • Tofu
    • 10-6
  • Cream
    • 11-7
  • Spinach
    • 13-6
  • Apple
    • 15-1
  • Mango
    • 17-3

Restaurant Mode

Prep

The Prep button is how you make food. It’s generally good to make large batches of the highest quality food you have, but if you’re out of food and customers are waiting, you might make just a few dishes at once to quickly place food before they leave.

Dine and Dash

Dine and Dash customers stand on the table after eating and have a black “devil” icon over their head. Tap them to get the option to fight them, which you must do to clear the table for later use.  You get minor rewards for this.

You can, though I have no idea why you would, ask for help for this, but they’ve been extremely weak in my experience.

Skills

For maximum Skill Seasoning efficiency, level your Restaurant (M) Food Souls to level 29 to get their skills to the highest possible level that doesn’t cost Intermediate Seasoning which is much rarer.

Rube’s Mischief

These cute little ghosts reduce the rate of visiting customers by 10% for one, 15% for two, and 20% for three. They can be chased away with Rainbow Gloves (a waste), or you can request Help.

After Help is requested, an icon of a Rube will appear in the friends list (the tab on the extreme right of the Restaurant menu). Friends can then visit your restaurant and clear the Rubes for you, and get tip coins for their effort. Rubes return daily, so clear your friends and request help as they reappear.

Staff Ignoring Customers

Due to a bug Waitstaff sometimes appear to ignore customers and won’t serve them after you’ve visited friends’ restaurants, etc. If this happens, leave the restaurant menu and come back in and all will be well again.

Characters (Food Souls)

Rarity and Stars

Characters are given standard Gachapon game rarity tiers: Ultra Rare (UR), Super Rare (SR), Rare (R), and Mundane (M). Mundane units are actually about as rare in Gacha as Ultra Rares, but a “free” copy of each is also given via the story (for most? or possibly all of them).

Rarer characters have lower appearance in the Gachapon and also better stats.

However by getting shards from duplicates or rewards from various activities, you can add “stars” to each character, up to 5 stars each. An UR will almost always beat an R, especially of the same type, but a 3 star R vs a no star UR is possibly a different story.

When team building it’s important to consider team synergy, rarity, and stars. A team of 5 UR Strength-type units might sound great on paper, but a more balanced team with more Support and Defense is likely to surpass it.

Fondness & Feeding

Normal food: 7 Fondness
Favorite Food: ?
Exquisite Food: ?
Exquisite Favorite Food: 70 Fondness

Teams

Teams are how you put together your characters for combat, orders, and Exploration. There’s also separate teams for defense/attack in the Showdown, and Daily Trials which aren’t listed with your teams.

The first three Team slots are unlocked by character level. The last three can be unlocked by Diamonds, for 100, 200, and presumably 300 diamonds.

Teams will often need to be changed around during the story levels, as some levels require brute strength (Treasure Chests), while some require heavy defense and healing to avoid KOs.

Skins

WIP

Character List

Most (all?) characters are still in the Gachapon even if obtainable otherwise, but I’ve noted where there’s a special method to obtain a character. Shards for seemingly all characters (possibly excluding future Event characters) appear to be available (in small numbers) in the Tips/Medal shop.

Character List Spreadsheet by me, or use the below table. Tap a row to expand info.

Gameplay

Resets

The Daily Reset is at midnight UTC

Getting Soul Embers

Like any Gachapon game, one of the most wanted currencies is whatever the Gacha uses. You can use Soul Embers to summon at 150 embers per summon. There appears to be no bonus to summoning 6 at a time vs one, unlike certain other Gacha games.

Almost everything in the game gives soul embers to some degree, even completing normal stages can give one (three on hard stages). Completing Side Quests and Rewards is generally the best way to get them, as are any time-limited events that happen to be playing.

Embers are the sort of thing you get more based on how long you play rather than how well, so don’t focus extremely much on grinding for them unless you have a reward to reach. You’ll get more from maintenance, ranking rewards, and events just by playing the game.

Trials

Experience Bottles

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Enemies are immune to normal attacks; bring lots of characters with good, full-party skill damage. Support with damage Cooking Talents.

Spirit Reincarnators

Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Monsters are immune to skill attacks; bring strong attacking Food Souls and use Cooking Talents that buff your Food Souls rather than direct damage.

Seasoning Supplies

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Use only attack souls, ideally with at least 2-4 Linked Skills. Spam damage skills and talents just after the boss heals. If the timer gets too low he’ll OHKO your party one by one. It’s just a DPS gate.

Appearance Coupons

Saturday, Sunday

The only standard way to get Appearance coupons to unlock skins! Bring high defense and good healing souls, don’t worry about dealing damage at all. After most of the time is up, the boss simply leaves and you get your reward.

Delivery Orders & Airship

Orders

Rewards: Loot chests, Cooking Points, Fame

Later on (beyond Character Level 24) you can level up your vehicles with Building Materials, starting with Steel and Low Grade Screws. This reduces delivery time by a flat amount.

Airship

Rewards: Talent Points, 3 Rare shards, 2 SR shards (rarely, 1 UR cloud tea shard), Airship Points

The airship will request 4-8 “crates” of specific items that are random each time. Orders get more complicated as you level up, and once completed you must wait 8 hours for the next order. You can confirm the next airship’s requests before it arrives by tapping the Airship icon to see what you should farm for.

The airship can request:

  • Cooked dishes (most common)
  • Raw ingredients
  • Blue tier Seasonings (soy sauce etc)
  • XP vials

You can use Diamonds to speed up the airship’s return or replace items you can’t currently crate up. I don’t personally recommend it; as always I recommend saving Diamonds for permanent unlocks not paying down timers.

Showdown

Reward: Medals, Showdown Points

Showdown is the PVP mode of the game, unlocked around level 25.

Showdown is auto-battle even with linked skills (no Cooking Talents can be used), so all that matters is your characters and their stats and synergy as a team. A Defense and Support unit are very much required, as you won’t last long against any team without them. Otherwise, pick your strongest units for each position. I usually go with 1 Support, 1-2 Defense, and 2-3 Magic/Strength.

You can set your Fighting Team and your Defense Team independently of your usual Teams menu, so choose wisely. Your defense team will likely be about the same as your attack one, since it’s all auto battle anyway and there’s little reason to pick a different strategy.

You’ll be paired against other people of your rank, not necessarily close to your Total Power (a rough measure of team strength). You can choose to fight people with a lower Total Power for a potentially easier time, but also look at the team makeup for characters that may cause you problems.

Showdown rewards 100 Medals/Flames for the first 15 matches a week (1,500 total), then after that the medals are ostensibly awarded by the “difficulty” of the team, ranging around 10-22 medals each, with a median of around 18.

Your first daily win gets an extra 50 Medals, and there are sidequests and the “activeness” rewards that give you extra medals on top of your wins. To maximize returns check sidequests as soon as they’re completed to get the most medals out of the least number of fights!

Exploration

Rewards: Building Materials (Steel, Pine Board, Hollow Brick), Seasonings, Nasi Lemak Shards, 

Exploration is unlocked after level 24 and requires sending out a Team (much like Delivery, but doesn’t require a delivery vehicle). This is the most consistent way to farm for Steel/Wood materials for upgrading Restaurant Level. Current Explorations can be checked via the Orders button on Main Menu.

You can send out one team per Map, so for example one team in Gloriville could explore for Wood while one in Light Kingdom looks for Steel. 

Once finishing the first “floor” of an area, you can optionally explore deeper for higher rewards (at a higher freshness cost). This is why it helps to bring multiple members; Number/level of party sent on exploration doesn’t appear to affect success rate, but it does split the reduction of Freshness across all members.

Fallen Angels can be encountered, but they’re very low level so even teams of level 10 characters can beat them. Fallen Angel areas must manually be chosen on the explore screen, they won’t surprise you. They come with an extra purple/epic chest which gives an Epic tier seasoning, along with the same chance for Taiyaki/Nasi Lemak shards and a Bottle that other chests have.

Rewards

Mail

Occasionally you’ll get rewards in the Mail tab, usually compensation from the devs for bugs/regular server maintenance. A notification will say if there’s anything to collect, as always.

Main/Side Quests

Surprisingly easy to miss, tap the (?) button on the Main Menu screen to open the Quests screen. This is how you advance the main story once the Tutorial is finished, and also provides lots of side quests.

Side quests can be essential for gaining Character Level experience as well as various resources and unlocking Lost Recipes, so check it often and immediately accept all quests (there’s no downside to taking on a quest, even if it takes while to finish). There’s no limit on quests you can accept. Many quests unlock other quests in a line.

Level Up Bonuses

Upon hitting certain levels (10,15, 20, etc) Food Fantasy offers you small premium packs of bonus items. For the first 12 hours after hitting that level, they run at a discount (around 50-60% each). You can still buy the items after the 12 hours, but the price goes back to “normal”.

The rewards aren’t super amazing, but they’re generally better than what your money will otherwise buy. The first couple are very cheap and not too shabby ingame, so if you buy anything they’re a good choice. But Food Fantasy is hardly unplayable if you go purely Free To Play, so don’t feel too bad if you miss the discount.

Daily Rewards

Tap the Daily button (unlocked around level 15) on the main menu to see daily tasks. These are recommended to clear as you can get some free shards, Freshness fruits, and other goodies for rather easy tasks. You get extra bonuses for how many tasks you complete, so try to complete all tasks, then open every “picnic basket” at the top as well.

Stores & Currencies

Gold

Gold is the primary currency and used for various purposes. You’ll often have more gold than you know what to do with unless you splurge heavily on Restaurant decorations so don’t feel bad about spending it. 

Diamonds

Diamonds are the standard “premium currency”, meant to be bought directly with money though various Rewards ingame give you some. Due to it’s lax localization, the game calls Diamonds “Magic Gems” or “Crystals” in a few places, but it’s all the same item. 

The best early use for Diamonds in the game is expanding your Team and Fallen Angel Purification slots. This lets you purify more Fallen Angels and send more teams on exploration/delivery at once. 

Personally I always recommend against paying down timers/refreshing daily inventories/etc with Diamonds, as with any mobile game; these are generally whale-hunting methods trying to get you to pay lots in small batches without realizing how the cost adds up, and ultimately you don’t get a lot out of them. Save up for the permanent, diamond-only rewards, the rest will all come in time, and this is a slow/long game anyway.

Tips (Tip Store)

Tips are used exclusively in the Tip Store, under the general Store menu. Tip store refreshes regularly and can be refreshed with diamonds (though I recommend saving them for other uses).

The Top Store is  primarily for unlocking/upgrading Restaurant-related Food Souls. All Food Souls offered here have skills or higher Freshness to help them in the Restaurant. In my opinion, the Soul Embers here are overpriced relative to the Shards.

Tip Store has the following items on rotation:

  • Beginner Seasoning
  • Soul Ember (10)
  • Hawthorn Ball Shard (M)
  • Pancake Shard (M)
  • Sandwich Shard (M)
  • Pudding Shard (M)
  • Skewer Shard (M)
  • Jello Shard (M)
  • Jiuniang Shard (R)
  • Omurice Shard (R)
  • Ume Ochazuke Shard (R)
Medals

Medals are earned in Showdown, as well as sidequests/rewards related to Showdown. It’s the best way to get shards for certain characters and refreshes regularly like the Tip store.

  • Long Bao Shard (R) x3, x5
  • Spicy Gluten Shard (R) x3, x5
  • Orange Juice Shard (R) x3, x5
  • Hamburger Shard (SR) x1, x2
  • Mango Pudding Shard (SR) x1, x2
  • B-52 Shard (UR) x1

Bugs

There’s a visual bug that makes it looks like your characters leveled down, then regain all their XP the next time they get experience. Seems to be visual only.

Version 1.3.1 “100% loaded” glitch: as of version 1.3.1 of Food Fantasy some Android users have had difficulty opening the game; it gets stuck at loading 100%. The loading bar is broken and doesn’t accurately show if it’s loading or not. Let it load for a while (10+ minutes) with good internet. If that doesn’t work and you linked accounts, delete the app and redownload. It will look stuck at 100%, but if you watch, the app’s size grows as it downloads it’s content. Eventually, it will restart and be playable again.
Unsure if users who didn’t link accounts will keep their saves unfortunately. If you can confirm either way please let me know in the comments below.

Sharing to LINE does not seem to work at all in Food Fantasy yet.

The Daily, Vault, and Event tab often show notification flames even when nothing is new. The Vault in particular considers every item that you’ve consumed then re-acquired “new” again.

Crashes in Food Fantasy are moderately common, but lose basically no progress. Don’t worry too much, but make sure your account is linked for cloud saves.

If using the Japanese voice setting, some characters still play English voices seemingly at random. Food Fantasy doesn’t seem to have JP voices for all characters I think.

The text in Food Fantasy is mostly well done, but there are clear errors in various parts. Some descriptions may be slightly inaccurate or misleading.

Addendum

Note that while this isn’t a Food Fantasy Wiki, you can share information and ask questions in the comments below and I’ll do my best to help!

Useful Food Fantasy resources:

Food Fantasy playthrough videos on SirTapTap’s Youtube

High resolution Loading Screen images (without the loading text)

SirTapTap’s Discord server, Food Fantasy channel

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