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How to cook in the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (ToTK). See guide on how to cook, where to cook, pots, excellent dishes, effects, great success, pot locations and more!

Table Of Contents

Basic Cooking Method & Mechanism

Cook By Holding An Ingredient & Place It In A Pot

Cooking is done by holding the ingredients for the dish from the "Ingredients" tab and cooking them in a pot over a fire. There is no need to memorize the recipe, and a wide variety of combinations of ingredients can be used to cook food freely.

Cooking Procedures
Step 1: Hold the ingredients in your hand...
Step 2: Put it into the pot!
Recipes To Remember

In the beginning, remember to cook with five of the same ingredients. Cooking with five of the same ingredients together will result in a fish that has a maximum (5x) effect that the ingredients can have.

Insect & Monster Parts For Medicine

In Hyrule, materials that ordinary people would not eat, such as insects and lizards, can be collected and cooked. When combine with Monster Parts, these materials can be used to create medicines with special effects.

If The Combination Is Not Right, The Dish Will Fail

If the dish is out of the frame from the combinations mentioned above, it will be a failure. Link with an iron stomach can provide a small amount of recovery effect when eaten, but it will not be as effective as it should be.

TipsThe way Link eats changes depending on the food. It is interesting to see him eat the good food with relish, but swallows the bad food all at once.

Acquired Food Or Dish Will Unlock Recipes

Once you have obtained/cooked a dish, you can check the recipe in the cooking memo by pressing the "X" button. You can also check the effect time at a glance, so cook efficiently!

Maximum Number In The Inventory Is 60

The maximum number of inventory you have per dish is fixed. Similar to the previous work, you can only have a maximum of 60 in the beginning. It is a waste to fill up your inventory with dubious Food that does not help much, so it is better to eat those food as soon as possible.

▶Inventory Expansion/Upgrades Guide - How To Increase

There Is No Way To Make A Batch Of Food

There is no way to make multiple dishes at once. Even if you know what you want to make, there is no other way but to steadily create them one by one.

Multiple Simple Dishes Are Possible

When left at extreme temperatures for a certain period of time, some ingredients like animal meat, transform into a simple dish like frozen meat which has a heat-resistant effect. Simple cooking, such as the following, can be created all at once because all you have to do is leave them in a specific location.

The Effect Is Not Very Strong

When cooking in a pot, the cooking effect is stronger due to the fusion of multiple ingredients. In comparison, simple dishes cannot produce an effect greater than the one from the ingredients. If you want to get a good effect, cook in a pot.

Where & When Can You Cook?

You Can Cook If You Have A Pot At The Start

If you have a pot on fire, you can cook anywhere in Hyrule. They can be found in various places, and are always located in human settlements and around horse inns, so stop by when you need them.

▲ There are cooking pots scattered throughout the Great Sky Island (marked by a red box in this photo), so take advantage of them.

In This Work, You Can Cook Anywhere With A Portable Pot

The key point in this work is that you can cook once, anytime and anywhere with the portable for that appears from the Zonai Gacha Station. However, it is really a one-time use, and it will disappear after cooking once, so it should only be used in an emergency.

Only Simple Cooking Is Possible Over A Campfire Alone

Some ingredients can be cooked just by placing them on a bonfire. For example, an apple becomes a baked apple after a certain amount of time over a fire. If you just need a simple dish, bringing the ingredients close to a fire will do.

You Can't Do It Without A Fire

If there is no fire under the pot, you should prepare it by lighting it first. You can use any method to start a fire, such as with a Flint, carrying a fire started by lightning, or with a torch.

Rain Will Extinguish The Fire

Most cooking areas, such as Horse inns and field campsites, are often under blue skies. However, on rainy days, it is impossible to cook because the fire cannot be lit. In this case, it is better to use a covered cooking area in the village or town.

Effects Of Dishes & Medicine

Only One Effect Per Dish

Only one special effect or ingredient can be given per dish. When multiple effects are combined, they cancel each other out and the dish becomes a normal dish.

tipsTips!!Cooking Sunshroom and Stambulb will result in "Steamed Mushroom" which has neither Cold resistance nor Stamina Recovery effect.

Same Effect Can Be Obtained With Different Ingredient

Cooking Stamella Shroom and Stambulb to will create food that restores Stamina Wheel, so if all materials has the same effect, cooking them together can give the same effect.

Effect Has Level And Duration

Each ingredient has an effect level and duration. Effect level refers to things like cold resistance Lv 2, and duration refers to how long the effect lasts

Each Ingredient Has Fixed Effect

Ingredients such as Chillshroom and Restless Cricket have an effect on their name, whereas ingredients such as Apple and Raw Meat which has ordinally name have no extra effect. Ingredients that have an effect or not can easily be identified by reading the name.

Most of the ingredient that has no special effect will increase the duration of the food's effect.

▼Duration of Each Ingredient

List Of Effects

Effect NameDetail
Yellow HeartHeartyHeals Hearts all the way
Increase max hearts temporary
Green StaminaEnergizingHeals Stamina Wheel
Stamina WheelEnduringHeals Stamina Wheel all the way
Increases max stamina temporary
MightyMightyIncreases Damage
ToughToughReduces incoming damage
Lv1:Approx 1 Heart
Lv2:Approx 3 Hearts
Lv3:Approx 6 Hearts
HastyHastyIncreases Movement Speed
ChillyChillyHeat resistance
Lv1:Able to endure heat (Equivalent to 1 Heat Resistance armor)
Lv2:Able to endure extreme heat (Equivalent to 2 Heat Resistance armor)
SpicySpicyCold resistance
Lv1:Able to endure cold (Equivalent to 1 Cold Resistance armor)
Lv2:Able to endure extreme cold(Equivalent to 2 cold resistance armor
FireproofFireproofAble to endure heat from volcano
Lv1:Equivalent to 1 Fireproof Armor
Lv2:Equivalent to 2 Fireproof Armor
ElectroElectroElectricity resistance
Lv1:Equivalent to 1 Electric Resistance armor
Lv2:Equivalent to 2 Electric Resistance armor
Lv3:Equivalent to 3 Electric Resistance armor
SneakySneakyReduces sound while moving
Lv1:Harder to get spotted by sleeping enemy while crouching
Lv2:Gets easier to catch bugs while walking normally
Lv3:Harder to get spotted while moving normally
StickyStickyLess likely to slip while climbing
Gloom ResistanceGloom ResistanceGloom resistance
Lv1:1 Hearts
Lv2:2 Hearts
Lv3:3 Hearts
SunnySunnyHeals Hearts lost from Gloom effect
GlowGlowGlows and lights up nearby areas.

Methods & Effects Of Great Success

Effects Of Great Success

  • Effects duration extended by 5 minutes
  • Effect level up
  • Hearts recovery +3

Getting an excellent dish and eating it will grant one of the above effects at random. In normal cooking, the probability of an excellent dish is not very at around 5-10%.

Blood Moon For Easy Great Success

Most of the food cooked during Blood Moon will be Great Success. Store ingredients and cook during Blood Moon to cook high-quality food

tipsTips!!Blood Moon rises to the sky, and time between 11: 45PM and 0:10AM have increased rate of Great Success!
▶Blood Moon Guide - How To Trigger Red Moon Event

Dragon Material, Star Fragment and Golden Appl Can Be Used For Great Success

Image of how to cook

Valuable materials such as all dragon material, Star Fragments and Golden Apples can be used for cooking for Great Success. You can expect an enhancement in the effect of the food, so make sure to use them when cooking.

Reference Recipe

MaterialFood & Effect
・Mighty Bananas ×4
・Farosh's Horn ×1
Simmered FruitMighty Simmered Fruit
Mighty Power: Lv3
Duration:30 min
・Fleet-Lotus Seeds ×4
・Light Dragon's Horn ×1
Simmered FruitHasty Simmered Fruit
Hasty Power: Lv3
Duration:30 min

Music Will Be Different When Great Success Happens

Sound effects will be different during Great Success. If you skipped the cooking scene it is harder to know if it is a Great Success or not.

Tips!!Sound effect changes if cooking failed, so listen to them if you're interested.

List of Materials and Duration

Lists of all the hidden attributes of materials with no special effects. Refer to the list below for which material to add when cooking foods such as Hasty, Mighty and Tough.

+30 Sec・Raw Meat〜Raw Gourmet Meat
・Raw Bird Drumstick〜Raw Whole Bird
・Palm Fruit
・Hyrule Herb
・Hylian Shroom
・Hyrule Bass
・Sanke Carp
・Hylian Tomato
・Ancient Arowana
・Koroks‎'s Fronds
+40 sec・Chickaloo Tree Nut
+50 sec・Acorn
・Golden Apple
+1 min・Hylian Rice
・Tabantha Wheat
・Rock Salt
+1 min 20 sec・Fresh Milk
・Cane Sugar
・Goat Butter
・Hateno Cheese
+1 min 30 sec・Bird Egg
・Goron Spice
・Star Fragment
・◯◯'s Scale
+3 min 30 sec・◯◯'s Claw
+10 min 30 sec・Shard of ◯◯'s Fang
+30 min・◯◯'s Horn

Tears of the Kingdom Related Articles

Useful Articles From Beginning To Endgame

Link's New Abilities

Things To Know

Purah Pad - Uses & Abilities

CameraHero's Path Mode
Sensor +Shrine Sensor
Travel MedallionUltrahand

Equipment Related

Master SwordHylian Shield
Repair WeaponReroll Weapon Effects
Upgrade ArmorBest Fusion & Fuse
Inventory ExpansionMake An Axe

Farming & Cooking

Farming Related
Rupees FarmingArrows Farming
▶Bomb Flowers FarmingHow To Get Dragon Materials
Cooking Related
Best Food RecipesHow To Cook
How To Make A FireSpicy Recipe
Hearty FoodStamina Food
Gloom Resistance FoodAttack Up Food
Light Foods

Horse Related

Horse GuideCatch A Horse
Reroll A HorseGet The Best Horse
How To Get Epona▶Make A Carriage
Towing Harness

Map Related

Locations & Collections
Horned StatueRock Octorok
StablesSage's Will
Forge ConstructSchematics
Great FairyGeoglyphs
PoeMalanya Spring
Bubbul Gem▶How To Buy A House
Light GragonHow To Find Koltin
Where Is King Dorephan?How To Get Fairies
Route To Each Location
Tarrey TownLurelin Village
Kakariko VillageKara Kara Bazaar
Hidden Passage of Lookout LandingGerudo Town
Goron CityEventide Island
Lucky Clover GazetteZora's Domain
Death MountainHyrule Castle
Hateno VillageBedrock Bistro
Lost Woods to Korok ForestWoodland Stable
Thunderhead IslesRito Village
Link's HouseYunoboco HQ
Forgotten TempleGerudo Secret Club
Hyrule CompendiumAll Coliseum List
Cold ResistanceHeat Resistance
Cure GloomAvoid Lightning
Break A CrateRemove Sludge
Mine Ore DepositsCatch Dandelion Seeds
Blood MoonWays To Travel
Summon SatoriHow To Pass Time
Get To Sky IslandCross Iron Bars
Change WeatherCross Broken Rail
Cross WaterHow To Catch Fish
Best Locations To Collect WeaponsHow To Complete Map 100%
Fireproof ResistanceSlip Resistance
Shock Resistance

Zonai Related

All Zonai DevicesZonai Gacha Stations
Upgrade BatteryZonaite Farming
Zonai ChargeCrystallized Charge
How To Use Zonai Devices
Steering StickBalloon
RocketPortable Pot
CannonHover Stone
Big WheelSmall Wheel
BatteryTime Bomb
CartHoming Cart
Construct HeadBeam Emitter
Rocket Shield

Combat, Skills, and Controls

Battle ControlsParaglider Guide
Recover Hearts/HealthHow To Flurry Rush
How To WhistleSage's Skills
Control ConstructCreate An Updraft
Controls SettingsHow To Use Shield
Shield SurfDefeat Shielded Enemies
How To SneakstrikeElemental Effects

System and Others

New FeaturesPoints of No Return
▶Amiibo BenefitsShould You Play BotW?
▶What Carries Over?How To Save
Can You Play Multiplayer?▶Change Difficulty
Death PenaltyRequired Storage
Best SettingsKingdom Edition
Collector's EditionDownloadable Contents (DLC)
Patch Updates
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