Everyone know that the best part of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the food!
Well, it’s better than endlessly hunting for Korok seeds, at the very least. The newest Zelda game sees players regenerating health by cooking up tasty meals instead of simply finding hearts scattered at random across the game world, and some of the delicious foods that players can cook look absolutely mouthwatering.
YouTuber Binging with Babish has decided that some of these recipes are just too perfect not to try out, and as such, he’s recreated them as they should be made, in a big outside wok that’s heated on a wood-burning fire.
Cooking risotto apparently isn’t particularly easy in this environment, and that’s not really a surprise, but that doesn’t make the dish look any less appealing. The same can be said for delicious roasted apples with goat’s butter, which similarly sounds worth trying.
The biggest draw here, though, in the monster cake, which, in addition to having adorable little horns just like in the game, comes with a very special ingredient: durian.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting a durian up close, this big, pointy fruit is well known across Asia for being the stinkiest, most potent acquired taste in the history of culinary distasters. Its smell is often compared to rotting flesh or used diapers, and its taste isn’t much better to the uninitiated.
Babish’s adorable little monster cake looks well worth the effort, though, even if he did manage to stick up the entire floor in his apartment building in the process. That’s certainly got some monster flavor to it!
It’s hard to know what urge is stronger after watching this: the urge to eat cake, or play some Zelda. For those of us who still haven’t tracked down a Nintendo Switch, it’s time to get baking.