Fwuf’s Food Guide:
General pro-tips for anyone looking for food stuff (i.e. @TempusChaoti and @R1stormrider )I found some little tidbits that you may or may not have found but I want to share them with everyone just in case:
Veggies= Elemental Resistance Boost
All good meals boost your stamina and meals with fresh ingredients buff health.
Alcohol has no direct stat boosts but offers some cool unique skills depending on how many you drink and what kind.
The food skills are really cool but usually only have a chance of activating.
When in doubt or in a hurry, the Chef’s Choice platter is always a solid pick. After a certain point all of the ingredients are fresh so you’ll get 50 health and 50 stamina guaranteed, plus small-medium boosts in most or all stats.
Personally I like to go for the Meat plate because being a Greatsword main I want to be the most help possible by hitting as hard as possible every chance I get. And occasionally there’s enough fresh stuff that I still get a huge health boost along with my large damage boost!
Take any and all food quests you get. Theyre worth the rewards in the kitchen and every new item increases the chance of feesh stuff you might get! Plus they’re all super duper easy…with a few exceptions (like say…Rathlos/Rathien Eggs).
Also, always pay with money. If you just keep doing quests/investigations you’ll be swimming in it anyway. Points are more valuable since they’re used for special stuff and using a voucher when you could use that to get huge rewards is silly (though it does pay for everyone in your group if you do).
On an unrelated note, I walked into a gas station to buy a drink and walked out with some new hunting buddies! The clerks just happened to have both got the Xbox version of the game so we exchanged info. They just bought it so I can be their sensei as @BigBadAndy was for me!