Welcome back to PTCC, the Pocket Tactics Cooking Channel! This week we’re dedicated to everything Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Whether you fancy mixing up some koroks for a children of the forest salad, or warming up for winter with some Goron spice, we’ve got all the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recipes you need.
So, head below for some delicious TotK recipes, or check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review to see Chef Link’s other skills in action. Beyond that, there’s Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom armor, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom shrines, and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom shield surf guides to keep you sated.
The best Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recipes
Here are our personal favorite TotK recipes for helping us as we explore Hyrule.
Sunny veggie porridge
This dish is key to a Kakariko Village quest – Gloom-borne Illness. You can grab one sundelion, milk, and Hylian rice to make it. The reason we love it so much is because it’s super useful in the depths. Just mix sundelion with any ingredient that doesn’t have a special effect to get its heart-fixing benefit.
Tough fried wild greens
This easy-to-make dish is a must-have if you’re up against a tough enemy. The only ingredient for this variation is pumpkins. The more, the better, as this dish boosts your defense without the need for expensive armor upgrades.
Spicy sautéed peppers
This is another dish we love for its simplicity. Just one spicy pepper chucked in a cooking pot gets you two-and-a-half minutes of cold resistance and recovers one heart. More peppers of course lead to more hearts and longer resistance.
Hasty simmered fruit
Five fleet lotus seeds can make an excellently hilarious dish. They give Link a full three-level boost to his speed for five-and-a-half minutes, making him run around like you’re watching full-color Benny Hill. It’s simple and hilarious, therefore it’s ace.
Energizing honey candy
If you happen across many a bees’ home, you can create a delicious-looking snack that packs a stamina-boosting bunch. Just shove a load of courser bee honey into a pot and voila! Who knew cooking was so easy?
Now, time to surfeit oneself with some other Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recipes:
- Mushroom skewer
- Veggie porridge
- Tomato mushroom stew
- Steamed mushrooms
- Sautéed peppers
- Veggie rice balls
- Fried wild greens
- Mushroom rice balls
- Cooked stambulb
- Salt fried greens
- Salt grilled mushrooms
- Fruit and mushroom mix
- Simmered fruit
- Glazed mushrooms
- Fish and mushroom skewer
- Salt grilled fish
- Salt grilled crab
- Seafood rice balls
- Glazed seafood
- Meat skewer
- Meat and rice bowl
- Steamed meat
- Crunchy fried rice
- Salt grilled meat
- Meaty rice balls
- Meat and mushroom skewer
- Pepper steak
- Glazed meat
- Meat stuffed pumpkin
- Dubious food
Vegetarian and vegan
Any mushrooms can create this delicious dish. Why not try a stamella shroom for some added oomph, giving Link the Hyrulian equivalent of a Red Bull with a boost to his stamina?
This dish is super vital for Link, as he has to help someone afflicted by the gloom in Hyrule. Mix milk, rice, and sundelion to make the dish you need in order to complete the quest Gloom-borne Illness. Milk plus rice alone can still make porridge, but it has no special effect.
Tomato mushroom stew
When the Hebra mountain’s cold blows all the way down to sea level, best warm up with a one-pot classic. Put together tomato and mushrooms and let them simmer for a while and you’ll feel like you’re back at home in no time.
A couple of herbs and Hylian shrooms make for the perfect dish for anyone needing some extra stamina. Alternatively, you can mix some cool safflina with any garden-variety mushroom and get the same dish, except this one helps Link stave off the heat!
Got some spicy peppers? Then you can sautée them in a flash. The spiciness of the peppers is broken by the heat for a sweeter taste, apparently, though I’m not quite sure what Link meant when he wrote that in his cookbook.
Veggie rice balls
Combining Hylian rice with any herb or leafy green is a great way to make this traditional home-style dish of Kakariko Village. Try out different herbs and you might find a boost to one of Link’s abilities.
Salt and eggs can make an omelette, you know. I’m not sure why Link spells it like that. Is that how Americans spell it? Is Link American? Add some mushrooms for a mushroom omelette, of course.
Fried wild greens
Silent princess plus some Hyrule herbs? You got yourself some sneaky fried wild greens, the best dish to make when you want to sneak out of the kitchen with a bottle of wine under your arm. You can make this dish with any herb or leafy greens. Be warned: you can make this dish with three Hyrule herbs, one silent princess, and one chicken drumstick – this is not vegan and we have no idea why Link doesn’t properly describe possible allergens in his recipe book. Outrageous.
Mushroom rice balls
In Link’s cookbook, it says “The aroma of mushrooms tickles your nose as you peel back the leafy wrapping.” Sounds delicious, but how do you make it? Well, you don’t need to be a Sherlock to figure it out: mushrooms plus Hylian rice. Simple as you like.
It’s a bit weird Link bothered to write down this recipe, though I guess he’s known to be forgetful. All you need to do is get some stambulb and cook it. Who’d’a thunk it, huh? This dish is great for long paraglides through the air, as it recovers some of Link’s stamina.
There’s a reason mining for salt was big business back in the day. Any leafy greens plus a dash of rock salt makes this delicious dish. Why not add a chickaloo tree nut for an extra bit of earthiness?
Any mushrooms plus salt is all you need to make this dish. A couple razorshrooms and a bit of rock salt can give you a damage boosting dish, helping this hearty delicacy rise above the rest and make you better at murdering the monsters of Hyrule. Hurrah!
Fruit and mushroom mix
Now, Link’s not one to shy away from the experimental. While fruit and mushrooms may not make an obvious mix, it’s an easy and quick dish to get you through the day.
If you’re in a pinch, the lands of Hyrule are your pantry, and your pantry is overflowing with fruit ripe for the picking. Heap any fruit into a pan and simmer until tender. Easy peasy, as they say.
Keeping things sweet then. Any honeycomb plus mushrooms makes for a delicately sweet yet earthy magic trick. Careful getting the honey, however, as those bees do not like it when people try to eat their home.
Now, why did Link write this one down? “Make this by heating up some milk,” he says in his cookbook. You gonna forget that one, Link, buddy?
Fish and mushroom skewer
While all you need is fish or seafood and some mushrooms to make this one, you can be more experimental. Whether it’s bright-eyed crabs or glowing cave fish, you can get all sorts of boosts with this lovely dish. Careful not to mix ability-boosting mushrooms with ability-boosting fish, though, as they cancel each other out.
Link loves staying classy, and fish plus salt is as classy as it gets. A pinch of salt plus some poor porgy makes for the perfect dinner as Hyrule’s sun sets. Add a wildberry for a sweet surprise on the back of the palette!
Same as above here – just crab and salt – except this time we’ve got shells to deal with. Luckily, Link knows a thing or two about smashing down hard stuff. Crack these bad boys open, chuck ‘em in a pan, sprinkle a bit of rock salt and oh baby, it’s gonna be a beautiful din-dins at casa Link.
Seafood rice balls
For all the maundering explorations of your usual cookbook writer, Link is excellently concise. “Stuffed with aromatic seafood, the flavor can vary by ingredients but never disappoints.” I guess considering it’s just some fish plus Hylian rice means there’s not much more to say.
Fish and honeycomb? Now, some may baulk at the idea of mixing the fishy smell of a Hyrule bass with the delicate sweetness of honeycomb, but not Link. This short man knows no bounds.
Meat and poultry
Okay, this one’s easy – just meat. Go hunt some poor animal, cook ‘em up, and stick ‘em on a stick. Weirdly enough, three bunches of mighty bananas plus two bits of meat still create a simple meat skewer – no signs of the banana remain, except for a boost to your attack power.
Meat and rice bowl
This bowl isn’t just loaded with meat, it’s also got some Hylian rice in it too. You could add some butter and rock salt and get the same result on paper, but on the palette it’s bound to be a far tastier dish.
To get steamed dishes instead of skewers, you need to mix your meat with some sort of plant or herb – stambulbs or sundelion, for example. Link is a clever enough chef to know no flowers belong on a skewer; they need a more delicate touch.
Crunchy fried rice
A bit of Hylian rice fried up with meat in some high-quality oil bags you this delicious dish. You can also add an egg to improve the texture.
Keep it simple, that’s what Chef Link always says, and meat plus salt sure is simple. Aim your arrow straight, get that meat easy-peasy (no skinning required in Hyrule!), and find some fire. Rise above the competition with prime or gourmet meat and you’ll have a Michelin star in no time. “A dash of salt is all it needs” – Link Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Meaty rice balls
Mixing rice and meat doesn’t always lead to a rice bowl, it can also lead to rice balls, favored by Hudson Construction’s own Addison.
Meat and mushroom skewer
Head out on the hunt for some gourmet meat, then go foraging for some lovely mushrooms, and hey presto! You’ve got some grub. Rushrooms make for a nice twist on this dish, increasing your speed.
Link’s not really a lemon and herb man, he’s more on the hot to extra-hot end of the spectrum. Get some spicy peppers and add any meat you can find while roaming the lands of Hyrule and you’re ready to go. Crush the peppers and cook the meat in it and voila! The spice of life is ready for your knife.
Link learned this dish after a spell as an apprentice at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, just on the outskirts of Hateno village, if memory serves. “Honeycomb plus meat equals yum,” is what Raymond told him.
Link did not learn this dish from any expert chef – some say it was his own invention one Halloween night after a little too much of that wacky tobaccy, if you know what I mean. Guess what? It’s super simple. Grab some meat, grab some pumpkins, and oh là là what a delicious and spooky meal.
We put this under “meat and poultry” because, well, as its pixelated presentation suggests, whatever is in this dish is not for the faint of heart. Just combine monster parts with anything edible and you’re sure to ruin Link’s day.
That’s all the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recipes we’ve found so far. For more beyond filling your belly, check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom amiibo, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom horses, and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Hestu guides to keep your roam through Hyrule easy-breezy.