Dubious Food

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Dubious Food is a recurring Meal in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Dubious Food can be made from several different Cooking combinations:

  • Monster Parts on their own
  • Critters on their own
  • Any recipe that would produce an Elixir without an effect (e.g. monster part + Chilly critter + Spicy critter)
  • Seasonings without Food

Dubious Food is noted to be too gross to look at and permeates a bizarre smell.[1] However, it can restore a random amount of Link's Hearts depending on the ingredients used.

Moza, who can be found near Ishto Soh Shrine, will give Link three recipes, two of which result in Dubious Food. One is her ancient meat dish, which involves cooking meat with a part from a Guardian.[4] When Link calls this gross, she'll scold him, saying the only way to cook meat is something with history.[5] She asks Link how else she's supposed to make her ancient meat dish.[6] However, Moza admits to Link that her only results have been Dubious Food.[7]

For her other dish, the ultimate survival dish, Moza tells Link to defeat monsters and to put their parts in a Cooking Pot.[8] This time, if Link calls her recipe gross, she'll say that you have to be willing to eat anything to survive in the wild.[9] Though she always ends up with Dubious Food, she asserts she won't achieve her goal unless she makes some sacrifices.[10] She also admits to Link that she's not sure what's so dubious about using Monster Parts.[11]

Tears of the Kingdom



Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

The recipe for Dubious Food is earned by completing the Quest "Extreme Survival Cuisine". It is made using two Hearty Durians, two Rock Salts, and two Hot-Footed Frogs. However, it can be lowered to one of each ingredient through the completion of "Hungry Hunches". When prepared before a Challenge or Scenario, the Warriors will gain twice as many Rupees, including those earned after the mission, but they will have 20% less total Hearts.

Nomeclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
微妙な料理 (Bimyō na Ryōri) (BotW)Lackluster Cuisine
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
奇異的菜餚 (Qíyì de càiyáo) (BotW) 
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
微妙的菜肴 (Wéimiào de càiyáo) (BotW) 
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Mislukte maaltijd (BotW | HWAoC)[12][13]Failed Meal
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Plat douteux (BotW) 
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Dubiose Matsche (BotW) 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Poltiglia (BotW) 
The Republic of Korea
Korean
애매한 요리 (Aemaehan yori) (BotW) 
The Russian Federation
Russian
Сомнительное блюдо (Somnitelʹnoye blyudo) (BotW) 
Latin America
SpanishLA
Comida sospechosa (BotW) 
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dubious Food
    It's too gross to even look at. A bizarre smell issues forth from this heap. Eating it won,t hurt you, though...probably.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Dubious Food
    It's too gross to even look at. A bizarre smell issues forth from this heap. Eating it won't hurt you though...probably.
    " — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Dubious Food
    It's too gross to even look at. A bizarre smell issues forth from this heap. Eating it won't hurt you, though...probably.
    " — Cooking (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  4. "Sure thing! I'll happily teach you the recipe for my ancient meat dish. First, prepare the meat you want to use. I recommend either bird meat or steak. And then you cook it with something from a broken Guardian... AN ANCIENT PART!!" — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "[That sounds gross.] Hey! That's not nice! Cooking delicious meat with something that smacks of history is the only way!" — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "How else would one create an ancient meat dish the likes of which no one has ever seen before?!" — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "To be honest, what I always end up making is dubious food... Though I don't see what's so dubious about it! Even when I use ingredients I'm certain will be perfect, there are lots of times I still mess it up. Cooking is complicated." — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Sure thing! I'll happily teach you the recipe for my ultimate survival dish! First, you'll have to defeat a monster!! After that, just find yourself a cooking pot and toss in... tons of monster parts!!" — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "[That sounds gross.] In order to survive out in the wild, you've got to be willing to eat anything! That's the idea behind my ultimate survival dish!!" — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "I may end up with nothing to eat but dubious food...but I won't achieve my goal unless I make some sacrifices!" — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "I don't see what's so dubious about using monster parts, though... Even when I used ingredients I'm certain will be perfect, there are lots of times I still mess it up. Cooking is complicated." — Moza (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Mislukte maaltijd" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Mislukte maaltijd" — Cooking (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)