Tears Of The Kingdom: 5 Best Food Items

After playing game for hours, I have gathered the most convenient and advantageous food items in Tears of the Kingdom.

Food in Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom has admirable dynamics regarding the food and cooking aspect. According to my experience in the game, here are the five best foods.

Key Takeaways

  • Food items are essential as they carry an effect of their own or can be used in cooking a variety of beneficial recipes.
  • Although the majority of food has a common effect of recovering health, some provide extra benefits. Explicitly, players can consume an Ironshroom to increase their defense along with health recovery.
  • The most common food items are:
    • Hyrule Herb
    • Meat 
  • Relatively easier to find are:
    • Apple
    • Bird Eggs
    • Mushrooms

Author’s Trust

Having spent 40+ hours in Tears of the Kingdom, I have been able to uncover hidden treasures, masterful strategies, and untold lore. And with my expertise, here are what I think to be the best foods in the game.

– Ahmed Raza


Apple in Tears of the Kingdom
Lots of Apples near Central Hyrule
  • Apples are commonly found on the surface level of the world in Tears of the Kingdom. You can also find apples out in the wild hanging on the trees. Simply hit the trees, and apples will start falling on the ground.
  • Players can either consume the apple to recover 0.5 heart or use it in cooking beneficial recipes.
  • Furthermore, there is a chance to encounter a Golden Apple while gathering the regular ones. These are rare types of ingredients that hold better characteristics than a regular apple. Consuming a golden apple will eventually recover 1.5 hearts.

For a detailed guide on where to get a Golden Apple, watch the FP Good Game YouTube channel.

I have used apples in the following recipes:

Recipe Food Ingredients
Apple Pie Apple, Cane Sugar, Goat Butter, Tabantha Wheat
Baked Apple Apple
Copious Simmered Fruit Any Fruit (Apple) (4) 
Fruit and Mushroom Mix Any Fruit (Apple), Any Mushroom
Fruit Cake Any Fruit (Apple) (3), Cane Sugar, Tabantha Wheat
Honeyed Apple Apple, Courser Bee Honey
Hot Buttered Apple Apple, Goat Butter
Meat Skewer Any Fruit (Apple), Any Meat
Simmered Fruit Any Fruit (Apple) (3)
Steamed Fruit Any Fruit (Apple), Vegetable/Flower/Herb


Mushrooms in Tears of the Kingdom
Ironshrooms in Uten Marsh
  • I think mushrooms and their variants are the easiest to spot in the game.
  • Variants of mushrooms will grow in specific regions. Following this, each mushroom will carry its unique benefit upon consumption if it is cooked.
  • I don’t recommend consuming them as they restore only a negligible amount of health.

Raw Effect

Cooked Effect

Chillshroom  Restore 0.5 heart  Increases heat resistance
Hylian Shroom  Restore 0.5 heart  _
Ironshroom   Restore 0.5 heart  Increases defense 
Puffshroom  Blinds enemy with smoke  _
Razorshroom  Restore 0.5 heart  Increases attack
Mushroom  Restore 0.5 heart  Increases speed
Silent Shroom  Restore 0.5 heart  Increases stealth
Skyshroom  Restore one heart  _
Stamella Shroom  Restore one heart  Restores stamina
Sunroom  Restore 0.5 heart  Increases cold resistance
Zapshroom  Restore 0.5 heart  Increases shock resistance

Here are my favorite recipes, including mushrooms:


Food Ingredients

Copious Mushroom Skewer   Different Mushroom (4)
Cream of Mushroom Soup  Mushroom, Vegetable/Herb/Flower
Fish and Mushroom Skewer  Fish, Mushroom
Fragrant Mushroom Saute’  Mushroom, Goron Spice
Fruit and Mushroom Mix  Fruit, Mushroom
Glazed Mushroom  Mushroom, Courser Bee Honey
Meat and Mushroom Skewer  Meat, Mushroom
Mushroom Omelet Bird Egg, Goat Butter, Mushroom, Rock salt
Mushroom Rice balls  Mushroom, Hylian Rice
Mushroom Risotto  Goat Butter, Hylian Rice, Mushroom, Rock salt
Mushroom Skewer  Mushroom
Salt-Grilled Mushroom  Mushroom, Rock salt
Steamed Mushroom  Mushroom, Vegetable/Herb/Flower

Bird Egg

Bird Egg in Tears of the Kingdm
Bird Eggs in Great Sky Island
  • Along with various other collectibles, a bird egg is also one to find easily while roaming. While exploring the wilderness, players can obtain bird eggs from the top of the trees. However, not every tree will be carrying the egg; those that have it will display a sparkling effect. 
  • As for its effects, bird eggs only have a raw effect as a consumable. It restores one heart upon consumption. On the contrary, it has no cooked effects. Rather, it is best to use it in recipes for a better potential of this food item.

Bird Egg is mostly applicable in complex recipes. Such kinds of recipes deliver much better use of themselves. 


Food Ingredients

Cheesy Omelette  Mushroom/Plant, Hateno Cheese, Bird Egg, Rock salt
Crab Omelet with Rice  Bird Egg (1), Crab, Hylian Rice, Rock salt
Crunchy Fried Rice  Bird egg, Hylian Rice, Oil Jar, Meat
Curry Pilaf  Bird Egg, Goat Butter, Goron Spice, Hylian Rice
Egg Pudding  Bird Egg, Cane Sugar, Fresh Milk
Egg Tart  Bird Egg, Cane sugar, Goat Butter, Tabantha Wheat
Energizing Honey Crepe  Bird egg, Cane sugar, Courser bee honey, Fresh milk, Tabantha wheat
Fried Egg and Rice  Bird egg, Hylian rice
Gourmet Poultry Pilaf  Bird egg, Goat butter, Hylian rice, Raw whole bird
Mushroom Omelet  Bird egg, Goat butter, Mushroom, Rock salt 
Plain Crepe  Bird egg, Cane sugar, Fresh milk, Goat butter, Tabantha wheat
Poultry Pilaf  Bird egg, Goat butter, Hylian rice, Raw bird drumstick
Prime Poultry Pilaf  Bird egg, Goat butter, Hylian rice, Raw bird thigh
Vegetable Omelet  Bird egg, Goat butter, Rock salt, Vegetable
Wildberry Crepe  Bird egg, Cane sugar, Fresh milk, Tabantha wheat, Wildberry


A food item Meat
Hunting for Raw Meat out in the Wild
  • This food ingredient is quite valuable and is easy to obtain while venturing into the wild. This is because to collect meat, players will simply have to hunt the animals out in the open.
  • Although an option to purchase meat from Travelling Merchants is also available, it is best to put yourself in some adventuring position and hunt animals for it. 
  • Raw Meat has different variants in the game, each having its unique food recipe. Explicitly, Woodland Boars, Mountain Goats, and grassland foxes are the best sources of Raw Meat. Hunting down birds also drop raw meat (e.g., Raw whole bird, raw bird thigh).
  • As for Raw Gourmet Meat and Raw Prime Meat, players can commonly find both food ingredients by hunting the same animals. Namely, a few of them are Snowcoat Foxes, Water Buffalo, Maraudo Wolves, Grizzlemaw Bears, etc.
  • Meat helps to recover one’s heart upon consumption. 

Meat is admirably the handiest ingredient in cooking a variety of supportive recipes:


Food Ingredients

Copocious Meat Skewer  Different Meat (4) 
Meat Stew  Raw Meat, Raw bird drumstick, Tabantha wheat, Goat butter, Fresh milk
Steamed Meat  Hyrule herb, Any Meat
Gourmet Spiced Meat Skewer  Raw Gourmet mat, Goron spice
Gourmet Meat and Seafood Fry  Raw Gourmet meat, Any Fish
Prime Meat Curry  Goron spice, Hylian herb, Raw prime meat
Prime Meat Stew  Raw prime meat, Tabantha wheat, Goat butter, Fresh milk
Deep-fried Drumstick  Raw bird drumstick, Oil jar
Deep-fried Bird Roast  Raw whole bird, Oil jar

Hyrule Herb

  • Hyrule herbs are spread wide across Hyrule Field and Ridge. A Hyrule herb restores one heart and is useful in various food recipes.

Here are my favorite recipes for Hyrule herbs to help you deal with health issues:


Food Ingredients

Fried Wild Greens  Hyrule Herb
Herb Saute  Goron spice, Hyrule herb
Steamed Meat  Any meat, Hyrule herb
Vegetable Risotto  Goat butter, Hylian rice, Hyrule herb, Rock salt
Veggie Rice Balls  Hylian rice, Hyrule herb

Final Remarks

Food items can help a little regarding shaping the combat strategy, such as taking initiates or playing defensively or offensively. Therefore, I highly recommend keeping a handful of food items that can help you in your adventure. The food mentioned above items are my favorite simply because of its versatile use in recipes. 

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