quest for food

Gwyndolin feedin’ the snakes and chillin’… because I wanted to draw something cute :)

Bonus Recipe: Yellow Curry

These images are from one of the first quests you’ll receive in the game during the Spring. I’ve been playing through the game again to try and snag screenshots.
Difficulty: Easy, 1 hour (shorter if you have yellow curry paste). Serves 3.

-2 tablespoons oil
-2 chicken breasts, thawed and cut into small chunks
-½ cup bamboo shoots
-½ bell pepper, cut into pieces
-½ small zucchini, cut into slices and then halved
-½ a head of cauliflower florets 
-½ cup coconut milk
-¾ cup water
-2 teaspoons fish sauce
-1 tablespoon sugar
-¾ cup of rice
-3 tablespoons yellow curry paste*

*If you don’t have any, you can make some:
-4 cloves garlic, chopped
-¼ onion, chopped
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon lemon juice
-2 tablespoons of turmeric, curry powder, crushed pepper flakes, and salt
-2 teaspoons of ground coriander and mint
-3 tablespoons grated ginger

If you’re making the paste, start by placing the chopped garlic and onion into a small, tin-foil lined dish. Drizzle with the olive oil and bake at 375°F for 25 minutes.

After the garlic and onion has cooled, place them in a food processor with the ginger and lemon juice. Blend until fine. In a bowl, combine the garlic mixture with the rest of the ingredients listed and stir until well combined. 

In a small saucepan, combine the ¾ cup of rice with 1 and a half cups of water. Bring to a boil, and then place the lid on the saucepan and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes.

In a large saucepan, pour in the oil and add the curry paste. Cook over medium heat until you can start to smell the flavours well, then add the chicken, cauliflower, zucchini, bell pepper, and bamboo shoots. Stir to distribute the curry paste over the meat and vegetables. Cook for a few minutes. 

Stir in the coconut milk and water, and then place the lid on and continue to cook over medium heat until the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables are soft. Depending on the size of the pieces, this can take up to 25 minutes or more. Once finished, add in the fish sauce and sugar, and stir well to combine before serving over rice. 

This recipe has appealing colours and rich flavours. It’s not too spicy for those with sensitive tastebuds so you can add more spice to your liking if you wish. This recipe can be made vegan by excluding the fish sauce and chicken.

-SVR

318-BASKUALO [Basking-Squalidae]
-Water
-The Basking Pokemon
-Ability: Gluttony/Filter - Devourer(HA)*
-Dex: “This gentle pokemon usually floats adrift with its mouth always open to filter its microscopic food. They let themselves being draft by the current, using its tail and fins only to steer, so they can use more energy in dygesting all the food they eat daily.”
    -Stockpile
    -Swallow
    -Bite
    -Surf

–>Evolves after learning Crunch<–

319-GLOTONINA [Gluttony-Tonina]
-Water/Dragon
-The Ravenous Pokemon
-Ability: Gluttony/Filter-Devourer(HA)
-Dex: “This Pokemon roams the sea moved by its own hunger, always searching for enough food to satisfy its appetite. In its never-ending quest for food, this gigantic pokemon is said to attack fishing boats and low-flying hydroplanes, or even pokemon as big as BLANKRAKEN .”
-Moveset:
    -Dragon Rush
    -Crunch
    -Dive
    -Ice Fang

*All biting moves become super-effective regardless of type

Today in the Quest Pit

The quest pit is doing a Thanksgiving Potluck next week. I’m bringing Tiragarde Bay Biscuits, which are based on Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Other dishes include:

  • Fallhaven Chocolate Bacon
  • Ironpaw Firepeppers
  • Teldrassil Apple Pie (if burned is intentional)
  • Plague Barrels (spinach appetizers)
  • Hemet Nesingwary’s Prized Turkey

I am also considering bringing “Vol’jin Surprise” which is an urn filled with cookie crumbles and chocolate pudding. Too soon?

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So this is really neat/funny. While browsing around for DQ Heroes stuff, I found out that Luida’s Bar, the Dragon Quest-themed restaurant in Tokyo made some drinks/desserts based on characters to promote Dragon Quest Heroes II last year.

The Angelo one is a cocktail (can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic) with Calpis/Calpico and strawberry soda with an apple garnish and a Timbrel of Tension/Mysterious Tambourine made out of chocolate. Japanese fans refer to Angelo jokingly/derisively as “Tambourine” since he gets relegated to using it later in the game.

The Maya one is a parfait with chocolate, milk tea pudding, and black sesame marshmallows for her… assets, and is topped with little silver sugar confectionery candies.

The Meena one is a fruit parfait made with mango and grapefruit gelato and topped with chocolate. Her crystal ball is made out of jelly (I think it’s boba/tapioca pearl but not 100% sure).