Xenoblade Chronicles 3: All Manana Meal Recipes & Effects

In our guide, you will see all the meal recipes and make using certain ingredients in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and their location in the game.

What Are Meal Recipes Used For In Xenoblade Chronicles 3? 

recipes of meals in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Meal Recipes

When you are out exploring the massive world of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, you will have to take on many quests, and farm resources to level up and participate in various Skirmishes. In-game activities like this take a lot of the energy of the character and can make them feel hungry.

Key Highlights
  • Meal recipes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are used to satisfy the hunger of characters and provide temporary buffs in battle
  • Each dish requires 2 main ingredients, a product, and a recipe which can be found in certain areas in the game
  • Any meal consumed will grant a boost or buff, such as an increase in XP or CP rate and an increase in the drops of enemies
  • Recipes can be unlocked by eating at canteens in the game’s colonies, and not all meals are immediately available, some require a higher affinity level to be cooked
  • Consuming meals can provide effects such as an increase in EXP and class points, gold obtained, and item drop rate.

You will also go out on the hunt of Ferronis Hulk in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 which will tire you out a lot. To satisfy the hunger of your characters and to provide them with temporary buffs in case of an intense battle, you can cook them a delicious meal using plenty of recipes you can get in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Each dish requires 2 main ingredients, a product, and a recipe. Products can be collected by exploring the world however, recipes can be found in certain areas in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Any meal your character consumes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will grant him a boost or a buff. The meals can boost your XP or CP rate as well.

Additionally, there will also be a drastic increase in the drops of enemies. So using the meals, all the items and collectibles you’ll get after defeating a boss are doubled. T

How To Unlock Recipes  

rest spot for meal recipes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Collect Recipes in Rest Spots

Before you go out and ask Manana to cook your favorite meal recipes, you need to unlock them first. Eat at the Canteens to unlock the recipes. Every Colony in the game has its own Canteen Rest Spot Area. You can order any kind of food here.

Once you try a new dish, the meal’s recipe will be automatically added to the recipe list of Manana and you can access them in the Rest Spots scattered across the world and cook whatever you like. 

When you have selected the recipe you want to make, make sure you have all the ingredients necessary otherwise you can use silver Nopon Coins to skip this part. It is to be noted that when Manana will add the meals to her repertoire, the names of these meals will change. Also, check out all the Points Of No Return in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Not all of the meals on the canteen menu are immediately available. Some meals require a higher affinity level in order to cook them. On the subject of affinity, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Colony Affinity guide to learn more about it.

Effects Of Meals

gaining effects
Effects of Meal Recipes

By consuming the meals your character can experience the following effects in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.  

  • You will get an Exp boost with some of the meals. So, when you defeat an enemy, your EXP will be increased drastically. 
  • You will also get an increase in class points when you fight enemies and bosses. 
  • The amount of gold that you obtain will also be increased when you defeat the enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. 
  • Furthermore, the item drop rate will also increase. 
  • The chances of obtaining extra collectibles while you are harvesting will also increase. 

All Meal Recipes & Their Ingredients In Xenoblade Chronicles 3 

Below you will find a list of all meal recipes and the ingredients used in making them as well as the effects they have on your character in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. You can try out all of the recipes if you want, or choose a specific one if you want a meal for a certain effect only. Check out our character guide on Sena in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as well.

Meal Recipes of Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Different Meal Recipes

Some recipes can be bought while others can be found in certain areas and colonies in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. We will go through both of them in our guide. 

Recipes You Can Buy 

Following are the recipes you can get by spending Nopon Coins. 

Recipe Name  Ingredients   Meal Effects  Duration Of Cooking  Amount Of Nopon Coins  
Manana’s Battle Soup  Bunnit Meat x2  

Glitter Radish x2  

Comet Carrot  x2  

 5% boost in CP  

 5% boost in EXP  

You will need around 76 minutes for it to cook.  1 Silver Nopon Coin  
Kerfluffled Torpedo Wrap  Misty Asparagus x1  

Powdered Wheat x3  

Kaleidocelery x2   

Tasty Sausage x2  

5% boost in the Enemy Drop Rate  

10% boost in Enemy Gold  

The duration of the meal to cook is 76 minutes.   1 Silver Nopon Coin  
Feisty Spicy Zestbeans  Fire Apricot x2  

Moon bloom x3  

Cracker Nut Crimson x1  

Prickle Spice x4  

Milky Soy x1  

5% boost in Collectible Boost   

15% boost in CP rate  

You will need 76 minutes to cook the meal.  1 Silver Nopon Coin  
Brisky Breezy Toasty  Powdered Wheat x3  

Garaffa Tenderloin x2   

Salty Cabbage x1  

Quinini x1  

Smalnut x1  

15% boost in Collectibles  

15% increase in Enemy Drops  

The time required for the meal to cook is 76 minutes.   1 Silver Nopon Coin  
Squishy-Fishy Grill wrap Refreshing Piranhax Meat x 2 

Plate Pothos x 1 

Condimenut x 2 

Clusterelle x 2 

Silver seed x 2 


5% boost in Collectible  

15% boost in EXP 

The time required for this meal to cook is 76 minutes.  Silver Nopon Coin x1 
Stringy-Wingy Veggie Leclati Full-Bodied Adrun Meat x 2 

Paste Bean x 3 

Filling Onion x 2 

Bafflestripe Gourd x 2 

King Marigold x 1 


15% boost in Enemy Gold 

15% Enemy Gold 

The duration of the Veggie Leclati to cook is 76 minutes.    Silver Nopon Coin x1 
Mild Sizzle-Fizzle Stew Minionion x 2 

Million-Leaf Dill Armored x 3 

Chestnut x 1 

Muscat Noir x 2 

Cured Armu Sirloin x 2 

10% boost in Collectible 

20% boost in CP rate 

The time required for the meal to cook is 68 minutes. Silver Nopon Coin x1 
Well-Dressed Maktha Salad Aldae Evridae x 2 

Jasper Coriander x 3 

Purple Pepper x 2 

Monstrum Mango x 1 

Compressed Ansel Meat x 4 

20% boost in Enemy Drop 

10% boost in Enemy Gold 

You will need 76 minutes to cook the Well-Dressed Maktha Salad.  1 Silver Nopon Coin  
Cerise Caprice Acqua Pazza Metamorphosage x 2 

Refreshing Piranhax Meat x 2 

Bizarrenacle x 3 

Ring Guava x 1 

Whisper Tomato x 1 


10% boost in Enemy Drop 

20% boost in EXP 

The total time required for this meal to cook is 76 minutes.  1 Silver Nopon Coin  
Creamy-Dreamy Fish Pie Squeezy Lime x 2 

Babybubble Berry x 3 

Rainbow Boronia x 2 

Neo Walnut x 2 

Fatty Serprond Fillet x 3 

20% boost in Enemy Drop 

45% boost in Collectible 

You will need a total of 76 minutes to cook the meal.  Silver Nopon Coin x1 
Saucy-Glossy Gem Lobster Girder Potato x 2 

Dream Lemon x 3 

Gimme Lettuce x 2 

Tafetta Lobster x 1 

Varicini x 3 

10% boost in the EXP rate 
10% boost in the CP rate 
5% boost in the Enemy Gold  
You will need 93 minutes to cook the Saucy-Glossy Gem Lobster. Silver Nopon Coin x1 
Crumblecrunch Block Bar Egg Seed x 2 

Fluffy Cloud Ear x 3 

Noise Bite x 3 

Knockout Wasabi x 1 

Skyclam x 2 

35% boost in Collectible 

35% boost in Enemy Drop  

The time required for the meal to cook is 76 minutes. Silver Nopon Coin x1 
Manana’s Battle Soup DX Transcendent Tenderloin x 3 

Comet Carrot x 1 

Glitter Radish x 1 

15% boost in EXP  
10% boost in CP  
15% boost in Enemy Drop 
You will need a total of 76 minutes to cook Manana’s Battle Soup DX.  Silver Nopon Coin x2 


Recipes You Can Find

The following recipes are scattered throughout the map of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Recipe NameEffect Of The RecipeLocation In MapDuration Of Cooking 
Yapolta Veggie Beans Boost in Class Points Colony 9 30 minutes
Baked Spongy Spud 50% Boost in Collectible   Colony 9 45 minutes
Meat ‘n’ Veg Leclati 20% Boost in Enemy Gold Boost Gamma Colony52 minutes
Riverbird Crispygrill  30% Boost in Enemy Gold BoostIota Colony 45 minutes
Mixed-Veg Torpedo Wrap 15% Boost in Enemy Gold Boost Colony 437 minutes
Acqua Pazza a la City  25% Boost in Experience BoostIn The City Interior 37 minutes
Whole Wild Lobster 10% Boost in EXP,10% Boost in CP, 10% Boost in Enemy Gold In The City Interior 45 minutes
Maktha Ever-Greens 30% Boost in Enemy Drop   Tau Colony52 minutes
Fish-Fillet Toastie 20% Boost in Enemy Drop Colony 30 52 minutes
Mild Game Stew 30% Boost in Class Points Colony 11 30 minutes
Pon-Fried Croquettes 40% Boost in Enemy Gold Mu Colony45 minutes 
Sunny-Style Fish Pie 40% Boost in Collectible  Mu Colony75 minutes
Erythia Sashimi Plate 40% Boost in Class Points The Ascension Grounds 30 minutes
Nutritious Block Bar 40% Boost in Enemy Drop The Li Garte Prison Camp 52 minutes

How To Unlock Cooking In Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

After you are done collecting all the recipes you want, the next step is to cook them. Furthermore, the cooking process will be unlocked in chapter 2, while you make your way to the desert. You will find the NPC Manana at a campsite located in the Fornix region of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

manana making meals using recipes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Manana making food using meal recipes

Manana is in charge of cooking all the meal recipes and her campsite is located just after Lake Rezzento. You just need to give all the necessary ingredients to Manana and she’ll prepare you the food you want. Also, check out our guide on all Voice Actors in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Cooking Procedure 

Follow the steps below on how to cook a meal recipe and use it to buff your character in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. 

Cook with Manana
  • First, you need to find out the Rest Spot As it will have everything you need to cook your meal including the ingredients and recipes. 
  • When you have discovered a Rest Spot, interact with it or speak with it. There will be a Pot button on your screen that you need to press in order to initiate cooking. 
  • Next, check your catalog to see all the recipes you’ve managed to collect so far and select one. 
  • Now to cook a certain recipe, press the A key in order to use the ingredients available. 
order food and note meal recipes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Rest Spot

Lastly, you just need to sit back and relax while your food comes in. You need to be patient when you dine in because your food can take quite some time to cook. 


Cooking is an essential part of any RPG including the Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Meal recipes can be quite hard to find without any proper guidance. While you can buy most of the recipes using the in-game currency of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, we recommend you go out and hunt for the recipes yourself to keep the spirit of the game alive. These recipes will help you level up faster and increase the drop chances of legendary items. 

With this, we conclude our guide on all the meal recipes you can find and make using certain ingredients in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 along with their location and the duration of cooking. Any kind of feedback is welcome in the comments. Happy Cooking! 

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Kashaf Ul Khair

Kashaf has a knack for CRPGs, and she is always on the hunt for creating content after exploring dungeons, defeating waves of enemies of crushing down bosses with flawless strategies. When not writing at eXputer, Kashaf can be seen playing King Arthur: Knight's Tale.

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