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Meals from Cartoons (That Are Actually Good)

There are countless meals from across the world of animation, but some meals from cartoons are actually good.

By Anthony GramugliaPublished 7 years ago 5 min read

Let's say you're watching a cartoon – either alone, with friends, or younger relatives, and you see a meal that makes your mouth water. Be it the way its animated, the ingredients piled into the meal, or what have you, that meal looks damn good.

Many people have felt the same way, only, unlike you, who sat back and just imagined how amazing it would be, they went ahead and made it. There are countless meals from across the world of animation, and these cartoon meals, it turns out, taste incredible.

Meatsiah from Bob's Burgers

The Meatsiah – the burger so hard that only one person could craft it – is an overly complicated, difficult to make burger that may be more effort than it's worth.

But it is delicious.

To craft the Meatsiah, you begin with beef tartare, then serve it between two medium-well burgers, and serve all of that inside some Beef Wellington.

This may sound complicated. Beef Wellington, it needs to be said, is already a fairly complicated meat to make. In combination with everything else, though, the difficulty level is definitely elevated.

But, I think it's also pretty obvious from the beginning that this particular dish is terrific. The question really is...is it really worth it? Yes. Yes it is.

Giant Triple-Decker Sandwiches from Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo is not known for its realism. Imagine that – a show about a talking dog not being realistic.

Likewise, the human jaw simply cannot dislocate itself in order to permit Scooby and Shaggy's sandwiches into their mouths, nor would it be possible to chew. They're like snakes unhinging their jaws or something.

Thankfully, their various sandwiches are in essence simply triple-deckers extended to human sizes. If you can eat it (recommended, bit by bit) then it's possible to enjoy it between two or even three people. Though it is inadvisable to try this on its own, it's mostly just a sandwich. Nothing crazy yet.

Crazy comes later.

Pork and Egg Ramen Bowl from Naruto

This soupy ramen from the long-running anime Naruto just looks amazing. The truth – the glorious, amazing truth – is that this not only is possible to eat, but it exists.

Ramen bowls are incredibly popular in Japan. All you need for this one is just sliced hard boiled eggs, pork tenderloin, baby bok choy, green onion... and ramen.

It is possible to prepare this treat with just a college student's budget.

Ratatouille from Ratatouille

A meal so good it brought a food critic into an existential Proust-esque sequence, this popular dish is complicated to make, takes awhile, but ultimately is so worth it.

If you don't mind small proportions. Ratatouille is, after all, a pretty small dish. Delicious, yes, but small.

There are numerous recipes for ratatouille available. French restaraunts are also able to produce it for you, if you'd rather someone else prepare it for you. Regardless, though, this is one dish you need to try out.

The Naco from Kim Possible

Kim Possible is a rather silly show. Don't get me wrong; it's awesome. But it's very silly. I suppose the writers must've realized after awhile that more often than not the characters would be enjoying some good tacos or nachos... so it was only a matter of time before Ron Stoppable concocted the ultimate unification of taco and nacho. The Naco.

The unification is simple. Dump your nachos into your taco. Enjoy. Simple. Granted, if you don't like nachos or tacos, this won't really appeal to you. If you do enjoy them, though, then you have found nirvana. This is the ultimate fusion of cheesy nachos and meaty tacos. Have fun!

The Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast

I have no idea what The Grey Stuff is. This one ambiguous food served to Belle in the classic Disney film has perplexed fans for years...until Disney decided to capitalize on the mystery by serving the meal in Disney World's Be Our Guest Restaurant.

The Grey Stuff is indeed a part of the menu. And people have tried it! Are you ready? The secret Grey Stuff is...

Essentially cupcake frosting on a cake.

That's the gist of it. Is it good? Yeah! Is it. But it can be a little disappointing. It would be like figuring out the secret of the Krabby Patty Secret Formula. Except we now actually can have the grey stuff... if you don't mind putting your name on an extensive waiting list.

Gumbo and Beignets from The Princess and the Frog

Tiana, the heroine of this modern classic Disney film, longs to open her own restaurant. Her signature dish throughout the whole film? Gumbo! What is gumbo? Well, gumbo is a popular dish in New Orleans that, if you haven't already had, you need to get. Fast.

Of course, this dish did not originate in The Princess and the Frog. It's been around for awhile. But, damn if the Disney animators didn't make it as appealing as possible.

Onigiri from Every Anime Ever

If you've seen an anime, you've seen this. These triangular balls of rice with seaweed around them take many forms, but are, in actuality, quite easy to make.

They're rice balls.

Simply make sticky rice, and shape it with your hands. Any bonus ingredients would be put inside the rice as you shape it. Then, simply wrap that little seaweed around the broadside of the riceball, and – there you are! Onigiri!

Jake's Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time

This is one of the most elaborate sandwiches ever created. It is too large to fit in any human mouth, and, quite honestly, would work just as well as a meal spread out on a plate. But, alas, it's sandwich time.

What are the ingredients? You will need to get creative with this one. Some ingredients make sense, like dill, diced boiled eggs, cream cheese, birds from outside your window...but other ingredients? Tears, a lobster's soul... that might be a little trickier.

Thankfully, someone made the sandwich. If you are able to create this perfect sandwich, you will have a truly perfect creation. If you're struggling, though...the sandwich becomes just short of perfect. Just short of it.

The Krabby Patty from SpongeBob SquarePants

Full disclosure: So much as writing those words in the header of this subsection sent chills up my spine. The Krabby Patty. Few animated meals have triggered such intense feelings. There are those who will kill for the secret formula. There are those who have died for it.

Barring that, though, the secret for the Krabby Patty may forever be lost. They will never reveal it, for no answer can satisfy the mystery built around this mythic, underwater burger.

However, it turns out that supposed recipes have been floating around. Supposedly, the secret has been revealed... and it is time that secret is exposed for the world to see.

The Krabby Patty Recipe is...

  • Sesame Seeds
  • Bottom bun
  • Chum (Food)
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Relish
  • Sea Cheese
  • Pickles (Food)
  • Sea Lettuce
  • Sea Tomatoes
  • Sea Onions
  • Sea/table Salt
  • Tartar Sauce
  • Secret sauce - Unexplained
  • A teaspoon of raspberry
  • Who-Hoo-Hoo
  • A-Ooga
  • Na na na
  • A splash of Whee
  • Top bun
  • Jellyfish Jelly (Jelly Patty only)
  • Secret Formula - Unexplained

The secret formula may remain forevermore a mystery. It shall haunt the world's population... forever.

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Anthony Gramuglia

Obsessive writer fueled by espresso and drive. Into speculative fiction, old books, and long walks. Follow me at twitter.com/AGramuglia

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