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An example of human cuisine (French)

All creatures require sustenance to survive. While most are content with directly consuming what nature provides, sapient beings have the limitless capacity to turn raw foods into complex concoctions running the gamut from tasty and nutritious to body chemistry-incompatible.

See also: Drinks


A common staple food. A salarian requests it on Kadara.


Burgat is a traditional batarian traveler's meal. Also known as "the Other Blue Meat", it is served on sticks. It is composed of levo-proteins and thus unsuitable for consumption by turians and quarians. On non-batarians, however, it can induce allergic reactions or intestinal parasites, and its distributor the Burgat Export Company assumes no liability should someone contract them.



The crate of BlastOh's in Vetra's quarters

A sweet, tasty, high-sucrose, breakfast cereal with dehydrated potato snacks, possibly marketed with Blasto's influence. It exists in both dextro and levo-protein brands. This product is earmarked for use in trade and negotiation. Boxes of Blast-Oh's can be found in a crate in Vetra's room aboard the Tempest.

Eden Sunrise[]

In addition to the crew of the Tempest, the Space Hamster is also fond of it.


The angara have a recipe for yamjem's sweet dumplings that Niilj made modifications to. His concoction consists of ground ushaaf instead of thick jagem flour, mixed with aged tavum at the last stage, then put in a mill and boiled. The resuting batter apparently isn't optimal since it's both lumpy and runny at the same time.

Fire-roasted spider-beetle[]

An angaran cuisine that is served alive. The roasting doesn't kill it but actually causes it to become angry enough to spit which is considered its gravy. No Milky Way species can safely digest it, but Peebee believes it is worth it.

Fruits, vegetables and other edible plants[]

A list of edibles that can be served without being a part of a dish or is a dish on its own.

Amanita jatanum[]

A mushroom that grows on Elaaden, it has mild psychoactive effects but also valuable medicinal properties. Extracted agents could be used to enhance medi-gel's pain-reducing capabilities. Its classification is tentative, other submitted names are: redbulb mushroom and ember shroom.

Cardacha cthonis[]

A plant that grows on Voeld, it has a high nutritional content, extremely nutritious seeds are tucked into the stem coil. The stem is also water-rich and could be easily peeled. Its classification is tentative, other submitted names are: thulus stem and octopus plant.

Diplazium dizona[]

A plant that grows on Kadara, it is a tasty source of vitamins and minerals when gathered and properly cooked. Its classification is tentative; other submitted names are sword fern and stickgrass.


A fruit grown on Aya. Its organic material is composed of 74% water, 25.5% cellulose, and 0.5% minerals.


Most of these plants are used to create drinks, and all can be acquired during a task requested by the bartenders in Vortex Lounge.

  • Cascade - originates from Earth.
  • Golding - originates from Earth.
  • Saaz - originates from Earth.
  • Unicellular fungi, saccharomyces cerevisiae - a mushroom that grows on Havarl.
  • A plant that grows on Kadara; its Dandelion root, Sorghum, and Cyone Aloe can all be used.


A breed of blooming high-protein celery developed and grown in quarian liveships.


A root grown by krogan. It takes a considerable amount of time to chew through it. Drack is fond of it.

Lactarius assefa[]

A mushroom that grows on Havarl, it has an extremely high nutritional content, especially rich in protein. It has to be prepared carefully because of its sour aftertaste. Its classification is tentative, other submitted names are: thatchcap mushroom and soldier's joy.

Lagenaria lunarium[]

A succulent, segmented gourd that grows on Elaaden, it has a high nutritional value and water content. The flesh surrounding the seeds could be eaten raw, or sliced and dried for storage. Its classification is tentative; other submitted names are moon gourd and whitepulp melon.

Neolecta riftia[]

A fungi plant that grows on Eos, it has a high nutritional content and a pleasant taste from absorbing mineral salts. Its classification is tentative, other submitted names are: tubeworm fungus and trumpet plants.

Nereocystis hamonia[]

A kelp-like plant that grows on Kadara. While not especially nutritious, it is vitamin-rich and has a pleasantly cleansing taste. It may have kelp ancestors. Its classification is tentative; other submitted names are pearl kelp and thin-stem.


A nutritious vine that has become an Alliance military staple. Sathur has ideal growing conditions, but some strains developed the hallucinogenic creeper mold. The Andromeda Initiative has ossilbir in its seed banks, leading to a black market trade in creeper.


A sweet, thick-crusted fruit grown on Aya. Its organic material is composed of 77% water, 22% cellulose, and 1% minerals. To buy one means that there is something to celebrate.


A Hyperion crew member expresses his desire for mashed potatoes.


A fruit grown on Aya, its organic material is composed of: 63% water, 35% Cellulose, and 2% minerals. Humans are advised not to mix it with stimulants before eating.

Ruberia majora[]

A plant that grows on Kadara, it has a high protein content, though its tough fibers and thick roots requires a long cocking time. Its classification is tentative, other submitted names are: longcoral and crimson longfrond.

Sargania fructanis[]

A plant that grows on Havarl, the stems of this plant produce a red syrup with a surprisingly high sugar content. However, it will stain both armor and teeth if spilled. Its classification is tentative, other submitted names are: red-veined saragras and candy plant.


Some of the Nexus personnel believes that the hydroponics department will soon grow it.


A nutritious plant which, properly dried and prepared, is given to angaran children or Suvi for the movie night as a snack. It costs 9 credits and can be acquired from Yveth, General Goods Merchant, on Aya.


The tupo berry is an ingredient in the Tupari sports drink.


A nut originating from Earth. An Initiative exile insultingly compares the krogan brain size to that of a walnut.

Grunnien Roast[]

Drack prepares one with fresh vegetables for the Tempest crew, though it appears that Pelessaria B'Sayle may only be served sandwiches due to tasting it early.


A canned food product. It can be seen, at various locations, on the Nexus and the Tempest. It's a staple food for the Space Hamster.


A savory pudding considered to be primarily of Scottish origin. Kenneth Donnelly opines that Mess Sergeant Gardner can't prepare the dish well, and claims it tastes like "mighty fine ass" when done right.

High-Grade Provisions[]

Various quality cuisine items used to prepare diplomatic dinners aboard starships. Rupert Gardner puts in a request to improve the mess hall experience aboard the Normandy SR-2.

Huevos rancheros[]

A dish requiring eggs in its recipe. James Vega can be seen making one in the kitchens of the Normandy SR-2 albeit using eggs of uncertain origin: apparently not as tasty as his grandmother would make it, but close enough.


Noodle House sells it on the Citadel. Grunt buys it and then claims they were "a little spicy".


A human delicacy made with noodles. It is sold at a stand on the Citadel's Zakera Ward.

Sauces, soups, marinades, pastes, and other liquid foods[]

A list of sauces, soups, and other non-solid foods.

Asari honey marinade[]

According to the turian shopkeep at Zakera Cafe, it is made at an Ardat-Yakshi monastery by "sad, tortured blue souls".

Batax's Hot Fish Spice[]

Not much is known of this product as it is mentioned in passing.

Calamari Gumbo[]

Mess Sergeant Rupert Gardner makes a batch of this soup if provided with high grade provisions by Commander Shepard. If the Commander partakes, Gardner reveals it's based on an asari recipe.

Cloaca margarine[]

Citadel advertisements for McSorley's Cloaca Margarine claim it is made from "free-range organic varren".

Kadara Slums broth[]

This unnamed soup is regularly served free of charge to Kadara Slums' desperate and hungry populace, courtesy of the Charlatan. Each person is entitled to a flask, although taking another for a friend is prohibited.

The broth is made from local flora and steamed drall pinchers, although it's still tainted by some sulfur endemic to Kadara's water supply. It is apparently tolerable to angaran tastes.

Nutrient paste[]

Some races render most of their biological needs into nutrient paste for convenience and efficiency.

The Citadel's recycling systems, located in the Foundations, manufacture a variety of artificial organic pastes that can be eaten for sustenance. They are free and nutritious but nearly tasteless and of unpleasant texture. Poorer Citadel residents quickly become adept at dressing up this bland fare with sauces and spices while imported foodstuffs are a popular luxury of the wealthy.

The quarians are known consumers of nutrient paste. Owing to their lives spent encased in environmental suits, consumption of solid foods is an impractical affair.

Most foods on Aya are processed into a nutrient paste that can feed an entire planet and then some. According to Peebee, the angaran nutrient paste smells great but tastes bad.

Peanut butter[]

A paste created using peanuts. Peebee claims her name is Peanut Butter.

Tummy-Tingling Tuchanka Sauce[]

A sauce created by Fishdog Food Factory.

Valzat Sauce[]

A krogan condiment, mentioned in ambient conversation at New Tuchanka.

Snacks and candies[]

A collection of snacks, candies, and generally non-healthy food.

Candy Assortment[]

A deluxe selection of chocolates, hard candies, and caramels. These sweets are not suitable for dextro-amino acid-based life-forms.


Different varieties are available for both dextro and levo physiologies. According to Tali during the party at Shepard's apartment, herbed dextro cheeses are particularly rare since "The turians almost never bother."

Chocolate chip cookies[]

Jack mentions that this is the first thing she ate after escaping Pragia.

Chocolate lava bomb cake[]

Cortez highlights his dessert guy cred when he shares that his aunt used to make it during Shepard's party.

Fish and chips[]

Cortez expresses his desire for some mouthwatering fish and chips during the party at Shepard's personal apartment, but later he advocates to crack the bar open and mix more drinks instead.

Gingerbread cookies[]

A human snack that seems to have made an impact on the krogan Jair Ulchee. Mislabeled as "gingerbeard cookies" and erroneously attributed to either asari or humans, Ulchee puts out a request on New Tuchanka's network for some of its alleged ingredients:

  • Ginger - correctly assumed to be a plant
  • Nutmeg - correctly determined to be a plant and not a nut
  • Cloves - allegedly part of a hoofed mammal (mistaken for "cloven hooves")
  • Cinamin - thought to be a shelled animal; misspelling of cinnamon

Galactic Scout Cookies[]

Girl Scout cookies. The Nexus operation manager reveals that they are listed and a technician wants them.

Galaxy Swirls[]

It is implied that Nakmor Kesh is fond of them, that one will have to fight her for it.


A popular dextro-amino acid-based snack from the Milky Way. It can be bought on Kadara Port, along with popcorn, for 9 credits. Vetra is fond of it and requests it for movie night.


A popular human snack from the Milky Way. It can be bought on Kadara, along with Graxen, for 9 credits.

Processed biscuits[]

Liam wants to relax with a box of awful processed biscuits and perhaps also encourages Lexi as well.

Tastee Bites[]

Another product from Fishdog Food Factory. It can be seen in Grunt's Shadow Broker dossier that he purchased an economy box of it.

Turian chocolates[]

Dr. Chloe Michel buys some for Garrus Vakarian at the Citadel if he survived the mission to stop the Collectors. It is unknown how similar turian chocolates are to the Earth varieties made for human consumption, but presumably they are compatible with dextro physiology.



At least one space station in orbit of Tefnut breeds them.


Vetra attempts to make a cow steak for a romanced Ryder. They are unsure if it is Earth cow.


Drack wants fiend steaks for supper when visiting Elaaden.


See also: Fish

Meat generally harvested from aquatic creatures. Krogan visiting the Citadel are often curious if there are live fish in the Presidium lakes.

For long-term storage, fish can also be packed into canned goods.

Sockeye Salmon[]

A species of fish native to Earth. Captain Bailey claims it can't be obtained on the Citadel.


Sushi is fish served raw with a couple other ingredients and preparation thrown in. The Ryuusei's restaurant at the Silversun Strip apparently offers an "authentic French sushi" variant.

Sapient Races[]

The Protheans allegedly included the primitive races of their time in their culinary cuisine, regardless of whether they were dextro- or levo- based species. Known methods of cooking hanar included boiling or frying while salarian body parts were considered delicacies (preferably harvested fresh as the salarian's fear apparently adds "spice").


Fresh, raw pyjak meat is a favorite of varren everywhere. Many of Omega's population also enjoy it.

Pyjaks can also be made into a sauce. Since there are no pyjaks in Andromeda (except possibly for Ryder's pet), "pyjak sauce" there is only a term used by Clan Korten to denote any flavored liquid topping meant to be reminiscent of the classic sauce.


Zhu's Hope colonists hunted varren for their meat when their colony supplies dwindled. Commander Shepard can further help the colonists by taking down the far more dangerous Varren Alpha so Davin Reynolds can hunt with little difficulty.

The Fishdog Food Shack on Illium advertises varren skewers and steaks.

An automated voice that plays in the cafeteria at Hermes Station announces that the day's lunch special will include varren fillets.

Krogan who hunt varren often make jerky of their meat. In the distant Andromeda galaxy where there are no varren, prime-cut varren jerky roasted klixen-style and marinated in pyjak sauce is advertised in New Tuchanka by Korten Ewudz and subject to serious offers only.

The jerky is made from cloned meat, not living varren. "Klixen-style" only denotes flash-roasting in high temperatures and flavor locking via acid bath, not roasting by actual klixen. "Pyjak sauce" is only a general term for any flavored liquid topping, not actually made from the space monkeys, and is only made from locally available materials.


Food additives that can enhance the flavor of the dish they are added to. Levo and dextro-based species have their own variants (amino-sinister and amino-dextrous, respectively) since ingesting some for the wrong body chemistry can have lethal consequences. A customer at Zakera Cafe requests both types, although the shopkeeper doubletakes at the suggestion.


Grunt mentions it when demonstrating his knowledge about spice chirality.


Grunt mentions it when demonstrating his knowledge about spice chirality.


EDI, Kaidan, and Traynor argue about it being used as an ingredient.


A canned food product. It can be seen, at various locations, on the Nexus and the Tempest. Its logo features a salarian.


  • According to Lexi during Task: Local Cuisine, most edible plants grown on Aya are also edible by the Milky Way species.
  • "The Other Blue Meat", a phrase used to describe Burgat, is a likely reference to a highly successful slogan developed for marketing pork products in the United States.

Cut Content[]

  • On an alternate version of Eden Prime, Ashley would have described the local hexa-cows as an animal with high milk yields, but "meat's a bit tough though." Kaidan remarks he's glad to be a vegetarian.[1]
  • In the first game, on Caleston, Urdnot Wrex could have ordered some buffalo wings at the Seventh Moon bar. Faced with the other squadmate's surprise, Wrex states how much he loves their crunchiness. As he says this, if present, Garrus worriedly asks Wrex why he's staring at him. Wrex ominously replies "no reason."[2]