In your time with the game, you’ll come across several Ys IX: Monstrum Nox recipes that you can give the bartenders at the Dandelions. These recipes will then let you create meals by using ingredients that Adol picks up on his adventure.
There are 13 total meals and 13 total recipes, but you only have to find 12 of the recipes since Flaky Baguette is unlocked by default. Giving the bartenders at Dandelion all 12 recipes in a single playthrough will net you the Haute Cuisine trophy on PS4/PS5 and the achievement on Steam. Additionally, if you give all 13 meals to Sister Mel at the Balduq Cathedral, you’ll get some useful items for your journey.
You can get these recipes at various points in the game by talking to people, finding them in treasure chests, or earning them as rewards by gathering collectibles.
Note that progress on the Haute Cuisine trophy or achievement does not transfer to New Game+. You must find all 12 recipes in a single playthrough.
All Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Recipes and How to Find Them
1. Flaky Baguette: Unlocked by default
2. Baked Potato Recipe: (Chapter 3): Talk to Benoit at Nirvana in Shantytown
3. Bouillabaisse Recipe (Chapter 4): Complete the “One in a Bouillon” quest
4. Roulade Recipe (Chapter 5): Talk to Perry at Perry’s Pub
5. Potage Recipe (Chapter 5): Talk to Worker Witham in Prison Outskirts
- You must defeat Central District’s Grimwald Eos to and lift the barrier to the area. See image below for location, blue question mark
6. Gratin Recipe (Chapter 6): Talk to Jessica at Jessica’s Brewery in Entertainment District
7. Galette Recipe (Chapter 6 and onwards): Treasure Chest outside Nors Shrine Ruins (see image below for location)
8. Mushroom Recipe (Chapter 7): Talk to Jules’s mother at Noah Residence in Noble District
9. Smoothie Recipe (Chapter 8) Feed Morbihan any four (of eight) unique Preserved Foods
- White Nuts
- Red Cheese
- Smoked Meat
- Black Figs
- Grim Nuts
- Nors Bleu
- Dry-aged Meat
10. Quiche Recipe (Chapter 8): Ciel Canyon treasure chest (see image below for location reference)
11. Platter Recipe (Final Chapter): Talk to Jeanette at Jeanette’s Memorabilia
12. Compote Recipe (Any Chapter) Reward for giving 40 Azure Petals to Marguerite
13. Apple Pie Recipe (Any Chapter) Reward for giving 110 Azure Petals to Marguerite
Those are all of the Ys IX: Monstrum Nox recipes and where to find them. For more tips and guides on things like journal entries and presents, consider heading over to our primary hub page for the game.