Want to learn how to process ingredients in Genshin Impact? The cooking system in this game is in-depth enough to make it useful and exciting. Each recipe you cook can heal your party members or provide useful stats like increases to ATK and STAM. Luckily, cooking is straightforward, and you can do it in any of the two major cities: Mondstadt or Liyue Harbor. You can also find many campfires and cooking stations out in the world to use to process ingredients.
Processing ingredients comes in handy because some of the recipes require these items. High-level recipes generally require things you cannot find in the world and can only craft through this processing method. Here’s everything you need to know about how to process ingredients in Genshin Impact.
How to process ingredients in Genshin Impact
To process ingredients in Genshin Impact:
- Head to the cooking station in Mondstadt or Liyue Harbor. Pull up your map and look for the knife and fork icon on the map, which you can see by zooming in a bit.
- Interact with the cooking area to pull up your cooking menu.
- Navigate to the Process tab by pressing R1 or clicking the pepper icon at the top.
- Select the ingredients you wish to process.
- Wait the specified time for them to process, and then obtain your items.
From the cooking menu, you can bring up the full list of ingredients to process. Each component takes a specific amount of time to craft. Flour takes one minute to process while bacon takes fifteen minutes, for instance. You should make sure to plan out your recipe crafting before processing ingredients.
For example, if you want to make some four-star Jade Parcels, you need Lotus Head, Jueyun Chili, Cabbage, and Ham. The last ingredient, ham, can be processed, and you cannot find it abundantly in the world from a plant or animal. Therefore, you will need to craft some Ham if you plan to make Jade Parcels.
Cooking Stations in Genshin Impact
Here are two easily accessible cooking stations in Genshin Impact:
Mondstadt: Located at the Good Hunter Restaurant.
Liyue Harbor: Located at the Wanmin Restaurant.
At the moment, there are eleven processed ingredients you can craft from the cooking menu. You can find them below, along with some example recipes that require the ingredient.
|Processed Ingredient||Requirements||Processing Time||Recipes|
|Bacon||Raw Meat x2|
|15 minutes||Cold Cut Platter|
|Butter||Milk x2||5 minutes||Sauteed Matsutake|
|Cheese||Milk x3||10 minutes||Pile ‘Em Up|
Once Upon a Time in Mondstadt
|Crab Roe||Crab x4||20 minutes|
|Cream||Milk x1||3 minutes||Cream Stew|
|Flour||1x Wheat||1 minute||Many recipes|
|5 minutes||Adaptus’ Temptation|
Cold Cut Platter
|10 minutes||Mondstadt Hash Brown|
Puppy-Paw Hash Brown
|Sausage||Raw Meat x3||20 minutes||Cold Cut Platter|
|Smoked Fowl||Fowl x3|
|5 minutes||Northern Smoked Chicken|
|Sugar||Sweet Flower x2||3 minutes||Squirrel Fish|
Stick Honey Roast
More cooking content may come to the game in the future, which would likely expand the list of processed ingredients. We will keep this section up to date when new