[Anime Culture Monday] Anime Recipe: Potage from Net-juu no Susume

Welcome to another delicious installment of Anime Recipes from Honey’s Anime. If this is your first time with us on a Monday, we explore the delicious food that is shown in anime week by week and break down how to make it. This week, we have dived off the deep end. We are dropping out. Fed up with reality, the only solution is to take this online and forget reality. Yes, this week, we channel our inner Moriko and consider leaving reality altogether. Let’s go.

Potage from Net-juu no Susume

Moriko Morioka has just quit her white collar job. Done with everything that reality has to offer, except for maybe food that is, she’s dropping out. Online life is so much more fulfilling. And why wouldn’t it be? Moriko can be anything and anyone she wants to be whenever she wants. So that’s what she does. She makes a cool male character named Hayashi and has fun talking online with her guildmates. However, is that really what is going to make her happy? Moriko is about to explore about what intrapersonal relationships can really be like. And the person going to help her is a lot closer than she realizes.

In the final episode of feels, and by that we mean Net-juu, Moriko sinks her teeth—or maybe drinks her way—into a delicious bowl of potage. Potage originally comes from the French and is a group of thick soups that usually has some sort of meat and/or veggies in it. It has a history going back to the Middle Ages. What goes into it? Well there are a lot of variations, but Japan tends to be big on the vegetable versions since vegetables here are so plenty and meat is expensive.

What You Will Need:

potatoes (small, white potatoes work the best)


milk (250cc)
1.25 cups

Vegetable bullion

ham (optional)
2 slices

Optional Notes:

With potage, you can easily make this with pumpkin (A popular variation), red potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and more! The main thing is to keep around some potatoes as well. This makes an excellent side dish to both lunch and dinner.

How to Cook It:

  1. 1

    Wash all of your potatoes. Then follow this up by peeling them. When that is done, slice them very thinly. You may also add salt here to them too if you would like to adjust the flavor ahead of time.
  2. 2

    Peel and then thinly slice your onion. The reason you need to cut these so thin is that they need to go through a mixer to make them fine. The smaller they are, the easier they are to blend as well as cook initially.

  3. 3

    Next, add the potatoes and the onion into a pot with some water and bring it to a soft boil. Add in your vegetable bullion (1-2 cubes depending on how much flavor you want) and make sure that everything just sits under the surface of the water.
  4. 4

    Once they have cooked for at least 10-15 minutes, drain the potatoes and onions.

  5. 5

    Transfer them into a mixer or blender and mix/blend them until they come out relatively smooth.
  6. 6

    Now in that pot, pour back in the pureed potato/onion mixture and add in your milk. Start to add in salt to flavor while tasting it and being sure to not burn it. If you do, get rid of the milk and start over. It will not taste good with burnt milk at all.

  7. 7

    Finally, slice the ham up and then start to cook it in a frying pan. Once it is done, set it aside.

  8. 8

    Finally, pour the potage into a bowl and then top with the bacon! Sliced scallions also make a great addition!

(Note: Be careful not to burn the milk, but also take care to make sure that you do not burn yourself as well. Also, please take care to cook bacon all the way through if you are using it in lieu of ham. )


Final Thought

Potage may have started in France way back when as a way for peasants to spice up their diets or just survive overall, but it has not only survived throughout the years, it has evolved further and further with more unique combinations, flavors, and, of course, ingredients. The best part too is that this dish is vegetarian friendly as the meat is an option. Try adding something else with color if you are interested in taking things in a new direction. You never know. You could create something amazing by accident. We hope you enjoyed this installment and we look forward to bringing you more next week. Till next time!

005 [Anime Culture Monday] Anime Recipe: Potage from Net-juu no Susume


Author: Nagareboshi

American by birth; international by choice. I am trying to bring attention to one of my favorite causes; me. I translate by day and write by night. Aspiring polyglot. My dream would be to be the personal translator for Amuro Namie. Other than that, my hobbies include languages, weightlifting, sleeping, karaoke, GOOD coffee and music. When I’m not doing any of the above, I am most likely laughing hysterically at Willam Belli videos or EV farming. I ain’t gunna Rupologize for it neither. Waifu are Shirai Kuroko & Euaerin.

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