Mount Foodji is the thirteenth town in the Kitchen Scramble game. All of the recipes in this town are new to the player. The entire town is designed to look like Tokyo at night, and all of the recipes seem like foods one would expect to eat in Japan.
Before the player can begin Mount Foodji, they must wait for a Truck Maintenance period to end. This requires the player to wait 24 hours, in real time, before they can continue. Or, the player can pay some Kitchen Cash to speed that up.
The new recipes for Mount Foodji Intro to Sushi are:
The Sushi Roller is a required purchase. Players cannot make some of the recipes in Mount Foodji without a Sushi Roller.
Hand roll your sushi! Rice not included.
The Sushi Roller costs 100,000 gold (the in-game currency). Players who do not have at least that amount of gold can go back and play previous levels in an effort to earn more.
The Sushi Roller is necessary. It is also frustratingly slow! I found it annoying to watch customers get really angry (and sometimes leave) because this Sushi Roller was taking way too long to finish recipes.
Unfortunately, there is nothing the player can do about this. Players are stuck with the slow Sushi Roller for what felt like a large portion of Mount Foodji. There is an upgrade, but it doesn’t unlock until much later.
Mei: Welcome to Mount Foodji! My name is Mei. I’m a student at the local high school. My classmates and I are thrilled that you’re here!
Pepper: Thanks! I need to learn more dishes so I can teach Advanced International Cuisine, and Japanese cuisine fit the bill!
Mei: What are you making today? I promised my study group that I would bring them lunch from your food truck.
Pepper: Well, I figured I would start by learning the art of sushi…
By the time the player reaches this part of Kitchen Scramble, they know that some customers will ask for more than one item at a time. They might want two of something, or one of a certain recipe and an “extra” item.
Whenever Mei shows up to Pepper’s food truck, she is ordering for her entire study group. Players need to be prepared to serve eight of the same item to Mei. Get her food to her as soon as possible. If you make her wait too long, she will leave without paying for whatever amount of her order you managed to give her.
I got three stars on Mount Foodji Intro to Sushi. It is the first level in the Mount Foodji town, and is listed on the map as Level 290. I did not, however, get three stars on my first attempt. The Sushi Roller makes that impossible.
The only way to get three stars on the Mount Foodji levels that include sushi recipes is to wait until you can unlock (and purchase) the Sushi Roller upgrade. Once you obtain that, you can go back to previous levels in this town and try again. The better Sushi Roller is faster than the one players are initially stuck with.
The new recipes for Mount Foodji Sushi 101 are:
I got three stars on Mount Foodji Sushi 101. It is Level 291 on the Mount Foodji map. My ability to get three stars on this level was only possible after I unlocked the faster Sushi Roller.
Pepper: It’s so great to see you again! How are you enjoying Mount Foodji?
Monk: Almost as much as I’m enjoying your rolls! I’d never had seaweed before. Now I can’t seem to see enough of it!
I was only able to get two stars on Level 292.
The new recipe for Level 293 was:
I got three stars on Level 293 (after obtaining the faster Sushi Roller).
Pepper: Mr. Chowder Monster, you found me again! Was it the lure of fresh seafood that brought you?
The Chowder Monster appears in many (but not all) of the Kitchen Scramble towns. It is there to annoy the player. This customer has the shortest amount of patience! If you don’t feed the Chowder Monster fast enough, he kidnaps one or two customers as he leaves.
The result is the player misses out on the coins that could have been earned by up to three customers. An angry Chowder Monster makes it less possible for a player to earn three stars in a level.
Chowder Monster: Blub blub blub.
Pepper: Well, there’s plenty more where that came from! Why don’t you stick around and have another roll?
Chowder Monster: Blub blub.
The new recipe for Level 294 was:
Mei: Attendance for my study group has doubled since I started bringing your sushi as a snack!
Pepper: That’s wonderful! Sounds like your group is on a roll!
Mei: I’ll definitely need more sushi today. We have a biology test on mitosis, so I need to keep everyone from splitting!
I got three stars on Level 294 – without having unlocked the better Sushi Roller. I’m not sure how that happened.
The new recipe for Mount Foodji Roe Your Boat was:
I got three stars on Mount Foodji Roe Your Boat. It is also Level 295.
Chef Crisp: Everyone is raving about your sushi rolls. I hear you’re even inspiring the local high-schoolers to be more studious!
Pepper: Quality dishes made with fresh ingredients always inspire!
Chef Crisp: If you learn enough recipes, no one will be able to stop you from teaching Advanced International Cuisine!
Pepper: That’s what I’m hoping for! Well, I’d better get back to the kitchen, I think class at the high school just got out…
The new recipe for Level 296 was:
Upgrade Unlocked! The Sushi Roller L2 is now available in the Market.
The Sushi Roller L2 costs 200,000 gold (the in-game currency). Players who don’t happen to have that much gold can go back, play previous levels, and earn more.
Sushi Roller L2: Rolls sushi even faster. Not suitable for rolling out muscles.
Here is what the Sushi Roller L2 looks like in the Food Truck. It is noticeably faster than the starter version – but still isn’t very fast.
I got two stars on Level 296.
The new recipes for Level 297 are:
Pepper: How did your biology test go, Mei?
Mei: Everyone got top marks, thanks to you! But we have a social studies test tomorrow. We’ll need more food for studying, or we’ll be history!
Pepper: How about I make them some hot soup to calm their nerves?
Mei: Good idea!
I got two stars on Level 297.
The two new recipes for Level 298 are:
I got three stars on Level 298.
The new recipes for Level 299 are:
Teriyaki Chicken Plate
Teriyaki Salmon Plate
I got three stars on Level 299. This one required players to serve at least three Teriyaki Chicken Plate recipes to customers. The difficulty is that the game doesn’t always give players three customers who want to order that.
The new recipe for Mount Foodji Rolling Along was:
Fancy Tuna Roll
I got three stars on Mount Foodji Rolling Along. It is Level 300 on the Mount Foodji map.
The new recipe for Level 301 was:
Tea Egg Ramen
I got two stars on Level 301. This one requires players to serve at least eight Fancy Tuna Rolls to customers.
Grandma: Pepper, your tea egg ramen was the most delicious noodle soup I’ve tried!
Pepper: Thank you! There’s nothing as calming as a bowl of ramen if you’re feeling noodly.
Grandma: I have to go and tell my husband to try your other ramen dish. He’s been feeling crabby lately…
Here is what the first half of Mount Foodji looked like when I was done.
Players must pass through a Token Gate before they can begin the second half of Mount Foodji. The game has made it a lot easier to collect Tokens over the years, so this should not be a problem for most players. The Mount Foodji Token Gate requires 110 Tokens.
The new recipe for Level 302 was:
I got three stars on Level 302.
Grandpa: I’m as happy as a crab after that ramen! Or is it happy as a clam? Well, either way, yum!
Pepper: Haha, I’m glad it lifted your spirits. Come by whenever you’re feeling crabby!
Upgrade Unlocked! Premium Sushi Roller
This is the fastest Sushi Roller in the game. I wish it unlocked earlier in Mount Foodji. The game makes the player go through more than half of this town before unlocking the one item that makes it much easier to earn stars.
The Premium Sushi Roller costs 39 Kitchen Cash. There are several ways to obtain Kitchen Cash. Complete a set of what I think of as “Daily Quests”, and there is a chance that you will receive a random amount of Kitchen Cash. Watching ads can also sometimes result in a Kitchen Cash prize. Or, you can spend real-world money and buy some.
Premium Sushi Roller – Your customers will practically be eating before they’ve even ordered!
After you buy the Premium Sushi Roller, go back to previous levels in Mount Foodji and try again. It is a significant improvement over the Sushi Roller L2, and you might be able to earn more stars.
Here is what the Premium Sushi Maker looks like in the Food Truck.
The new recipe for Level 303 was:
Got three stars in Level 303. This level requires players to serve at least nine Crab Ramen dishes to customers. Players cannot give a recipe to a customer that did not ask for it. The game does not always produce nine customers, in one round, that want Crab Ramen.
The new recipe for Level 304 was:
I got two stars on Level 304. This level required players to serve at least four Crab Tempura dishes to customers.
The new recipe for Level 305 was:
Crab Tempura Roll
I got three stars on Level 305.
The new recipe for Mount Foodji Getting Crabby was:
I got three stars in Mount Foodji Getting Crabby. It is Level 306 on the Mount Foodji map. All of the recipes in this level include crab.
The new recipe for Level 307 was:
I got three stars on Level 307.
The new recipe for Level 308 was:
Hipster: Pepper, I’m such a fan of your fresh wasabi. It makes my tastebuds come alive!
Pepper: Yes, it’s powerful stuff!
Hipster: In fact, friends dared me to eat a whole bunch of it at once! The joke’s on them though, because I’m going to do it.
As you may expect, the Hipster asks for many orders of Wasabi, one at a time. It works similar to how things go when Mei asks for multiple orders of the same food for her study group.
Feed these customers as fast as you can before they get angry and walk away. If they leave before receiving their full order, they will not pay for whatever the player already gave them.
I got three stars on Level 308. This level requires players to serve at least three Shabu Shabu dishes to customers.
Pepper: You won the bet! How are you feeling after all that wasabi?
Hipster: Well, my face hurts a bit…but my pride feels great!
The next level is called “Too Much Tuna?”. It has several recipes that include tuna as an ingredient (and a few recipes that do not.)
I got three stars in the level called “Too Much Tuna?” It is Level 309 on the Mount Foodji map.
Mei: Thanks to your expert cooking, everyone passed our test in social studies! Now we just have to prepare for the final exam in archaeology.
Pepper: What’s the exam about this time?
Mei: That’s the problem… it’s a review of the entire curriculum!
Mei: We have so many stacks of notes to review, we might get buried alive! But with your expert cooking, I’m sure we can dig our way out!
Pepper: Sounds tough! I’d better get rolling!
I got two stars on the Level called “Just Roll With It”. It is Level 310 on the Mount Foodji map.
I got three stars on Level 311.
I got three stars in the level called “Happy Times”. It is Level 312 on the Mount Foodji map.
I got three stars on Level 313. This one required players to serve at least three Tamagoyaki dishes to customers.
I got one star on Level 314. It is the last level in Mount Foodji. I found it to be difficult, so one star will do!
Chef Crisp: Mei said that everyone in her study group aced their archaeology final exam! Your food has made quiet the impression on her!
Pepper: That’s great! Maybe I’ll see her in one of my upcoming classes. Speaking of which, I think I’m nearly prepared!
Chef Crisp: You’ll just need to learn a few more recipes and then you’ll be ready to teach Advanced International Cuisine!
Chef Crisp: Any idea where you’ll head to next?
Pepper: After all this time in Mount Foodji, I’m ready to head somewhere closer to the equator…
Here is what the second half of Mount Foodji looked like when I was done.
I finished all the Location Goals for Mount Foodji.
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