Post Reply Review: JK-MESHI!
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Posted 12/21/15
Written by: moonhawk81

JK-MESHI! has become one of my favorite series this season--hardly surprising, given my love of Gourmet Girl Graffiti[!], with which it shares so many similarities (although sadly not the latter's lush, warm artwork style). Three high school girls study for school, enjoying friendly companionship while preparing and eating home-cooked food together. But despite the similar premise, JK-MESHI! offers only a clouded reflection of Gourmet Girl Graffiti: it is a three-and-a-half minute short employing extremely simple CGI animation; the girls spend the majority of the show studying, cooking only towards the end; and the dishes prepared herein are basically food hacks rather than real culinary accomplishments. C'mon, using crushed potato chips as the basis for an instant potato salad? But I definitely see the appeal in using the simplest of ingredients to create food with a bit of flair. (I actually plan to try making the dumpling wrapper pizzas, albeit with different toppings.)



The show's three protagonists--Reina, Ryouka, and Ruriko--usually begin an episode seated together discussing school subjects for upcoming tests. It doesn't take much to distract them, however, and conversations wander widely, with Ruriko occasionally straying off into Teekyu-like commentary and musings. But all bets are off when tummies start growling! It's usually Reina who goes into the kitchen, and she whips out some morsels that look and sound pretty tasty. Ruriko, meanwhile, is so far 1-for-2 with her cooking efforts, while Ryouka hasn't ventured near the kitchen. Each dish is announced, then instructions are given for preparation. And as mentioned earlier, these are quick and simple recipes designed to make the most out of common ingredients. So. . .

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Update: Dumpling wrapper pizzas are incredibly fun to make with [grand]kids! They keep little hands and minds busy, and provide a great reward! Much fun was had, and they tasted pretty good, too.
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Posted 1/5/16
I love it.. Study.. and a snack. And shame for having made some of them before seeing the show.
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Posted 3/6/16
OK, what happened to the pic that was sandwiched (yes, I did!) between the two paragraphs?
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