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What does Starbound food taste like?

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Solar Ace, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Solar Ace

    Solar Ace Starship Captain

    Okay, so i know how most of the food tastes (apples, corn, carrots, etc.) but i mean some of the alien foods. Automato, Beakseed, and Pearlpeas would be some examples. I already have an idea of how a few would taste:

    Neonmelon - Sour Watermelon
    Avesmingo - various flavors (spicy mango?)
    Pussplum - plum-like?
    Eggshoot - egg like but kinda herby

    I'm asking because i want to make real food based off of food from the game. Anyone have any ideas
     
  2. Jerln

    Jerln Master Astronaut

    Hmm, I wonder what Bananas could taste like.

    On a serious note:
    • Diodia has a metallic coppery taste to it, so it might taste a little bit like blood.
    • Dirturchin is possibly even more gross, it's described as squidgy and sorta tasteless. Imagine if soggy bread tasted how it looks.
    • I think Feathercrown and Beakseed probably taste like nuts.
    • Neonmelons are described as tasting like bubblegum.
    • Pussplum has a creamy center, but the rest of it isn't described so it might be a bit like a bland apple?
    • Reefpod "tastes like a crunchy smoothie with added seawater" which I guess might not be that bad. A bit salty for sure.
    • Wartweed is a hardy vegetable that can grow almost anywhere, so I'd be willing to bet it doesn't taste that great. It's coarse and full of seeds.
    • Oculemons are sour, they're really just big lemons that look like eyes.
    • Reefpod Juice is sweet and a tiny bit salty. Maybe like blueberries, but with a salty taste because they grow in the ocean?
    • I think Pearlpeas might be the worse Avian crop. Bland when boiled, tastes like mushy peas when baked, and it's wrapped in wartweed skins to make it more palatable.
    • A stuffed automato tastes like a real stuffed tomato, except for being as hard as metal.
    • Eggshoot is often used as a substitute for eggs, and the raw fruit has the texture of a boiled egg.

    • This recipe deserves it's own line: Dirturchin stuffed with cooked pearlpeas. Who would do such a thing?
     
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  3. Solar Ace

    Solar Ace Starship Captain

    i see. i'm thinking that thorn fruit is similar to prickly pear. Feather crown seems to be spicy because it is used in desert salsa and spicy feather crown but i may be wrong. Feathercrowns grow similarly to carrots however so it's probably a veggie. Boneboo seems to be an apple but it grows on a vine like grapes. Toxic top and wartweed grow from the ground meaning they are veggies. Alien fruit is a tree fruit and is stated to be juicy but it shares no recipes with other foods so it's flavor probably can't be determined.
     
  4. Jerln

    Jerln Master Astronaut

    Yeah, thorn fruit is most likely similar to a cactus.

    Spicy feather crown is spicy because it's a combination of chili and feathercrown, and not all salsa is spicy. In fact, Desert Salsa is described as "refreshing". Considering it's used in eggshoot salad, I think I might agree that it's like a carrot.

    Yes, boneboos are very similar to apples. I can't find any information on what they taste like, but apparently they're rich in calcium. doot

    I also can't find information on what toxictops taste like. Alien fruit is sweet though, or at least the juice is.
     
  5. Blevruz

    Blevruz Subatomic Cosmonaut

    What I like to think

    • Oculemon: Sour. Apparently the iris is the best part, maybe it's sweeter ?
    • Pussplum: Gross. I'd imagine the exterior being kind of fleshy, seeing where it comes from. Dunno about the interior
    • Boneboo: Tastes like marrow
    • Toxictops: Tastes like a mix of beetroot and hemlock root
    • Alien fruit: Probably excessively juicy, and maybe somewhat similar to persimmon ?
    • Eggshoot: Boiled egg
    • Feathercrown: Sort of like almond
    • Beakseed: Probably like sunflower seeds, but sweet
    • Dirturchin: Tastes like soggy grass
    • Wartweed: Tastes like seedy, coarse grass
    • Pearlpeas: Chickpeas and broken teeth
    • Thorn fruit: Cactus
    • Neonmelon: Tastes like bubblegum (I want that so much)
    • Automato: Like iron, with an aftertaste of tomatoes ? (and broken teeth)
    • Dioda: Copper
    • Currentcorn: Acid, pain, and never singing again
    • Avesmingo: A lot of things at once
    • Coralcreep: Like seafood ?
    • Reefpods: No idea, except it's a bit salty
    • Banana: Like a boiled carrot ?
    • Cyanider: All bets are off
     
  6. Jerln

    Jerln Master Astronaut

    • Pussplums are already established to have a creamy center. Might not be that bad, except for the name.
    • Coralcreep is used to make Seafood Gratin, and seems to be the main ingredient. It seems to me like it's a vegetarian alternative to fish.
    • Reefpod juice is sweet.
    • Who knows what a banana might taste like? It's too bad that I can't find anything at all describing it!
     
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  7. D.M.G.

    D.M.G. Ketchup Robot

    Wattabout avesmingo?
     
  8. LilyV3

    LilyV3 Spaceman Spiff


    image description of the Neon melon

    A slice of bubblegum flavoured neonmelon

    looks like mango, probably tastes like mango :p
     
  9. Solar Ace

    Solar Ace Starship Captain

    Avesmingo is said to have many different flavours.
     
  10. Qtw

    Qtw Subatomic Cosmonaut

    i think the food tastes like...food. tasty food.
     

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