Oishinbo: À la Carte
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Synonyms: The Gourmet
Japanese: 美味しんぼ
English: Oishinbo: À la Carte
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 111
Chapters: 1039
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Sep 30, 1983 to May 19, 2014
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Kariya, Tetsu (Story), Hanasaki, Akira (Art)


Score: 7.311 (scored by 399399 users)
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Ranked: #45492
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Popularity: #8534
Members: 1,988
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Around the offices of Tozai News, Shiro Yamaoka has a reputation for being over-blunt, under-ambitious, and generally an all-around slacker. So why has he been given the important job of coming up with the "Ultimate Menu" to celebrate the newspaper's 100th anniversary? Because he possesses qualities his other colleagues don't: an exquisitely discerning palate, an encyclopedic knowledge of food and drink, and a masterful touch in the kitchen.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Oishinbo was published in English as Oishinbo: À la Carte by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint. 7 volumes were published from January 20, 2009 to January 19, 2010, with each volume being a thematic compilation of an area of Japanese cuisine.

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Jun 4, 2023
Preliminary (62/1039 eps)
Step into the tantalizing world of Oishinbo, a manga series that serves up a delectable blend of gastronomy, wit, and compelling storytelling. This culinary masterpiece takes readers on a mouthwatering journey through the vibrant realm of food, guided by the enigmatic protagonist, Shiro Yamaoka.

While Shiro may appear to be an unassuming slacker, his true prowess lies in his extraordinary palate, encyclopedic knowledge of all things culinary, and a flair for culinary creativity that sets him apart from his colleagues at Tozai News. It is these unique qualities that earn him the important task of creating the "Ultimate Menu" to commemorate the newspaper's momentous 100th anniversary.

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Aug 27, 2019
Preliminary (40/1039 eps)
[Review is for the 'Oishinbo A La Carte' English release]

One facet of Japanese manga culture that's never quite ceased to surprise me is its seemingly inexhaustible appetite (bada-boom) for culinary series.


Oishinbo is one of the pillars of its genre, unfortunately, it's only legally available in English as part of VIZ Media's 'Oishinbo A La Carte' anthology series, which collects various chapters by subject matter rather than by publication order. It's good if you want to do an in-depth study of sake or sushi but it can be tricky to figure out what's going on with the characters, as the various selected chapters in each volume ...
Aug 13, 2008
Preliminary (Unknown/1039 eps)
Well to start off, i first started reading this book in 1995. I came across it at the Oakland public libriary and got into the world of "Oishinbo".
I am a Japanese Chef of 10+ years and cooking related manga always mesmorized me, this book started my obsession with it.
The book starts off about a man who trys to escape his past, especially his father, he sacraficed his childhood for his own obsession with the arts. for the first 20-30books or so there were more stories based on the main charcter's past, afterwords there's cliche after cliche of "who's menu is better than who's". The main ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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