Chuuka Ichiban!, Shokugeki no Souma Recommendations
Both centers a young boy who wants to pursue a career in Culinary arts. Although the difference between these two series is one focuses on Chinese cuisine while Shokugeki no Soma centers not only on Japanese cuisine but international cuisine as well. Also, Chuuka Ichiban centers in historical and fights off evil who uses food to conquer the world. I both like the two series as they both shine and has unique concept and to top it off only few cooking genre is animated so if you liked Shokugeki no Soma, you should try Chuuka Ichiban as well.
Cooking, Shounen (mild), Cook Wars/Battle, Adventure, Hilarious effect on food & eating-reaction, Each episode will introduce at least one new dish, the OSTs are great, Main character has awesome skills.
Chuuka Ichiban! has a old-day or traditional settings in Chinnese region.
Shokugeki has a current / modern settings, with a cooking-school theme.
Both are cooking-themed anime. Cooking contests also play a main part here. They give the viewers a variety of comical reactions to how the foods tastes like.
Both series revolve around cooking and chefs. Many of the reactions towards food are exaggerated, but very comedic at the same time.
Both feature aspiring young culinary talents who work hard to get to where they are. Both also highlights graphic overreactions to delicious food and intense cooking competitions where reputations are at stake. Though the contests in Cooking Master Boy takes place around the real world while Shokugeki no Souma's showdowns are within the school.