Take a seat for your second helping of Dining in Dragon Ball! This time, we're going to be sampling some of the more...exotic foods that have appeared throughout the series. There's everything from monster meat to energy itself on the menu, so we hope you're feeling adventurous! Pinch your nose and let's have at it!
Nothing seems to go to waste in the world of Dragon Ball. Whether it's a wolf, centipede, or giant octopus you've hunted, or even one of Demon King Piccolo's underlings who you've just "roasted" in battle like Cymbal, it's all fair game! Even the stately Saiyan prince Vegeta has his odd habits when it comes to food—as if invading a planet wasn't enough, he'll sometimes even eat its alien inhabitants whole! Talk about rubbing salt in the wound... These gastronomical feats are often reserved for the appetites of Saiyans, but even some Earthlings like Yajirobe can hold their own when it comes to muscling down wild fare.
One of Majin Buu's iconic moves was to turn people into sweets like chocolates or candy and munch them down. He can actually eat normal food too, as seen when Mr. Satan prepared a steak in an attempt to appease him, but perhaps Buu simply prefers his version of fast food over a traditional home-cooked meal. You might judge him as a tasteless monster that consumes without distinction, but he did try dog food one time and found it unpalatable, meaning that simply being "edible" does not satisfy his criteria. Pink people-eater though he may be, he still has standards.
Among the different Androids in Dragon Ball, the energy-absorption models like Android 19 and Android 20 can steal their opponents' Ki and convert it into energy for themselves. In a somewhat similar vein, the insatiable Yakon, one of Babidi's henchmen, can consume light energy for sustenance. The light given off by Super Saiyans seems to be especially voluminous and flavorsome to Yakon, but he learned the hard way that you can have too much of a good thing when he ate too much of it and died of a literally explosive stomachache.
Cell is able to absorb the very essence of life itself out of a person, or even simply absorb them whole should he choose to! After absorbing the life energy of over 15,000 people, he also absorbed Android 17 and Android 18, allowing him to achieve his perfect form. Although it sounds quite gruesome, Cell taking something into his body and making apart of himself is not too different from regular old eating when you think about it!
There are some mysterious foods that can be found in Karin Tower that rises above Karin Sanctuary, or even further above that in Kami's Palace. There are Senzu Beans, which can heal any wounds and keep you full for ten whole days, or the Super Water of the Gods, which, while a potent toxin, will draw out the latent power of those who dare drink it—both of which have served Goku in his battles! There are also special powder-like rations inside the Room of Spirit and Time that Trunks describes as "stupid flour", but that Gohan seems to have no qualms with chowing down on.
So, get your fill yet? With all this curious cuisine throughout the world of Dragon Ball, you almost want to try it all just to see how it really tastes! Almost. What would you like to try if given the chance?
That's all for now! See you next time!
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