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Restaurant city is an online cooking game by Playfish. It is played on Facebook and it has about 5,6 million active monthly players! The concept of the game is: you have a restaurant, you decorate it and the main goal is collecting ingredients, learning and upgrading dishes. Currently, there are 302 different recipes in starter, main dish, dessert and drink. I have tried to prepare some of them for you.

I decided to focus on the looks of the dish – make it as similar as possible to the in-game original. Sometimes that meant that the dish is not made properly. And sometimes Playfish used different ingredients than those that should be used in the recipe.

Biscotti

Biscotti

Biscotti

(recipe is from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich)

170 g flour
200 g sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 eggs
2 Tbsp rum
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp anise seed, crushed
80 g almonds, toasted, then coarsely chopped

In a bowl mix sifted flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl mix eggs, rum, vanilla and almond extract and anise seed. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture. You will get very sticky batter. Scrape it onto large baking pan lined with baking paper. Wet your hands and shape the batter into 10 x 30 cm log.

Bake in a preheated oven on 150°C for about 50 minutes. After it’s done let cool for 15 minutes. Leave oven turned on. Transfer the loaf onto a cutting board and cut it diagonally into 1,5 cm thick slices. Use serrated knife. Place slices into baking pan and return into the oven for another 40 minutes.

Notes: Mine batter was way too runny. When I put it into the oven it kind of spilled and I had to wrap it into baking paper that lined the pan.

Refreshing Pasta Salad

Refreshing Pasta Salad

Cooked fusilli tricolore, olive oil, sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes and basil. Not so refreshing. And not so nice :)

Steak Diane

Steak Diane

The base recipe is from here. I only made it without mushrooms. I made heart decorations by cutting out hearts from cooked carrots. The recipe in particular is amazing and even better with mushrooms, I’m sure. I just would never serve it with carrots, but with potatoes. You will notice the use of coriander leaves. Think Playfish made a mistake here. Proper ingredient would be parlsey.

Cinnamon Swirl

Cinnamon Swirl

Cinnamon roll as cinnamon swirl. I made a couple of batches in order to make something that resembled the one from the game. None of them looked like it. Funny, the one that you see is actually a failed one, but it was the closest to the original :)

Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate ice cream blended with some milk and powdered chocolate. Poured in a glass, topped with whipped cream and with a candied cherry on top.

Carrot Milkshake

Carrot Milkshake

Carrot Milkshake

(adapted from here)

3 carrots
3 cardamom pods
500 ml milk
2 Tbsp light brown sugar

Boil milk with sugar and crushed cardamom pods. Strain and let cool. Cook carrots. Puree in a blender with some milk. When it’s well pureed add the remaining milk. Chill before serving.

Everything made specially for Foodbuzz.

All photos by me, illustrations by Playfish.