Episode 3 is the what I’ll call the “grandfather episode” as each new character who visits Nekoya is accompanied by their grandfather. We also get to see a glimpse of my favorite character’s grandfather, while learning a bit more about Nekoya in the process.
The first set of grandparent/grandchild is a culinary master of his world and his grandson. He reveals to his grandson and heir to his fortune and company the secret behind his legendary pasta: that the ideas and recipes all come from Nekoya.
More than that secret gets revealed, however. We also learn how the chef and master of Nekoya is able to cook dishes that resemble dishes from the other world. And that is by receiving ingredients from the culinary master in exchange for Nekoya’s monthly profits.
The next pair is a grandfather and ruler of kingdoms and his granddaughter. He shares the secret of Nekoya with her to brighten up her day, as her life had just changed drastically.
This is actually a flashback, and another very revealing one. We flash back to when Nekoya had a different master, and when the current one was still in training.
As you might have guessed, that man was actually the current master’s grandfather!
This week’s menu items 5 and 6 were spaghetti with meat sauce and a chocolate parfait, respectively.
Both stories again do a great job at telling their own story, whilst simultaneously revealing more and more about Nekoya and the employees within. The episode also closes with a cute and uplifting scene showing all of the patrons that have been introduced thus far eating at Nekoya.
Isekai Shokudou continues to impress me and leave me wanting more each week! I definitely cannot wait for next week’s episode!