Dry noodle guide

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Dry noodle cooking can be broken down into several types: basic, saucy, meins, lasagnas, and wontons.

Basic Dry Noodle

Pasta Dish Ingredient Adventures Stat gains Fullness Level
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delicious noodles
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herbs
6-9 19-23 Roguishness 3 3
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spicy noodles
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spices
6-12 - 3 4
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delicious spicy noodles
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secret blend of herbs and spices
9-11 29-33 Wizardliness 3 5
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Knob stuffed shells
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Knob sausage
10-14 20-25 Beefiness 4 5
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boring spaghetti
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tomato
10-14 20-25 Enchantedness 4 5
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Knob stroganoff
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Knob mushroom
10-14 20-25 Smarm 4 5
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painful penne pasta
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jabañero pepper
7-9 15-20 Strongness † 3 3
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pr0n m4nic0tti
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pr0n legs
10-12 28-32 Chutzpah 4 3
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ravioli della hippy
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wad of tofu
4-12 19-23 Enchantedness 3 3

painful penne pasta will cause you to lose 20-23 HP.

Of these, the best is clearly the delicious spicy noodles offering 10.333 stats per fullness and 3.333 adventures per fullness. However, the difficulty is that these require both spices and herbs. Spices may be difficult to obtain. Additionally, one could make significantly better chow meins with the herbs and spices.

Failing easy access to secret blends, Knob stuffed shells, boring spaghetti, and Knob stroganoff all offer an acceptable 5.625 stats and 3 adventures per fullness. The advantage of boring spaghetti is the easy tomato drops at low levels, and that one can buy tomatoes from the hippy store later in the game if needed. Spicy noodles also grant 3 adventures per fullness, but with no stat gains at all they are generally an inferior choice.

For stats, pr0n m4nic0tti is a viable choice if one is trying to work on Moxie, with 7.5 stats per fullness and 2.75 adventures per fullness. Ravioli della hippy offers 7 Mysticality stats per fullness with a slightly lower 2.667 adventures per fullness. Delicious noodles similarly offer 7 Moxie stats per fullness, but even lower adventures per fullness at 2.5. All of these require ingredients that are not typically available until higher levels, however, by which time one is usually able to prepare superior pasta dishes.

Painful penne pasta gives 5.833 Muscle stats per fullness and 2.667 adventures per fullness, though this also requires access to the hermit for the jabañero pepper.

Reagent Dishes

Food name Base food item Sauce name Adventure Gain Stat Gain Fullness Level
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devil hair pasta
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hot wing
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Devil's Elbow Hot Sauce
11-14 13 Fortitude
13 Wizardliness
13 Cheek
4 6
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fettucini Inconnu
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goat cheese
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fancy schmancy cheese sauce
17-20 25-30 Wizardliness 5 8
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gnocchetti di Nietzsche
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Knob mushroom
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Himalayan Hidalgo sauce
22-27 47-52 Enchantedness 6 6
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Hell ramen
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hellion cube
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Hell broth
11-14 13 Fortitude
13 Wizardliness
13 Cheek
20-29 Meat
4 6
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haunted Hell ramen
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Hell ramen
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ghostly ectoplasm
13-16 37 Fortitude
37 Wizardliness
37 Sarcasm
20-24 Meat
20 turns of Haunted Stomach
4 6
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linguini immondizia bianco
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Mountain Stream soda
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Mountain Stream gastrique
17-20 25-30 Cheek 5 8
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shells a la shellfish
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Mt. McLargeHuge oyster
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oyster sauce
17-20 25-30 Muscleboundness 5 8
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spagecialetti
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pink slime
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Special™ Sauce
11-14 13 Beefiness
13 Wizardliness
13 Roguishness
4 6
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spaghetti con calaveras
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marzipan skull
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Salsa de las Epocas
22-27 47-52 Beefiness 6 6
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spaghetti with Skullheads
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Knob sausage
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sauce of the ages
22-27 47-52 Muscleboundness 6 6


There are a variety of saucey noodle dishes that can be made, the ingredients for most come from a variety of adventuring location, of varying stats as well as availability. They will all require 2 adventures to cook (without the chef-in-the-box or another method of free crafting).

The 4 fullness dishes are made with ingredients found in the Copse of the Deep Fat Friars, and are easiest to acquire thanks to their convenience. They offer low, balanced stat gains but the lowest adventure gains (3.125 per fullness).

The 5 fullness dishes are made with ingredients from Mt. McLargeHuge. They offer medium stat gains towards a single stat and moderate adventure gains (3.7 per fullness), but the ingredients are available somewhat later and generally aren't convenient to acquire (particularly since any goat cheese is likely used for the Mt. McLargeHuge Quest). Three of these will fill your stomach with ease (four with Stomach of Steel).

There are some 6 fullness dishes that have somewhat unusual availability (primarily Cobb's Knob Kitchens, which is rather out of the way), but offer the strongest stat and adventure gains (4.08 per fullness) with a fairly low level requirement. Those with access to the Degrassi Knoll Mushroom Fields can grow multiple Knob mushrooms by the second day of an ascension, offering a convenient way to cook one of the two dishes en mass. You will need other foods to supplement this diet, however, due to the inevitable leftover stomach space.

As these are all saucy foods, they benefit from the Saucemaven skill; with this skill learned, they will yield an additional 5 adventures as a Pastamancer or Sauceror, while other classes will get an additional 3 adventures.

One exception is the spaghetti con calaveras, which has the same yields as the other 6 fullness dishes, but requires learning the recipe from the April Shower. Those with access to the Gno-Mart can purchase a marzipan skull to cook this with relative ease.

Another exception is the haunted Hell ramen, an improved Hell ramen that also provides a useful buff. Those with access to the Voting Booth are sometimes able to fight the angry ghosts that drop the necessary ghostly ectoplasm to make this dish.

Lo meins

Lo Mein Base Ingredient Adventures Stat gains Fullness
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asparagus lo mein
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stalk of asparagus
9-16 10-14 Muscleboundness
12-16 Enchantedness.
3
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Knob lo mein
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Knob mushroom
14-20 30-34 Wizardliness 4
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Knoll lo mein
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Knoll mushroom
14-21 30-34 Strengthliness 4
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olive lo mein
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olive
9-16 10-14 Strongness
10-14 Roguishness
3
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spooky lo mein
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spooky mushroom
14-21 30-34 Cheek 4

Lo meins are the lower tier of the two meins. They can be cooked using Pastamastery by cooking dry noodles with a first-tier stir fry (the base ingredient cooked with a secret blend of herbs and spices). With access to the Mushroom Fields, the mushroom lo meins are much superior to delicious spicy noodles, especially since the mushrooms only cost 30-50 meat (and a day). It does, however, require two adventures to cook instead of one (without the chef-in-the-box or another method of free crafting).

Scrumdiddlyumptious Noodles

Noodles in this category technically require savory dry noodles, which includes MSG. They require sauces made with the Way of Sauce skill and bottles of scrumdiddlyumptious solution and will require Transcendental Noodlecraft to complete.

As these are all saucy foods, they benefit from the Saucemaven skill; with this skill learned, they will yield an additional 5 adventures as a Pastamancer or Sauceror, while other classes will get an additional 3 adventures.

Food name Base food item Sauce name Adventure Gain Stat gain Fullness Level
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turkish mostaccioli
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giant turkey leg
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good gravy
19-22 35-40 Muscleboundness 5 10
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libertagliatelle
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open sauce
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Salsa Libre
19-22 35-40 Magicalness 5 10
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linguini of the sea
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stolen sushi
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illicit fish sauce
19-22 35-40 Sarcasm 5 10
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Fettris
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imitation White Russian
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Alexy sauce
20-23 40-45 Strongness 5 11
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fusillocybin
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colorful toad
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rainbow sauce
20-23 40-45 Mysteriousness 5 11
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prescription noodles
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pill cup
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drug cocktail sauce
20-23 40-45 Smarm 5 11

Scrumdiddlyumptious Noodles replaced chow mein as an intermediate noodle between lo mein and hi mein. Although they require 3 adventures to cook (without the chef-in-the-box or another method of free crafting), the primary ingredients are readily available within The Castle in the Clouds in the Sky and The Hidden City (both of which are relevant to Council of Loathing quests). This makes them a viable late-game food option for Pastamancers, Saucerors and Accordion Thieves (due to their access to Gouda's Grimoire and Grocery) in a Hardcore ascension, particularly within Standard restrictions.

Hi meins

Hi Mein Base Sauce Pulverize a... (Lvl available) Adventures Muscle Mysticality Moxie Fullness
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cold hi mein
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cold and sour sauce
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frozen nunchaku (8)
24-27 70-75 30-35 15-20 5
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hot hi mein
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hot and sour sauce
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demon buckler (6)
24-27 70-75 15-20 30-35 5
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sleazy hi mein
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sleazy and sour sauce
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buffalo blade (6)
24-27 25-30 25-30 70-75 5
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spooky hi mein
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spooky and sour sauce
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spiked femur (6)
24-27 15-20 70-75 30-35 5
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stinky hi mein
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stench and sour sauce
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lihc face (7)
24-27 30-35 70-75 15-20 5

Hi meins are an improved type of savory pasta. They are created by cooking elemental sour sauces with savory dry noodles. The skill Transcendental Noodlecraft and the item MSG are required to create savory dry noodles. The Way of Sauce is required to make the elemental sour sauces. You must be able to Pulverize equipment to get half of the ingredients for the elemental sour sauces, or buy them at the mall which means being out of Ronin.

As these are all saucy foods, they benefit from the Saucemaven skill; with this skill learned, they will yield an additional 5 adventures as a Pastamancer or Sauceror, while other classes will get an additional 3 adventures.

There are several disadvantages to hi meins that offset their advantages. Access to The Malus of Forethought is only available to Muscle classes, while MSG can only be bought by Mysticality classes or Accordion Thieves. Additionally, hi meins all have a level requirement of 12, making them solidly an aftercore food. Players who remain in Hardcore despite being over level 12, perhaps for PvP, will find themselves unable to craft them at all, unless they happen to be Turtle Tamers willing to enter Hobopolis to tame some boxcar turtles.

Lasagnas

Lasagna Base Food Seasoning Casserole Adventures Stat Gains Fullness
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gnat lasagna
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filet of tangy gnat ("fotelif")
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ancient spice
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gnatloaf casserole
12-16 45-55 Strengthliness 3
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long pork lasagna
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long pork
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black pepper
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long pork casserole
12-16 45-55 Wizardliness 3
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fishy fish lasagna
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displaced fish
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dehydrated caviar
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fishy fish casserole
12-16 45-55 Cheek 3

Lasagnas (on their own) are slightly less effective than scrumdiddlyumptious noodles and they can not be eaten until level 10. Lasagnas only require 2 ingredients, compared to the 4 needed for scrumdiddlyumptious noodles (including the need for savory dry noodles). However, each lasagna includes ingredients not available until level 11.

Lasagna grants an extra 5 adventures (increased to 17-21) if the Gar-ish effect is active (except on Mondays).

Wontons

Wonton McMillicancuddy Item Base Food Food Adventures Stats Adv/Full Fullness Level
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sausage wonton
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McMillicancuddy's Special Lager
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frat brats
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beer basted brat
12-18 50-80 Muscleboundness,
20-30 Mysteriousness,
20-30 Cheek
5 3 12
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tofu wonton
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megatofu
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mixed wildflower greens
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super salad
11-18 20-30 Beefiness,
50-80 Mysteriousness,
20-30 Chutzpah
4.83 3 12

Each wonton requires an ingredient available only after completing the Defowl the Farm quest during level 12 and either visiting the farm or obtaining an instant rations kit. The sausage wonton, which is comparable to a chow mein, is slightly better than the tofu wonton, which is comparable with the lasagna. As with the lasagna, they only require 2 ingredients, and may be more helpful in Aftercore than a regular run.

Obsolete Items

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The items below used to be part of the noodle strategy before being removed from the game.

Chow mein

Food name Stir-fry Protein Adventures Stat Gains Fullness
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tofu chow mein
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asparagus stir-fry
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wad of tofu
11-19 18-22 Muscleboundness
20-25 Magicalness
3
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pr0n chow mein
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olive stir-fry
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pr0n legs
16-24 20-26 Fortitude
20-26 Smarm
4
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Knob sausage chow mein
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Knoll stir-fry
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Knob sausage
21-28 72-76 Strongness 5
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bat wing chow mein
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Knob stir-fry
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bat wing
21-28 70-75 Mysteriousness 5
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rat appendix chow mein
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spooky stir-fry
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rat appendix
21-28 70-75 Sarcasm 5

The chow mein dishes were some of the best foods in the Kingdom. They all required a secret blend of herbs and spices, dry noodles, MSG and one or two other ingredients. You needed Pastamastery to summon the dry noodles and Transcendental Noodlecraft to create chow mein. Generally, the tofu and pr0n chow meins were considered separate from the other chow meins, due to their lower fullness, lower stat boosts, and irregular recipes.

On July 7, 2015, all chow mein dishes were replaced with simpler items.

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