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Kinou Nani Tabeta?  
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Description
Kakei Shirou, a straitlaced lawyer, cooks gourmet dinners for himself and his longtime gay lover, Yabuki Kenji, a carefree, hippie-ish hairdresser. The story is told through the lens of dinner preparation.

Nominated for the first annual Manga Taishou (2008).

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
きのう何食べた?
เมื่อวานเจ๊ทานอะไร? (Thai)
어제 뭐 먹었어?
What Did You Eat Yesterday?

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.17-24 by Entropy (2271d ago)
v.2 c.14-16 by Entropy (2271d ago)
v.2 c.13 by Entropy (2463d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (148 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 10th 2016, 2:57pm PST


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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #701 increased(+347)
Monthly Pos #2164 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #3066 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #3269 increased(+149)

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On 591 reading lists
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Their relationship gets better   
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by Anneemay
July 11th, 2016, 5:54am
Shiro's relationship with his boyfriend Kenji does improves as they get older. In the later volumes, their relationship with other people, gays and straight friends also get expanded on. In vol. 10, Shiro is already 50 years old. You can definitely feels the time goes by.

Thank you Vertical for not giving up on this series!!

... Last updated on July 11th, 2016, 5:55am
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I like it but....   
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by chibirin5
June 26th, 2014, 3:53pm
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I really like it but I feel that Shiro doesn't really love Kenji and if that is true then Kenji deserves someone better. Because from what I read Shiro is only with Kenji because of convenience and that isn't okay.


... Last updated on June 26th, 2014, 3:53pm
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awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
December 10th, 2011, 1:01pm
Ahh this was really made for me. I love cooking, so the cooking sections I really find quite interesting. If there's a specific dish I am not interested in, it's laid out in a manner which makes it easy to skip. Aside from the food, the interpersonal relationships are great. Not just the couple, but the family, friends and coworkers I all found interesting and endearing in their own ways. This is also the absolute most realistic depiction I have seen(in manga) of not only adult gay relationships, but long term relationships in general. I love the way it shows the ways your priorities and relationships change as you get older. I have never ever read manga which had such an honest, relatable view of gay men with no pandering or fanservice, so I have a lot of respect for that. I want to force every teenage girl who's squeeed and said that they've learned a lot about gay men from yaoi to read this.
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Food, food and more food   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mierten
May 18th, 2011, 6:49am
While the characters are gay, it is not the sole focus of their lives or this story.
The author has the ability to make an unfamiliar cuisine approachable. After several chapters, I have wanted to try one of the dishes presentable.
It is akin to being at a gay friend's house at dinnertime and hanging out in the kitchen.
Perhaps the best description -- food porn
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How a mother accept her son to be gay?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by darcyaglow
June 21st, 2010, 3:50pm
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Kakei Shirou's mother fainted on the spot and slept for three days straight after she'd found out her son to be gay. She always encourage her son to let his colleague know that he's gay because there's nothing to be ashamed of. She even said that "Whether you're gay or a criminal, as your mother, I'm prepared to accept you fully as you are." :D
Kakei Shirou worries because he does not know how his mother really feels. He feels guilty. So he avoid to come home.
Noone's wrong here. They react in the best way they can. It may not feel right currently but time will fix it all. :)
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gimmick manga   
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by keristars
May 10th, 2010, 9:08am
The slice-of-life story in this manga is really good. It's nice to read about an established gay couple who are happy together and not in denial or hung up on yaoi character archetypes. It's really really good.

However.

This manga revolves around a gimmick, so the plots of each chapter are constructed in aid of it. The gimmick? this is a recipe/cooking manga. There are several pages devoted to showing food preparation with recipe commentary by Shiro, followed by eating and appreciation by Kenji (or, more rarely, whoever else ends up eating the meal).

I really liked the slice-of-life bits, but I have absolutely no patience for manga that revolve around food and cooking to the point of listing out ingredients and processes and going into raptures over each little bit. (I should add that I do not enjoy food myself, and only eat because I must - perhaps if you do love food, you might enjoy these recipe scenes more than I do.)
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Wonderful   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by riney25
February 16th, 2009, 9:47pm
The perfect little slice-of-life manga with a dose of comedy and BL at the same time. What more could I ask for? The characters are distinct and the main couple isn't your stereotypical yaoi pairing. Now if only this was licensed...
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It's cute   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by happyliez
December 21st, 2008, 4:48pm
The humor and relationship and the characters' worries are very well done.

However, although I know that these episodic tales are supposed to be the cute style of Yoshinaga Fumi, I think I'd prefer more of an overarching plot. I'm mostly saying this because I've read some of her other works, and there tends to be too much crack and little direction.

STILL. Love the soft art, and she's got a really good grip on the stereotypes and reality and such. smile

... Last updated on December 21st, 2008, 4:49pm
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So this is what Josei+Seinen+Yaoi looks like..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lozzenator
November 18th, 2008, 10:34am
Slice of Life manga appeals to me the most and to me, Yoshinaga Fumi does this so well- with so much humour, too. The details in the recipes and cooking segments is so informative.
There was a comment that this work should be listed under shounen ai rather than yaoi because there's not much "action"- I agree.
But the "food porn" substitutes for "action" quite nicely!
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I lov it!   
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by lovelyevilness
September 28th, 2008, 9:34am
this its the type of series i like. it has a kinda aura like nodame, tensai family, usagi drop, hourou, family compo... if you like that kind of mnaga you will like this one, and besides entropy allways makes great choices! i can wait good things from this one.
But one thing to say, this serie its made by Yoshinaga Fumi her works are main YAOI, and yeah this serie should be also clasificated as shounen-ai, the problem its that people often missunderstand the meaning of it, and waits for some "action" ¡it has none!. This one its a delicated story, and if you like simple deep things you will enjoy it. absolutly, this proves that the best genres are comedy JOSEI and SEINEN.
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