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Oishii Kankei  
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Fujiwara Momoe, a girl who loves to eat, was raised by her rich parents eating only the best.

When her father dies from heart disease and Momoe has to support her and her mother, she can't stand the food that she makes (she never cooked before).

One day, she walks into a little French restaurant and recognizes the food from its taste. She had eaten it several years earlier when celebrating her birthday at a 5-star restaurant with her parents. She asks to work there as a cook under the head chef, Oda-san. She falls in love with Oda, but he doesn't notice her feelings and only considers her an annoying apprentice. This series goes through joy and heartbreak, as experienced by Momoe. How does the situation end?

Note: Was also made into an 11-part Jdrama, and a 20-part Taiwanese drama


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Associated Names
맛있는 관계
A Delicious Relationship
Delicious Relation
Tasty Affinity

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.71 (end) by Wingtip Cafe (1632d ago)
c.70 by Wingtip Cafe (1640d ago)
v.10 c.69 by Wingtip Cafe (1647d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
10 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (317 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 24th 2015, 6:05pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young You (Shueisha)

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A Good Read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Egg Tart
August 20th, 2011, 3:29pm
It was a really enjoyable read, though I agree with the other comments mentioning the somewhat rushed ending. The plot was great and all together the characters were likeable and entertaining. If you're looking for a manga that fits the genres then this is a must read.

The only problem I had was the lack of main character romance. I wish that the relationship between Oda and Momoe had developed quicker. Though I loved Momoe's constant and unwavering love.
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Nice read   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by buywrong
November 5th, 2010, 3:25am
It's definitely worth a read, it's funny and different plot. Main characters are likeable though I found the ending a bit rushed? There's not much passion between Oda and Momoe... Even though it's a long series, I never once got so bored that I skipped ahead or thinking about giving up.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
October 1st, 2015, 8:16am
had been a while since I read a proper shoujo manga, sensible, deep into the chars and their emotions, meaningful relations and realistic feelings. The plot is really simple, a girl in love with a passion for food that matures along the series (in all meanings), Momoe is an incredible char, so real, sweet and caring yet weak and strong (maybe strong in her weakness) since she gradually accepts herself as she is, struggling over big and small thing like a normal girl and maturing. The other chars are nice but t Oda is dull and a bit annoying, at least till the later eps, Takahashi on the other hand is great and felt real. The only real complaint would be that it's too positive, one way or another almost all mini-stories end well, I don't dislike happy endings but it felt a bit forced, well it's also a bit slow as they say, but for me that was not a minus, I actually enjoyed it taking it times and doing things proper for once... What fun would it be if Momoe and Oda from acne was done in a few volumes as said above?, it would turn this into the "satisfied fantasies of a spoiled brat", not something I'd like to read.

... Last updated on October 1st, 2015, 8:17am
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An instant favorite   
Rating: N/A
by sunflower
May 19th, 2015, 6:04pm
What a great manga. I was shocked to come across this. I love food manga that's actually about the food and not stupid battles or harems, and yet I'd never heard of this. I was captivated from beginning to end. It's wasn't just the food but the way the characters loved it and lived for bringing it to other people, and how all of this changed as they grew in the manga. It was just lovely. The heroine was a good one too, clearly drawn and understandable as she journeys through her character's arc. I wish this hadn't ended. Thank you to everyone who scanlated it because evidently no one was interested in bringing this over to the US for English speakers to read, and we would have completely missed it.

... Last updated on May 21st, 2015, 12:14pm
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I watched the the main character!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
June 21st, 2014, 11:25pm
I'll keep this short. Whoever wrote the plot and dialogues for this manga is intelligent and wonderful.

The main girl is nothing like the other characters I've seen. She has this hidden maturity and funny perspectives about life that only comes with age. I love how amusing she can be. Hilarious!

Korean drama based this: "My Name is Kim Sam-Soon"

... Last updated on June 21st, 2014, 11:26pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gloriel
February 28th, 2014, 3:02pm
I am really impressed! It been a long time that I read a manga with such realistic characters and plot! Most refreshing thing about this manga is that the main female role isn't a drama queen at all smile I love it and highly recommend to those who like to have "goal achievement" for main course and "soft romance" for dessert! \o/ and I don't understand people who says art is not very good, I like it from the start smile
Anyway this was the first story that I ever read from this mangaka but I can't wait to read Makimura-sensei's other works now!

... Last updated on February 28th, 2014, 3:04pm
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I recommend it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fuuma_lady
February 16th, 2013, 3:05am
I have to give a sincere thank to wingtip staff for this rightly chosen and nicely done manga. It's truly a worth reading josei.

This is a very sensible manga. Firstly, the theme revolves on culinary, and it's serious about it. I've read some manga labelled as haute cuisine but in fact the romance and other niggling stuff covers 80%. Oishii kankei, supporting by its gorgeous retro art with mouth-watering cuisine pictures, provides a very interesting and insightful view of the culinary world.

Secondly, the characters are very well-built. Each has his or her idiosyncrasy, and their stories and doing are realistic. We can feel the character's determination, thoughts, ponder, emotion, sympathy, and mostly their professional improvement. Sensei has developed a very intricate plot, and all the characters' relationships blend together. The romances are limited but very serious and realistic; we don't get easy-come easy-go love like in idol dramas or many other shoujos. The main character has many supports - many of them from male friends - but only one love.

Thirdly, the plot is quite a smart one. The development of the characters is proper; there are the twist, moment of bitterness and also melting sweetness. I also find in this manga many touching and nice saying/philosophy behind a subtle, simple facade.

Fourthly, the art is so good. I'm totally into retro shoujo art like this. Depiction of delicious cuisine lives up to its name, really.

Overall, this one is highly recommended. Guess I'll try more works of Satoru-sensei.
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Extremely likable   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
January 20th, 2013, 12:13pm
Romance manga often suffers from having heroines that are either extreme damsels in distress or extreme martyrs. Momoe is neither, and she elevates the series by being a fairly realistic and likable girl. While Oishii Kankei is not romance heavy, there's still a lot of love and passion (though most of this is directed towards food). There are a few cliches (male romantic interest with a troubled past), but they don't feel forced or overdone. All in all, Oishii Kankei is definitely worth a look.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
June 2nd, 2011, 11:03pm
It was a free flowing read. It did get rather rushed towards the end but I enjoyed the description of dishes and the authors honest desire to sweep the reader into a world of good food.
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Unique plot   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by HinagikuDaisy
November 24th, 2013, 10:22am
A nice, feel good, engaging, proper slice of life, interesting, unique and other adjectives, josei manga- how delightful. Honestly, the plot is a good one. About a girls career and the restaurant business. I tell you, itís a refreshing difference. The art's good, the character development great, the romance appropriate for the tone of the manga. 9/10

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