Yui Sonezaki is in a bind. When her father left for Singapore years ago to perfect his curry technique, she was left in charge of Curry House Cooking Ganesha by herself. Now, with business dwindling, Yui will soon have to close down the shop - that is, until she suddenly comes across a starving man in the street! His name is Makito and he's a friend of her father, not to mention his curry skills are unprecedented. Together, the two decide to give Ganesha another try and make it the best curry shop around. However, many challenges stand in their way such as preventing the Suirei Corporation from taking them over, taking place in epic curry battles, training new staff and even competing with a local crepemobile!
Kintaro Oe is a twenty-five year old student of, well, everything. After mastering every course at Tokyo University, he drops out to continue his journey of endless study. Driven by the sole desire to study everything he finds himself doing jobs ranging from being a cook, a swimming coach, a computer programmer, a cross-dressing pop idol, a rockstar, and even being a slave! The only thing that comes close to his love of studying is his love of women. More often than not, he finds himself in "sexually educational" situations, much to his delight!
While Kintaro travels around and Makito stays in one place, both mangas are about a very talented, yet perverted young guy who works in new environment. Both guys, thx to their extraordinary skills, save the woman who are in bind.
Also both mangas are quite perverted (though AtC is still nowhere near Golden Boy level)
When Najika was a little girl, her parents died, and she nearly did as well until a boy saved her and gave her a flan so that she'd stop crying. Since then Najika has wanted to once more meet her ‘Flan Prince,' though all she has to go on is the silver spoon he left behind. Now a young lady, Najika is on her way to Tokyo to study at Seika Academy, the origin of the spoon and a prestigious cooking school. While there she'll hone her culinary skills, help transform a school eatery into something special and make new friends such as the brothers Daichi and Sora - but will she ever find her prince?
I'll be honest - Kitchen Princess and Addicted to Curry probably don't have the same core audience. KP is definitely lighter shoujo, while Addicted to Curry is far more high octane with a good amount of ecchi. Regardless though, both have long, drawn out discussions of food - how many manga out there do that? Certainly not many, so if you can handle the change in demographic, these are a good fit.
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Tozai newspaper has planned on publishing the ‘Ultimate Menu' - describing a model meal of food and drink for the Japanese public. They have enlisted the help of Shirou Yamaoka, a journalist who has a culinary past of his own: his father Kaibara Yuuzan, the founder of the elite Gourmet Club, trained him to become a world class chef. However, bitter about the way their family was put on the sidelines for his father's precise tastes, Shirou broke all of Kaibara's expensive pottery and left the household. Now, Shirou and his partner Yuuko Kirita set forth to experience the tastes, smells and experiences of a variety of Japanese cuisine, including ramen, gyoza, sake, fish and beyond, in order to construct the perfect Ultimate Menu!