Oishinbo is a long-running seven-volume cooking manga written by Tetsu Kariya and drawn by Akira Hanasaki. 

To commemorate its 100th anniversary, the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun come up with a plan to publish the “Ultimate Menu.” The assignment is given to journalist Yamaoka Shiro, the protagonist of the series. With the help of a female coworker, Kurita Yuko, Yamaoka starts off on what can only be termed an epic saga to find the dishes that will go into the “Ultimate Menu.”

The subject of Volume 5 is vegetables. In this volume, Yamaoka and his father, Kaibara Yūzan, duke it out in a vegetable cooking battle. Who will win?!


  • Author: Testu Kariya, Illustrated by Akira Hanasaki
  • Softcover
  • Published by Viz Media