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Best Palia Foods To Increase Focus

Every food eaten will restore Focus Points to players' Focus bar, but what are the best and most accessible foods to gain Focus in Palia?
Best Palia Foods To Increase Focus
(Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

The Cooking Skill is one of the eight Skills players can utilize to enhance their in-game adventures, complete quests, and tasks, and enjoy using with friends online. This specific Skill is also one of the most valuable as it can provide players with a stable income source and replenish their Focus bar when it’s depleted.

Yes, players must keep an eye on their Focus bar as consuming foods will restore some Focus Points to sustain a full bar for longer and gain bonus XP when using other Skills. As for which foods to consider cooking, we’ve listed our top picks on the best and most accessible foods to gain Focus Points and increase their Focus bar in Palia.

Best Foods For Increasing The Focus Meter In Palia

As of the v0.175.1 patch update, there are 46 dishes that players can obtain through open-world exploration, purchased from the Guild Store, or as rewards for completing quests and other tasks. Players will have some of their Focus restored when consuming cooked food and be granted an additional buff depending on the food eaten.

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Don't forget to level up the Cooking Skil before visiting Reth to purchase the recipes from him using Gold. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

This was detailed in our guide on The Best Fishing Tools And Foods, as certain foods and dishes can grant players increases to various Fishing buffs. But what about the Focus meter? Every food item in Palia will give players some Focus, and the bar can be increased when visiting the Dragon Shrine at Maji’s Hollow.

However, we advise players to increase their Focus Bonus first, which increases the bonus Focus gained when completing quests and tasks, using their skills to receive bonus XP and from consuming food. The max cap on the Focus Bonus is 100%, and it can be upgraded at the Phoenix Shrine at Phoenix Falls, the starting location in-game.

While every food eaten gives players some Focus in return, we’ve listed the best and most accessible foods to eat to restore their Focus bar and how to acquire them in Palia:

Muujin Bahari

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The Muujin Bahari will grant players the most Focus Points to their bar when consumed. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

This dish restores the most Focus Points overall once eaten, giving them 925 restored Focus Points; however, it is the most complicated dish to cook currently due to the number of ingredients required and the time limit to prep, mix, and cook the dish. Nevertheless, it’s pretty easy to acquire the recipe for Muujin Bahari as players must complete the Your Order Is Served quest; however, they have completed three prerequisite quests, Prove Your Devotion, Prove Your Generosity, and Prove Your Purpose, to unlock its starting quest, Fit For A Watcher.

Celebration Cake

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Level up the Cooking Skill and acquire the Celebration cake recipe to start hosting and joining Cake parties in Palia. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

Unlike the Muujin Bahari dish, the Celebration Cake is the most popular food to prepare and bake amongst the Palian community. Granting players 825 restored Focus Points; it’s also the most valuable food in-game as Cake parties are a stable income source when selling its Base and Star-Quality variants at the Shipping Bin or Zeki’s General Store.

The recipe unlocks after reaching Cooking Level 9 before it can be bought from Reth’s Cooking Guild Store for 3,000 Gold. Lastly, Celebration Cake is the preferred food to place in the Hopper of the Worm and Glow Worm Farms to acquire various types of fertilizers, Worms and Glow Worms, the latter of which is needed to use as bait when catching Rare and Epic quality fish.

Chapaa Masala

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Have a couple of cuts of Chaapa Meat and aromatic spices to prepare and savour the delectable Chaapa Masala dish. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

Chapaa Masala and the Meaty Stir Fry are a few more accessible dishes players can prepare in their home kitchen due to how simple it is to acquire the recipes and ingredients in-game. The Chaapa Masala recipe is purchasable from Reth’s Cooking Guild Store for 2,500 Gold before cooking the ingredients together before consumption.

Enjoying this hearty food gives players 525 Focus Points, and players can easily knock out high quantities on the fly and have it on hand when the Focus bar is low. They must ensure they have enough Chaapa Meat stocked up following the day’s hunt and have reached Cooling Level 8 before preparing this food to enjoy.


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While obtaining the Sushi recipe may be a challenge to most, eating it will give players Focus Points and a buff when fishing in the open world. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

The dish most players have had great difficulty acquiring is also proven highly valuable when leveling the Fishing Skill in Palia. Not only do players restore 325 Focus Points to their bar, but also significantly increase the health or HP of their Fishing rod when fishing.

Players must use Glow Worms before fishing the Kilima Village and Bahari Bay ponds at any time of the day to obtain the Sushi recipe. We advise that players must have plenty of time and patience to get this recipe and have the required ingredients to prepare it, including Dari Cloves and Heat Root.

Meaty Stir Fry

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Simple yet nutritious, the Meaty Stiry Fry is a great food to consume to restore Focus Points in the early to mid-game. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

The Meaty Stir Fry may come as a surprise for its inclusion, but akin to the Chapaa Masala, the Meaty Stir Fry will be one of the first few dishes many players will unlock when leveling the Cooking Skill. Therefore, it’s one of the best foods to eat to increase their Focus in the early to mid-game before more dishes become unlockable, but it’s still an accessible food to cook.

Visit Reth’s Cooking Guild Store once reaching Cooking Level 5 before acquiring the recipe for 1,000 Gold. Prepare and cook Wheat to Rice, Garlic, and any Red Meat and Vegetable in some oil to gain a few servings of the Meaty Stir Fry to gain 250 Focus Points, but on the plus side, players too can cook high quantities of this food to have ready when needed.

Special mentions to the Poke Bowl and Chaapa Onigiri give considerable amounts of Focus when consumed. Since new players have joined Palia following the Nintendo Switch release, the recipes for these dishes were rewards for completing the Stamp Card system during the Maji Market event between August and September 2023.

Palia is currently available via the Epic Games Store and in Open Beta for PC, as players can install the game launcher detailed in this guide. The game is now available to download for Nintendo Switch as of 14th December 2023.