NieR Replicant A Signature Dish is another Part One side quest featured in the video game published by Square Enix, and it becomes available in Seafront, where the local Tavern Keeper needs your help to develop a new recipe which requires ten Medicinal Herbs, ten Bags of Wheat and 10 Sardines.
A Signature Dish in NieR Replicant also allows you to unlock the second quest in line, named Bon Appetit!, thus it’s quite important to finish it in case you are a completionist.
Although straightforward, the NieR Replicant Signature Dish quest requires time.
So, throughout the guide below, I’ll tell you how to get 10 Medicinal Herbs, 10 Bags of Wheat, and ten Sardines for the NieR Replicant Signature Dish side quest, and hopefully, I’ll help you save some time in the process.
When Should I Start NieR Replicant A Signature Dish Quest?
You should start A Signature Dish the moment you return from Facade after you rescue the Prince, but it’s also important to know that you must finish this quest before talking to Popola on your way back from the Manor.
As with most quests in Part One, A Signature Dish has a specific time frame you don’t want to miss. Keep this in mind.
Additionally, this quest is also best played after you finish The Fisherman’s Gambit, and below you’ll learn why.
So, assuming you are ready, head to the Tavern in Seafront and talk to the keeper below.
Once you do that, he’ll ask you to find the following ingredients:
- Ten Medicinal Herbs
- 10 Sardines
- Ten Wheat Bags
As said, this is a simple fetch-quest, so let’s see where to find all ingredients for A Signature Dish.
Where To Find Sardines?
The NieR Replicant Sardines are hard to get if you want to save money because you’ll need to fish them.
Since the Sardines in NieR Replicant are your objective for The Fisherman’s Gambit, you may want to address that quest first.
If you have completed it, you most likely have them. If you sold them, you can opt to start fishing or just visit the Tackle Shopkeeper in Seafront and buy them.
Keep in mind, though, that the Bait Shop won’t sell Sardines unless you complete The Fisherman’s Gambit.
Assuming you want to focus on this quest only, head to the Tackle Shop below and buy Lugworms. Lugworms are the best bait for Sardines.
Now, head to the Seafront beach near the Lighthouse and start fishing Sardines using Lugworms.
You can see the said beach in my screenshot.
Good, so now that you have Sardines, it’s time to deal with the Bags of Wheat.
How To Get Wheat?
The NieR Replicant Wheat is also hard to get, but you have several options.
The first option is to buy it from the Grocer in your Village’s Shopping District (pictured below); however, you’ll need to pay 500 Gold for a bag which is a hefty sum, especially because for this quest, you’ll receive 5000 Gold.
So if you buy the Wheat, you’ll basically get nothing for this task.
Instead, head to the Florist in the Shopping District (pictured) and buy 10 Wheat Seedlings for 50 Gold each.
Now return to your house, plant the Wheat, and water it, but do remember that the NieR Replicant Wheat growing time is 2 real-time days.
Even if you use Fertilizer, you’ll still have to wait quite some time.
It’s up to you to decide how you want to tackle this ingredient.
How To Get Medicinal Herbs?
The NieR Replicant Medicinal Herbs for this quest, and in general, are the easiest to get.
They are dropped by enemies, you can find them through exploration, or you can simply buy them from the Item Shopkeeper in your Village.
Each Medicinal Herb costs 100 Gold, so if you decide to buy them, you’ll spend 1000 Gold. But as said, these can be easily obtained by killing Shades.
Once you have all the required materials, return to the Seafront Tavern Keeper and hand them over to receive 5000 Gold and access to the Bon Appetit quest.