Taste test: Pokémon lava cookies by Gourmet Gaming

I’ve been meaning to try a Gourmet Gaming recipe ever since I discovered the video game food blog back in October of last year, but up until now I hadn’t come across a recipe that I really wanted to do that I didn’t think was way out of my cooking comfort zone (let it be known that I am not any kind of whiz in the kitchen). But when a recipe for Pokémon lava cookies came up, I just couldn’t resist!

Image by Gourmet Gamer

First of all, not only are these cookies from one of my guilty game pleasures (yes, that’s where I file  Pokémon), but this recipe combines two exceedingly tantalizing ingredients: dark chocolate and nori (a kind of seaweed)! Can you even imagine? I certainly couldn’t, but it sounded so quirky and potentially delicious that I just had to give it a go!

The end result… Mantyke approved!

The recipe was very simple, and didn’t require a lot of ingredients or any complicated procedures. The biggest issue I had was being too eager to try the end product that I didn’t wait for the chocolate that’s used as adhesive for the green nori strips to dry!

And I have to say, the end result was surprisingly delicious. I did find that it could’ve used a little more nori, as though the nori strip tasted good with the cookie, the areas that weren’t covered felt like they could’ve used a little more texture and saltiness. Next time I’ll try mixing a little more into the batter and see how I like it. If you you don’t mind your sweets mixed with something a little salty, I definitely recommend giving these a go! It would certainly be a crowd pleaser at any nerdy event.

Try the recipe out for yourself!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.