Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Manga Review: How to Grill Our Love. Volume 1

Title: How to Grill Our Love. Volume 1
Author: Shiori Hanatsuka
Genre:Food and Drink; Graphic Novel; Manga; Romance
Publication Date: May 02, 2023
Publisher: Kodasha Comics

Dating can be tough when you nerd out over barbecue. Kenta, a practical pitmaster, looks for a grill-friend in Chihiro, an aloof and faultless business babe…or is she? Scared of being rejected for who they really are, the two of them find comfort in food and each other…and all is well until Kenta must transfer away. With their developing relationship at steak, Chihiro proposes they tie the knot and they marry for better or wurst. Winging a long-distance marriage is one thing, but here’s the rub—they barely know each other! It’s a rare marriage where all the awkwardness of dating meets a sizzling passion for grilling!


*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*

Hello Fellow Readers,

Food-based romance? I absolutely wanted to read this. It's been a while since I've read something so wholesome and sweet, while yes Kenta and Chihiro move a little too fast with getting married before they've even held hands but I found it endearing. Kenta was charming in a nerdy sort of way while Chihiro was just cute and I love reading about their awkward romance. Watching their courtship get enhanced with the power of grilling was interesting and also made me hungry that I made my hubby clean the grill so we can have some BBQ. I've also always thought that good food has the amazing power of bringing people together and it's very prevalent in 'How to Grill Our Love'. 

I do hope we see more depth about both Kenta and especially Chihiro characters, as well as some awkward hijinks that comes with a new relationship. I'm tempted to try grilling some of the recipes that Kenta uses to see how they are. 

Overall, I enjoyed reading this and can't wait for the next one. 


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