Megumi Tadokoro

田所 恵

She is one of the main heroines who comes from a small port town in Japan. Megumi went to Tootsuki Culinary Academy to become a chef and make her family proud. Unfortunately, even with her neat skills in cooking, Megumi's poor social skills and her extreme demophobia got the best of her and had to relied on someone who is closed to her possibly due to her humble status and her ordinary beginnings in the academy. However, after witnessing Souma's incredible cooking skills and creative method of cooking, Megumi would become his assist partner and friend throughout the series. Easily nervous and sensitive, Megumi is one of the clumsy and shy students who try to do her best while keeping her best to becoming a chef. She easily panics whenever accidents (some are usually in a comedic fashion) happen or when other students almost finish their work. She is also a rather cautious student who uses her words carefully to avoid unwanted consequences. It is revealed later that Megumi actually fears the crowd, which the crowd made her nervous even until the extent of her lacking confidence, might be the reason for her to be having barely survived passing in the academy, even with her actually good skills in cooking. With her demophobia, Megumi's skills were remained hindered despite her knowledge of recipe and some cooking methods. Despite her weakness, Megumi is an honest and innocent student who does not lie about anything. She has a strong determination, and will try her best to reach her dream to become a chef after she paired with Souma. She also values friendship and rather observe towards any cooking style available in order for her to learn the style fast (especially Souma's). Megumi's style of cooking is mostly based on cutting the ingredients using neat style. With her neat style of cutting, most of her cuts are considered as artistic as well as well prepared. Due to her fear of crowds, the true nature of her cooking are often hindered. Megumi's careful cutting and wise using of every materials made her as some of the unexpected expert, even if it took more weeks for her to specify the chemistry of the ingredients for the dish. Also, despite her lack of confidence and also her fear of crowds, Megumi's strong observation made her to create a dish to even supposed rivaled to Souma and other professional should she stay optimistic. With her being an assist chef beside Souma since her seemly last class at Chapple class, Megumi seemly adopted Souma's creativity through her observation from Souma's cooking.