Genshin Impact – Secret Ingredients (Side Quest) Guide

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As expected with any typical RPG game these days, Genshin Impact also comes with a ton of optional side quests that you can try and complete.

One of these side quests is Secret Ingredients which is available whilst exploring the Windwail Highland, Mondstadt 

It will involve speaking to Xiangling and collecting ingredients for her

  • LOCATION: Windwail Highland
  • TYPE: Story Quest
  • QUEST GIVER: Xiangling
  • PREREQUISITE: Cooking Appointment


  • In order to begin this quest you need to of completed the side quest ‘Cooking Appointment‘, from there you will need to intercept Xiangling on her way to Liyue
  • If you head to the Dawn Winery, you should be able to notice Xiangling standing by the water, speak to her
  • You will now need to search for the right ingredients
  • The quest marker should indicate you as to where to go. The first stop will be in order to collect 3 Lotus Heads
  • Then you can follow the marker once again in order to collect some Jueyun Chili. It is here where you will also find Xiangling
  • After collecting the ingredients, go ahead and speak to Xiangling. Quest end


  • To your surprise, Draff did not intend to reprimand Xiangling, but instead wanted her to help promote Springvale’s meat products instead. Sticking to her principles, Xiangling refused to cook for advertising, and would have left if she was not attracted to the smell of Brook’s cooking. What begans as a chat devolved into disagreement about how to prepare food, and ended in the declaration Of a cook-off between the head chef of Springvale and the chef from Liyue.


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