Seems like a fun topic to talk about. The stereotypical gamer food is usually something portable and can be eaten with one hand. I’ve been thinking about what I eat before a gaming session. I put away about an hour before starting a session with the following foods: rice balls, water, an energy drink, and some dried fruits.
I absolutely love rice balls. They are compact, dense, and delicious. I live next to a tea shop that specializes in rice balls. My typical order is either SPAM or shrimp tempera with some hot green tea. I try not to overeat cause it makes me tired. If I’m not in the mood for rice balls, any sandwich or food in a compact form will do.
The energy drink varies at times. Sometimes I would have it and other days I would leave it out. It’s usually Red Bull and on rare occasion Monsters. Monster is usually too sweet for my taste. I would order ice coffee, but my stomach has been acting up lately so I tend to only have it in small amounts. The drink I need the most is regular water. There is literally no substitute for it. It keeps you quenched and hydrated.
Dried fruits like apricots, raisins are my go to snacks through a session. I stagger the fruits across the gaming session. It helps me sustain the session as long as I need it.
There’s my gamer fuel of choice. Without this subsistence, competing on ladder would literally be absolute hell. Stomach triumphs over gaming any day.