Fungal Flexin’ in the Ancient Forest (Optional Quest) in MHW

Fungal Flexin' in the Ancient Forest mhw optional quest

  • Quest Type: Optional Quest
  • Quest Location: Ancient Forest
  • Quest Rank: 1

The Meowscular Chef is against supplements and prefers to go completely organic when it comes to his meals.

For a good supply of Vitamin D, The Meowscular Chef has asked you to go to the Ancient Forest to collect Gourmet Shroomcaps.

You will need to make your way to the Ancient Forest and collect Gourmet Shroomcaps by gathering them on the field.

Quest Info

  • Quest Type: Delivery Quest
  • Objective: Deliver 20 Gourmet Shroomcaps
  • Quest Giver: The Meowscular Chef (Astera)

Other Monsters:

  • Aptonoth
  • Jagras
  • Mernos


Start off wherever you prefer in the Ancient Forest and search for Unique Mushroom Colony nodes on the map that you can collect.

You will not always get Gourmet Shroomcaps as the resource nodes also give other materials, making it necessary to collect from other nodes around the map.

The following are sectors that have Unique Mushroom Colony:

  • Sector 5 (1x)
  • Sector 6 (1x)
  • Sector 8 (1x)
  • Sector 9 (1x)
  • Sector 11 (2x)

Quest Rewards

Once you delivered 20 Gourmet Shroomcaps, the quest will be complete and you will be rewarded with 720 Zenny.

A new canteen ingredient becomes unlocked upon completion of the mission.


  • Starting in Northeast Camp (11) would bring you closer to more Unique Mushroom Colonies and could speed up the collection of Gourmet Shroomcaps.
  • After gathering from a Unique Mushroom Colony, you can come back later on to gather from it once more as it will replenish.
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