The Nioh 2 The First Samurai Grilled Tang Sweet locations may not seem necessary to know, but they are for players who want to do all of the side missions. The “Alluring Ancient” side mission is only available once players have found all three pieces of Grilled Tang Sweets. Other side missions can also be closed off if players don’t hit the prerequisites so players should be sure to save all of the Mujina and find all of Kukai’s brushes. But this isn’t like the regular Kodamas and hot springs that are just collectibles. Here’s how to find all three Grilled Tang Sweets in The First Samurai DLC.
Nioh 2 The First Samurai Grilled Tang Sweet Locations | Dawn of the Demon
The first Grilled Tang Sweet is in the first mission and near the hardest Kodama. Go across the bridge to the dark area from the final shrine.
Go left upon reaching the shallow ponds and head down a path with a smaller red flowers and a big yellow flower hanging overhead.
Go through that area, through a tree trunk, and continue up that path through the areas with the flowers on the ground.
That will eventually lead to an open field with a Kodama on the other side. But be very careful! There a few enemies hiding about in addition to one of hardest enemies in the game, which is new to this DLC. It’s that ball of feathers at the end of the field that is pretending to not be a ball of death.
Kill that pesky bird and loot the corpse it is examining for the first Grilled Tang Sweet.
Nioh 2 The First Samurai Grilled Tang Sweet Locations | A Distant Dream
The next Grilled Tang Sweet is in the “A Distant Dream” main mission and is near the gate by the final elevator and penultimate shrine. Go down the hallway to the left that the arrow is pointing to.
Continue down the hall and go to the right by the elevator crank and down the hall with the yellow plants.
Continue down the path and climb the ladder in the above picture.
Go into the above building that’s also shrouded in darkness. It has a few yokai in it.
The one crawling on all fours controls the darkness so killing her will lift said darkness. Kill or go past her. It might be a good idea to also shoot the boulder on the right side of the room near the dweller to get a shortcut that’s right near the elevator crank by the shrine.
Go through this door with the yellow plants on the frame to the outside.
Shortly after that yokai, there will be a ladder. Climb it.
That ladder will lead to this room.
This will lead to the room with one of the mini-boss demons. Kill it to progress. It’s a hard fight so be prepared.
Go on the elevator in the back.
Quickly press the button to make it go down but turn around right away and roll off the ledge behind you, which is in the above picture.
Go forward and loot the corpse to get the Grilled Tang Sweet. This item is visible but not reachable from one of the Kodamas and hot springs.
Nioh 2 The First Samurai Grilled Tang Sweet Locations | In Search of the Elixir
The final Grilled Tang is in the “In Search of the Elixir” side mission near one of the hot springs. Go to this area where the ladder to escape the cave is visible. Look on the left where the arrow is pointing. Go to that spot.
It’s another fake wall. Kill it or appease it with an emote. And go inside.
The hot spring is in that room behind the wall. Go left and there will be a corpse hanging over a ledge with an item on it.
Loot it to get the final Grilled Tang Sweet. Now the “Ancient Allure” mission should be open.