Diner Dash was arguably the original mobile cooking game - or at least, the one that spawned a thousand time management clones. Its brand of time-sensitive restaurant management really captured the popular mood.
Cooking Dash is the purest take on that original format currently on the App Store, with a frenetic pace and chirpy presentation. The game asks you to juggle multiple cooking and serving tasks simultaneously without trying your customers' patience.
In food terms it's a good solid meal cooked well using a tried and tested recipe.
Cooking Mama had been a huge hit on Nintendo DS before it made its way over to iOS in Cooking Mama: Let's Cook! Second restaurant openings are always tricky, but this one retains just enough of the original's magic.
The idea is to cook a number of recipes to order, using touchscreen gestures to fulfil each stage of the process. In a series of tasty minigames you'll chop onions, ice cupcakes, mince beef and more.
All in all, Cooking Mama: Let's Cook! is one of the most tactile cooking games on the App Store - not to mention the cutest.