Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop is the sequel of Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends. The game has 5 modes:
Let's Cook: In which you play multiple minigames that follow up each other. The minigames together are the steps of making a dish.
Let's Combine: Here you can combine multiple of your learned recipes to come up with new recipes.
Use Skill: Here you can play the minigames that are usually steps of a dish, as separate games. You can do small challenges or go for high scores.
Cooking Contest: Up to 4 players can compete against each other with specific minigames on wireless (only one player needs to have a copy of the game)
Let's shop: The players has to shop for groceries that you will use in the recipes you make. This is a timed minigame in which you have to find the right items, while avoiding any obstacles such as other shoppers.