Posted in November 2012

“Tampopo” and the Art of Eating Ramen

“Tampopo” and the Art of Eating Ramen

Tampopo is an endearing Japanese cult classic film revolving around the search for the perfect bowl of ramen and in the process examines the single minded obsession for the perfect noodle soup. The film revolves around the enigmatic hero Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaski) and his partner Gun (a young Ken Watanabe)  and their quest to help a failing ramen shop operated by the … Continue reading

Travel Lessons from Sindbad the Sailor

Travel Lessons from Sindbad the Sailor

Traveling isn’t always easy. No one knows this better than Sindbad the Sailor. In the timeless tale The Voyages of Sindbad the intrepid traveler is consistently confronted with hardships and woe during his seven journeys, but the allure of adventure and the spirit of wanderlust tempts him time and again to seek out the unknown. As anyone who has … Continue reading

Guide to Japanese Ramen

Guide to Japanese Ramen

Japanese food is hailed universally as one of the finest cuisines in the world, but for many the idea of eating raw fish or fermented soy beans isn’t very appeasing.  However, one Japanese staple and comfort food enjoyed by nearly everyone is ramen. Originally imported from China during the Meiji Period, the ramen of Japan has … Continue reading