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“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

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