Saturday, 7 October 2006

Dandelion And Noodles

A film that that been a favourite in my family for as long as I can remember is Juzo Itami's Japanese spaghetti western "Tampopo" (dandelion). It's a brilliant, multi-layered comedy involving two truck drivers (modern cowboys) who ride into a village where a poor woman (Tampopo) is struggling to survive as a noodle chef in the face of evil restauranteurs (bandidos) who dominate the local market.

Weaving together tales of Japanese culture, with the eternal twins food and sex as the common link, Tampopo is a film that no foodie should miss. Hat-tip to zaedu for posting an extract on YouTube. In this clip, gourmet vagrants break into a hotel kitchen to cook a rice omelette for Tampopo's hungry son.

1 comment:

Mike said...

My favourite scene is the one where the young ladies gastronomic etiquette class is disrupted by the chap in the corner slurping his food and belching.

And as for the raw egg....

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