Chef Recreates Ramen Noodles from the Classic Japanese Comedy Film, ‘Tampopo’

In the latest episode of “Binging with Babish,” a cooking series where home chef Andrew Rea recreates memorable dishes from films and TV shows, Andrew prepares his take on the raman master’s Shoyu Ramen from the 1985 Japanese cult comedy film, Tampopo.

Tampopo is a genre-bender ahead of its time, affectionately referred to as a “ramen western”. Like spaghetti western. But Japanese. Hence the ramen. It’s a play on words, you don’t get it. This 1985 foodie flight of fancy features a ‘ramen master’, who artfully studies and mindfully consumes his bowl of steaming noodles and broth. NOTE: I forgot to mention in the video, this came out absolutely fan-f**king-tastic. The noodles were tender but chewy, the broth was flavorful without being too fishy, and the pork was exquisite.”

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