as La Voie lactée by Buñuel (except here you have food instead of christianity), the movie brilliantly jump from one story to the other, pushing the audience to reflect on food from endless points of view, and always keeping the level of direction and acting extremely high
In both it's main storyline involving Tampopo, and even more so in it's eccentric vignette structure, Tampopo expresses the absolute joys, passion and integral nature of food. It breezes through all the tropes of ramen eating and artisanship with so much humour; explores the passions, sensuousness, classlessness, sexuality and love that food evokes. Simply the best tribute to food ever. 4.5
An opening that shows you the correct way to eat ramen! One thing I've learnt about Japanese culture is that they absolutely adore food! Shown in anime, manga and cinema showing everything on etiquette, preparation and appreciation of food. The main plot itself is a tutorial on how a customer acts when coming in to order is important and despite a few side tracked moments I've never been so eager to pause and eat!