Why ramen is like dating

“Tampopo” is one of my favorite movies, and it’s the first Japanese movie I remember seeing. Here’s one of the most famous scenes:


Gotta love those mid-80s hairstyles and eyebrows, right?

I was reminded of this scene after reading this article about why it’s okay — necessary even — to slurp your noodles. I missed the LA Ramen Festival this year, but maybe next year!

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Writing prompts:

  • Have you seen “Tampopo”? Write a movie review or describe one of your favorite scenes.
  • Do you make noise when you eat noodles? Have you been to another country where you felt you shouldn’t slurp?
  • What do you think about Chef Kasai’s comment about how ramen is like dating (last paragraph in the PRI article)?

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