"Appreciate its gestalt. Savor the aromas. Jewels of fat glittering on the surface. Shinachiku roots shining. Seaweed slowly sinking. Spring onions floating. Concentrate on the three pork slices. They play the key role, but stay modestly hidden. First caress the surface with the chopstick tips." Old man,
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The weird thing is, I don't even like ramen.
The basic story of this "noodle western" concerns a woman named Tampopo running a struggling restaurant. When two noodle experts agree to start helping her she begins intense ramen training in order to make the perfect culinary dish. This overarching story is interspersed with a number of small and unrelated subplots that are seamlessly blended into the film. My…