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  • Tampopo is a great Japanese spoof of spaghetti westerns and probably the most funny movie I have ever seen.

    EGC Clambake for September 6, 2005

  • Besides, will it not be refreshing to write/read a post about ramen from a noodle shop called Tampopo with a totally fresh tone, completely devoid of quotes, scenes, and metaphors from the movie to guide me along in a would-be pop-culturally sensitive post?

    Tampopo - A Crunky Quickie at the Market

  • There's belly and pineapple in one of his fried rices; luscious slabs gently splayed across the top of a bowl of ramen that would make the characters in "Tampopo" swoon with pleasure.

    Steve Dolinsky: Is Urban Belly Chicago's Answer to Momofuku?

  • The most conspicuous omission for me -- though inconspicuous, too, since the film remains relatively unknown to American audiences -- is an intensely erotic and brilliantly comic egg-in-your-face kiss in "Tampopo," the 1986 Japanese-language comedy by Juzo Itami.

    A kiss, as time goes by

  • "Tampopo" is the funniest film ever made about food and sex (and film genres), and the payoff of a scene in a fancy hotel room is a 45-second kiss during which a Yakuza smoothie and his girlfriend pass a raw egg yolk from mouth to mouth -- seven times before the yolk breaks.

    A kiss, as time goes by

  • Inspired in part by the movie "Tampopo," a story of a man's effort to make a perfect bowl of ramen, and in part by the dish's affordability, he ate a lot of ramen.

    Trying to Out-Noodle the Japanese

  • This line is befitting of 'Food at Twenty-Four Frames Per Second' ( 'Food at 24fps'), the free film festival which "Tampopo," an ode to the ramen noodle, opened last Monday in the Adams Pool Theatre.

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • "Tampopo," by Japanese writer-director Juzo Itami, is a meditation not only on the art of cooking and the pleasures of eating, but also on the link between food and sexuality.

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • Throughout "Tampopo," food itself is treated as a sort of lover.

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • Rancatore also mentioned that "Tampopo" quickly became a cult hit after its release in the United States in 1987.

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