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-fucking-tastic. The noodles were tender but chewy, the broth was flavorful without being too fishy, and the pork was exquisite.

Music: “A Beautiful Life” by Broke for Free
https://soundcloud.com/broke-for-free

Special thanks to Redditor /u/Ramen_Lord for his techniques! Recipe can be found here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ramen/comments/2w6ubu/an_update_to_my_homemade_tokyostyle_shoyu_ramen/
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt chashu pork:
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/03/chashu-pork-marinated-braised-pork-belly-for-tonkotsu-ramen-recipe.html
Alkaline noodles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wySzXVxuUI

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