Director: Jūzō Itami

114 minutes, Japan, 1985, Colour, DVD

Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

Nobuko Miyamoto’s eponymous Tampopo is a sweet-natured widow and chef at her own roadside restaurant. When cowboy trucker and gastronome Goro (Tsutomo Yamazaki) stops at the eatery with his sidekick Gun (Ken Watanabe), they are unimpressed by the ramen but charmed enough by Tampopo’s determination to succeed to help her perfect the art of preparing the intricate dish. Interspersed with vignettes all riffing on the consumption of food, this is a ramen western like no other. (Notes by Alice Butler.)

Our menu for this month’s event is as follows:

* Seafood Ramen

* Japanese Style Barbecue Ribs served with Sushi Rice, Asparagus & Courgette

* Vegetable stir-fried Udon Noodles

 This screening includes the short film Grilled Pears with Candied Walnuts by Aoife McElwain and Mark Duggan of www.forkful.tv

Tickets €20

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