In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food, to an old woman who terrorizes a shopkeeper by compulsively squeezing his wares. Written by
The first Japanese noodle western!
Did You Know?
When Goro is washing his truck he dumps a bucketful of water on it, but uses no soap. This is actually a washing ritual which is part of the Shinto religion. See more
Man in White Suit
I'll kill you if you make that noise once the movie starts! Understand? And... I also don't like watch alarms going off.