Tampopo (1985) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • 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 Reid Gagle
  • Tampopo, a widowed noodle chef, is helped to become a first-class chef by truck driver Goro and friends. Food is the theme throughout this movie, and it includes novel uses of food as erotic toys.

    - Written by Andrew Mossberg <aem@symbiosis.ahp.com>
  • A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

    - Written by Daniel Jos. Leary


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