Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tip#388: Go On A Quest For Delicious New Foods – The Ramen Girl

Ramen: A Japanese dish of noodles in broth, often garnished with small pieces of meat and vegetable

My passion for writing and giving talks on movies that motivate encourages my readers and fans to recommend movies for me to see. One of these films was called The Ramen Girl and featured many scenes that made me crave a taste of ramen soup. Ramen is considered an art form in Japan and by the end of the movie I had to have some!

The presentation looked beautiful with slivers of pork, vegetables and egg floating over a bed of noodles in a hot broth. Researching online, I immediately found a highly recommended ramen restaurant called Kenzo Japanese Noodle House in Toronto and I made it my quest to go there as soon as possible.

I was there within a day with my photographer friend Derek Lang who has taken my amazing head shots over the years (See his portfolio). As he always has his camera Derek documented my heavenly introduction to the ramen experience!

The Ramen Girl 2008

The movie The Ramen Girl is about an American girl named Abby (Brittany Murphy) who is stranded in Japan after her boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her. In her despair she stumbles into a restaurant and has her spirits lifted up by a delicious bowl of ramen. Soon she makes it her quest to learn the art of cooking ramen.

Despite a harsh and difficult mentor Abby perseveres for many grueling months to make her dream come true. The passion for ramen is also featured in another Japanese movie called Tampopo(1985). This is another food lover's movie and one of its main actors (Tsutomu Yamazaki) has a hilarious cameo as the grand master in The Ramen Girl.

The Little Things In Life

It was extremely satisfying to make it my quest to try ramen. The benefits for taking time to find this new cuisine just adds something new in my life to look forward to in the future. I believe it's the little things in life like good foods that make the ups and downs of living worthwhile!

Sometimes movies can be the gateway to new experiences. They can help you visualize the places you want to visit and cultures you'd like to experience. And if you have a passion for food then movies can inspire you to discover tantalizing new taste sensations. Treat yourself now and discover something new, delicious and uplifting for your soul!


Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
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Head Health Nut said...

mmm... I want to try Ramen AND see this movie! lol Thank you, Emmanuel, I'll treat myself one day soon. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the "foodie" look of delight on your face in this photo.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks Steph and Anonymous for your comments! Ramen really is a special experience.