Movies That Will Make You Cook Asian Food
Food is not only a basic need for survival – it is also a powerful magical force that can give relief after a stressful day or set the fire for a great bonding session with family and friends. Devouring our favorite food is actually a healing process. And can anything be more comforting than Asian food? Here are a list of free movies that you should check out:
Eat Drink Man Woman
No food movie list is complete without this 1994 Taiwanese classic by director Ang Lee. It actually received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in the Oscars. This film shows how a father prepares a dinner feast at his table every Sunday as his family gathers and every dinner turns into a family forum where he and his daughters debate over tradition and modern ways. Watching the father prepare each dish will definitely get you craving for your favorite Asian dishes.
Cook Up A Storm
A competition comes up when a Michelin restaurant establishes itself in front of a well-known small eatery. A culinary contest becomes the battleground for a famous Cantonese street food chef of the small eatery and his Michelin-starred western-trained rival.
The God of Cookery
This film was written, produced, and directed by the famous comedian actor Stephen Chow. The movie tells the rise and fall of a corrupt celebrity chef. The chef in fact, knows little when it comes to cooking but he judges culinary contests to make him look like the expert. Until one day his secret is discovered and he loses everything. He then puts in some hard work to truly learn the craft and gain back his reputation. This is a typical comedy film where you can enjoy a lot of laughs in between exhilarating food shots.
The Hundred Foot Journey
Love Indian food? This one will surely be a delight for you. The movie is based on a best-selling novel and is produced by Oprah and Steven Spielberg. The film follows the story of an Indian family who opened an Indian restaurant in a French village right across a famous Michelin-starred restaurant. This movie does not only give you great food shots but it also shows how the blending of two cultures can improve culinary dishes.
This Is Not What I Expected
For those who are in to romantic comedies, this is the Asian foodie film for you. In the movie, a chef at a western restaurant meets a picky hotel manager. Their very different personalities clash but they eventually found a way to meet in the middle through their love for food. This is a light-hearted story with a couple of romantic scenes and a lot of mouth watering food.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
This is an American documentary that follows Jiro Ono, a renowned sushi chef and owner of a three-star Michelin restaurant in Tokyo. The movie focuses on the Japanese craftsmanship of making sushi and how Jiro Ono spent most of his life striving to give his customers the best sushi experience. If you are a sushi lover, you definitely will need a plate of sushi next to you while watching this.
You will definitely be craving for Asian food and want to cook up your own dishes after watching these films. These films can easily be found online so all you need to do is find a good Internet connection to stream or download them – even the latest release can be found online these days. For mouth-watering moments, check out one of the above films to give you satisfaction.