We often see foods being portrayed on screen, be it in the movies or TV shows that we watch. More often than not, it got us drooling upon seeing them, even after having a hearty meal. It feels like we just want to reach out to it and grab it off the screen. To share that sentiment, we would like to list out some of our picks and share them with you in this article.
1. The Ramen and Hot Honey Milk from Ponyo (2008)
Ilustrasi ramen/ Foto: Medium - pexels
Whenever this topic is brought up, this one always comes to mind. Other than Studio Ghibli's impeccable detail to animation, there's something about rainy weather, a piping hot bowl of noodles (plus all the toppings), and a glass of milk mixed with a spoonful of honey. I remember I had to pause the movie and make myself a bowl of noodles right after watching that scene.
2. Gulai Kepala Ikan from Tabula Rasa (2014)
Ilustrasi gulai kepala ikan/ Foto: Kulina
We believe that everyone resonates with us when we say Nasi Padang is one of Indonesia's crown jewels in terms of food. If you've seen this movie before, even if you're not a huge fan of the dish, its presentation must've at least created a spark within you. Additionally, the cooking montage in this film is just on another level.
3. Rachel and Chandler's Stolen Cheesecake from Friends (2001)
Eating cheese cake/ Foto: TBS
Depending on who you ask, this episode is either underrated or debatable. Not only does this episode show the rare occasion of the dynamic between Rachel and Chandler, but the scene and their act also made the cheesecake is to die for. That's right, even more than Joey's favorite sandwich, to me at the least.
4. Harley Quinn's Egg Sandwich from Birds of Prey (2020)
Egg Sandwich/ Foto: The Sword and The Sandwich
Admit it, you had your drool dropping when this scene played out. With its vibrant color shot in slow motion, I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby by Barry White playing in the background, and Harley's narration over the sequence made the egg sandwich look super appetizing. Did it get you as well, or is it just me?
5. Mendl's Pâte à Choux from The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Pate a Choux/ Foto: IndieWire
Okay, this one is a bit cheating. A delicious pastry combined with Wes Anderson's visual direction is not only a treat for the tummy but also the eye. It looked super appetizing, even for me--who is not much of a sweet tooth.
Of course, there is more on-screen food that deserves a spot on this list. If you were to make your list, which food from which movie/series would you include?