Hayao Miyakai is a genius when it comes to animated food. Okay, he’s a genius when it comes to animation, but wherever i watch Spirited Away or Ponyo I always get the munchies for foods I don’t usually have. The Midwest doesn’t have the best Japanese restaurants amazingly enough. But for those of you who have watched Ponyo and thought that a bite of Ponyo’s deluxe ramen would be a piece of heaven, sit down and read up. As you slurp the last few noodles, you’ll almost be able to hear Liam Neeson yelling “Respect your father!” from outside your window.
You can get miso paste and dashi is any Asian market, be it Korean, Japanese, Chinese, whatever you have near you. If you have no asian markets, I’m so sorry, this meal is not for you. Miso will be refrigerated, dashi comes in either little paper packages like short pixie sticks or squat bottles. The recipe is below the cut.