this looks like the buffet of food from Spirited Away, where I don’t know what ANY of it is, but it looks AMAZING
holds back tears*
about 99% sure that this is from the movie Eat Drink Man Woman and it pisses me off that people have no idea what it is, where it’s from, and just immediately equate it with an anime thing.
Because oh look it’s actually traditional CHINESE cooking.
This was Ang Lee’s first real big hit—and it’s an amazing movie and these shots were so hard to film that they had to literally hire FUCKING STUNT CHEFS TO DO THE ACTION SHOTS OK. (warning: he kills a fish and a chicken in these shots).
The first shot is making dumplings in a quick and amazing way which takes YEARS of practice to do.
The next couple of shots are of steamed white chicken which is one of those staple, simple foods in Chinese cuisine that is really REALLY hard to perfect. Like it’s one of those things that sounds simple but is rarely ever perfect.
The next is smoked pork belly and bok choy.
I could go on and on and on but like I’m just really pissed off that people are reblogging this like “OMFG REAL LIFE SPIRITED AWAY.”
Fuck you, it’s Ang Lee’s amazing fucking movie, Eat Drink Man Woman, which is all about sisters and daughters and food and family and basically no, it’s not fucking anime, it’s fucking Chinese culture in a nutshell.
did people immediately see this and think ‘oh, how anime’ fuck you, fuck off this is chinese cuisine
i don’t think you know much about culture at all if you genuinely can’t tell the difference between real chinese food and animated japanese food, congrats kiddo, you’re a fetishistic racist who gels all asian culture together
like it’s not just chinese cuisine, it’s fucking GOURMET, MASTER LEVEL CHINESE CUISINE.
like at one point he cooks that seafood literally by just BATHING IT IN LADLES OF HOT WATER.
IT’S SO FUCKING SEXY AND IMPRESSIVE.
like at another point he SMOKES A CHICKEN IN HIS YARD.
AND FANS IT WITH A FUCKING BAMBOO AND PAPER FAN.
AT ANOTHER POINT HE KILLS A FISH BY SHOVING CHOPSTICKS DOWN ITS MOUTH THROUGH ITS INNARDS.
like AT ANOTHER POINT IN THE MOVIE, ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERS MAKES THIN THIN RICE CREPES BY LITERALLY RUBBING THE DOUGH ON A HOT STONE AND PEELING OFF THE RESULTING LESS-THAN-PAPER-THIN LAYER OF STICKINESS OFF THE STONE SURFACE.
I don’t care to imagine what that first commenter was thinking but if I did I imagine it would be a handful of badly pronounced japanese words with actually literally the word “squee”