Cinema has a long history with food, and recent events in Prague like Febiofest’s Culinary Cinema have paired movie screenings with four-star catered meals during the Prague film festival.
The possibilities are endless: enjoy pasta (and a cannoli) while watching The Godfather, munch on some New York pizza during Saturday Night Fever, a well-done steak during Raging Bull, pair ratatouille with, er, Pixar’s Ratatouille, Cuban sandwiches with Jon Favreau’s Chef, and maybe some mystery meat during Soylent Green.
During Bistro Ramen, which runs from Thursday, May 24th through Sunday the 27th at Bio Oko, cinemagoers will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a bowl of ramen in one of three varieties during the ramen-focused feature.
The ramen is catered by pop-up ramen bistro Miska Ramen, and available in Shoyu Tonkotsu (pork broth, shoyu tare, marinated pork neck, marinated egg, spring onion, nori seaweed), Tokyo Shoyu (pork and chicken broth, shoyu tare, marinated pork neck, marinated egg, spring onion, spinach and wakame seaweed), and vegetarian Miso Veggie (Ramen noodles, mushroom broth, miso paste, soybean sprouts, sweet corn, marinated oyster mushrooms) varieties.
Ramen Shop, directed by Eric Khoo, is a drama about a young ramen chef who travels from Japan to Singapore to find out more about his deceased parents – and unearths some new recipes along with old family secrets.
During the special Bistro Ramen screenings at Bio Oko, Ramen Shop will be shown with both Czech and English subtitles. The ramen can be brought inside the cinema, or eaten in advance of the film.
The film + ramen combo ticket is available for 300 CZK; the movie screening (minus the meal) runs 120 CZK while the ramen will be sold separately for 245 CZK (225 for the veggie variety).
If you’d like to attend the Bitro Ramen event at Bio Oko, you can buy a ticket online through the cinema’s website and reserve a time to pick up your ramen in this Google Doc. The movie will be screened multiple times per day throughout the weekend.
Pop-up shop Miska Ramen, founded by lovers of ramen and other Asian cuisine who have trained in Osaka, has yet to establish a physical restaurant but keep an eye out for them and future foodie events in Prague.