Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

A Pairing of Cultures and Characters

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This Month's Film: Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Cuisine: Japanese Chinese

What I like about Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, the film I've chosen to feature this month, is the pairing of Japanese and Chinese cultures, and the thread that runs through the lives of the characters. Due to different but equally painful circumstances, both fathers are estranged from their only sons, and must walk the path of redemption. It's this pairing that has inspired me to pair Chinese and Japanese cuisines by featuring a menu of Japan's most popular Chinese dishes.

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