Studio Ghibli movies not only capture our imagination but they also make us hungry! Here are the most mouthwatering dishes the animes offer.
While Studio Ghibli may be known for their lovable and charming characters, fairytale atmosphere, and beautiful storylines, one of the more underrated features of Ghibli movies is their food. All Ghibli fans have watched a Miyazaki movie, whether it be Spirited Away or My Neighbour Totoro, and wanted to eat the food they’re eating. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, we are never able to actually recreate the food on the screen. Perhaps we need our own Calcifer to fry our food for us.
This article will list the 10 most mouthwatering food in Studio Ghibli movies. For varieties sake, this list will be limited to one entry per movie.
Buffet – When Marnie Was There
While this buffet may not be as far-reaching as the table of food at the beginning of Spirited Away, it is still a mouthwatering and enviable meal. Not only does the food look incredible, but the fancy setting of the food also makes it seem incredibly special.
When Marnie Was There had a fantastic amount of mouthwatering food in the movie (most notably the cookies), but the lobster buffet simply has to take the entry on this list.
Everything – Spirited Away
If this list wasn’t limited to one entry per movie, Spirited Away would certainly have had several more entries due to the amount of food in the movie. There is the spongecake, the steamed bun, and the buffet at the beginning of the movie (to name just a few).
There are few foods that would be worth getting turned into a pig for, but the buffet at the beginning of Spirited Away is certainly one of them. Everything just looks perfectly juicy and irresistible, Chihiro’s parents can hardly be blamed for diving into that food.
The Herring Pot Pie – Kiki’s Delivery Service
If you were offered a ‘herring pot pie’, you may turn the offer down. However, somehow, Ghibli managed to make a fish pie seem like an irresistible proposition. The pastry just looks perfect, it is the ideal mix of burned and golden brown that makes a pie look so delicious.
While the filling of herring may not appear to be the ideal pie filling, Ghibli really does a marvelous job of making it seem like the best pie ever created.
Soup – Castle In The Sky
This is another relatively simple dish that Ghibli manages to make look so incredible. Aside from the fact that food looks great the steam above the dish helps draw the viewer in, another element that makes this soup look as welcoming as its homey beginnings.
We see the dish being cooked and this makes it even more mouthwatering. Sure, we’d still want to eat the soup if we just saw it in a bowl, but the cooking helps build up our hunger and our anticipation.
Spaghetti – Porco Rosso
While this meal is undoubtedly simple and easy to make, there is no denying that Ghibli’s spaghetti made us all dream of eating some carby goodness. Porco Rosso is one of the few Ghibli movies to be set in a clear, real-world location so it makes sense that the animation studio would include one of Italy’s most well-known dishes.
Despite the simple nature of the meal, it is still a fantastic looking plate of spaghetti and almost every Ghibli fan would want to tuck into that Italian goodness.