Cover Ram-don scene from Parasite (Photo courtesy of CJ Entertainment)

From an elevated ram-don from the Oscar-winning film Parasite to a shamelessly delicious reuben like the one made famous in When Harry Met Sally , find out where to order some of the best-known treats from best-loved movies

Having snacks at the ready is always a good idea when watching a movie. However, sometimes your bag of stale popcorn just won't cut it, especially when the film features mouthwatering, envy-rousing dishes like a steak-crowned Ram-don, a cheesy Cubano, or sinful chocolate fudge cake. Before you queue in your next foodie movie watch, why not plan ahead and order the very dishes showcased in the film?

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1. Ram-don - Parasite (2019)

Cleverly used to symbolise the sheer wealth of the Park family in Parasite (2019), the popular Korean instant noodle dish known as jjapaguri or chapaguri is given an exorbitant twist with the addition of Hanwoo beef. For the record-breaking, Oscar-winning film, director Bong Joon-Ho renames the dish 'ram-don', reflecting the use of both ramen and udon noodles - and as they say, the rest is history. The dish quickly went viral, with infinite recipes and how-tos abound. For ultimate convenience and flavour, try out Gochu-gang Korean Eatery's impressive interpretation of the grandiose dish with black bean paste, gochujang sauce, and grilled beef tenderloin.

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2. Ratatouille - Ratatouille (2007)

The titular French dish featured in the Pixar animation Ratatouille (2007) plays a pivotal role in the movie, enticing an emotional experience for an antagonist of the story - Anton Ego, the cold and judicious food critic. With its earnest message "anyone can cook", Ratatouille continues to tug on the heartstrings of viewers old and young, and make our mouths water with vivid clips of delicious food. Try out the star dish for yourself at (the aptly named) Alter Ego, and rest assured your ratatouille will come from a talented, human chef.

3. Chocolate Cake - Matilda (1996)

In the childhood comedy Matilda (1996), co-produced and directed by Danny DeVito based on the eponymous novel by Roald Dahl, Bruce Bogtrotter was caught red-handed stealing a slice of decadent, irresistible chocolate cake - who could blame him? Fudgy, moist, and most importantly, undeniably chocolatey, this chocolate caramel cake from Manila House definitely tempts a stolen bite or two. As one of their long-time best-sellers, it's an infallible choice indeed. Don't worry, you won't have to finish the entire cake on your own (but we can't blame you if you do).

See also: Where To Order The Best Cakes In Metro Manila

4. Spaghetti and Meatballs - Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Taking it back even further, Disney's 1955 classic Lady and the Tramp follows the unexpected romance between an American Cocker Spaniel called Lady and a stray mixed-breed nicknamed Tramp. Throughout the heartwarming narrative, one scene remains its most memorable: the pups share a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs at an intimate Italian bistro, as the chef serenades 'Bella Notte' in the background. Order the bucatini and meatballs from Wildflour and recreate the romantic moment yourself - now all you need are some candles, a checkered tablecloth, and a willing partner.

5. Butterbeer - The Harry Potter Series

First mentioned in the series' fourth movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and finally making its film adaptation debut in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), butterbeer instantly became a sought-after item. The fictional brew inspired countless beverages across the planet, including booze-filled concoctions and even secret menu drinks at popular coffeehouse chains. If you've been itching to get your hands on some local butterbeer, you're in luck. Check out the butter brew from bubble tea brand Babi Boba and make it your own with their range of mix-ins, or take home some of Stanford Shaw's butterbeer and top it off with some ice cream for a creamy caramel indulgence.

See also: 14 Philippine Craft Beers And Where To Buy Them

6. Cubano - Chef (2014)

Between the aglio e olio seductively presented for Scarlett Johansson, the contentious chocolate lava cake, and many more ogle-worthy food scenes, the portfolio of dishes showcased in Jon Favreau's Chef (2014) is as artful as it is generous. The Cubano certainly plays one of the biggest roles in the movie, opening up an exciting yet nerve-wracking culinary path for the lead character. See just how life-changing this pork-filled grilled cheese sandwich can really be and try out the Cubano sandwich from Elbert's Cheesesteak & Sandwiches.

See also: Where To Order Sandwiches: Check Out These 15 Restaurants

7. Reuben - When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Food-related or otherwise, the reuben scene from When Harry Met Sally (1989) is still among the most quotable, recognisable clips from film. The scene places Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in the legendary Katz's Deli, after all. Want to have what she's having? Head on over to Deli by Chele's website and order their triple pastrami sandwich buildbox, so you can assemble and warm up the sandwich yourself for unmatched freshness (and audibly enjoy your creation in the comforts of your own home).


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