We went to the bed around 3:00AM the night before, and we woke up late this day. We were already very behind on our schedule but since it was mother’s day, I started getting ready for a long day while my boyfriend skyped his mom. (I emailed my mom, by the way.)
Day 2 of Ghibli feast
Ghibli feast #3: Laputa, Castle in the Sky
I don’t think I have to write about what Laputa: Castle in the Sky is about but for those poor souls who have never watched the film… A girl named Sheeta has a magical stone that was passed down in her family. She gets kidnapped by Muska, who tries to get the stone to find Laputa, the floating castle in the sky believed to have existed long time ago. Sheeta meets a boy named Pazu, who believes in the existence of Laputa, and they both set out to find Laputa.
When the men from government visit Pazu’s house, looking for Sheeta, he quickly packs breakfast in his bag and escapes his house with Sheeta. After they escape into a mine, they decide to have breakfast.
[Slice of bread with fried egg] (a.k.a Laputa bread)
This is probably the most famous food in anime/cartoon of all time in Japan. Maybe because of its simplicity or the way they eat it, but every anime fan tries making it, or dreams of eating it. Actually, I’ve made this before. But I didn’t do any research and just made it from my memory. For some reason, I thought there was a ham on it… It wasn’t accurate Laputa bread, so I decided to do it right this time.
Pazu cooks an egg at home, and stuffs it in his bag. The edge of egg white looks crispy, and the yolk seems pretty well cooked. I heated up the oil in a pan well and cracked an egg in. Once the edge of egg white started to sizzle, I lowered the heat and put a cover on it, and let the yolk cook.
The bread Pazu takes out from his bag is pretty thick. A lot thicker than the bread you get from a supermarket. So I got an unsliced loaf of bread at a Japanese bakery that’s in New York City. Of course, it didn’t have to be Japanese bread, but I love how it’s super soft and moist inside even after it’s toasted. The bread in the film is square, just like a Japanese bread, so I thought Japanese bread was more suitable for this. Also it has a hint of sweetness, so I thought it’d be great eat it with just an egg.
I sliced the bread about 1 inch thick, and cut the egg into half. Well, if you look closely, it’s actually not half. One side is bigger than the other, and Pazu gives the bigger side to Sheeta. Isn’t he sweet?
We didn’t put anything on it, but the “Laputa bread” was surprisingly delicious! It was crispy on the outside, but super fluffy inside. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly a “dish” but we couldn’t not make Laputa bread for our Ghibli feast. Someday we might do the feast that Dola and her band of sky pirates have (at Pazu’s house and on their airship).
The next feast included probably the most challenging dish in this Ghibli feast, Kiki’s Delivery Service…
You can also see these pictures in Ghibi feast set on my flickr page!