Ramen Shop | Denver Film Society | Eric Khoo | Singapore

Ramen Shop

Eric Khoo

Japanese, English, MandarinEnglish SubtitlesSingapore201889 minWebsite

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In the tradition of Tampopo and Eat Drink Man Woman, director Eric Khoo’s mouthwatering family drama Ramen Shop tells the story of a young man retracing his roots, approaching his estranged family through a shared love of good food. Masato (Takumi Saito), an aspiring young Ramen chef, leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. His parents are dead, and he knows little about his Chinese mother’s family in Singapore. Arriving alone in the busy unfamiliar city, he meets his uncle (Mark Lee), a chef who specializes in the popular Chinese dish of pork ribs soup, and pleads to be tutored in his cooking secrets. But his formidable grandmother proves harder to approach. Ramen Shop is filled with scenes of loving preparation of gorgeous food as Masato uncovers family secrets and delicious recipes in a sweet tale of reconciliation. He proves that food is more than just sustenance: it can warm our hearts and feed our souls. Seiko Matsudo also stars.


Cinematographer: Brian Gothong Tan | Screenwriter: Tan Fong Cheng, Wong Kim Hoh
Cast: Tsuyoshi Ihara, Seiko Matsuda, Takumi Saitoh
Additional Countries: Japan, France