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Following the sudden death of his father, a young ramen chef, Masato (Takumi Saito), embarks on a culinary journey from Japan to his late mother’s home country of Singapore. Guided and inspired by his mother’s old journals, Masato is looking to reconnect with his past — but he uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.
Ramen Shop is a gentle, character-driven drama imbued with a distinctive sentimentalism that explores identity across two Asian cultures. With a particular focus on two signature dishes from Singapore and Japan — bak kuh teh and ramen, respectively — Eric Khoo’s 2018 film is a visual feast about the power of food to bring people together.
Programmed by TIFF’s Asian Heritage Month Staff Advisory Committee
TIFF’s Asian Heritage Month programme is made possible thanks to the generous assistance of: Blockchain Venture Capital Inc., Canada Hong Kong Alliance – Toronto, Andy Chan, Elegant Financial Inc., Sharifa Khan/Balmoral Marketing, Alan Kwong, Irwin Li, Nobis Inc., and Justin Poy
Japanese, English, Mandarin, Cantonese
French , English