Masato works with his father Kazuo and uncle Akio in their family ramen shop. Kazuo isn’t very warm to Masato, a behaviour that Akio attributes to the death of Masato’s mother. After Kazuo passes away suddenly, Masato goes through his father’s belongings and discovers his mother’s journal. That journal makes him go to Singapore to discover his roots and uncover the secrets of the Singaporean dish Bak kut teh (Pork rib soup) that made his father fall for his mother.
In the tradition of TAMPOPO and EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN, RAMEN SHOP is a mouth-watering film that scrumptiously shows that in different cultures, food is more than just sustenance.
This film is preceded by the short film, SISTER
Community Partner: Malaysian Singaporean Bruneian Community Association
- Eric Khoo
- Yutaka Tachibana, Tan Fong Cheng, Masa Sawada, Eric Le Bot, Huang Junxiang
- Tan Fong Cheng, Wong Kim Hoh
- Brian Gothong Tan
- Natalie Soh
- Kevin Mathews
- Takumi Saito, Jeanette Aw, Mark Lee, Beatrice Chien, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Seiko Matsuda