by Richard Yu

When a movie is literally named after a hot bowl of noodles, one would expect the focus of the film to be on food. However, Eric Khoo’s latest production Ramen Teh (also known as Ramen Shop) is more than just a foodie movie — it’s a complex story of family, self-discovery, and the Singaporean identity.

Masato works at a family ramen shop with his father Kazuo in a quiet Japanese city. His father’s death triggers him to visit Singapore to reconnect with his distant relatives — and the other half of his cultural roots…

Reblogged from Cinema Escapist

Image courtesy of Golden Village Pictures