Ramen Teh, a Cinematic Delicacy

10.02.2019

WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

Courtesy of KMBO films

It’s not too late to catch the feature film Ramen Teh by Eric Khoo released in Europe over 2018.

Masato, a chef in a ramen restaurant in Japan decides to travel to Singapore to rediscover the unique taste of the dishes prepared by his mother. Through this Proustian quest, he discovers family secrets which risk destabilising his culinary voyage. But cuisine is always better shared, and Masato begins to seeks the recipe for balance between his life and the presence of the past. 

The film is a delicious hour and 30 minutes, and an ode to the subtlety of Asian culture and gastronomy, offering scenes that are both gastronomically and emotionally rich. The film treats themes of acceptation, forgiveness and reconciliation with great delicacy, also evoking the Second World War and the Japanese occupation of Singapore. From Chili Crab to Bak Kut Teh, Ramen Teh is a recipe for success that will whet the appetite of spectators.

Courtesy of KMBO films

Courtesy of KMBO films

Courtesy of KMBO films

Courtesy of KMBO films