Ramen Heads

Feast yourself on some ramen. What began as a quick, simple and above all nourishing dish for a hungry population in post-war Japan has now gained something akin to cult status.

Please note that this film is in Japanese, with Dutch subtitles.
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Devoted fans known as ‘ramen heads’ crisscross the country in search of the ultimate tonkotsu, shio or miso ramen – and they’re willing to wait hours in line for a bowlful of it. Tomita Osamu has been voted Japan’s best ramen chef three years in a row, and this film examines his ingredients and methods in great detail. He’s happy to share his secrets, but he’s also obsessive about what he does, and always on the lookout for the best dried sardines or the most delicious pig’s head for his broth.

Koki Shigeno, Japan, 2017, 93 min. Japanese spoken, Dutch subtitles.