An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
- Year: 2008
- Country: Japan, United States of America
- Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
- Studio: Media 8 Entertainment
- Keyword: japan, cooking, language barrier, restaurant, restaurant owner, family business , interracial romance, fish out of water, tokyo, japan, gaijin, american abroad, teacher student relationship, expatriate, magic realism, broken heart, western perspective, culture shock, ramen, japanese cuisine
- Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
- Cast: Brittany Murphy, Tammy Blanchard, Gabriel Mann, Toshiyuki Nishida, Soji Arai, Kimiko Yo