Jimami Tofu


© 2017 BananaMana Films


A Chinese Singaporean chef formerly working in Tokyo, finds himself in Okinawa begging a disgruntled old chef to teach him traditional Okinawan food. A top Japanese food critic finds herself in Singapore on an eye-opening discovery of South East Asian cuisine. In reality, both are looking for each other after an emotional breakup years ago, when she disappeared without a trace.

Emotionally crippled by their breakup, he searches her hometown for her but discovers instead the art of traditional Okinawan food and her childhood best friend. He learns the incredible balance of two cultures: Chinese and Japanese – the homely, warmth of Chinese style cooking with the artistry of Japanese cuisine: a balance they never had in their relationship. Family secrets also unravel and when she suddenly appears in Okinawa looking to find closure he cooks and serves her their final meal. Through it, she discovers what she has been yearning for all these years.

Festival Accolades

  • Winner of the Audience Choice Award at 37th Hawaii International Film Festival


Day Time Cinema Format
2 Oct 2021, Saturday 4.00pm GV Plaza Physical Screening


Year: 2018
Runtime: 121 mins
Language: English & Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama

Directed by

Christian LEE, Jason CHAN


Jason CHAN, Christian LEE, Brendon FERNANDEZ, YAMAMOTO Mari