Welcome to the Way of Ramen podcast! In this series I interview Ramen chefs and people in the industry to learn the secrets to make better ramen. Whether you are a home cook or an aspiring ramen shop owner, you should find something interesting in every episode! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wayoframen/support
A podcast on people from diverse global backgrounds living in New Zealand. These are stories spanning politics, society, identity, art and culture. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar
In this episode, I sit down with Tim and Erik, two ramen heads who both work at ramen shops here in the US. Tim who is much better known online as Hella ramen works at Neighborhood ramen a craft ramen shop in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and Erik Chiodo works at Yume wo katare, a Jiro-inspired ramen shop in Cambridge Massachusetts that also has locat…
The first transgender contestant to compete in the Miss New Zealand pageant talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about her journey with identity, gender reassignment and winning the Miss Intercontinental NZ title.
International Au Pairs are becoming a rare commodity in New Zealand as the closed borders mean the outgoing nannies can't be replaced. Liz Garton finds out more in this episode of Voices.
Two Syrian brothers of former refugee background find a new life in Newtown after discovering some hidden talent. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
In May of this year, Ernie was a sushi chef who had just begun selling ramen kits to supplement his income due to his hours being cut by Covid-19. Fast forward 5 months later, he is in the final stages of opening Modesto's first craft ramen shop. In this episode, I wanted to catch up with Ernie and see how he's gone from kits to his own shop in suc…
As New Zealand heads into a truncated baseball season, a Taiwanese big hitter (pitcher, really) is leading the charge. Liz Garton heads out to a pre-season practice to meet Cola Yeh
In this episode of Voices, three Aucklanders originally from the US talk to Kadambari Raghukumar about their views on the upcoming election in the States.
Helping teach children this ancient language with roots in Mesopotamia are a group of passionately protective custodians both young and old in Wellington. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
After waiting out two Covid-19 lockdowns the 21st national tournament for this Japanese martial art that's growing in popularity, finally took place this month. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar
A close contender to Sushi for Japan’s national dish, turns out Kiwis too have a soft spot for ramen - the iconic bowl of soul. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar
A Singaporean New Zealander is working on this country's first Asian Cabaret. Voices finds out what that will look like. Produced by Liz Garton
On today’s episode I sit down with Alex Ryutaro Aramaki who runs a shop in Vancouver British Columbia called gyopara. Alex is actually a 3rd generation ramen chef, with his grandfather actually operating a ramen shop in post war Japan in the 1950s which I thought was quite rare. After he helped open a few ramen franchises in the BC area, namely Jin…
Malian-New Zealander Boubacar Coulibaly reflects on the significance on the latest coup in Mali in August 2020. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
What do you do when you're faced with approving of a loved one's decision to end their life? A Holland-born New Zealand resident shares her journey. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
In today’s episode I still down with one of the OGs of the little internet ramen community. Alex park, who also goes by @darth.gastrameny on Instagram, is a traditionally trained chef who has been the ramen scene for around 10 years. With 17 years working in professional kitchens, Alex has skills that many of us home ramen cooks are pretty far from…
When it comes to mobilizing helping hands at this south Auckland gurdwara, there's no dearth of volunteers. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
On today’s show, we’re doing another roundtable discussion and this time we’re going back to the United Kingdom to talk about the ramen scene there. On the panel is previous podcast guest James Chant of Matsudai ramen and also two regulars in the Way of Ramen discord Server, James Stuart who recently had his first popup in Bristol under the name To…
During the alert level 3 lockdown, a group of blood donors didn't back down from stepping up to help. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
A restoration studio in Auckland is drawing from the life and backgrounds of people from different nationalities to help preserve and restore Kiwi antiques. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar
With the sentencing of the gunman is due to start in Christchurch, Widows of Shuhada’s writer and producer, Lana Hart, catches up with some of the widows.
We have a, truly incredible guest on the show today. I have no idea how this happened, but we have Nakamura-san, Shigetoshi Nakamura from Nakamura NYC on the show today. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nakamura-san, he is widely considered to be one of the top ramen chefs in the United States. He opened his first shop at the age of 22 in J…
Drawing from their personal experiences and childhood, two chefs help further the social cause of an Auckland-based restaurant pop-up. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
How did a group of young activists in Auckland find the right mentors to help guide them while organising their first rally against racism? Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to the group behind the second Black Lives Matter rally in Auckland.
In this epidode, we're speaking to Filipino comedian, James Roque, on his involvement with the Human Rights Commission's latest campaign - "Racism is no joke". Produced by Kadambari Gladding
Black Dynasty Ramen is a secret ramen shop in Nashville Tennessee doing Kodawari ramen with regional southern ingredients. Been a big fan of their approach to making ramen and what these guys have been doing. Their passion for food and ramen is infectious and I had a great time talking with them. Follow Black Dynasty Ramen on instagram: https://ins…
After decades spent reporting on Israel-Palestine conflict, Tuma Hazou, the former BBC and ABC journalist has lived in Auckland since the late 1990s. This month, Tuma, 85, finally published his stories from his time as a journalist in the Middle East. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
In today's episode we meet a young couple whose personal journey with Islam led them to their business idea. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
In this episode, we're talking to one of the recipients of this years Ambassador's Commendation Award from Embassy of Japan in New Zealand. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar
In this episode we meet a Nepali Bhutanese woman who came to Aotearoa as a refugee and decided to get behind the wheel and break all moulds. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar