Author Event: Patricia Tanumihardja

Page 158 Books is thrilled to welcome Patricia Tanumihardja to celebrate her debut picture book, Ramen for Everyone--out now. 

In this adorable picture book for fans of Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and Bilal Cooks Daal, Hiro aspires to make a bowl of ramen as delicious as his dad’s—and runs into some surprises on his first attempt!

Hiro loves ramen. Every Sunday, Hiro’s dad makes delicious, perfect ramen for dinner, using a recipe passed down from his dad. There’s nori seaweed, briny like the ocean; nitamago egg, the yolk golden like the sun; and chashu pork so tender, it melts in your mouth. Yum!

Hiro’s dream is to make his own perfect bowl, and he’s sure he can do it after watching his dad and taking notes. But when he gets started, things don’t go according to plan. The seaweed crumbles! The eggs slip through his fingers! The pork falls apart! Hiro is worried he’ll never be a real ramen chef…but thanks to his father’s wise advice and his own creativity, Hiro discovers that every person’s perfect bowl of ramen is unique.

Patricia Tanumihardja was born in Jakarta to Chinese Indonesian parents and raised in Singapore. Ramen for Everyone is her debut picture book. She also writes cookbooks and loves to weave food-centric themes into her stories for young people. Patricia now lives in northern Virginia with her husband and son, where she enjoys drinking bubble tea, making dumplings, and hiking. Her perfect bowl of ramen is shio (salt-flavored) ramen topped with chashu, menma (fermented bamboo shoots), and corn. Visit her at or @EdibleWords on Instagram, and don’t be shy about asking for her favorite recipe!

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Event date: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 12:00pm
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415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Ramen for Everyone By Patricia Tanumihardja, Shiho Pate (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patricia Tanumihardja, Shiho Pate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781665904353
Availability: In Warehouse, Usually Ships to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 14th, 2023