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Episode 25 Interview with Pat Tanumihardja and Shiho Pate

Updated: Jan 31

In this episode we chat with Pat Tanumihardja the author of Ramen for Everyone and Shiho Pate the illustrator that worked on this adorable book. We talk about Pat's author journey from cookbooks to picturebooks and her love of Ramen. We also discuss Shiho's Illustrator journey and her varying art styles. Thanks for listening.

Patricia Tanumihardja was born in Jakarta to Indonesian Chinese parents and raised in Singapore. In addition to being a children’s book author, Pat also writes cookbooks and loves to weave food-centric themes into her stories for young people. Don’t be shy to hit her up for some favorite recipes! Pat lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son where she enjoys bubble tea, dumpling-making, and hiking the great outdoors. Her favorite ramen bowl is shio (“salt-flavored”) ramen topped with chashu, menma (fermented bamboo shoots) and corn.

You can find her on Twitter and IG: @ediblewords and online:

Shiho Pate was born in Hokkaido and raised in Aichi, Japan. She received her degree in illustration from SCAD and worked for indie gaming studios before she started making children’s books. Shiho lives in southern California, where she loves hunting for new ramen restaurants with her daughter and husband.

Visit her at or @shihopate on Instagram.

Cover art by Olga Herrera

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