Thomas moved to Japan with his family when he was 4 years old, and his favorite childhood food was ramen.
One day his heart followed his stomach and he decided he wanted to become a ramen master, to create his own ramen, one that blended the traditional with the contemporary. After knocking on the doors of almost every restaurant he was finally hired by a true ramen master, with 45 years of experience in the craft.
Thomas spent 5 years studying and learned how to make both broth and tare (sauce) from scratch. Once he had mastered the art of Ramen, he moved to LA teamed up with Jitaek to become part owner / ramen creator of Silverlake Ramen.