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Welcome to
Shumi Ramen

Dedicated to Audrey -

Serving Love, One Bowl at a Time

Our Story
Shumi Ramen was operated by Kenny and Winnie as a heartfelt tribute to their beloved daughter, Audrey. Audrey, born at Eden Hospital and a true ramen lover, tragically passed away at the young age of 17. To celebrate her life, Kenny and Winnie channeled their love and memories into creating Shumi Ramen, a place where families and friends could gather and enjoy authentic, homemade ramen. For three years, Shumi Ramen has been a cornerstone of the Lake Chabot Public Market, serving gourmet food with a special place in our hearts for children and families.

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Winnie Ho & Kenny Chu | Owners of Shumi Ramen

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Their beloved daughter Audrey at age 8

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The Unthinkable Happened

On May 30, 2024, a devastating 3-alarm fire engulfed the Lake Chabot Public Market, leaving Shumi Ramen and many other beloved establishments in ruins. Overnight, Kenny and Winnie

lost their entire livelihood.

 

Despite their immense efforts to keep the business afloat, including paying off a business loan, they now face the harsh reality of debt collectors from outstanding contract obligations, all while struggling to cover basic living expenses.

Rising from the Ashes

Kenny and Winnie's commitment to Shumi Ramen and Audrey’s memory remains unshaken. They believe deeply in the power of community and the importance of the connections they’ve built

with their customers, neighbors, and business partners.

With your support, they hope to rebuild Shumi Ramen and continue serving the community they love.

How You Can Help

We are reaching out to our customers, community supporters, and business partners with a humble plea for donations. Your support will help Kenny and Winnie cover their debts, living expenses, and the costs of rebuilding Shumi Ramen. Every contribution, no matter how small, will make a significant difference in their journey to recovery.

Join Us in Rebuilding

Shumi Ramen was more than a restaurant; it was a symbol of love, dedication, and community. With your help, we can bring Shumi Ramen back to life and continue to share the joy of gourmet ramen with our beloved community. Thank you for your generosity and support during this challenging time.

Community Support That Keeps Us Going

Sarah, Leah, Renee, and Gordon

Hi Kenny & Winnie, I was shocked and saddened to see fire trucks at the Public Market one morning a few weeks ago on my way to work. I immediately thought of you both and the Shumi Ramen business you had poured so much time and energy and dollars into. You had worked very hard to build a community of happy customers, and now your business was literally going up in smoke. I hope you don’t mind me reaching out. We are all saddened and sorry for your loss.  This couldn’t have happened to nicer people. I’ve enjoyed our numerous conversations, and Renee and I greatly appreciate all the help and care you showed our girls during their first experiences in the working world.  If your mission was to create a warm welcoming place with yummy food and smiles, I hope you see you were wildly successful. Your business was beloved and will be missed. I hope we can catch up someday. If there is anything I/we can do to help during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your warmth and kindness.  Best wishes, friends. Sarah, Leah, Renee, and Gordon

Thank You So Much!

We are so grateful for this wonderful community that has rallied around us. We are so moved by the kind and thoughtful messages you have sent us and the posters you have made to support us and the Marketplace as a whole. If you would like to send us a message that we can put up on our website, you can use the submission box!

"Praise the Lord! These beautiful posters expressing the voices of people's concern, caring and positive encouragement to LCPM (Lake Chabot Public Market) brought tears to my eyes!"

- Winnie, Co-owner of Shumi Ramen

Thanks for submitting!

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