Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This award-winning drama chronicles the adventures of a teen-aged Chinese girl and a Japanese businessman who encounter one another in Hong Kong just prior to that business metropolis' return to mainland Chinese control. In the story, Tokio is a connoisseur of good Chinese cooking who is taking some vacation time in Hong Kong. His high standards are disappointed by the restaurants in Hong Kong, but when he runs into the fifteen-year-old girl Wai, she takes him home to sample her grandmother's masterful cooking. Wai, who is waiting to join the rest of her family in Canada, leaving her grandmother behind, enjoys her first sexual experience during this time, while Tokio falls for the sister of a former flame.
businessperson, Chinese [nationality], coming-of-age, cooking, grandmother, Japanese [nationality], sexual-awakening, teenagers