After being abandoned by her husband, Jen had to raise her three sons by opening a restaurant serving Hainanese chicken rice with her mother’s secret recipe. Afraid her youngest son might be gay and she would be left without grandchildren, she devises a plan with her best friend, Kim Chui, to keep him straight. However, their friendship starts to crumble when Kim Chui’s new duck rice dish becomes the toast of the town and he becomes a celebrity overnight. Their conflicts come to a head when they both participate in a cooking contest with other distinguished Singaporean chefs and learn that food can nourish not only their bodies, but also their hearts.
The film’s poignant portrayal of the loving moments that surround the preparation, serving and consumption of food earned director Kenneth Bi the Best New Director Award at the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2006.
Executive Producer and Co-producer
Awards: Best Film, Houston Film Festival, Best New Director, Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Actress, Newport Beach Film Festival