Twelve-year-old Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle, and the only thing she wants more than to fit in at her new school is to celebrate her grandmother, A-mâa's seventieth birthday together. Since she cant go to A-mâa, Cici cooks up a plan to bring A-mâa to her by winning the grand prize in a kids cooking contest to pay for A-mâa's plane ticket! There's just one problem: Cici only knows how to cook Taiwanese food. And after her pickled cucumber debacle at lunch, she's determined to channel her inner Julia Child. Can Cici find a winning recipe to reunite with A-mâa, a way to fit in with her new friends, and somehow find herself too?