A mysterious Chinese man (Pak Hon Chu, My Prince Edward) and his young son arrive in a remote, idyllic Finnish town on a mission to find a one-time acquaintance. The man’s repeated requests of whether anyone knows “Fongtrong”, results in only blank stares. After dinner, restaurant owner Sirkka (Anna-Maija Tuokko) takes pity on them and offers them a place to stay. Cheng sees an opportunity to return the favour when a bus load of Chinese tourists pass through looking for a meal. When Sirkka’s sausage specialities are rejected, Cheng offers to make chicken noodles, which prove to be a massive hit. Slowly his creative dishes gain favour with the notoriously fickle and adverse-to-change regular clientele.
With a troupe of charming supporting characters, veteran, multiple awardwinning Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki's (older brother of renowned director Aki Kaurismäki) lyrical and heartwarming comedy brings to life a tale of culinary love and cultural acceptance.