Kitchen Chinese, Ann Mah's funny and poignant first novel about a young Chinese-American woman who travels to Beijing to discover food, family, and herself, is a delight, complete with mouthwatering descriptions of Asian culinary delicacies, from Peking duck and Mongolian hot pot to the colorful, lesser known ants in a tree, that will delight foodies everywhere. Reminiscent of Elizabeth Gilbert's runaway best seller Eat, Pray, Love, Mah's tale of clashing cultures, rival siblings, and fine dining is an unforgettable, unexpectedly sensual listening experience - the story of one woman's search for identity and purpose in an exotic and faraway land.
What the critics say
"Narrator Emily Woo Zeller's diverse accents set an international stage for this story about finding a sense of belonging..... Zeller's solid performance showcases a touching and thought- provoking story." (AudioFile)
What listeners say about Kitchen Chinese
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Love the Culture! love the coming to terms.
but... the romance was....distracting.... immature?
I enjoyed the descriptions of the communities and food.
Took me away to China and deliciously unique food.
The story took me to China where I could nearly taste the unique foods being described. Wanted to hear more about Isabel and Claire. A story I didn't want to say goodbye.