Ngo-Trinh handled the story deftly moving between characters with different accents and cultures while remaining home in herself, the glue bringing everyone together. The transitions between characters using lighting was a stroke of brilliance. I learned a lot about Asian cuisine – even as an Asian woman – and related so much to the stories (especially cooking beef for a decade and removing the scum off of the broth).
What I didn't like
There may have been too many lighting cues in such a short span of time. Perhaps a rewrite with grouping and blocking of characters would do help smooth out the story.
My overall impression
Sweet story about identity, history and delicious food.