Andy’s father fled Hanoi over 20 years ago as a refugee and now he’s returned for his first visit. Andy’s come along too, but he’s not having much fun. Vietnam is a shock – the locals are all on the make, his relatives are greedy and impatient, and their restaurant is a joke. When Andy discovers that over the years both sides of the family have been twisting the truth, he comes up with a bright idea to improve the family fortunes.
A warm and funny story about family, cultural differences – oh, and noodles!
Great for primary classes. A great way to compare the Vietnamese and Australian cultures through an easy to read. I would read this as a class novel.