Number One Chinese Restaurant
By Lillian Li
The Beijing Duck House in Rockville Maryland has been a family owned restaurant and a community institution for thirty years. The Han family has owned and operated the restaurant since sons Jimmy and Johnny were kids. Jimmy has aspirations to move on and open a fancier Asian inspired establishment- but how can he make that happen?
What did it make me think about?
Not much! This was just a fun beach read with a cast of characters that kept the story moving.
Should I read it?
This book was not my favorite but it was a quick, easy book. I just did not find myself overly enchanted with any of the characters in this book. However, it was well-written and would make a good book for the plane or the beach.
“Americans. They believed that a strong marriage came from knowing their partner’s every shadowy thought. But it was knowing too much that killed love. A strong marriage came when the wedded stopped trying to pump their partner’s depths. Life became easier when one passed the years with an amiable stranger and not a mirror that reflected back one’s flaws.”