AN EMOTIONAL family drama, Rice Rhapsody is like a tasty and heart-warming reunion dinner that delights and inspires. Written and directed by Kenneth Bi, the film tells the story of Jen (Sylvia Chang Ai-chia), who raised her three sons alone by running a popular restaurant after being abandoned by her husband. Her success stems from a secret recipe for the famous Hainan Chicken Rice, and has remained unchallenged until her best friend Kim Chui (Martin Yan) - who is in love with her - invents a new dish, Hainan Duck Rice. Adding to Jen's worries is her youngest son Leo, who seems to be developing an interest in his best mate Batman rather than girls. As her two elder sons are gay, Jen is determined to keep Leo straight by bringing in a gorgeous French exchange student, Sabine, to live with the family. The subject matter that Bi has chosen for Rice Rhapsody - his directorial debut - is boldly non-mainstream. But by maintaining a light tone in portraying this poignant story of a woman who keeps battling on despite hardship, the film is surprisingly entertaining, with many funny moments and hilarious scenes. The relationship between Leo and Sabine is the most romantic in the film. Leo, despite his affection for Batman, cannot help but feel attracted to the gorgeous French girl. His frustration is a testimony of youth - a time when we are not clear about what we really want in life but are kind-hearted and passionate. The star of the film is veteran actress and filmmaker Chang, who gives a powerful and impressive performance. And the bubbly Yan creates as many happy moments as he does in Yan Can Cook. Rice Rhapsody is more than a movie just about food. It teaches us the importance of love and understanding - the foundation of a loving family. We have 10 pairs of tickets to see Rice Rhapsody on January 20 at 9.30pm at Golden Gateway Multiplex to give away. Simply send the answer to the following question to email@example.com . Include your name and contact number. What's Jen's most popular dish?