It's the 90s and 11 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC's Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It's a major culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream.
It's 1995 and 11-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang has just moved with his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando. They quickly discover things are very different there. Orlando doesn't even have a Chinatown... unless you count the Huang house.
Louis and Jessica clash over how to raise the kids and how to run the restaurant. When the boys get straight A's in school, Jessica decides that their school must be too easy and takes it upon herself to give them more homework and tutoring after class.
Louis encourages the family to make new friends and promote the restaurant during a block party celebrating NASCAR, and Eddie tries to win the the neighbourhood kids' respect.
A visit from Jessica's sister, Connie, and her affluent husband creates out-of-control family rivalry; Eddie is excited to see his cousin, who introduced him to hip-hop.
Louis must hire a professional instructor to give the restaurant staff a sexual harassment seminar, and Eddie tries to impress his friends during a sleep over.
Eddie is so desperate for a new video game named after his idol, Shaq, he goes to work at the restaurant. He expects special treatment since he's the boss's son.
Things are looking up for the Huangs when Louis gets the restaurant a billboard in a prime spot in Orlando. They even get an invite to the country club.
Eddie tries to befriend the only other Chinese kid in school, but he's in for a letdown after he finds out that they have nothing in common. Mitch accepts a job at the rival Golden Saddle.
Jessica worries she can't compete with a top realtor and puts off taking the exam for her license; Eddie asks Louis for advice about winning over an older girl.
Jessica's college boyfriend, Oscar Chow, comes to visit. She's a bit miffed that Louis isn't a little more jealous but she's got a blind spot and is completely oblivious to the fact that Oscar is gay.
While selling a house, Jessica becomes superstitious; a new school counselor Judah Friedlander encourages Eddie to run for school president.
When Louis and Jessica are pressured into volunteering due to budget cuts at school, the kids see a new side of their parents.
After receiving an invitation to the country club, Jessica thinks they have become too American and forces the family to reconnect with their Chinese culture.