Kicki is a lonely 50 year-old woman, working at a truck stop restaurant along a highway in Sweden. The only significant person in her life is her son Viktor (16), whom she doesn't have a good relationship with. Viktor, who grew up with his grandmother, chooses to give his mother one last chance when she invites him on a trip to Taiwan. But Kicki hasn't told Viktor about her real reason for the trip: looking up her secret crush, the businessman Mr. Chang. This man, whom Kicki has met via an Internet chat, turns out to be married and Kicki's world falls apart.
There, on the other side of the globe, Kicki realizes that she has let her son down because of a romantic whim. Is it too late to win back Viktor's love before he disappears, with his own secrets, into Taipei, a bustling city of millions? ''Miss Kicki'' is a story about the yearning to mean something to someone else.