To accomplish this, Wangfu is teaming up with the world leader in Chinese sauces Lee Kum Kee and bringing in the brand's consultant Chef Pung Lu Tin from Singapore. The renowned Chef Pung boasts a stunning 30-year career in the culinary and hospitality industries, highlighted by numerous distinctions. These include the International Master Chef of Chinese Cuisine Award, which the World Association of Chinese Cuisine bestowed upon him in 2006.
Using Lee Kum Kee products, Chef Pung is creating new dishes to add to Wangfu's already impressive array of menu items, including the best-selling Cereal Prawns, Singapore Style Fried Spareribs, Salted Egg Fried Chicken, and Seafood Tofu with Cheese.
The chef, who's here in the Philippines to personally develop the latest additions, will employ his trademark of simplicity in approaching food. His recipes are known for their straightforward style and distinctive aroma, which are tailor-made to suit the local taste. These are evident in the variety of menus he has designed for different restaurants in Singapore as one of the country's top chefs.
“Wangfu has always been committed in delivering the most authentic Chinese-food experience to our diners, which is why we're so happy to welcome Chef Pung. It's a privilege to have someone of his caliber to develop dishes for us that we're sure will be a hit among our customers who are looking for new and innovative ways to enjoy the cuisine,” enthuses Wangfu chief executive officer Lester Pimentel.
“Wangfu already has a wonderful menu of Chinese staples that don't need elevating. What we're doing is creating signature dishes that are representative of the restaurant, which also honor the traditions of Chinese cuisine while pushing it to go forward,” adds Chef Pung.
As an adviser for the Society of Chinese Cuisine Chefs and consultant for the Singapore Culinary Institute's Restaurant Association Singapore, he is dedicated to the development of Singapore-style Chinese cuisine, which standards he is always seeking to improve.
“We're very excited for our customers to try the special dishes by Chef Pung, who worked tirelessly to develop and tweak the flavors especially for Wangfu. These new items are certified world-class because they're created by one of the top chefs in the region. We're truly proud to have them on our menu in the future,” quips Wangfu partner and technical director Ace Wang.
Lee Kum Kee, founded in 1888, is the leader in offering Chinese sauces and the inventor of the Oyster Sauce, Fine Shrimp Sauce and XO Sauce.
The flagship Wangfu Chinese Bistro is located at Tomas Morato Plaza, Tomas Morato Ave. cor Don A. Roces Ave., Quezon City. Meanwhile, Wangfu Chinese Cafe has branches at Il Terrazzo (South Triangle), UP Town Center and Serendra.
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