Sunday, 17 January 2016

A surprising encounter with Uncle Leong Seafood #food blogger

Uncle Leong Seafood's interview session was one of the more memorable experience I had. I was actually expecting an older man on that day as the name says "Uncle Leong" Seafood but to my surprise, a young man perhaps in his 20s walked over to my table and shaked my hands. 
Confused, I asked him immediately if he is Uncle Leong? He burst out laughing and said that he is the second generation of Uncle Leong. Feeling relieved, I proceeded to sit down with him. He began to explain that he is assisting his father now, who is the founder to run the business as his father had made plans to retire soon.

Being in the F&B industry for more than 10 years, I know that many of the younger generations are unwilling to take over from their parents as it requires hard work and long hours to operate. Most of them would pursue their own interest and does not want to continue. I am glad to know Uncle Leong's son who is still passionate about sharing their house receipe and spread it to more people who appreciates good seafood. His ambition is to open more outlets and ceate new dishes to bring his restaurant to another household brand which can represent Singapore. Talking to him makes me feel that there is definitely potential for the local dining scene to grow. Hopefully I can see more of such enthusiastic young bosses in the future.

11 comments:

  1. I know how it feels when you expecting something different when you met someone, I bet your face blushing when you find out-he isn't what you expect!

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  2. Agree with Ashley, now day generation more attracted to modern culture. Including me lol

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  3. You should share a video interview, I think more interesting!

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  4. Who wont stay if had bigger crab for dinner, everyday lol

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  5. I heard of this restaurant before, I think this young man is good example for young generation.

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  6. Seafood is my favorite. If I had a father run Seafood restaurant, I would stay too.

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  7. Talk about seafood, the crab is my favorite. I will go find this restaurant hahah

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  8. 2nd generation, if his father can do it, his son also can.. hahaha

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  9. Ashley should share the boss picture hahaha

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