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Our History

Our origins may be traced back to 1991 when our first outlet was established in Smith Street. Our founders, Mok Yip Peng, Wong Wei Teck, Wong Chi Keong and Ho Hong Chin observed a surge in the popularity of Herbal Soups in Hong Kong, with the emergence of restaurants specialising in Herbal Soups. Inspired by this development, our founders were of the view that there would be a demand in Singapore for Herbal Soups and home-cooked dishes, especially by young professionals with limited access to home-cooked food.

In 1994, Mr Mok, drawing from his Cantonese upbringing in Chinatown, introduced a series of Cantonese based home-cooked dishes which we termed "Chinatown Heritage Cuisine". Culled from Mr Mok's family recipes and his Chinatown heritage, these dishes with their origins harking back to old Chinatown in the 1950s were designed to evoke a nostalgia for nutritious home-cooked food. The dishes were well-received, with our "Samsui Ginger Chicken" becoming an instant hit and has since become one of our signature dishes.

In February 2001, to complement our "Chinatown Heritage Cuisine", we introduced a series of home-cooked local dishes under "Kampong Kitchen", was renamed as "Kampong Days" in April 2004 and later ceased operation in May 2005 as business was not profitable.