Slated to shutter at the end of August, a 68-year-old wonton noodle establishment famous for it’s bamboo-pressed noodles has been saved from closure, though its days of being a family-run business appear finished.
According to an announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday, the Lucky House Group — or LH Group Limited — have entered into a transfer of trademark agreement with the Wing Wah Noodle Shop.
LH Group is a restaurant group that owns 36 restaurants in the city, and specialises mainly in Chinese banquet-style food, and Japanese food.
According to Apple Daily, this agreement means that the Wing Wah Noodle outlets could also open in Macau and Singapore.
In June, it was reported that the restaurant on Hennessy Road in Wan Chai would be shutting its doors for good at the end of August, with the restaurant’s third-generation owner saying she was feeling old and wanted to retire.
Customers flocked to the restaurant for what many thought would be the last time they could enjoy the eatery’s signature dishes like the shrimp wonton noodles, the pork knuckle noodle, and the mulberry lotus seed tea.
One of the visitors included Bangkok-based chef and restaurant owner Gaggan Anand, who was spotted grabbing a bite of Wing Wah’s famous noodles.
Though small, the restaurant was well known. It was featured in the most recent “Bib Gourmand Selection”, an award handed out for quality three-course set menus for HK$400 (about US$51) or under.