MAK'S CHEE AUTHENTIC WONTON SINCE 1923
The story of Mak’s Chee Authentic Wonton dates back to 1920s Guangzhou, China. Chee Kee by MasterMak Woon Chee (known as Chee) was one of the most famous noodle stalls across the city. While almost everyone was selling pork wonton, Chee decided to go against the grain and created his specialty fresh prawn wonton noodle.
The signature dish was one of the most popular street snacks in time and attracted eminent personages such as the former leader of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-Shek and First Lady Soong Mei-Ling, politicians Wang Jing-Wei and Chen Bi-Jun. His dainty noodle dish later earned him the “Guangzhou Kingof Wonton” title. Chee’s story has also been recorded in the Guangzhou Library archive. In 1938, the Mak’sFamily fled from calamity and moved to Hong Kong after the fall of Guangzhou.
After the war, Chee’s son Mak En carried on noodle-making in Hong Kong using his inherited skills. The family recipe again earned its reputation and attracted many leaders and trend-setters. Mak’s patrons include a long list of famous celebrities, socialites, food critics, and iconic figures in Hong Kong history, such as opera singer Sun Ma Sze Tsang, Asia’s gambling tycoon Yip Hon, song writer Uncle Jim, food critics Chua Lam and Suzie Wong. In late 1980s, Mak En officially passed on the family recipe and noodle-making skills to his eldest son-in- law Chef Johnny Yu, who became one of the Founders of Mak’sChee Authentic Wonton Malaysia today.
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