After slaving away in preparation for his new restaurant, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) finally invited close friends to Oystermine for a trial run before the official launch. As an avid consumer of oysters, Bosco invested $4 million HKD in the new restaurant which he started up with friends. This is his first restaurant venture in the competitive Hong Kong market following the opening of a bar/lounge in Malaysia in 2011.
In July, Bosco was spotted scouting rental properties for his new oyster bar. The space he finally settled on is 2,000 square feet in size and located in a quieter area in Kowloon, Oystermine with few competitors surrounding it. However, with its accommodating parking and easy-to-find location, the area is an ideal place for an upscale oyster bar. Unlike larger eateries, Oystermine possesses a cozy and familial atmosphere, featuring an outdoors patio for those warmer nights.
Bosco Is A Wine Expert
At Oystermine’s early food tasting, Bosco reached out to his friends to suggest the restaurant’s signature dishes, which received good feedback. Besides his love for cooking and gourmet cuisines, Bosco has a special interest in wine tasting. To ensure a perfect visit to his restaurant, the 32-year-old actor makes recommendations on the choice of wine to accompany the different seafood options.
“Even if Reisling’s production is relatively low, I ordered around ten cases, thereby making it exclusive to us. It’s not very expensive, but it’s our restaurant’s signature. I’ll research on the different types of wines that other restaurants don’t carry and use that as one of the selling points.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.