Louis Koo Keeps Word to Visit Old Pal John Tang’s Food Stall
Louis drops by old pal John Tang’s new food stall in Yau Ma Tei to give his feedback.
Making his debut in the nineties with Yesteryou, Yesterme, Yesteryear <記得…香蕉成熟時>, 42 year-old John Tang (鄧一君) has since left the entertainment circle for many years and made a successful switch to the insurance industry. Recently, he invested $400,000 HKD in a food stall serving local Hong Kong-style cuisine, and had also informed good friend Louis Koo (古天樂) of the shop opening, to which Louis promised to make time and drop by.
John had appeared in many classic TVB dramas such as A Recipe for the Heart <美味天王>, Burning Flame <烈火雄心>, Man’s Best Friend <寵物情緣> and Detective Investigation Files IV <刑事偵緝檔案IV>, and had collaborated with Louis on numerous occasions.
In Burning Flame, John had played Louis’ developmentally delayed younger brother. In real life, the two had also become close as brothers, keeping in contact over the years even as Louis’ career took off and John changed career paths.
Louis is a Fan of Local Food
On March 20, John posted a photo of Louis at his stall on social media – the superstar had kept his word and dropped by the stall personally to try out his old friend’s delicacies.
John opened his noodle stall in February at a location in Yau Ma Tei. In an interview back then, he said, “I did not inform Louis about the shop opening, and intended for the business to become more stable before sharing with him. But he approached me once he got wind of the news, and congratulated me non-stop about becoming a boss. He told me he had been busy lately, and would take time out to try my dishes some time later.”
Knowing Louis for over 10 years, John understood his tastes and knew that he loved fish balls, siu mai and other Hong Kong-style delights, so he promised to serve him his signature curry fish balls if Louis were to pay a visit to the stall.
A Hasty Visit
A month later, the former TVB actor shared a photo with Louis at his food stall, which seemed to indicate that Louis had gone down personally to try out his old pal’s cart noodles.
John shared, “Louis was in a rush, he stayed for only 10 minutes. When he came here, he was eager to try his favorite fish balls and siu mai. He commented the fish balls tasted great but the siu mai can be further improved. Due to the limited shop space, and there being many residents and tourists who pass by daily, I arranged for Louis to have his meal in the stall, to avoid potential commotion.”
From Acting to Insurance and Now Food Stall Owner
Although appearing in various dramas in the nineties, John felt that his career in entertainment was unstable. He made the switch to join the insurance industry as a financial consultant after marrying his girlfriend in 2005. It was understood that Louis was the first customer to purchase an insurance plan from him back then.
Being in the insurance profession for many years, John had achieved good results and is now a branch manager. Working hard to brush up professional knowledge related to insurance and management, he had also obtained a master’s degree.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.