Oscar Leung Opens Dim Sum Restaurant

By on October 11, 2012 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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TVB rising star, Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), has recently opened up a dim sum restaurant with a friend on Hak Po Street, Mongkok. The 33-year-old actor expressed that opening up a restaurant business had always been a dream of his, and he hopes that he will be able to save enough money to expand his business even further, turning his restaurant into a “private kitchen” business.

“I want to own a private kitchen in the future. I want to be able to cook my own dishes for a guest every night. I hope to have the chance to study at the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute in the future. I want to learn how to do the real thing!”

Oscar is not inexperienced in the restaurant business. He previously worked as a waiter at his cousin’s Hong Kong-styled café house, and he has learned a lot from his experience there.

“There are good and bad sides when a celebrity opens a new business,” said Oscar. “Yes, business will thrive, but if a celebrity gets negative press, it will also negatively affect the business. I will be extra careful in caring for this restaurant.”

Oscar estimated that he has invested about $1.7 million HKD to the restaurant business.

Based solely on their salaries they earn in the television industry, it is difficult to make ends meet for non-leading TVB actors . In recent years, many TVB artists saved money to invest on other business to increase their annual income. Jazz Lam (林子善) opened a frozen dessert and snacks shop in Wan Sha Street, Tai Hang, while Kitty Yuen (阮小儀) opened a noodles shop in Temple Street, Jordan. Matthew Ko (高鈞賢) opened a small, performing arts school for children, and Det Dik (狄易達) opened a dance studio, Step Stage, located in Laguna Verde Avenue, Hung Hom.

Source: Face Magazine #281 via kuangaitvb.com

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17 comments to Oscar Leung Opens Dim Sum Restaurant

  1. Hannahh says:

    oh so happy for Oscar. Next time i go holiday to HK will def go to support his restauran!

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  2. bells says:

    Good for him!
    Would love to go to his dim sum restaurant if I go to Hong Kong.

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  3. pandamao says:

    Like these artist stimulating the economy and knowing acting isn’t their sole passion in life.

    Love Matthew Ko’s performing art studio for children.

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    • Gar replied:

      It’s always wonderful to hear when celebrities contribute to society and help out the unfortunate.

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      • advo replied:

        I don’t Matthew Ko’s studio but it doesn’t say it’s a non-profit organisation. Most of these stars are not so much contributing to the society, as they are trying to cash on their fame and earn extra money. So I think you’re giving them way too altruistic motives.

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    • jayne replied:

      Pandamao,
      It’s also very smart for the TVB artists to branch out. They have the mass recognition, but their salary is not on par with their fame. So they use their fame in other ways to earn money.

      Fans can always buy a meal and get free autographs.

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  4. AC says:

    Congrats to Oscar! It seems like all the roles he had this year boosted his popularity. Wasn’t it only last year that there were reports of him having money problems?

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    • jayne replied:

      AC,
      The combination of “L’Escargot” and “Tiger Cubs” increased Oscar’s recognition. He also filmed “Natural Born Lovers” and will be in the upcoming “Young and Dangerous: Reloaded.”

      He had some promo events and likely endorsed some ads, so he’s in better financial position.

      Earlier this month, he upgraded his living space too, moving into a larger apartment with his gf. Previously, he lived in a makeshift apartment on the rooftop of a building. So his financial position is improving.

      Similar to many TVB artists turning business owners, Oscar likely is not the sole owner of the dim sum shop, but he is the most prominent one.

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  5. Nicole says:

    Gosh, can whoever who edited check their numbers. IF Oscar HAS 17mil HKD, he won’t be saying that he’s poor and all that crap.

    1萬 = 10,000
    170萬 = 1,700,000
    17 mil = 17,000,000
    Gave me a scare there.

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    • jayne replied:

      Nicole,
      The correction has been made.

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  6. Hannah says:

    I sympathize with artists who struggled to meet ends need. Good to see how these artists are finding other sources of income. They worked so hard at TVB, but the wages are so low. Sigh…

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I thought that TVB would pay more but sadly, they are still their cheap old self. I wonder if that is one of their tactics for surviving and making bigger profits??

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  7. Grace says:

    Rental in HKG is very high right???

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    • Loop replied:

      Yes

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  8. Oscar#1 says:

    I’m so happy for him. Wish him all the best.

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  9. Cedric says:

    What is the name of his restuarant?

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    • jayne replied:

      Cedric,
      Oscar’s restaurant is called “Wong Kok Dim Sum,” which specializes in late-night dim sum offerings.

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