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Widow complains of being left out of Yung Kee affairs

Yung Kee

The wife of late Yung Kee shareholder Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing complained in court yesterday that she had been completely excluded from management of the company behind the famed roast goose restaurant in Central.

Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 4:06am

Widow appeals against rejection of Yung Kee Restaurant winding-up

Yung Kee

The wife of late Yung Kee shareholder Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing has appealed against the dismissal of a petition to wind up the company behind the famed roast goose restaurant in Central.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

Yung Kee founder's son Peter Kam preaches harmony

Peter Kam, eldest son of Yung Kee founder Kam Shui-fai and manager of the Diamond Restaurant in the 1960s. Photo: Sam Tsang

While the feud surrounding the Yung Kee restaurant made headlines in recent weeks, the leader of the family's Canada-based branch believes nothing beats harmony among relatives.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Yung Kee sons plan to open new restaurant after judge's ruling

Outside Yung Kee in Central yesterday are Ronald Kam (second from left), his daughter Yvonne Kam (first left), sister Kelly Kam Mei-ling and son Carrel Kam. Photo: Sam Tsang

Sons of late Yung Kee shareholder Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing announced plans yesterday to open a restaurant to compete with the famed establishment now run by a rival branch of the family.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:45am

Yung Kee restaurant dispute: What next for Kams' golden goose?

A chef chopping a roast duck in the Yung Kee restaurant. Photo: SCMP

When times were hard, brothers Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing and Ronald Kam Kwan-lai stuck together, getting by on the meagre earnings from their father's street food stall. But 60 years later their relationship could not withstand the strain of a vast inheritance.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:45am

Roasted goose helped turn Kam Shui-fai into a legend

Yung Kee's signature roast goose

Yung Kee restaurant has come a long way since its humble beginnings 70 years ago, when it sold servings of roast goose from a street stall for a few cents. Today, it's a culinary giant worth at least HK$1.5 billion.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:45am

Petition in Yung Kee family feud dismissed in court

Famed roast goose restaurant Yung Kee in Central became the talk of the town after the Kam family took their ownership battle to court. Photo: David Wong

A court has denied a legal petition at the heart of a family feud among the owners of Yung Kee restaurant on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

U.S. ambassador Gary Locke

We implore the Chinese to really meet with the representatives of the Tibetan people

U.S. ambassador Gary Locke's advice to the Beijing leadership


It'd be rather difficult for us to work together in the future

31 Oct 2012 - 2:43am

Row over Yung Kee restaurant takes another twist before court ruling

Kinsen Kam

A son of the late Yung Kee restaurant shareholder Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing indicated his intention to cut ties with his feuding uncle's camp ahead of a court ruling today set to put an end to a bitter power struggle over the restaurant famed for its roast goose.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

Feuding Yung Kee family come together to mourn Kinsen Kam

Mourners gather at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point to attend the service for Kinsen Kam. Photo: David Wong

Members of a family divided by a bitter fight over the ownership of one of the city's most famous restaurants yesterday set aside their feud to mourn one of their members.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:05am 1 comment

Signature dish

Recently, I had dinner with some friends who represent the champagne house, H Blin. We were at Yung Kee and my friend Meei had called the restaurant in advance to order dishes of virgin goose (yes, really, although I'm not sure how they determine that the bird is 'innocent') and steamed egg white with crab roe. I like Yung Kee and eat there twice a year.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Brand gets reheated as feud simmers at Yung Kee

A family's legal tussle over the ownership of Yung Kee has not halted the famous Central restaurant's quest to upgrade its 70-year-old brand as anniversary celebrations loom.

The family business, known for its roast goose and fine cuisine, has made headlines after the eldest son of company founder Kam Shui-fai challenged his younger brother in court.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sister gave away shares to help firm

The sister caught up in a family feud over the famed Yung Kee roast goose restaurant said she gave her shares to a younger brother rather than the eldest in the hope that her father's business would be run and expanded by a capable person.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Yung Kee's 'dirty linen' aired before the staff

The younger brother embroiled in the family feud over the famed Yung Kee roast goose restaurant allegedly dragged his mother out of the office and yelled at her in front of employees, the High Court heard yesterday.

But Ronald Kam Kwan-lai, 63, (pictured) rejected the accusation made by his elder brother's lawyers, saying it was their mother who had yelled at him.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Yung Kee's matriarch objected to selling the firm

The mother at the centre of a family feud behind Yung Kee roast goose restaurant held back tears in court yesterday to testify for one son against another.

Mak Siu-chun, 81, told the Court of First Instance that she strongly objected to selling Yung Kee, an idea that her younger son, Ronald Kam Kwan-lai, suggested to her in 2005 after her husband's death the year before.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am