Lee Shun-bun at New Loon Fung, on Gerrard Street in London. The Hong Kong-born restaurateur has for decades nurtured the Chinese community in the city in both body and soul. Photo: Ming Tang-Evans
Lee Shun-bun at New Loon Fung, on Gerrard Street in London. The Hong Kong-born restaurateur has for decades nurtured the Chinese community in the city in both body and soul. Photo: Ming Tang-Evans

‘He represents what Chinatown stands for’: London chef turned restaurant owner Lee Shun-bun, born in Hong Kong, is 71 and still hard at work

  • Lee Shun-bun arrived in the UK with little money and, after 15 years of hard work and sacrifice, opened his own Cantonese restaurant. Another followed in 2013
  • Now 71, he talks about the changes in Chinatown as tastes have evolved, and the responsibility he feels to keep Chinese culture alive for younger generations

Lee Shun-bun at New Loon Fung, on Gerrard Street in London. The Hong Kong-born restaurateur has for decades nurtured the Chinese community in the city in both body and soul. Photo: Ming Tang-Evans
Lee Shun-bun at New Loon Fung, on Gerrard Street in London. The Hong Kong-born restaurateur has for decades nurtured the Chinese community in the city in both body and soul. Photo: Ming Tang-Evans
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