ONG KEAN ENG
Children would usually help their parents at the hawker stalls during school holidays. Kelvin Ong was one of those kids who helped out at the stall and that was how they spent time as a family. Today, Kelvin Ong owns Eng Noodles. Inspired by his parents, he decided to bring the unique and scrumptious local style noodles to the next generation. He started the business from the ground up with his passion, continued learning, and innovation to maintain the local food heritage.
elvin and I have known each other since
I know firsthand that it takes a lot of hard work
school days. From what I remember, he has
and dedication to keep a restaurant running in
always been filial and hardworking. He would
this hectic business climate. He has also found the
always be helping out at his father’s food stall in his
correct balance of price and quality and that keeps
his customers coming back.
He has always been proud of the family’s recipes
Although we are based in different countries now,
and everyone around him knows that it is his goal
we are both in the food business and that connects
to one day expand the business. I am happy for him
us often. He is reliable and dependable. Whenever
that he now has Eng’s Noodles Restaurant.
I encounter challenges with my business, despite his busy schedule, I can always count on him to share
Kelvin has a very confident and positive personality.
his experiences and to bounce off ideas.
People enjoy working with him or just being around him because it rubs off on them. He is also very
I am grateful and want to thank Kelvin for his
generous, loyal and watches out for his family, friends
support and encouragement when I started out
and co-workers and they are very loyal in turn.
my own restaurant. He is the better friend—always making an effort to keep in touch every now and
He has a lot of grit and is very determined to
then. He will always have my full support and best
succeed. Even when the going gets tough, and
wishes in whatever he wants to do.
when others give up, he will be persistent and pull through. When necessary, he is also willing to adapt and change so that it becomes a win-win situation for everyone.
Chef/Owner The French Ladle Restaurant, Singapore
24/09/2018 12:19 PM