By Cesar M. Cruz Jr.
The restaurant industry is slowly gaining its footing after the devastating blow it suffered due to the health pandemic restrictions. It is a vote of confidence that things are looking up for the economy whenever someone a opens a dining establishment at this time. Tung Lok Seafood, a Singaporean- Chinese seafood restaurant at S Maison mall in Pasay City, is among the latest restaurant brand to set up shop in the metro.
Tung Lok is a major restaurant brand from Singapore since 1984. “You can’t go to Singapore without trying the Chili Crab, so definitely we have the Chili Crab here. We also have the Fish in Collagen Soup, Roast Duck, Crispy Squid, and the Salted Egg Fish Skin which is one of the original recipes of Tung Lok. Since this a seafood restaurant, we’ll be carrying Alaskan King Crab, lobsters, mud crab, and other not-the-usual kind of seafood you won’t find in other restaurants, “Tung Lok franchisee Eric Teng shared.
Eric Teng is not your ordinary restaurateur. He has developed a keen sense of business acumen. To prove, he is the man behind thriving ventures such as Mango Tree, Genki Sushi, Cocina Peruvia, and Kureji Ramen restaurants. On top of it all, he manages to find time to be the president of the Restaurant Owners of the Philippines or RestoPh.
“We highly recommend reservations specially during the weekends when we expect to see a lot of family gatherings. We have six private rooms for luncheons and dinners”, the CEO added.
Tung Lok prides itself in working with and nurturing its own people. It is not on the lookout for people with a lot of experience. It puts much emphasis on teamwork which is an important aspect of its company culture. For the newly opened branch, the executive chef is from Hong Kong while the Filipino kitchen staff were trained in Singapore.
Tung Lok strictly upholds its trio of signature values consisting of quality cuisine, excellent service, and unique dining concepts. It remains to be the winning formula that has propelled the major restaurant brand to the status it relishes today.
Tung Lok Seafood in S Maison is the second Tung Lok brand in the country. The first one, which is Tung Lok Signatures, is located at City of Dreams. Eric Teng is set to open more Tung Lok restaurants in Greenhills and at BCG in the near future.