Food has this amazing knack for breaking boundaries and bringing people together, no matter their background. It’s like this universal language that just clicks with everyone, creating shared experiences, sparking memories, and stirring up all those feels.
In the true spirit of this culinary magic, directors Lester Pimentel Ong and Ace Wang, and actor Richard Yap, extended a warm and hearty welcome to the distinguished guests gathered at the new branch of Wangfu, nestled within the bustling SM City Sucat.
Much like how the entertainment industry connects people through storytelling, these three gentlemen who own the restaurant eloquently underscored how food, in all its delectable glory, fosters camaraderie and togetherness.
At the heart of this new Wangfu branch, guests savored not only the delightful flavors of Chinese cuisine but also the beautiful connections that food has the power to forge among diverse individuals.
Much like the beloved Wangfu brand, which has flourished for 11 splendid years, the friendship between these three stalwarts has also weathered the tests of time. From their early days as entrepreneurs, navigating the tumultuous waters of a pandemic, to their triumphant journeys in the world of showbiz, these three have stood together.
“We’ve been working together to build this brand, and it’s just so interesting that we haven’t had any showbiz projects together yet,” Yap, who currently stars in GMA’s Unbreak My Heart, told Manila Standard Life in an interview.
“We haven’t got the time yet, I guess we are busy building the brand,” Ong said in turn.
Ong is a TV director, while Wang is an action director. They are both known for the series The Iron Heart on ABS-CBN.
Established in 2012 under Binondo Food Group, Wangfu has gained renown for its unwavering commitment to delivering the authentic flavors of Singaporean and Chinese cuisine, making it a beloved haven for food enthusiasts in search of an unforgettable dining journey.
“For eleven years, we’ve been ensuring that we maintain the quality of food and that it satisfies the market we serve. We keep the branches in Luzon for specific reasons; our commissary serves all the branches, ensuring that wherever you go, you get to experience the same food,” Yap said.
Wangfu’s other branches are in Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Il Terrazzo (Tomas Morato), Marquee Mall Pampanga, Serendra (BGC), SM Fairview, SM Marikina, and UP Town Center.