Took me by surprise! When I was checking on Google to ensure this new website was in the public eye, I found that it was Homewok's birthday about a week ago, Moreover, It's a 25 years anniversary this year! Oh Yeah! We need a celebration (alcohol). Wait a minute! How come Google knows Homewok has been established in Byres Road since 1st August 1997 even though I can't remember about it? Ah! It was me who entered these details to Google when it was started up ages ago, and those details were from the deed of the lease. Homewok background reappeared in my mind once again at that moment! Henry Li, he was the founder of Homewok in Byres road. According to the old neighbourhood customers. This premise used to be a fish & chips shop. In 1997, Henry Li took over this shop and named it Homewok hot food takeaway. After several ownership transfers, I was the forth owner in 2003 when I was 23. Counting with my fingers, 2013. 2023. Damn! I thought to myself! I've been frying Chicken Chow Mein for 19 years unconsciously! People must think I'm crazy in love with Chow Mein!!! Occasionally, some chefs greet me. Hey! Mister Chowww! I guess I was making Chow Mein every time they saw me :-))).
Sincerely, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our Homewok customers and staffs in the past 25 years, no matter if you were a student and now a parent, nor if you were living nearby and now sometimes passing by. Even some of you hate me so much that I was disappointed you and dared me to never come back! (I'm really sorry!!!) Thank you so much for your support in the past and I shall look forward to serving you again!
Photo taken in 2014.