Dim sum in Orchard Road is usually a pricey affair, but Mark Lee has opened an eatery there serving the delightful teatime snacks from just $1.50 a pop. After bringing Malaysian coffee giant OldTown White Coffee to Singapore, his latest F&B venture is Nam Heong, a popular 60-year-old casual diner from Ipoh which sells a range of dim sum, rice and noodle dishes.

“We sold OldTown [White Coffee], and Nam Heong asked if I was interested in bringing [its brand] in, so I said okay,” Mark tells 8days.sg in Mandarin. According to Nam Heong’s website, it currently has 15 outlets in Malaysia, including one at Mid Valley Southkey mall in Johor Bahru.

Other than Nam Heong, Mark is also the boss of chicken rice chain 13 Stages, which had thrived during the Circuit Breaker when he quickly pivoted to focus on delivery orders. 

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