The F&B industry is tough, especially in Singapore with high overheads, manpower shortages, fierce competition and fickle diners. And now Covid-19 is burning gaping holes in the till. Wang Yanqing, 47, is no stranger to the challenges in the world of F&B, although she’s probably better known as a former Ch 8 news anchor and TV presenter than restaurateur. More than a decade ago, the ex-newscaster and editor-in-chief of now-defunct Chinese language magazine Citta Bella, co-owned Yan’s Private Dining, a Shanghai eatery, which she ran concurrently with her media job. There were two outlets in Bukit Timah and Chjimes. She closed both down in 2008 when she was sent to work in Shanghai. After 10 years in Shanghai, Wang said goodbye to the media industry, returned to Singapore last year and opened the 100-seater Yan's Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine restaurant in Mandarin Gallery. 8days.sg chats with her over a meal at her sprawling eatery.

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