Chinese food is very popular in Bangalore. There are 2 kinds of Chinese food – there is Indian-Chinese food and then there is authentic Chinese food. Chef Tong William has witnessed the growth and popularity of Chinese food in India and specifically in Banglaore. Originally from Hong Kong, Chef William first came to India to cook Chinese food in the 1980s for the Taj Group of Hotels. He eventually moved to Bangalore and took over running Memories of China at Taj Vivant on MG Road.
We have a 2-part video interview with Chef William where he talks about Chinese food in India, his work at Memories of China at Vivanta by Taj and his favorite Indian food. On his day off from work, he likes to explore local Indian restaurants in Bangalore.
Here is Part-1 of our interview with Chef Tong William where he talks about his initial trip to India and cooking authentic Chinese food and about his work at Memories of China.
I was a guest of Taj Vivanta at Memories of China.