Around 1920 my Great Grandfather left the family ancestral home, the Ooi Klan House in Hainan, China, and travelled to Malaysia setting up a coffee (kopi) house in one of the suburbs.
As a child I was taken to visit it and meet with my cousins. I always remember how well known our family was and that people would take note of my Grandfather, it was a proud moment for 4 year old me.
My family have a rich cultural heritage of Peranakan descent but the single act which defines us was the day our Great Grandfather set out on a boat from China.
We want to share the authentic flavours and experiences of one of the most vibrant food capitals in the world!