Bosco Wong on owning a restaurant: "It's very troublesome"

30 July 2014 / 2 years 2 months ago

Besides being a popular actor, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) is known to be a savvy businessman. He  invested in several properties and opened a restaurant in Hong Kong last year. Aside from filming, Bosco’s hobbies include collecting wine and vintage cars. With his increased property investments lately, his goal is become the next “Property King”, reports Jayne Stars.

Since young, Bosco has enjoyed cooking and hoped to become a chef. In 2011, he invested in Overtime Restaurant in Malaysia with other partners, but eventually pulled out his shares. He learned from the experience and applied it to running his current restaurant, Oystermine, in which he has a $4 million HKD stake in it.

Although it appears that Bosco has fulfilled his childhood dream of being his own boss and a restaurateur, it is not as easy as it seems. To succeed in such a competitive and volatile industry, Bosco invested a lot of time and effort into the business.

“I brought trouble onto myself. There are a lot of things to consider. It has been troublesome in turning it from an empty store, to selecting furnishings, to designing the menu. Every time the chefs and front staff have meetings, they start at 1 am. I go to the restaurant and join for the latter half of the meeting, which lasts until 4 am. It’s like filming an extra series on the side,” Bosco explained.

Thanks Eric Tsang

Although it is rumored that Bosco’s salary is comparable to Kevin Cheng’s (鄭嘉穎) in Mainland China, Bosco denied it, stating that his first requirement when accepting a film is not money, but to see whether or not he likes the script.

After having been with TVB for 10 years, Bosco wanted to tackle a different market and work in a different environment for a change. In 2012, he finally ventured out and took the lead male role in Hong Kong film, Love In Time <等我愛你>, opposite Stephy Tang (鄧麗欣). This year, Bosco’s representative film project is Men Cannot Be Poor <男人唔可以窮>. With an increased presence in the film industry, Bosco hopes to be able to work with good friend, Carina Lau (劉嘉玲), in the future. He exclaimed, “I hope to work with Carina; I don’t even mind playing a random male pedestrian character.”

One of the friends and mentosr Bosco is thankful to have met is Eric Tsang (曾志偉), who continuously cast Bosco in many of his Lunar New Year film productions. Besides Eric, Bosco disclosed that he has also learned a lot from Michael Miu (苗僑偉) and his wife, Jamie Chik (戚美珍).

Photos in the gallery below show snapshots of Bosco Wong, and his ex-girlfriend, Myolie Wu.

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