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At the very essence of our concept you will find tradition, passion and quality ingredients. Learn more about our founders and their philosophy.


Located in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, the homeland of Huaiyang and Shanghai cuisines, Ge Yuan was found and built with Huang Zhiyun, major salt merchant in Huainan and Huaibei in Qing Dynasty (1818), which has been famously celebrated as one of the most historic gardens in China for its fine, elegant and unparalleled architecture graced with breathtaking seasonal views. As an expression of his profound appreciation to bamboo, a symbol of integrity in Chinese culture, Huang decorated his garden with umpteen bamboos. “Ge” is the hieroglyphical character of “bamboo”, while “Yuan” means “garden”.


Gold Garden Shanghai Cuisine is inspired by and dedicated to “Ge Yuan”, by capturing its essence through authentic Huaiyang and Shanghai cuisines in fine dining experience shared with food and culture enthusiasts.


Founder of Gold Garden Shanghai Cuisine

Born in Shanghai and raised in Yangzhou, Mr. Eddie Cheung masters the art of native Shanghai and Huaiyang cuisines in terms of the history, culture and etiquette. With his belief of “stay tenacious like a bamboo deeply rooted in the rocks”, Mr. Cheung is the founder of Gold Garden Shanghai Cuisine as the celebration of the essence and elegance of Ge Yuan in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, and the hub of delicate and authentic Shanghai and Huaiyang cuisines in town.

Chef Man Fong Lam,
Head Chef of Gold Garden Shanghai Cuisine

With more than 30 years of culinary experience, Chef Man is born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province in 1965. Man was a talented young chef and embarked his cooking journey at premium private club “Shanghai Fraternity Association” in 1986, and moved to modern Shanghainese restaurant “Shanghai Min” in 2001. Later, Man took up the position as production director at Crystal Jade Shanghai Cuisine in Singapore. Between 2007 and 2021, Man’s exceptional culinary technique has earned his place at Dragon-i in Malaysia as production director. Now, Chef Man joins hands with Gold Garden Shanghai Cuisine and legacy of Shanghai and Huaiyang cuisines remain.