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Wagamama founder Alan Yau: Noodling with eatery concepts

Veteran restaurateur Alan Yau has opened many acclaimed restaurants and is credited with introducing ramen to the West

Who: Alan Yau, 56, veteran restaurateur and founder of popular noodle eatery Wagamama, with outlets around the globe.

The Hong Kong-born, Britain-raised entrepreneur and restaurant consultant is behind the 222-seat restaurant Madame Fan at the NCO Club at South Beach in Singapore. It opened two months ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Noodling with eatery concepts'. Subscribe