The Wagamama chain is acclaimed with re-inventing the Japanese food industry in the United Kingdom by improving traditional recipes with modern techniques. Alan Yau was awarded the OBE in the 2006 New Year Honour's List for services to the restaurant industry.
Alan Yau is also a director of Thai restaurant Busaba Eathai, which has three branches in central London. His latest restaurant is Chinese noodle bar Cha Cha Moon, which opened in mid-2008.
'Long hours, no social life, huge levels of racism, bloody hard work, no community and no day off'; Restaurateur Alan Yau is determined to revolutionise the Chinese food industry if only for his own sanity
Apr 03, 2004; After food, the most vital thing to get right when it comes to creating a restaurant, Alan Yau explains, is the "soft...