Our story (so far)
Hand made at home
Our story started in 1984 when Mr & Mrs Minh, started making crispy duck pancakes in their home kitchen - using only a pasta sheeter and rolling pin
Building a family business
The Minh’s pancakes soon became so popular that they had to buy several more pasta sheeters and recruit family members into the business.
Upstairs at Viet Hing Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant
In 1988 Mr & Mrs Minh opened a restaurant and installed the manufacturing business, now with seven pancake-makers, upstairs at the restaurant.
A shared passion for pancakes
Inspired by his experiences in a noodle factory, Mr Minh spent the 1980s perfecting his pancake recipe. Mrs Minh matched his passion, completing deliveries to customers in London’s China Town the very day her son was born in 1985.
Tradition meets innovation
In 2002, the Minhs met Sam Duong, a young entrepreneur with a bright idea - a Chinese pastry business blending traditional quality with innovative production technology.
Ming Foods moves home again
In 2005, the Minhs and Sam Duong launched Ming Foods in the UK - opening a production facility in Erith, Kent, that’s been their home until recently when increased demand has meant that Ming Foods has relocated to a brand new, purpose built factory in Swanley.