My first impression of husband and wife team Wei Kwan and Janet of Fete Up, was their generosity of spirit. I got lost heading to their Kwun Tong location, (a Hong Kong neighborhood I was not familiar with). For some reason, my Google maps took me to a spot a good 15 minutes’ drive away from the restaurant. Confused and hungry, (I’m being dramatic) I called Wei Kwan for directions. Little did I expect, he and Janet jumped in their car to come pick me up!
Fete Up’s conception as a business is also a story that is relatable and human. After welcoming their children into the world, Janet set a goal to get her pre-baby figure back. Having a history of fluctuating weight and unhealthy eating habits, she instinctively felt an extreme diet was not for her, and she turned to a method tried and true, but often overlooked – a balanced diet of good fats, lean protein, healthy carbs and lots of veg, along with regular exercise. Janet’s friends and family noticed her physical transformation and asked what her secret was; then, a lightbulb went off. Janet partnered with her husband Wei Kwan and his old military buddy from Singapore, William Tew, former head chef of the Qantas lounge, and Fete Up was born.
Fete Up is a refreshing and thoughtful take on the fast casual bowl concept: A conscious curation of protein, healthy carbs, and their signature “Rainbow Vegetables” all combined with flavors that lean decidedly Asian.
My favorite part of their menu was their seasonal specials, which are healthy twists on familiar comfort foods – the one constant? Rainbow veggies.