The Secret of Chinese Cooking

Lee Kum Kee is one of the most famous Chinese food brands in the World and was established in 1888 when its founder Lee Kum Sheung invented oyster sauce in Nanshui, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.


Lee Kum Sheung made his early living by running a tiny eatery that sold cooked oysters. One day, he was cooking oyster as usual, but lost track of time until he smelt a strong aroma. Lifting the lid of the pot, he noticed that the normally clear oyster soup had turned into a thick, brownish sauce which astonished him with its amazing aroma and delicious taste. He felt that it was so good that he started to sell this new Oyster Sauce and it became very popular and so in 1888, he formed the Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce House to mass produce oyster sauce for sale.



Since then and with a glorious 123 year history, Lee Kum Kee has become a household name as an ethnic Chinese enterprise as well as an international brand and a symbol of quality and trust. 

The Lee Kum Kee brand is the synonymous with top Chinese chefs and Chinese Michelin starred restaurants around the world.  Armed with a unique management culture, stringent quality control, superb and innovative products, coupled with the century-long brand reputation, Lee Kum Kee has achieved unanimous recognition and won numerous prestigious awards.