In 1888, a restauranteur named Mr. Lee Kum Sheung from Southern China was boiling a pot of oyster soup and forgot about it until the soup was simmered down to a thick gravy. He tasted it and discovered an irresistible, delicious new flavour.
Since then, he started selling this as ‘Oyster Sauce’. Mr Lee was the founder of Lee Kum Kee and his story is how Chinese staple larder oyster sauce was invented. With a food heritage dating back 131 years, Lee Kum Kee now manufactures and distributes its authentic Chinese sauces and famous condiments across more than 100 countries and regions worldwide.