Famous chef Kylie Kwong reveals her new plans after closing hit restaurant Billy Kwong after 19 years

& # 39; Small with only four employees & # 39 ;: famous chef Kylie Kwong reveals her future business plans when she closes her hit restaurant after 19 years

  • The famous chef said she will preserve some Billy Kwong trademark meals
  • The new eatery only has four staff members at a much smaller location
  • Kwong said the emphasis would be on custom cooking in an intimate environment
  • One of Billy Kwong's biggest draws at Potts Point in Sydney was the saltbush cakes
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Kylie Kwong has revealed her plans for a new restaurant after the closure of her award-winning eatery Billy Kwong after 19 years.

The famous chef icon served her last customer at the famous Sydney location in Potts Point – known for its crispy skin duck and saltbush cakes – on June 30.

Kwong is now planning to open a smaller restaurant, but all while retaining the signature meals that have made Billy Kwong one of Sydney's foodie hotspots.

Kylie Kwong has revealed her plans for a new restaurant after the closure of her award-winning eatery Billy Kwong (photo) after 19 years

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Kylie Kwong has revealed her plans for a new restaurant after the closure of her award-winning eatery Billy Kwong (photo) after 19 years

Saltbush cakes and fried rice will be transferred to a new eatery to be determined, but only four staff members – instead of 40 at Potts Point – will staff the location.

She told me too Gastronomic traveler dining will not be something like what you would experience in a restaurant.

& # 39; I have not yet made a decision, but it will not be a restaurant, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Restaurants mean wine lists and maître d & # 39; s – the focus will be on small, customized dishes. & # 39;

The TV chef, who originally opened Billy Kwong in Surry Hills in Sydney in 2000, has previously revealed that the focus of the new company would be on local food.

Billy Kwong started with a focus on Chinese food, but has grown into Australian recipes and elements of indigenous culture such as Aboriginal folding sticks.

Kwong became famous in 2003 with her ABC TV series Kylie Kwong: Heart and Soul, a show that pushed her restaurant into the national spotlight and left customers in line.

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Kwong (photo) is now planning to open a smaller restaurant, but all while maintaining the signature meals that have made Billy Kwong one of Sydney's foodie hotspots

The famous chef icon served her last customer at the famous Sydney location in Potts Point - known for his crispy skin duck (photo) and saltbush cakes - on 30 June

The famous chef icon served her last customer at the famous Sydney location in Potts Point - known for his crispy skin duck (photo) and saltbush cakes - on 30 June

The famous chef icon served her last customer at the famous Sydney location in Potts Point – known for his crispy skin duck (photo) and saltbush cakes – on 30 June

She also made a guest appearance at MasterChef in 2012, in the fourth season of the show.

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The culinary icon appeared in the popular show in 2016 to judge a Chinese street food contest.

In June she spoke about the gripping moment when her wife Nell gave birth to their stillborn baby in an interview with The Sunday Morning Herald & # 39; s Good Weekend.

Kwong became famous in 2003 with her ABC TV series Kylie Kwong: Heart and Soul, a show that put her restaurant (photo of the Sichuan duck by Billy Kwong) in the spotlight and left customers in line

Kwong became famous in 2003 with her ABC TV series Kylie Kwong: Heart and Soul, a show that pushed her restaurant (photo Billy Kwong & Sichuan duck) into the national spotlight and left customers in line

Kwong became famous in 2003 with her ABC TV series Kylie Kwong: Heart and Soul, a show that pushed her restaurant (photo Billy Kwong & Sichuan duck) into the national spotlight and left customers in line

The TV chef, who originally opened Billy Kwong in Surry Hills in Sydney in 2000, previously revealed that the focus of the new company would be on local food

The TV chef, who originally opened Billy Kwong in Surry Hills in Sydney in 2000, previously revealed that the focus of the new company would be on local food

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The TV chef, who originally opened Billy Kwong in Surry Hills in Sydney in 2000, previously revealed that the focus of the new company would be on local food

The 49-year-old restaurant owner said she and Nell were same-sex & # 39; overjoyed & # 39; when Nell finally got pregnant in 2011.

But Nell's pregnancy took a tragic turn when her waters broke earlier than expected and the midwife brought the news that their baby, named Lucky, would be born dead within two days.

In 2015, on Nell & # 39; s 40th birthday, Kwong asked her to marry her – to which Nell said yes.

& # 39; I have not yet made a decision, but it will not be a restaurant, & # 39; Kwong said about her new eatery. & # 39; Restaurants mean wine lists and maître d & # 39; s - the focus will be on small, customized dishes. & # 39;

& # 39; I have not yet made a decision, but it will not be a restaurant, & # 39; Kwong said about her new eatery. & # 39; Restaurants mean wine lists and maître d & # 39; s - the focus will be on small, customized dishes. & # 39;

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& # 39; I have not yet made a decision, but it will not be a restaurant, & # 39; Kwong said about her new eatery. & # 39; Restaurants mean wine lists and maître d & # 39; s – the focus will be on small, customized dishes. & # 39; (pictured fried chicken in black beans and chili oil)

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