Meet our Friendly Team
Peng You is all about the people who make it. We’ve taken a fresh approach to traditional Asian dining, and bring people together with our shared dining experience.
Without the passion and dedication of David Hung and Joyce Chiu, Peng You wouldn’t be the same.
David started out his career in the legal profession but it was his destiny to one day, run his own restaurant, having grown up in a family with a passion for good food and hospitality.
It was after his first dining-out experience in an Australian restaurant in 1992 that David realised food cultures could be so different – placing two steaks, a piece of chicken and salad in the middle of the table garnered strange looks from neighbouring diners.
This shared-style of eating is something David and his family love – it’s a fun way to eat and enables you to try a little bit of everything, keeping it interesting. It also brings people together over something everyone enjoys.
Coming from a culture where people love to share their food, and with such strong ties to hospitality, David wanted to create an atmosphere at Peng You that encouraged people to bond over food, much like he had experienced growing up.
The food ethos at Peng You is exactly this – sharing with others and bringing this traditional way of dining into a modern setting. A fusion between the old and the new, Peng You brings the best of two cultures together.
David’s youth brings a modern, fresh approach to Chinese food well-suited to today’s casual dining and bar scene.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before spending 12 years in Hong Kong, Joyce has an experienced palate when it comes to Asian food and a history with hospitality.
Making the move to Australia in 1992, Joyce opened her first restaurant in Perth before making the move to New South Wales and continuing in the restaurant business. In 2002 Joyce and her family moved to Brisbane and opened Obsession Chinese in South Bank, which continues to be successful today.
Peng You is the next step on Joyce’s journey, bringing a more modern approach to Chinese cuisine while still maintaining traditional tastes.
With over twenty years in the restaurant business, Joyce’s expertise and passion is combined with David’s energy and ambition to bring a fresh approach to modern Chinese dining.
Joyce doesn’t take a back seat and you’ll often find her in the kitchen next to the head chef, or by your table making sure your belly’s full!