More Than

70 Years of Fine Taste

More Than

70 Years of Fine Taste

About Our Founder

In the 1940s, a young Chinese migrant named Lee Chong-Ho was just 18 years old when he made his way from China to Kampar, Perak in Malaysia, then known as Malaya. He managed to land a job in a soy sauce factory which, unbeknownst to him, would set his life path to founding his own soy sauce business.

 

Thanks to his tenacity and hunger to learn, he quickly rose to the position of Chief Blender in the factory. But the theatre of World War II came to Malaya and the factory that he worked in was badly damaged. This proved to be a blessing in disguise as he decided to move to Bidor and opened up his own soy sauce factory named Bidor Kwong Heng.

 

Business during WWII was challenging. Back then, the process of making soy sauce and fermented black bean paste took months of brewing. In order to turn his business around, Lee came up with a new product – the yellow bean paste, which had a much shorter brewing and production period. Sales of the paste took off, and his business became viable.

 

During the British rule in the 1950s, rural Chinese populations were relocated to special enclaves known as “New Villages”. Bidor Kwong Heng was moved in the process and so, Lee decided to open a new factory that would cover its growing domestic business in neighbouring states.

 

Over the next 3 decades, Lee would regularly acquire high-tech processing equipment and upgrade the factory’s machinery and production capabilities. This would result in Bidor Kwong Heng becoming a household name among locals for sauces and condiments. Talks of global expansion were becoming more and more of a reality.

 

By then, Lee Chong-Ho was in his golden years. His sons Lee Kok Fatt and Lee Kok Tan became the company’s Executive Chairman and Executive Director respectively. They oversaw the company’s upgrade and global expansion in the 90s and in 2017, Bidor Kwong Heng became one of Heritage Foods Group’s master brands.

 

Today, Bidor Kwong Heng is a name synonymous with authentic, quality Asian sauces and condiments. Its products can be found not only throughout Malaysia but also across Asia, Europe, and even the U.S. Both of Lee’s sons still remain as Advisors to Heritage Foods Group, ensuring the spirit, culture, and traditions of Lee Chong-Ho are continued in every bottle and jar of sauce from Bidor Kwong Heng.

About Our Founder

In the 1940s, a young Chinese migrant named Lee Chong-Ho was just 18 years old when he made his way from China to Kampar, Perak in Malaysia, then known as Malaya. He managed to land a job in a soy sauce factory which, unbeknownst to him, would set his life path to founding his own soy sauce business.

Thanks to his tenacity and hunger to learn, he quickly rose to the position of Chief Blender in the factory. But the theatre of World War II came to Malaya and the factory that he worked in was badly damaged. This proved to be a blessing in disguise as he decided to move to Bidor and opened up his own soy sauce factory named Bidor Kwong Heng.

Business during WWII was challenging. Back then, the process of making soy sauce and fermented black bean paste took months of brewing. In order to turn his business around, Lee came up with a new product – the yellow bean paste, which had a much shorter brewing and production period. Sales of the paste took off, and his business became viable.

During the British rule in the 1950s, rural Chinese populations were relocated to special enclaves known as “New Villages”. Bidor Kwong Heng was moved in the process and so, Lee decided to open a new factory that would cover its growing domestic business in neighbouring states.

Over the next 3 decades, Lee would regularly acquire high-tech processing equipment and upgrade the factory’s machinery and production capabilities. This would result in Bidor Kwong Heng becoming a household name among locals for sauces and condiments. Talks of global expansion were becoming more and more of a reality.

By then, Lee Chong-Ho was in his golden years. His sons Lee Kok Fatt and Lee Kok Tan became the company’s Executive Chairman and Executive Director respectively. They oversaw the company’s upgrade and global expansion in the 90s and in 2017, Bidor Kwong Heng became one of Heritage Foods Group’s master brands.

Today, Bidor Kwong Heng is a name synonymous with authentic, quality Asian sauces and condiments. Its products can be found not only throughout Malaysia but also across Asia, Europe, and even the U.S. Both of Lee’s sons still remain as Advisors to Heritage Foods Group, ensuring the spirit, culture, and traditions of Lee Chong-Ho are continued in every bottle and jar of sauce from Bidor Kwong Heng.

About Us

Bidor Kwong Heng is a leading and trusted sauce and condiments manufacturer in Malaysia, specializing in the production of naturally brewed soy sauce, bean paste and a wide range of other popular sauces. Since its inception in 1945, Bidor Kwong Heng has progressed rapidly and is now recognized as a leading international-class manufacturer. Its flagship Angel Brand is a household name in Malaysia, and can also be found in many countries across the globe.


Besides Soy Sauce and Bean Paste, Bidor Kwong Heng also produces and markets a wide portfolio of quality sauces and condiments that includes Oyster Sauce, Vegetarian Oyster Sauce, Plum Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Black Pepper Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Sesame Oil, Sriracha, Chilli Sauce, just to name a few.

 

Bidor Kwong Heng has the distinction of being the first sauce manufacturer in Malaysia to use only non-GMO ingredients. The company is one of the first Malaysian businesses to receive ISO 9001 certification. The plant and manufacturing process is also fully certified with the prestigious BRC Global Standard for Food Safety certification, and it holds full certification for FSSC 22000 since 2011. Since 1998, Bidor Kwong Heng sauces have also been certified by JAKIM as HALAL. Its superior quality has also awarded it the Superbrands and SME 100 awards in 2018.

Mission

Our mission is to enable people all around the world to enjoy great food made with fine sauces and condiments produced by Bidor Kwong Heng.


By combining our expertise in the art and science of creating sauces with the use of advanced manufacturing technology, we strive to produce a full range of fine sauces and condiments while maintaining the strict standards of quality, food safety and health.

 

This has empowered professional chefs and home cooks alike to make the most delightful meals 365 days a year.

 

 

Philosophy

“Connoisseurs of Asian cuisine believe that the right choice of soy sauce is a chief factor in the ultimate taste of the dish. Quality soy sauce brings out the taste and aroma of the food, making it a critical difference between a good and an exceptional meal.”


We believe that a good soy sauce stems from the quality of the beans and how they are masterfully formulated with just the right proportion of ingredients and expert brewing.


Hence, all our soy sauces and bean pastes are 100% naturally brewed through a 3-to-6-month process of natural brewing to deliver top quality soy sauces rich with umami flavour.

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