I popped up to Sitting Pretty for a coffee today and spotted that a new Chinese restaurant has opened in the same place as the old Taipan. It must be around three years since the Taipan closed. The unit upstairs in The Parade has been empty all that time.
The new restaurant and takeaway is called Hoinam.
The owners are supporting local businesses. The back of the takeaway menu proudly says
Meat & poultry supplied by the awards winning butchers Douglas Willis of Cwmbran
As there is a Willis shop in The Parade their supplies do not have to travel far.
Can you remember what the restaurant in this site before the Taipan was called? I’ve been told that before the Taipan this place was called Nam Kwoks.