Our HistoryThe Lien family arrived as refugees to Canada following the Vietnam war of Communism in 1975. They resided in Toronto and shortly after, opened Tung Hing Bakery in 1985. During this time, the Chinese community was slight but significant. Tung Hing Bakery with effort and dedication became one of the first Chinese/Vietnamese bakeries to open in Toronto. Business flourished instantly and steadily. As of today, Tung Hing has 5 different bakeries located all across the GTA and 1 in Vancouver, BC.
Executive Chef Lien of Tung Hing bakery devotes his time and effort to utilizing and integrating the best ingredients available. He has travelled all over Asia, mainly frequenting Vietnam and Taiwan in search of the best quality components for his recipes. There has been many stories of East and West Chinatown losing it’s past fervour with people immigrating from all over China and quickly integrating into the Chinese Community. However, newly immigrants are not financially stable, thus, business has fallen short. People are now able to purchase baked goods with very little money. Although Tung Hing Bakery has economically suffered profoundly, executive Chef Lien refused to be swayed. His ingredients remained of top quality and his prices have yet to change. Tung Hing Bakery through these 2 decades of economic changes and fluctuation has remained authentic and genuine to its customers. Tung Hing’s BBQ pork bun today tastes exactly the way that it did 20 years ago.
Tung Hing produces baked goods that appeal to a diverse community of people. Including Vietnamese Banh Mi, the traditional BBQ pork bun and many, many more. Not only does Tung Hing appeal to customers who enjoy baked goods, they also cater to Traditional Chinese Weddings, which includes various traditional pastries and cakes. They also cater to customized birthday, weddings and cakes for all occasions.