Community Researchers, Gordon Chan and Sasiporn Phongploenpis, have researched the city’s Chinese Minority and its Contribution to Diversity in Exeter; Gordon and Sasi have worked together to collate facts and figures, hidden historical gems and individual testimonies in a way that is personal and educational.

Gordon and Sasi Report FINAL

In 1958 Sam Fat Law and his partners opened the first Chinese restaurant the “Rice Bowl” in Exeter.

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Photo of the Law family outside the “Rice Bowl” on North Street circa 1960, more photos from the Law family album

Archive photographs from the research into Exeter’s Chinese Community by volunteers Gordon Chan and Sasi Phlongplenis. Photos by kind permission of the Law Family.

This page is dedicated to Mr. Law who passed away in May 2013.