You would expect that taking over a company like the well-known Amsterdam-based Nam Kee restaurants would be more than enough to start with, right? Well, for brothers Cliff and Polo Chan, the opposite appeared to be the case as they decided to open Eat Mode in the same year. “Of course we didn’t just take over the restaurants at once. It went quite gradually,” Cliff explains. “And our father is still giving us very useful advice.” The reason they started with Eat Mode is quite simple: while Nam Kee is focused solely on the Cantonese cuisine, Cliff and Polo strongly felt the desire to create a place where different influences could meet.