The return of Chef Wang Yong from Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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at West Lake to Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore…

Food photos are of the real thing with NO photoshop

The debonair and inspiring Travelling Gourmet visits one of Singapore’s top hotels to learn…

MORE about true-blue genuine Zhejiang Cuisine. One of my favourite cuisines from China, this is so unlike fiery hot Napalm burning Sichuan cuisine…it is like comparing Foie gras from France to Leberwurst (pate) from Germany. Simple, well presented…with the seductive flavours of the ingredients intact, this is something you must taste for yourself to appreciate. Chef Wang Yong, despite being the Chef in one of the world’s most exclusive resorts, patronised by China’s high society and elite remains a humble and cheerful Chef. The truly great Chefs, who I am honoured to call my friends. like Heinz Beck, Guy Savoy, Joel Robuchon, Wolfgang Puck, Anne Sophie Pic and more…are as skilful as they are humble. They have no need to prove their expertise…their cuisine speaks for them. So it is with Chef Wang Yong and his dishes. Take for example, one of his healthy and comforting soups. Made with cod, this fish soup has sliced mushrooms, carrots, black fungus, cucumber and ginger. I love black fungus and ginger!

Am I in Egypt?

Presentation of braised soy infused pork and bamboo shoots in the shape of an geometrical Egyptian pyramid is outstanding! It comes with bite-friendly pumpkin bun.

For carnivores,  mouthwatering Meatball, lovingly braised with Crabmeat in a voluptuous broth…is to go undercover behind enemy lines in Syria for. There are many dishes to tempt the adventurous palate…like Shanghainese noodles fried with dried shrimp , then spiked with a sauce made from dried scallions and premium soy sauce. Simple but very satisfying. No super hot chilli oil like Mala-Tang to paralyse your tastebuds so you do not even know what you are eating! A healthy dish I like a lot comprises String Beans with bamboo shoots and minced pork. Don’t just take my word for it…

Go try it yourself at the…Four Seasons Singapore   🙂


Jiang Nan Chun

190 Orchard Boulevard

Singapore, 248646

Tel: 6734 1110 > Reservations highly recommended

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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