Herbal ingredients add price to soups

YOU don't have to rush through your dim sum meal although the promotion at The Inn of Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant is called the Express Dim Sum Set. 

Wong uses herbs in his soups,saying that Chinese herbs areknown for their health properties.

Infact, the restaurant encourages diners to take their time and enjoy every bite as a lot of effort has been put into creating the menu. 

Eecutive Chinese chef Michael Wong said some 20% of the dishes featured in the promotion are new creations and not found in the daily menu. 

The set meal has four dim sum selections and guests get to pick four of their favourites from more than 30 different types of steamed and fried dumplings or other goodies. 

“The new ones are Pacific Clam Dumpling and Scallop Dumpling, which I would recommend to guests,” said Wong. 

Dim sum is often a hit among the Chinese and the promotion, which kicked off on July 1 will be available throughout the month. 

The set meal also includes a choice of either a plate of fried rice or a bowl of noodles.  

At the same time, the restaurant is also having its Superior Double Boiled Herbal Soup promotion from now until Aug 31. 

Wong said this was the first time that the restaurant had a herbal soup promotion and that it was a joint effort with herb specialist Ah Yip Herbal Soup. 

“Each soup featured in this promotion has different benefits - some nourish the body while others soothe the nerves,” said Wong. 

The assortedvarieties of dimsum from thenewly-introducedExpress Dim SumSet.

The soups said Wong were double-boiled, extracting only the pure essence of the Chinese herbs used. 

“Most importantly, all the soups are beneficial to health and the promotion is actually upon our customers' request,” said Wong. 

The American Ginseng and Tian Qi Soup prevents hypertension and lowers levels of cholesterol and fat while nourishing soups like the Ginseng and Tian Ma Brain Nourishing Soup are good for the brain. 

Wong said the Tong Gui Blood-Replenishing Soup helps promote well-being and restfulness. 

Tong GuiBlood-ReplenishingSoup is pricedat RM25.

Some soups, he said, were pricier due to their uniqueness and rarity.  

This includes the Abalone and Cordycep soup, said to relieve cough. 

“It acts as a tonic for spleen and lungs, and the Ginseng and Deer’s Tail Soup strengthens our internal body system particularly the kidneys,” said Wong. 

The price for the herbal soups varies according to ingredients used while the Dim Sum Set Meal is priced at RM28 per person.  

  • THE INN OF FOUR SEASONS CHINESE RESTAURANT, Level 3, Holiday Villa Subang, 9 Jalan SS12/1, Subang Jaya (Tel: 03-5633 8788 ext 7230). Business Hours: Mon-Fri (11.30am-2.30pm), Weekends and Public Holidays, lunch (9am-2.30pm); dinner (6pm-10.30pm).

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