[World Gourmet Summit 2014]- Fine Dining Redefined With Herbs from Eu Yan Sang

Hailed as “one of the six best gourmet events in the world” by Sydney Morning Herald, the 18th World Gourmet Summit is definitely poised to impress and delight gourmands with the splendid line-up of world renowned and award winning Masterchefs. Now, there are many different culinary workshops and events that one can look forward to at the 18th World Gourmet Summit but if you love herbs and you are a strong advocate of using herbs in cooking, you must go for the Eu Yan Sang Dinner and Eu Yan Sang Four-Hands Culinary Workshop!

Gourmands will be enticed with the culinary finesse of International Masterchef Arron Huang and award-winning Majestic Restaurant’s Executive Chef Yong Bing Ngen at the Eu Yan Sang Dinner. Through an exquisitely designed menu, both acclaimed chefs will combine their experience in the culinary scene and showcase the exuberant flavours of Eu Yan Sang’s premium herbs and the classical formula “Eu Yan Sang Gold Label Bak Foong Pill”.

With a menu titled, “Modern vs Classical”, Chef Huang’s traditional dishes will feature alongside Chef Yong’s modern interpretations of classical Chinese cuisine. Aligning with the World Gourmet Summit’s theme of “The Classics”, the Eu Yan Sang Dinner vows to immerse diners into a classical Chinese meal that is modern yet traditional, creating a unique experience that should not be missed at this year’s World Gourmet Summit.

We were very privileged to taste the wonderful creations of both Chef Huang and Chef Yong and if herbal soups and herbal dishes is your cup of tea, we are pretty sure you will enjoy the Eu Yan Sang Dinner that will be happening on 31 March 2014 [Monday], from 7pm to 10pm, at the Majestic Restaurant for just SGD$188+ [inclusive of pairing wines]. What’s more, if you are a Singapore Citibank Cardholder, you can get a 15% discount.

Here’s a preview of some of the dishes that we had and which will be showcased at the Eu Yan Sang Dinner.

[Created By: International Masterchef Arron Huang] Fried Roast Duck Breast and Shrimp with Chinese Angelica and Licorice

The Fried Roast Duck Breast and Shrimp with Chinese Angelica and Licorice certainly whet our appetite as the duck breast meat was sweet and tender to the bite. Coupled with the fresh shrimp and the subtle flavours of the Chinese herbs, this dish made quite an opening statement amongst gourmands.

[Created By: Hosting Chef Yong Bing Ngen] Double-Boiled American Ginseng Soup with Chinese Wolfberry, Whole Conpoy and Fresh Oyster

The nourishing Double-Boiled American Ginseng Soup with Chinese Wolfberry, Whole Conpoy and Fresh Oyster is set to revitalise gourmands. Traditionally, most Chinese households would use dried oysters to boil soup but what was really peculiar about this dish is the use of fresh oyster which made the soup even more flavourful and fulfilling.

[Created By: Hosting Chef Yong Bing Ngen] King Prawn with Tangerine Peel and Licorice Dressing

The sweet-and-sour tasting King Prawn with Tangerine Peel and Licorice Dressing will tantalise gourmands' taste buds. Juicy and succulent, gourmands will enjoy this tangy dish without any hesitation.

[Created By: International Masterchef Arron Huang] Baked Fish with Wild Gastrodia, Cnidium, and Red Dates

Uniquely presented, the Baked Fish with Wild Gastrodia, Cnidium, and Red Dates is fresh and delicious! Complemented with the crunchy vegetable, this dish is certainly healthy and nutritious.

[Created By: Hosting Chef Yong Bing Ngen] Stuffed Black Bone Chicken Roll with Eu Yan Sang Gold Label Bak Foong Pill, Codonopsis Root, Brown Rice and Solomon's Seal Chicken Jus

This dish is perhaps the highlight of the entire meal. Highly nourishing and nutritious, gourmands will get to enjoy the beneficial health properties of the Eu Yan Sang Gold Label Bak Foong Pill and the intense flavour of the tender black chicken meat.

[Created By: Hosting Chef Yong Bing Ngen] White Tremella Mushroom Herbal Tea with Eight Treasures - Coix Barley, Gingko Biloba, Euryale Seed, Honey Date, Boat-fruited Sterculia Seed, Chinese Wolfberry, Longan Fruit and Fresh Lily Bulb

Artistically presented, the White Tremella Mushroom Herbal Tea with Eight Treasures is a beautiful and sweet ending to a perfect meal. With such a delightful treat, one serving is never enough and gourmands will find themselves craving for more of this yummy dessert!

Point to Note: The Baked Fish with Wild Gastrodia, Cnidium, and Red Dates that we had during the tasting will be made different for the Eu Yan Sang Dinner as the Chefs will be replacing the Wild Gastrodia, Cnidium, and Red Dates with Notoginseng Root and Astragalus Root.

Apart from the Eu Yan Sang Dinner, you might also want to attend the Eu Yan Sang Four-Hands Culinary Workshop that will be taking place on 2 April 2014 [Wednesday] from 2pm to 5pm at the ToTT Store. Priced at SGD$80+, the Eu Yan Sang Four-Hands Culinary Workshop will feature International Masterchef Arron Huang & Hosting Chef Yong Bing Ngen whom will be showcasing an interactive masterclass using traditional Chinese herbs to create modern and mouth-watering Chinese dishes, and inspire a new generation about how they can incorporate traditional Chinese ingredients into modern day cooking while embracing the wondrous properties of traditional Chinese herbs from Eu Yan Sang. Just in case you're wondering, yes, there is a 15% discount for Singapore Citibank Cardholders.

With both highly acclaimed chefs combining their experience in the culinary scene for the Eu Yan Sang Dinner and the Eu Yan Sang Four-Hands Culinary Workshop, be prepared to be whisked away into a world of delectable contemporary and classical Chinese cuisine twined with vitality.

For more information about the World Gourmet Summit 2014, do visit the World Gourmet Summit 2014 Official Site!