Approximately one in every five people on Earth lives in China. Over the last three to four thousand years or so, they have pretty much nailed some of the best cooking on the planet.
Take up to day’s Big Deal with the Four Seasons on Glasgow’s Cambridge Street and you can see what all the fuss is about.
After all, can 1.3 billion people (and counting) have got it wrong?
Opening in 2009, the Four Seasons uses fresh ingredients and authentic Oriental herbs and spices to make contemporary Chinese food.
A big hit with the local Chinese community, it offers plenty of familiar dishes as well as some which are a little more adventurous.
Designed for two people, the Big Deal is for a portion of vegetable spring rolls to share; a vegetarian, pork, chicken or beef main course each, two side dishes and two glasses of wine.
Typical choices might include the Sha Sha Chicken: marinated chicken fillet stir fried in a spicy nutty sauce; minced beef and tofu cooked in a fiery hot bean sauce; beancurd with chilli and five spices or spicy pork chops which are lightly battered and then dry fried with chilli and aromatic spices.
An edition of the List’s Eating and Drinking Guide called it ‘one of the very few thoroughly contemporary Chinese restaurants in Glasgow’.
5pm customers who have eaten there have been just as enthusiastic.
‘Excellent food and value for money.’ Rating 5/5
Colin Elliott – 21/05/2011
‘Fantastic! Wonderful food and great value for money. Highly recommended!’ Rating 4.2/5
Kirsten McLatchie – 26/04/2011
If you want to see what they are raving about then today’s Big Deal is:
£14 for a delicious two course Chinese meal including wine for two people at the Four Seasons in Glasgow; a 56% saving on the standard £32