Art of The Claypot

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Claypots form one of the main dishes in Chinese Cuisine. Many countries around the world use a form of claypot — a pot that infuses a slow heat to cook food in a delicate way. There is a comfort factor that exists in the art of the claypot. Perhaps it’s the earthiness and non steely quality that brings it to … Read More

Feel The Fear

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Fear can be an inspiring and impactful feeling. If you agree, you’ll know that we all feel fear almost on a daily basis. No matter how big or small the fear, we know it is uncomfortable, but in that discomfort, we can be catapulted to do amazing things in our lives. I’m a firm believer in feeling the fear and … Read More

Which wine pairs well

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You may agree that everything tastes better with wine, and in the case of Chinese cuisine, it is certainly true. In fact, the full taste of Oriental flavours become outstanding with the periodical sip of wine. When Chinese families gather to celebrate special occasions, frequent toasting is expected and with each clink of a glass, a wish of goodness and … Read More

Chinese Greens

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In Chinese cuisine, vegetables play an important role. Aside from the aesthetics of giving colour and vibrance to accompany any dish, Chinese greens can be cooked in many ways which is what makes eating them quite exciting. The methods of cooking vary, going back to the various regions in China in their ways of preserving vegetables or consuming them fresh … Read More

Summer Feasts

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With a line up of hot muggy days to await, why not plan a range of your Summer feasts whether it be an upcoming birthday party or just a Summer vacay with the family and friends. Summer is everyone’s favourite month –and in England, we all know those priceless sunshine days are fleeting and remind us that we need to … Read More

Father’s Day

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Naturally Chinese Restaurant, Surbiton

Like all things we love to celebrate here at Naturally Chinese, Father’s Day is one that ranks top of our list. Even the smallest of thoughts count. Whether it be a phone call to dad or a even a small token of something he enjoys, he may not show his excitement but he’ll be so happy!  And if you wanted to … Read More

How long is the Peking Duck Fan Fried for?

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A photo of Peking Duck Pancakes – Naturally Chinese Restaurant

You might be familiar with the Omni Local magazine that highlights various interests from dining out in the local area to art and theatre events, DIY and gardening and much more. It’s proved to be a useful guide and help to local residents in search of information for local activities and businesses. This month we are pleased that they are … Read More

From The Menu

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What makes a delicious menu? Is it a variety and range of dishes? Is it a balance of aromas, spices, and colours in the dishes? Is it the sound of words written? Is it pure comfort on any given day or night –food that is satisfying after a hard day’s work or a meal that inspires a great evening. It’s … Read More

A Place to Revive

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As you might have noticed that a big part of Naturally Chinese’s culture is the art of adapting flower arrangements in its surroundings. This has been an important aspect of incorporating the values of our brand with our aesthetic for the dining experience we offer. The art of ikebana arrangement has a narrative element attached to it. Flowers and plants … Read More

Roast Duck Noodle Soup

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On days when I’m working my hardest and I need just the right combination of protein, carbs, vegetable, fats and fiber — the Roast duck noodle soup gives me the sustenance I need. You may or may not be familiar with this traditional Cantonese style broth (bone-in roast duck and chinese vegetables in wheat noodle soup). This concoction is prepared … Read More