Cinnamon and spice

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I’ve always relished this heart warming drink during the holidays. After a long day of work, and when it’s warm and cozy in the comfort of your own home, this recipe is like magic to lift the spirits and put you in the mood for the Christmas. A mild touch of cinnamon and spice to this medium bodied red wine … Read More

A Bountiful Table

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What could be more lovely at Christmas than a bountiful table, laid with heart warming food, maybe some mulled wine or Prosecco, and decorative crackers and Christmas foliage? With the weather stubbornly dragging its cold wind these days, it’s an opportunity to get creative and festive. It helps to plan a little in advance for the big day of your … Read More

Christmas Is Coming

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It’s already that time of year again. Autumn came and went so soon. The past week, we can all agree, has been a significant degree colder reminding us that it’s time to bring out the winter gear, and get ready for the holiday season – A cold Christmas is coming. But the good news is that the festivities are also … Read More

Warm Comfort

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Which would you say are the foods that bring you warm comfort in the winter? And how do you cook them, if you do? Perhaps it is the way the dish is prepared or its texture, saltiness, even sweetness, but my favourite foods to look forward to this season are the rich dark vegetables. The vegetable or plant food brings the … Read More

Christmas Seasonal Menu

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A photograph of a table during a party at the Naturally Chinese Restaurant, Surbiton, Surrey

The streets are slowly beginning to unravel that familiar Christmas feeling. The shops have already stocked on Christmas decorations and presenting their holiday offers, and I’m sure that Christmas bug will be upon you soon, if it hasn’t already! It certainly has for me. This time of year is always very special. The lights, the get togethers with family and the … Read More

Naturally Green

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There is something strangely compelling about the power of green in our meals. Our bodies seem to miss it when we don’t get enough of it. Naturally green foods have a connection with nature and with us living beings. These foods being high in chlorophyll also facilitate the detoxifying of toxins in our systems and therefore our bodies know when … Read More

Chinese food and wine

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Here’s our take on what makes a fine chinese food and wine pairing. Try it when you next dine in with us or if you order a take out and see the difference. The flavours of Chinese cuisine are complex and contain a mix of spice, smoked, sweet and sour. Having a complementary wine pairing is not only about the … Read More

A shared culture

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Following on from our previous post, we’re coming to take a closer look at what makes the essence of the culture for Naturally Chinese. Through the past couple of years, many of you have left some interesting suggestions on how we can take things to the next level or what you’d like to see added to the whole dining experience … Read More

New season new mood

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Autumn is a time for reflection. Just as the leaves on the trees dry up and shed, it’s also a good time for us to let go of things we cannot control. There is comfort and a freedom to find in this. Every season depicts a mood, and for good reason as a variation brings excitement and well being to … Read More

A kick of spice

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Spicy Szechuan Prawns at Naturally Chinese Restaurant, Surbiton

A smoky, chilli flavour is always in season, but is particularly popular as the weather transitions to a colder temperature. Our szechuan style chicken or king prawn dish is the perfect concoction of sichuan pepper with spring onions, red chillies and a delicious sauce to bring comfort as well as robust vitality to the heart. Sichuan pepper is also known as … Read More