What A Duck!

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I wanted to give you a sneak peak into the infamous Peking Duck as it dawned on me that it would make a wonderful Mother’s Day feast. I had touched upon it briefly in an earlier post mentioning that our chefs take the utmost care to source the best ducks they can find. Chef Chiu recently came upon a top … Read More

Women of Substance

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As part of the spirit of Women’s Day celebrations, I wanted to follow the tradition of acknowledging women in the fashion of some countries like Italy and Russia. It is known in these places that the women are gifted flowers and small presents to denote an appreciation for their hard work and femininity. Having had to rise to an occasion … Read More

A Fine Dinner And Romance

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Valentine’s Day to me is about showing appreciation for the one I love. We can easily forget and take for granted the gifts of affection, care and support we receive from our partners. Having a day once a year to make the effort to say thank you, serves its purpose. I remember those early days of romance, receiving a rose … Read More

Creating Good Value

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Chocolate lave cake

Aside from the usual everyday business activities, there also lies the fine balance between maintaining business ethics, quality, service, and the ability to provide good value in different ways to add to the overall experience. Everything from the colours chosen to represent the restaurant to the thorough selection of the right supplier to source our ingredients, all contribute to creating … Read More

Chinese New Year

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Out with the old, in with the new – it’s the time to get together with friends and family to toast to good health and longevity. Is it a coincidence that Chinese families prefer to dine at circular tables with a swirling Lazy Susan? 团圆饭 (Thuen yeun fan) which denotes the unity, sharing and togetherness is symbolic of the round table that … Read More

A Hearty Winter Soup

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The new year is always an exciting time; a chance for new beginnings, a chance to start on a clean slate. I am thrilled to see Naturally Chinese step into the next year and with a whole host of new choices that are to come with the territory. The few days leading up to New Years’ day are for most … Read More

Everything Tastes Better With Wine

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We kicked off the Christmas week with our annual staff dinner party. The team was excited to share in some of the vintage wines my husband dug out of his cellar – three beautiful bottles of red Chateau Peyrabon 1986 from Medoc, that worked well with the meat dishes. I’ve been feeling very grateful this year for many things. My staff … Read More

Burst Of Flavour

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You might have noticed how the cold weather makes you long for spice and vigour in your diet. A beautiful slender red or green chilli, or a steamy bowl of vibrant ginger can not only sound very appealing these days, but even the sight and aroma can do wonders for the body and mind. Spices used in Chinese cuisine perform … Read More

A Christmas Feast

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The cold is indeed upon us but the shops are gearing up for the season of lights, pulling out their stock of christmas decorations to garland their windows with tinsel and holly. It’s that time, the most wonderful time of the year! We at Naturally Chinese are building up our own excitement and this time we want to celebrate the … Read More

Inspiring The Adventure

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Eighteen months on and I’m still going and going strong. Whew! it has been a tremendous feat but with every passing day I know I’m moving towards something wonderful. It all started when I felt that there was a need to shake up the stereotypical perception these days that chinese food is synonymous to fast food noodles in a box. … Read More