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Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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 opposites in taste and flavour, but also in aroma and texture of the wine. For instance, a juicier fruiter wine like our house red pairs well with most of our salty or fried dishes. It is because this wine is not meant [...]

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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 at the restaurant. In a group of various concerns or in this case, restaurants, the complexities are what gives it a niche, and that becomes symbolic for shared values in a team or environment, thereby making it dynamic. Naturally Chinese after [...]

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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 us. It's no wonder why there is a demand for the steaming claypots and sizzling meats in these months. They provide a healing with their ingredients of turmeric, chillies, ginger and woody star anise. Naturally Chinese has witnessed twenty seasons over [...]

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A kick of spice

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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 Chinese coriander. Grown abundantly in the Sichuan region of China, its literal meaning is the flower pepper. The hull of the seed is often used for medicinal purposes. It is curious to note that it has hints of citrus that gives it [...]

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Lamb seasoned with ginger and onions

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With the autumn winds soon coming to steal away our warmth,  it’s vital to take care of our bodies by eating well and keeping our spirits up. From the array of our hot claypots to sizzling steaks, one cannot deny this dish that has been a long time favourite. Garnering the taste of ginger and fresh spring onions, these medicinal properties bring a sense of well being, light and contentment on those dark days. Of course lamb is known to be for the acquired taste.  It perhaps takes time to enjoy the subtle flavours of the meat brought out by the [...]

Lamb seasoned with ginger and onions2020-04-30T10:50:30+01:00