Home is where the heart is and in this case the heart lies in the essence of this dish of surprise and splendour –Chicken in cashew nuts and bean sauce! If you haven’t tried this yet, it’s a dish that will not disappoint. At Naturally Chinese, we make ours in a yellow bean sauce. Although black bean is more popular in Sichuan and Cantonese cooking, to use the yellow bean brings out the umami of the mix of chicken and cashew nuts. Both ingredients fortified in proteins make this an excellent choice for a meal at anytime of the day. 

Now if you are curious, yellow bean has a sweeter taste to black bean. Black beans also have a stronger flavour which pairs very well with red meats and hearty vegetables. Yellow bean being milder in taste does not overpower the dish but complements the stronger flavours, even texture. If you pair it with a lighter green vegetable such as pak choy, you get an elegant classy Chinese dinner. A bowl of plain steamed rice completes the overall taste making it wholly satisfying. 

Furthermore, adding a light pinot grigio to this meal on a hot summer’s day would make it a grand treat. So here’s something exciting to discover on your next visit -keeping it classy and cool through the summer season at Naturally Chinese. Call us to book your table at 020 8399 5533 or email us at hello@naturallychineserestaurant.co.uk