Reviving and Healing

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Good Food

In Asian cuisine, very often the range of vegetables runs between a variety of colours, textures and tastes. This is to bring balance of sweet, bitter, astringent and sour. The smooth, salty and spicy are added by way of spices, salts and oils. A sprinkle of seeds such as sesame are a common practice.  And even though most of them … Read More

Seafood dishes

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Chinese Scallops and Broccoli, Naturally Chinese Restaurant

A Chinese menu isn’t complete without an array of seafood dishes. In China, various concoctions of seafood are common in the coastal but mostly stem for the north east coastal region. This is the Shandong region, and unlike the southern areas where Hongkong master chefs specialise in dim sum and the use of spices and flash frying, the northern way … Read More

Cooked On A Slow Fire

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Although this is a favourite all year round, it holds a special place for the onset of Autumn. The Pork Belly being a tender meat offers the chance to enjoy the sweet and savoury flavour delicately and slowly cooked over a slow fire. Its succulent taste stems from a mix of Chinese spices, sherry, citrus and preserved vegetables. It’s a … Read More

Autumnal Comfort

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Prawn Wanton Soup with noodles

With a few windy days coming our way leading us into a change of season, there’s always some kind of adjustment to be made. Whether it is getting the sweaters out of storage, or eating well to stay hydrated and nourished, or warding off any unwanted colds, it calls for a little autumnal comfort.  Soups and hot broths are back … Read More

Sweet Creams

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A well known favourite in Chinese cuisine is and has been for the longest time — Mango pudding. Though as we know, Chinese restaurants may not be known for their sweet creams and desserts. As the Chinese palette is geared towards less sweet, this dessert ranks number one on the sweet creams list amongst Chinese culture. Not a bolster, but … Read More