From a big bowl of wanton soup to a mandarin steak sizzler, to a sweet finish of custard buns and creamy coffee, the taste of home goodness is alive and well in our cooking at Naturally Chinese. Ingredients that are sourced carefully and broths that are made from scratch in house. The idea is to enjoy every morsel of food and take time to digest and appreciate the taste of home goodness.
The taste of home goodness can bring back memories of a home far away, one that we left behind for the lights of a bustling city. The ethos at Naturally Chinese has always been to incorporate this quality of home cooking. We bring to you a space where you can relax and take your time. Flowers and plants help soothe and bring a sense of calm to the experience. Unlike the fast food approach, we hope to promote a longer drawn out dining experience, where you can take time to relish more nuanced tastes in our cooking.
I had read somewhere about the difference between flavour and taste. Flavour attaches more to our memory than just the momentary adjustment of the dish. It made me think about the food I love and long for, mostly the ones from childhood. In my younger days in Vietnam, rice was what we ate mostly. There was a particular essence to the grain that till this day when I eat that rice, I am transported back to the rice fields, the smell of rain and earthiness.
Much of flavour is closely related to the senses, which is why it has the power to conjure up emotion, happy or even nostalgic. The more our chefs work on refining our dishes to become signature, the more we have been opening up to the possibility of Naturally Chinese’s distinct flavour.