Happy New Year! One of the most positive times of the year --some get inspired by a new look, a change, a resolution, of simply getting rid of the old energy energy attached to things that have no purpose. It's the Year of the Ox this Chinese New Year which brings good news that through hard work, a positive outlook and earnestness, we can overcome anything. Whatever the desire is to make a change, it's a positive thing, so go with it! The hope for 2021 is to make good for what we have missed out and lost in 2020. Take [...]
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We begin our journey in the new year after a much deserved break. The weather being much colder conjures up thoughts of that perfect hot pot of goodness that we cook up here at the hands of our esteemed chefs. And while preparations for the last couple of days of 2020 are moving forward; it’s time to clear out the old to make room for the new. The chance for renewal of some kind, the start of something new and putting to rest the year behind us, and especially this year that has been one of the greater challenges for us all. [...]
With a quieter Christmas to look forward to this year, we at Naturally Chinese will be closed for Christmas break and re-open on the 30th of December at 5pm. We will be open through the New year including New Year's Day. We thank you all for your loyalty and support this year. Looking back on 2020 --in spite of the uncertainty and vulnerability most of us have faced, we are thankful to have been able to have kept up and running. We've had the opportunity to re-assess goals and make some important changes. And in doing so, have been able to [...]
Make the season count to reconnect with old friends, those you may not have talked to for a while. Whether a catch-up on the phone, a chat from balcony to balcony or a zoom session, toast to the season with a mild touch of cinnamon spice. This is a drink you'll love with its medium bodied red wine that releases an aroma to delight, and the fruit and nuts in each cup are good enough to make your christmas warm and happy. I hope you find it as delicious and heart warming as I do every year. Here it is: Spiced [...]
A chilly Christmas may be upon us. But the good news is that the festivities are also about to begin. It’s the most exciting time of the year, but it can also get intense with expectations, shopping, planning dinners, families, and the list is a long one.Whether you are planning a small family celebration or just taking this time to sort out the superfluous that needs to disperse, we want you to know that we have a delectable menu to lighten your days. This time of year is always very special. The lights, the get togethers with family and the chance [...]
Looking for food that is comforting and wholesome? We have you covered. Our dim sum has a light and organic taste, one that you might not have had before. Some of our dim sum have been created by our pastry chef that are unique, with a fusion of traditional and modern; and special to Naturally Chinese Restaurant. Naturally Chinese Restaurant over the last few years has gathered a few cornerstones to be happy to implement. From adopting its wide range of gluten free dishes, to being accredited by Coeliac UK as being the first gluten free Chinese restaurant in all of [...]
Chinese cuisine is undoubtedly more complex than it might seem. The finer foods require attention to subtle details that elevate the dining experience, by finding ways to keep the dishes delicious without compromising on the nutritional benefits. For instance, we don’t use any artificial food colouring. If you see a bright ochre, we will have used turmeric which not only provides that golden yellow which forms the aesthetic colour palette of a dish but has significant health benefits at the same time. Chef David Chang, our dim sum and pastry chef, has mastered his art by keeping things simple and organised [...]
It’s a tradition many of us love -to do a weekend Dim Sum brunch. A typical Chinese restaurant serving dim sum on the weekend is a scene of the bustle of energy created from coming together over little morsels of beautifully crafted foods. The art of eating dim sum lies in sharing and sampling those delectable delights. It will always taste better when shared and depending on the occasion, Prosecco or wine can make an interesting combination with it. Starting Sunday November 22nd, we've decided to open up some menu options to you. We will now be opening for lunch takeaway [...]
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 a complex flavour like no other chilli pepper. The cold weather makes us crave spice and variety in our diet. A [...]
I have a particular fondness for Autumn and especially the advent of Winter. It puts me in the mood to take comfort in a heart warming claypot, accompanied with the perfectly paired glass of wine. We are about to step into the Winter season, so let's make the best of it this year. Of all our claypot dishes on our menu, this one warms my heart instantly with its strength of ginger, chillies and vigor of spring onions. Picking an aubergine to use in this dish is key to the freshness and enjoyment of the flavour and texture. This celebratory dish [...]