For those times we forget to appreciate a father's love, today is a reminder that we benefit to remember that in spite of any differences we've had with parents, we are lucky that we were given life by them. I love the saying that goes about a father: "a son's first hero, a daughter's first love". Doesn't it ring true for most of us? Indeed we are influenced by our first role models. Fifty years ago, Father’s Day may have been overlooked by many, but today it becomes more relevant. It has been reassuring to see these days that fathers are putting [...]
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Naturally Chinese Restaurant over the past nine years has evolved in a myriad of ways. 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 the UK, to offering some of the best dim sum in town, to promoting a greener way of functioning reducing food waste and even observing Earth hour each year, the restaurant is in full swing marking what makes it unique as one of London’s premier Chinese restaurant. What brings to mind this season is the sharing table comprising of delectable [...]
Like all things we love to celebrate here at Naturally Chinese, Father’s Day is one that ranks top of our list. We have a few dads amongst our team and I see the hopefulness and excitement on Father’s Day to receive a card or a hug from their children which I find to be very endearing and heart warming. Whether your plans might be to treat dad to a home cooked meal or with tickets to see a show, we hope that you enjoy some good quality time together. We’ll be happy to make this day memorable for you at Naturally [...]
Summer will be here before we know it. And this year, there is plenty to look forward to --a fresh new approach to Summer activities, birthday parties or family reunions. Here at Naturally Chinese, we look forward to provide a setting that is hospitable with food to enjoy to your heart’s content. We’re revamping our menu to offer some delicious delectables -- with a view to give you a comprehensive yet comforting feel of what the dining possibilities we have to offer. We pride ourselves on steaming hot baskets of dim sum made in house by our dim sum pastry chef, [...]
Chinese cuisine traditionally has always maintained a healthy approach to food. It was perhaps the advent of fast food -adding MSG and other additives to preserve that developed into a new kind of Chinese cuisine. And from that there possibly could be a new spring of modern Chinese cuisine. Whether it be chopping, tossing, flash frying or carving a flower out of a vegetable, there’s an art or science to it all. And so the search to evolve the cuisine continues, listening to feedback from customers, keeping an ear to the ground to see what ingredients are healthy and sustainable, and [...]
Our team of chefs at Naturally Chinese have been working away and gearing up to bring you some exciting twists on some of your favourite delights. Summer will be here soon, and what brings to mind this season is the sharing table comprising of delectable morsels of food that can be enjoyed by all. Everyone gets to taste everything, and isn’t sharing more fulfilling anyway? So try some verdant dumplings, puff pastries or turnip cakes. Perhaps some custard buns or char shiu bao. All our food colourings and flavourings are natural. And some of them even come gluten free. If you’re [...]
We all have our path to focus on and how we drive our business is indicative most likely of how we run our lives. In threading our own paths, it leads us to finding an originality and authenticity that is unique to each one of us. In my business, I don’t pretend to be anything other than what I truly believe and have a passion for. I am happy to say that it stems from my home life and quest for living. A plan of contributing to create balance, a healthy environment and non conflict. What is important in our daily [...]
Naturally Chinese will be re-opening on Wednesday, the 19th of May. This week brings a buzz of excitement after the long hiatus from dining in. You will be pleased to know that we have been working away during this time to make your dining experience with us as safe and delicious as possible. Our head chef has a tantalising range of dishes that he will be presenting in the weeks to come. We have streamlined our menu and improved on many of our dishes --making them more green friendly and allergy free, but never compromising on the taste as it should [...]
It’s formed a big part of our colour palette since we started the restaurant: the verdant greens that create the environment of Naturally Chinese restaurant make for the naturally green effect that we strive to achieve. In a similar vein, the dishes we’ve put together on the menu hold a bit of green whether in the whole dish, or just as a tantaliser to excite the palette. Each green has its own unique flavour and texture. Once you become familiar with them, you begin to fine tune your palette to knowing which vegetable pairs better with a certain dish. For instance, [...]
For the past 16 years, the second week of May has been used to highlight and improve awareness of coeliac disease and the gluten free diet. As you might know already that Coeliac disease is not an allergy or food intolerance, it is an autoimmune disease which affects 1 in 100 people in the UK. When someone with coeliac disease eats food containing gluten it causes damage to the lining of the gut, which reduces the absorption of nutrients from food and may present itself with a range of symptoms. Children and young adults with coeliac disease often feel isolated and [...]