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 Hong Kong master chefs specialise in dim sum and the use of spices and flash frying, the northern way of cooking emphasis on accentuating the main flavour of the seafood. Here are some of our delectable seafood treats you won't want to miss: Crab and Pumpkin Dumplings This was crafted by our pastry chef David Chang whose passion for aroma and flavours brought out this sensation of crab meat, minced [...]
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What makes a ‘feel good’ dinner worth the effort? It not only delights the senses but has the ability to inspire us to be our better selves. There is great value in understanding the foods you’re fond of and why they make you feel good. It’s simple details such as these that brings the food we eat closer to an understanding of our health and vitality. The time it takes to wash, nurture, and cook real foods also brings a sense of simple achievement to our daily lives. This ties in with our philosophy for eating and the food we serve. Agreeably we [...]
Our favourite task is to put together healthy meals that bring warmth and comfort. There’s nothing like the feel of surrounding yourself with a steamy bowl of rice and soup, followed by a light plate of chicken in cashew sauce, or a platter of stir fry vegetables of the season. Steamed sea bass or succulent lamb with all the flavours intact are a healthy meal choice this month. Combine it with a bowl of rice, soup and deep coloured greens, and you’ll feel fortified and rejuvenated. Get set for those fabulous September days. It’s a time where cooking healthy meals and [...]
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. For that kick of spice to the palette, this makes for an exciting [...]
What makes this dish exquisite is the quality of the tofu. Being one of our top dishes, it has garnered attention from enthusiasts. Silken tofu might be a delicate food to touch but it is one of great resilience and strength. Most tofu appears silky smooth but the difference with Japanese silken tofu or Hiyayakko is that it is softer, milkier with a mild flavour. The process of creating this beautiful food requires tremendous patience and skill. In some of the villages up near the Japanese mountainous landscapes live some very hard working people who spend most of their day fermenting, cooking, churning [...]
A key ingredient to providing a zing of strength and calm is Ginger. By far, it is probably the most rejuvenating. In fact, the more mature the ginger, the more it is packed with richer flavour and potency blending very well with any kind of seafood, meat and game. Turmeric, which is a kind of ginger root can work like magic if used correctly in the right combination and portion. It provides healing to the skin and body, clearing your mind to relaxation and boosting your energy levels. One of the most commonly used spices in our cooking is Star Anise. [...]
For a week that gets a little chillier in the middle of Summer, try our version of chicken in wine, prepared with essentially Chinese herbs and wine. What makes it distinctive to the Chinese version of the dish is the wine – fermented rice wine known as Xaoxing wine. It is sweet, almost like a sherry which gives a mild marinade to the chicken. Unlike its French counterpart, this dish uses more spice than herb, sometimes flavouring it with a bark of cinnamon but mostly star anise which is signature to asian cooking. Mushrooms are used as a matter of choice [...]
Celebrating a birthday this Summer? No matter how big or small your party may be, our menu has various choices for you and your guests. And if you and your party are meat lovers, we can design a roast of delectable meats to savour the celebration. Not forgetting fine wines to pair with the feast. Those precious days of sunshine are coveted. And though they flit between the thick clouds even in what is supposed to be the middle of Summer, we need to make the best of it. The important thing is to get out of the house and soak up [...]
If you're curious about the difference in taste of free range organic chicken or the other alternative, there is no comparison. The taste of free range organic chicken is more delicious, tender and juicer we have found. But the more important reason we decided to offer it at the restaurant was so that you as a customer have the choice, and know where the chicken is coming from and how it has been treated. We at Naturally Chinese take this concern very seriously, and is the cornerstone of what we offer on our menu. We fully appreciate questions about food concerns [...]
Introducing Naturally Chinese's house special fried rice! ... What a sight to behold in this almost architectural sculpture of food. This is a new dish concocted by our talented chef who combines great taste and arrangement in a symphony of culinary delight. You might wonder, well, where is the rice? The element of surprise is revealed when the softly embedded casing of egg white, like a humble gift wrapped around the rice is cut open; and thereby releasing the most delicious aroma of freshly cooked special fried rice. The dish consists of king prawns, scallops, sweet corn, french beans, and organic [...]