Food Heaven

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I’ve probably spoken to customers in length about the grandeur of traditional Chinese celebrations where there isn’t usually room to compromise on any part of the feast; as the main aim is to give the guests a good time and serve them the very best in terms of food. As we have been seeing a steady growth in parties and … Read More

Compliments Of The Chef

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The last few weeks have been especially exciting as we’ve been working on some new concepts for the menu. It’s reaffirmed me about having a great team of chefs who are not only passionate about the food but highly skilled at what they do. Their effortless way of delivering excellent dishes has proven to be an art in itself. Apart from … Read More

Midsummer Nights Feasts

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I’m working on the new gluten free menu at the moment, a project that fuels my goals of catering to an emerging group, keeping the tradition of Chinese cuisine but infusing a modern perspective. These are the fun aspects of running a restaurant, the creative part  I look forward to most after dealing with the mundane and administrative side. With … Read More

Authenticity For Living

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In the midst of materialism, running the race to financial freedom and conspicuous consumption, the need for authenticity might be becoming even greater to us. We all have our path to focus on and how we drive our business is indicative most likely of how we run our lives. The man across the street has his unique direction to take … Read More

School’s Out For Summer

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Making the best of a typical English Summer can be an experience to remember. I have relished many pretty Summers that have been collected along the way with my children who are all grown up now. I recall the days when my children were little and planning a list of activities to keep them entertained during the summer presented its … Read More

Good Business Ethics

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There’s something to be said for a good code of business conduct and ethics. A well known Chinese saying “a fox will always show its tail” brings to mind a clarity that helps look farther than the immediate picture in any line of business. The past few weeks have presented its set of hoops to overcome along with the good … Read More

Summer Fun

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What’s summer without the fun? No matter what the situation, rain or sunshine, there’s always a good excuse to enjoy summer. Great food, wine, celebrating simple pleasures with friends and family. The irony is that England is one of the best places to be during summer so there really isn’t the need to travel anywhere else. We at Naturally Chinese … Read More

Father’s Day Weekend

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“Son’s first hero, daughter’s first love”. I think many of us could agree with this statement. I might be going out on a limb by saying that I’ve often felt that Father’s Day tends to get overlooked as compared to Mother’s Day. But that is my feeling anyway. And I wonder why should it be any different? Shouldn’t fathers receive … Read More

Looking Towards Summer

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It’s been a busy week but productive and fruitful all the same with fantastic news to report. I had a message from Trip Advisor a few days ago telling me that Naturally Chinese had won the 2014 Certificate Of Excellence acknowledging us for our consistent top ratings from Trip Advisor travellers. I am really touched by the responses that I … Read More

Tea Tasting Affair

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Hints of jasmine, honey, magnolia, orange blossom and ginger fill the air as I sample some of the teas I am to select for the Tea Tasting event this Sunday, 18th May. It’s the last day of the Surbiton Food Festival and what better way for us to close than on a ‘Chinese High Tea’ affair. The pairing of tea … Read More