Traditionally Modern

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

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 … Read More

The Tender Dishes

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

We recently introduced free range organic chicken on our menu, sourcing the produce from a local British Organic farm. I believe this has made a difference to not only the taste and texture of the dishes but to the overall well being of the restaurant. It’s not just about us and what we eat, it’s also what we contribute to … Read More

New season, new tastes

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

As we embark on September; the days getting shorter but still with the hope that the month will bring us some more precious moments of sunshine to enjoy. This transitional season gives us the time to firm up some loose ends before the excitement of Christmas. For a special time like September, the dim sum afternoon makes a perfect lunch … Read More

Nutritional Contentment

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

Prawn Wanton Soup with noodles

Which would you say are the foods that bring you nutritional contentment? And how do you cook them, if you do? Perhaps it is the way the dish is prepared or its texture, saltiness, even sweetness, but my favourite foods to look forward to this season are the rich dark vegetables. The vegetable or plant food brings the best nutritive … Read More

Free Range Organic Chicken braised in wine

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

We’re proud to serve free range organic chicken to the menu. Knowing where our chickens come from and how they are treated is a top priority and if you’re a fan of our chicken dishes, this one will prove immensely satisfying. Prepared with essentially Chinese herbs and wine, what makes it distinctive is the wine – fermented rice wine known … Read More

Ingredients to bring balance and good health

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

One of the most commonly used spices in our cooking is Star Anise. Shaped like a star – a woody, refreshing flavour really works well with our braised stews and hot pots. So also the Cloves that are part of the five spice mix. Cloves provide that dynamic variety of pungent, slightly smoky and somewhat sweet like essence that contribute … Read More

Midsummer Nights Feast

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

Naturally Chinese Restaurant, Surbiton

Whether you are planning Summer activities, a birthday party or a family reunion, Naturally Chinese can provide a setting that is hospitable with food to enjoy to your heart’s content. We’re revamping our menu to a new exciting look – with a view to give you a comprehensive yet comforting feel of what the dining possibilities we have to offer. … Read More

Light Dining

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

Naturally Chinese Restaurant

In the middle of Summer, when the days are long and the weather leaves you feeling energised to do more, the concept of light dining is appealing. Small plates in a tapas style can be enjoyed either by yourself or in the company of many.  One of our popular mouth watering bites is Ribs in Capital Sauce –a dish of … Read More

Sustainable food

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

In a time when we don’t always know where our food comes from, and we have to grapple with having to keep up with changes in food sourcing and sustainability, seeking a quality of life in food is and should become an important part of our everyday thinking. Sustainable food sourcing can be highly rewarding to everyone on many levels. … Read More

Midsummer Platters

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

Midsummer days are here where the air is balmy, slightly cooler after the heat wave we’ve just had. And it is this month where we get to make good Summer moments count. Gone are the days where one cooks a large meal at lunch time. These days, a plate of a quick bite of something nutritional and delicious does the … Read More

The Finer Details

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

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 … Read More

Sunshine Feasts

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

Gluten Free Tasting Event

Planning a summer birthday or a get-together with friends?  Barbecue season is definitely on! Some of our versions of delectable tender meats featured this month are the sizzling lamb, mandarin steak and honey barbecued fillet of pork. We also feature our Rotisserie platter which comes with the fillet of pork. If you and your party are meat lovers, we can design … Read More

Going Back to Basics

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

The value for healthy, natural and unprocessed food to me, is one of the greater things to offer. It’s a struggle in today’s world as there are various factors that make it difficult to sustain. But therein lies the desire even more so, to see the success of bringing good food and nutrition to the community. Going against the current … Read More

Summer Days

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

Summer is officially here! With a line up of hot muggy days to await, why not plan a range of your Summer feasts whether it be an upcoming birthday party or just a Summer vacay with the family and friends. Summer is everyone’s favourite season –and in England, we all know those priceless sunshine days are fleeting and remind us … Read More

Steamed Sea Delectable

AmieBlogLeave a Comment

Naturally Chinese Sea Bass

Steaming the sea bass and finishing it off with zesty ginger and spring onions keeps it true to it’s Cantonese style. These ingredients are there to reaffirm the delicate flavour of the fish. At Naturally Chinese, the sea bass is a popular dish on our menu all year round. What makes it worth the experience is the freshness of the … Read More