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Autumn Delight


We're in the run up to Winter, and as the Autumn leaves turn to gold, we begin to feel the need for comfort, warmth and connection. This season can be the best time to get together with friends and family to renew those connections we so often take for granted. A celebratory time calls for an auspicious dish, and at Naturally Chinese, there's a familiar ritual to gather over delicious food and wine. Our Peking duck makes for a delightful celebration at your table.  Apart from the duck itself, the trimmings are just as important. Finely sliced or julienned vegetables like [...]

Autumn Delight2021-10-13T18:15:22+01:00

Live well gluten free


With a little extra diligence and knowledge, our team has adapted to a new way of serving Chinese food. It is of course an option when one comes to dine at Naturally Chinese, as some would prefer wheat in their diet. But the choice of having a gluten free and non gluten free menu is achievable. If ever Chinese food could be unimagined as gluten free, it can exist. As our motto continues, that no one should need to feel left out of the party because of a dietary requirement. Everyone can enjoy and come together through food. The taste of [...]

Live well gluten free2021-09-14T17:24:13+01:00

Succulent Sauces


A favourite all year round, this dish holds a special place for the onset of Autumn. The tender meat with sweet peppers in a black bean sauce offers the chance to enjoy the sweet and savoury flavour delicately cooked to perfection. Its succulent taste stems from a mix of Chinese spices and vegetables. It’s a dish to behold. We take pride in our heartwarming dishes that present a distinct dark, rich gravy to achieve perfect balance of flavour. For those who enjoy a hearty bit of pork, choose from cutlets in a honey peppercorn sauce, sweet and sour sauce or a [...]

Succulent Sauces2021-09-14T17:27:14+01:00

Gluten Free Seafood Delights


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 [...]

Gluten Free Seafood Delights2021-09-06T12:49:33+01:00

The art to ‘feel good’ dinners


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 [...]

The art to ‘feel good’ dinners2021-09-06T12:28:40+01:00

September Days


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 [...]

September Days2021-08-09T17:10:14+01:00

Sichuan Pepper & Wine


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 [...]

Sichuan Pepper & Wine2021-08-09T17:23:49+01:00

Silken Tofu Delicacy


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 [...]

Silken Tofu Delicacy2021-08-09T17:19:11+01:00

Vital ingredients


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. [...]

Vital ingredients2021-08-09T17:40:32+01:00

Chicken Claypot


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 [...]

Chicken Claypot2021-07-29T20:10:34+01:00
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