Seasonal Sampler Menu

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Here’s a seasonal sampler that might just inspire the holiday mood. The excitement of Christmas can be all consuming with shopping for presents, traffic jams and other events that leave us preoccupied. So we’re putting together a fortifying and satisfying menu that we hope will bring you good cheer, taking away some of the holiday stress to leave you relaxed. … Read More

Holiday Season Planning

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A photograph of a table during a party at the Naturally Chinese Restaurant, Surbiton, Surrey

The countdown to the biggest celebration of the year begins! You can see glimpses of sparkles and Christmas trees in the big shops already. And the significant change in weather reminds us that Christmas will be here before we know it. For me, the build up to the day is always exciting. And early as it might seem, it’s always … Read More

The Price of Health

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For many of us, the price of health is becoming an important discussion in our daily lives. We are often faced with the question when buying our food, what would be a healthier option? And if we don’t know the answer for sure, we find ourselves in a dilemma –researching ingredients and trying to understand where our food is coming … Read More

Autumn Leaves To Come

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Traditionally, the Moonlight Festival in China marks the change from summer to autumn at the harvest. With the clear change in weather, it is time to prepare for one of the best seasons of the year. Here are a few things I love to do in Autumn and to me presents the best way to enjoy the season. We’ve been … Read More

Szechuan Peppers

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On those days when you just want something hot peppery and delicious, this is our signature King prawn Szechuan style, and it is what hits the spot. A melange of Szechuan peppers, hot chillies and spring onions in a succulent sauce brings vigor and enhances mood especially on those grey windy days. Many may find this a little spicy to … Read More

Traditionally Modern

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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