A 15 course tasting menu awaits

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With 2019 well under way, Naturally Chinese has some exciting events in store. As a part of our celebration of food and Chinese cuisine, we will be hosting a charity dinner. Following on from the success of our first charity dinner in May 2015, we decided to create an evening of fun, friendship and food –all the proceeds of the … Read More

Dim Sum Weekend

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It’s almost like a ritual these days -to do a weekend Dim Sum brunch. I see many of you who frequently make a reservation to have a dim sum lunch with the family on either a Saturday or Sunday. A typical Chinese restaurant serving dim sum on the weekend is a scene of the bustle of energy created from coming … Read More

Springtime Lunches

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It’s time again for relishing those long afternoon lunches, the kind we like to enjoy whilst admiring the Spring blossoms. With a mixed bag of weather surprises we’ve been having, there’s still always a reason to gather with friends, feel invigorated by long walks and try to make the best even on a cloudy afternoon. All these tie in nicely … Read More

Prawn Toast

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My new twist on bread and butter is now that of prawn toast. Usually found as little triangular toasts seasoned in shrimp paste, deep fried and sprinkled with sesame seeds. But today, our chef prepared his version using french baguette, making it light, fluffy, golden and crispy to bite. What a ravishing toasty delight and easy to prepare too. This … 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

The Art Of Dim Sum

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If I am ever in need of replenishment after a hectic day of work, I have yet to find something that can top the sheer afternoon delight of dim sum. I say afternoon as it is my favourite time to recharge with a cup of jasmine tea and very often a beautiful combination of sweet and savoury bites laid out … Read More

Mum’s The Word

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Mother’s Day will be here again the following Sunday. As the flowers bloom and all fits in perfectly with the onset of spring, Naturally Chinese has been jotting down plans to celebrate this very special day for mums. Every mum wants to feel appreciated even though they may not show it. Whether it be a card, a flower, a chocolate … Read More