Lunching at Natural Nine

by Rosemarie John on May 9, 2017

I’ve been looking for a Chinese restaurant close to work that would serve a good hearty porridge and I was excited to hear that Natural Nine did just that. Last week, a few colleagues and I ventured into the Casino and sat under vibrant red and black lanterns for lunch.

I knew I was going to order the pork meatball congee but then I noticed they did oysters too! I ordered two steamed rock oysters with black garlic and shallots ($4 each) as a starter. I was not disappointed. I did want to order more but was informed that the congee was quite substantial.

You could share the congee if you were ordering more dishes but if it’s just the one dish, one person can easily be satisfied with the serving size. The pork congee ($17) was pretty to look and full of flavour. I would have liked to have had some thinly sliced ginger to accompany the congee, and may ask if they could provide some next time round. I plan to return and try their Sichuan chilli chicken wings and yee mee prawn noodle soup.

Open from noon, Natural Nine is located at Casino Canberra, 21 Binara Street, Canberra.

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Evelyne CulturEatz May 10, 2017 at 2:59 am

Oh the steamed rock oysters look amazing. I have little expereince qith congee, don<t know of a restaurant in my city that serves it.
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Gary Lum May 15, 2017 at 8:03 am

Those oysters look great Rose.
I look forward to trying this place out.
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Anna @ shenANNAgans May 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

I cant believe that in just 7 months how many new and wonderful restaurants there are in the Berra. Good to see the casino has a lovely restaurant with great food too. Honestly I dont really know much about congee, but perhaps when I am in town next month I will swing past for a chomp. 🙂 Hope you guys are both well and happy and healthy.
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Rosemarie John May 16, 2017 at 7:00 am

You’re right! The restaurant scene is growing! We are both well. Hope you are settling into your new job and look forward to your gorgeous photos of dream island.


Serina Huang May 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Yum, I love a good congee as well and they are very hard to find.
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Nadia May 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm

I would never have thought to go to the Casino! Perfect weather for congee too.


Swathi May 26, 2017 at 7:48 pm

The place looks beautiful and the dishes look mouth-watering, this place made its way into my food-tasting list. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Billy June 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Looks fantastic … I’ll have to try it when I am in Canberra!


Brittany July 1, 2017 at 3:25 am

Looks like a great place to go for a quality meal before a night at the casino … great pics!
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