Guangzhou Food and Restaurants

Guangzhou is the the birth place of Cantonese Cuisine (Yue Cuisine), one of the eight famous cuisines of Chinese food. Food in Guangzhou is also famous the world over. Among four basic culinary styles, Cantonese cuisine is a dominant one, the rest are Chao-Shan cuisine and Dongjiang cuisine. With different ingredients, fine preparation, a light flavor and rich in variation, it owns superior color, scent and taste as well as sound nutrition.

The food industry in Guangzhou ranks among China's top. To date, there are over 10,000 restaurants in the city. Apart from seafood, animals, insects and worms, flowers and weeds are all made into dishes. The Cantonese also have a custom of drinking tea with snacks in their leisure time or at business meetings. The tea drinking tradition can be traced back a hundred years to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There is a variety of Cantonese dim sum, sweet or salty. The delicious Cantonese-style dim sum served with tea offers a fresh flavor in leisure time. It is estimated that there are over 1000 ways of making desserts in Guangzhou. Most locals are gourmets and love varieties. Scattered all over the city there are over 5 000 restaurants, teahouses and snack eateries, offering service around the clock.

Some delicious snacks in Guangzhou

Cantonese dim sum ranks the best in the whole country. Exquisitely made dim sums attract your eyes and stomach.
Shuang Pi Nai (Double-Skin Milk): Nanxin Shuang Pi Nai is the specialty of Nanxin Milk Store on the Xia Jiu Lu. Simmered milk has a frozen cover made of the mixture of egg white and milk, Hence the name Double-Skin Milk. When finished, this food appears to be pure white and semisolid. It tastes soft and sweet. And most importantly, it has much nutritional value, good for your health.
Jidi Zhou (Jidi Porridge 及弟粥): Jidi Zhou served in the Wuzhan Ji Restaurant is the most famous of all. It has been a noted snack bar since the early 1900s.
Yuntun Mian (Wonton Noodle 馄饨面): Go to Shangxia Jiu Lu, Xihua Lu and Renmin Lu. You will find many eateries that serve Wonton Noodles. Cantonese like to have the delicious Yuntun Miao for breakfast.
Chang Fen (Steamed Vermicelli Roll 肠粉): This featured snack is popular among local people. It is now a must-serve in nearly all teahouses and night markets.
Guiling Gao (龟苓膏): Being afraid of suffering from excessive internal heat, Cantonese love to have Guiling Gao. That is a kind of brown jelly that holds the shape of the vessel. It is said the Guiling Gao can clear internal heat. The bitterer, the better.

Featured Local Restaurants in Guangzhou

Banxi Restaurant
Add: 151 Longjin Xi Lu, Guangzhou, China
Tel: 020-8181 5718
La Seine
Add: Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qing Bo Lu, ground fl., Er Sha Island, Guangzhou, China
Tel: 020-8735 2531
Dongjiang Seafood Restaurant
Add: 276 Huanshi Zhong Lu, Guangzhou, China
Tel: 020-8322 9188
Guangzhou Restaurant
Add: 2 Wenchang Nan Lu, Guangzhou, China
Tel: 020-8138 0439
Haveli Restaurant and Bar
Add: 2 Aiguo Lu, opposite Holiday Inn, Guangzhou, China
Tel: 020-8359 4533
The Roof
Add: China Hotel, Liuhua Lu, Guangzhou, China
Tel: 020/8666-6888 Ext. 71892
Bei Yuan Restaurant
Add: No.202, Xiaobei Rd., GZ
Tel: 020-8333 0087
Shui Yun Tian
Address: 38-42 Jinghui Lu
Tel: 020-8107 2463
Tao Tao Ju
Add: No.20 Dishipu Lu Rd
Tel: 020-8138 9632


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