Top Cantonese Cuisines
Guangzhou delicacies are the main Cantonese Cuisine (Yue Cai), which also includes Chaozhou and Dongjiang dishes popular nation wide. This employs ingredients originating from the sky, the earth, and the water with only a sprinkle of seasonings. Relative to the country's other cuisines, they employ less spicy dressings in order to bring out the true food flavour.
White Cut Chicken (Bai Qie Ji)
White Cut (plain sliced) Chicken is a well known Guangzhou food. Visitors can enjoy the original taste of chicken from the carefully timed boiling. Visitors can expect the best priced Bai Qie Ji at these restaurants: Gaozhou Taiziji Restaurant, Huiai Restaurant, Youlian Restaurant, and etc.
Roasted Suckling Pig (Kao Ru Zhu)
|Roasted Suckling Pig (Kao Ru Zhu)|
Roast suckling pig, a Guangzhou famous food, is mouth watering. A 3 kilogram piget is marinated with spices: sugar, salt, sweet, vinegar, fermented bean curd, cooking wine, and sesame paste. And, roast red over charcoal. Then, brush on with peanut oil. The roast suckling pig in Panxi Restaurant, Guangzhou Restaurant and Bingsheng Restaurant is quality assured.
Sweet and Sour Pork (Gu Lu Rou)
Sweet and Sour Pork is Guangzhou specialty of Qing Dynasty (1644- 1911) vintage. Pork is first boned, starch with seasonings, then knead into a ball ready for frying to a crisp. The finishing touch is to wrap it with sweet and sour condiments. Yongli Restaurant, Lao Feng Teahouse and To To Kui are where this delicacy is served.
Claypot Rice (Bao Zai Fan)
Claypot Rice is a kind of rice cooked together with vegetables and preserved meat. Although small in size, Minji Baozaifan, Wanxing Xiaoshi, and other street shops attracts many customers for yummy tastes and low price.
Wonton Noodle (Yuntun Mian)
Wonton Noodle is popular Guangzhou food. The main ingredients consist of cooked wonton, bamboo shoots, and fish broth, dried shrimp, scallops and chicken. Go to Shangxia Jiu Pedestrian Street, Xihua Road and Renmin Road, you come across many Wonton Noodles eateries. It is good for breakfast.
Guangzhou, near the sea, is rich in seafood, offering many delicious dishes. Reputable seafood dishes cover Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Salmon Sashimi, Steamed Scallops with Minced Garlic, Curry Crabs, Cheese Lobster, etc. Customers either go directly to the restaurant empty handed, or bring fresh seafood with them from the market. Huangsha Seafood Trading Market is the largest aquaculture integrated market, source of seafood products for the connoisseur.
Read More: 15 Best Cantonese Foods You Must Try
Best Dim Sum in Guangzhou
Shrimp Dumplings are starch wrappers, filled with fresh shrimp, pork puree, and young bamboo shoots. It is steam cooked.
Steamed Shaomai is traditional Guangzhou dim sum, with pork and shrimp. The cooking method is "by steaming". The wrapper is translucent, a tempting palatable colour.
Radish cake is Cantonese dim sum with fresh and salty taste. The ingredients are wheat flour, white radish, bacon, shrimps, etc.
Cantonese Egg Tart
Cantonese Egg Tart is a kind of western pie with egg pulp as filling. The crust is crisp, with sweet filling inside.
Where to eat in Guangzhou? Best Guangzhou teahouses and restaurants to enjoy dim sum include Panxi Restaurant, Guangzhou Restaurant, Bingsheng Restaurant, and so on.
See more: 15 Most Popular Dishes of Chinese Dim Sum
Must-try Guangzhou Street Food
Double-Skin Milk (Shuang Pi Nai)
Also called Simmered Milk, it is a choice street food in Guangzhou. It looks pure white and semisolid made of egg white and milk. It has two thin layers, one on top and one on the bottom, hence the name Double-Skin Milk. It tastes soft and sweet. And most importantly, it has much nutritional value. Nanxin Shuang Pi Nai is the specialty of Nanxin Milk Store on the Xia Jiu Road.
Rice Rolls (Chang Fen)
Rice Rolls are a major Guangzhou food. It looks like noodles, but much thinner and softer. This featured snack is popular. It is now a regular course in most teahouses and night markets. Yinji Changfen Restaurant stands out.
Looking for relief from pent up heat and or heart burn? 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 relief internal heat. The bitterer, the better.
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