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6 of the best: What to eat in Guangzhou

6 of the best

What to eat in Guangzhou


Guangzhou, the third largest city in China and capital of the Guangdong region, is a bustling metropolis birthplace of Cantonese cuisine. Internationally, Guangzhou’s culinary offering has become synonymous with Chinese food.

    1.     Dim Sum

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This is without a doubt the most well-known Cantonese dish around the world. This mouthwatering dish is composed of steamed or fried dumplings and it’s served as a snack or main course in small steamer baskets or on little plates.

2.     Shuang Pi Nai

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Shuang Pi Nai is a delicious speciality in Guangzhou. This is a sweet dish that calls to mind pudding or flan. Made from a mixture of milk, sugar, and egg whites, sometimes topped with lotus seeds, raisins, or jequirity, a popular red bean.


3.     Kao Ru Zhu

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This popular dish has been a Cantonese delicacy for over 1,400 years. Kao Ru Zhu is cooked in two ways; either slow roasted to preserve tenderness in the skin or roasted over a full fire for a melted and crackling skin.


4.     Yum Cha

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Yum cha is a Cantonese-style tea enjoyed in the morning or evening. If you visit one of the tea shops in Guangzhou to try this delicious and uplifting tea accompanied with a dish of dim sum.


5.     Jiangcang Longxia

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Due to Guangdong's location on the southern coast of China, fresh seafood is prominent in Cantonese cuisine. In most dishes, only a small amount of soy sauce, ginger, and spring onion is added to steamed fish. 


6.     Cantonese Chow Mein

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Cantonese Chow Mein is synonymous with Cantonese cuisine. This is a classic noodle dish of Hong Kong and Guangzhou with the fried noodles being the base for a mélange of stir-fried toppings; when properly cooked their crispness resists softening, even under the multi-toppings and its sauce. 

Taste Guangdong!

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