What to eat and where to eat in guangzhou?
So you are in Guangzhou, and would like to try some good authentic chinese food. I don’t mean sweet sour soup,orange chicken or fortune cookies. Before I went to US, i was wondering what forture cookies was, cuz we don’t have it in China.
My name is Meibo.In this video, i am gonna talk about the local cantonese food and where to get them. Since you are watching the video right now, consider subscribe!
Cantonese is one of the eight major styles of Chinese food. To draw an analogy, the difference between Chinese and Cantonese food is like the difference between European and Italian food.The word “Cantonese” here refers to the name “Canton,” which was the old name, and its officially called Guangzhou today. More broadly, “Cantonese” refers to the region around Guangdong province and Hong Kong.
Since the initial waves of immigrants from China to the west mostly left China through western-owned port cities such as Hong Kong and Macau, both of which are in the region in question, Cantonese food was the first style of Chinese food to be widely available in the west, they opened restaurants, laundary shops, etc., they brought their home cooking styles to foreign countries and nowadays most Chinese restaurants in western countries mainly provide Cantonese cuisine.
Nowadays, a lot of people from other part of China travel and live overseas, so it’s not difficult to find a variety of other regional styles, for example sichun food which is the spicy chinese food you might try before. Many restaurants don’t focus on a particular region; they serve a mix of dishes from various areas of China.
Cantonese cuisine tastes quite mild and emphasizes using fresh ingredients or seasonal ingredients to prepare, the cooking methods are boiling, stir frying, steaming, charcoal (roasting), deep frying, long boiling, double boiling (steaming in a steamer for long hours), braising and finely sliced raw ingredients (eg. raw fresh water fish’s skin with ginger and green onion salad or thinly sliced raw fresh water fish fillet or raw fresh water shrimps with dipping sauce), Cantonese chefs prefer to keep the natural flavours of the ingredients and using mild seasonings or marinades so that the finished dish should be well balanced and not greasy. Even the Cantonese chefs using quite a lot of different seasonings, sauces, spices or herbs, they usually use modest amounts of seasonings to avoid overwhelming the flavours of the ingredients.
Yum cha is a term in Cantonese which means “drinking tea”. It now refers to the dining experience of eating small servings of different foods like dim sum, while sipping Chinese tea. It is an integral part of the culinary culture of Guangdong Province. Yum cha is a tradition on weekend mornings for the locals, and it is an opportunity for families gathers to chat and eat dim sum and drink Chinese tea.
The latest edition of its MICHELIN Guides with a new title dedicated to one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines: The MICHELIN Guide Fine Cantonese Food.there are 8 restaurants got one star in guangzhou.obtain the one-star distinction: Bing Sheng Mansion serves up innovative and refined Cantonese cuisine
Its at the 100th Floor of the Four Seasons Hotel.Catch offers unparallel views of the glamorous city skyline and Pearl River. The restaurant’s contemporary design with its star-inspired space offers guests a tranquil ambience for intimate dining while taking in the best panoramic view.
Address:100/F, Four Season Hotel Guangzhou, International Finance Centre, NO.5 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District Guangzhou / 天河区珠江新城珠江西路5号国际金融中心四季酒店100楼
Address:5/F, Shoufu Mansion, No.2 Xiancun Road, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
And a dim sum restuarant that always suits your taste
Bbasement Level, Taikoo Hui Shopping Mall, Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District, Guangzhou天河路383号太古汇M层.
Hope this video can give you tips about Cantonese food in Guangzhou. See you in the next one.