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Halal Food in Guangzhou

For Muslim traveler, halal food is a big concern and is a need. Guangzhou or previously known as Canton has a large of Muslim population There are two area which are famous with Muslim dine and cuisine. One is along the road of Huanshi Lu (lu is mean Road, Huanshi Dong Lu and Huanshi Zhong Lu) There are up to ... Read More »

Yum Cha

Guangzhou residents like to “Yum Cha” which literally means “drinking tea,” especially morning tea. When they meet in the morning, they usually greet each other with “Have you drunk tea?” Drinking tea has become a habit of Guangzhou residents. By drinking tea, Guangzhou residents mean to drink tea in the teahouse. They not only drink morning tea, afternoon tea and ... Read More »

Dim Sum Cantonese Dim Sum

Dim sum is a varied range of small dishes (a concept similar to tapas) eaten for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea, as part of the yum cha dining experience. Dishes are usually steamed or fried and may be savoury or sweet. They include steamed buns such as char siu baau, assorted dumplings, siu mai, and rice noodle rolls, which contain ... Read More »

Slow-cooked Soup–Cantonese Soup

Cantonese Soup Another notable Cantonese specialty is slow-cooked soup, or lo foh tong (老火汤) in the Cantonese dialect. The soup is usually a clear broth prepared by simmering meat and other ingredients over a low heat for several hours. Chinese herbs or medicine are often used as ingredients. Slow-cooked soup is a regular dish in Cantonese families as most believe ... Read More »

Cantonese Desserts

After a night meal or dish, Cantonese restaurants usually offer cantonese dessert (also call tong sui, or sweet soups). Tong sui are a Cantonese specialty and are rarely found in other regional cuisines of China. Many of the varieties are shared between Cantonese and other Chinese cuisines. Some desserts are more traditional, while others are more recent. Higher-end restaurants usually ... Read More »

Preserved food

Though Cantonese cooks pay much attention to the freshness of their cooking ingredients, Cantonese cooking also uses a long list of preserved food items. This may be an influence from Hakka cuisine. Some items gain very intense flavors during the drying/aging/preservation/oxidation process, similar to Italian style sun-dried tomatoes’ intensified flavor from drying. Some chefs combine both dried and fresh variety ... Read More »

shumai dumpling

Shumai (shaomai, shui mai, shu mai, sui mai, shui mei, siu mai, shao mai, siew mai, or siomai) also called Pork Dumplings is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum. As prepared in Cantonese cuisine, shumai is also referred to as “pork and mushroom dumpling.” Its standard filling is a combination of ingredients, consisting primarily of seasoned ground pork, ... Read More »

Pork shumai recipe

How to make shumai ? Here is about the recipe of shumai , easy for you to learn . Filling 1 pound lean ground pork 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 teaspoon freshly-grated ginger 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon sesame oil 4 tablespoons chopped bamboo shoots or water chestnuts 1 tablespoon chopped green onion 1 egg ... Read More »

Cantonese Soup

Another unique Cantonese specialty is slow cooked soup. This is almost unheard of in any other Chinese cuisines. The cantonese soup is usually a clear broth prepared by simmering meat and other ingredients for several hours. Sometimes, Chinese herbal medicines are added to the pot. The ingredients of a rather expensive Cantonese slow cooked soup are: fresh whole chicken, dried ... Read More »

Guangzhou-style Roast Suckling Pig

It is a valuable and rare dish of a banquet. The skill of roasted whole suckling pig has a long history of more than 1400 years. Use big fire and smear oil continuously. The oil explodes and form bubbles to expand the pig’s skin. This kind of roasted whole suckling pig leaves no residues when putting into mouth. The color ... Read More »

Glutinous Rice Chicken (Lo mai gai)

Lo mai gai, pronounced in Cantonese speaking regions or Nuo mi ji pronounced in Mandarin speaking regions, is a classic dim sum dish served during yum cha hours.The dish is also called steamed chicken in lotus leaf wrap or steamed glutinous rice in lotus leaf wrap Lo mai gai is mostly a southern Chinese food. It contains glutinous rice filled ... Read More »

Fo Tiao Qiang

Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, or fo tiao qiang, is a variety of shark fin soup in Cantonese and Fujian cuisine. This is a kind of superior dish, whose original name is “Fu Shou Quan”. It was first created by eminent Juchunyuan Restaurant of Fuzhou during the region of Tongzhi in the Qing Dynasty. Fo Tiaoqiang is made of 28 ... Read More »