Food

Danny’s Bagel

Danny’s Bagel was established in 1997 producing the American style bread called Bagel (bay-guhl) and Sub Rolls. Pioneering the Delivery service by motorcycles, bicycles and scooters of Bagel and Sub Sandwiches we then started to create Pizza, Pasta, Wings and much more to be offered to the Local Expat and Chinese community. Then from 1998 through 2007 we supplied international …

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Prego-Guangzhou Italian Restaurant

Enjoy fresh, delicious and carefully-prepared Italian specialties in a stimulating atmosphere, enhanced by stunning panoramic views from our top floor. Whether it be for a quick bite, a leisurely lunch or dinner, or a gastronomic “degustazione”, Prego does it all with expertise. Our contemporary décor features bold accents and modern chandeliers in every room, while our terrace provides outdoor seating …

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Milan 1898

In a unique hundred-year-old red-brick villa building in Dongshankou, right in the heart of Guangzhou, Milan 1898 is the only Private Kitchen of authentic Italian tradition where Italian chef Pietro Mincuzzi delights you with his superb selection of seafood and traditional dishes prepared exclusively with fresh high quality ingredients selected from the best local sources and imported directly from Italy. …

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Buongiorno

Buongiorno – Italian invested, managed and prepared, features two chefs, Alberto on spaghetti and Gigi on fish and meat. Buongiorno, Guangzhou is the 7th eatery in its chain – the other 6 are in Vietnam. Its menu is quite Italian, featuring fresh home-made pastas, some great meat and fish dishes, risotto, salads, soups, delicious desserts (don’t miss Tiramisu) and the …

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Il Forno–Guangzhou’s premier Italian restaurant

Enjoy Italian at its best at Il Forno, Guangzhou’s premier Italian restaurant, which offers rich choices of fresh seafood, steaks, oven-baked pizza, pasta, antipasti, soups and more. If you want to pull out all the stops, go to Il Forno in the Shangri-La Hotel. This is one of Guangzhou’s best Italian restaurants, serving up fresh seafood, steaks, oven-baked pizza, pasta, …

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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 …

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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 …

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cantonese sauces

In Cantonese cuisine a number of ingredients such as Spring onion, sugar, salt, soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, vinegar, scallion oil, and sesame oil suffice to enhance flavor, though garlic is used heavily in some dishes, especially those in which internal organs, such as entrails, may emit unpleasant odors. Ginger, chili peppers, five-spice powder, powdered white pepper, star anise and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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