Last updated by go2c at 2013-11-4
Guangzhou reigns as the seat of Chinese cuisine. Residents of Guangzhou are natural gastronomists who take great pride in their world-famous dim sum and snake dishes.
Guangzhou Featured Food:
Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup
The method of making shrimp wonton noodle soup is that kneading dough with egg liquid and forming thin slice. Wrap minced pork meat and shrimp meat as the stuffing. Cook with whole eggs noodle and add soup to eat. This dish is well known for its smooth noodle, tender stuffing and tasty soup.
Stewed Snake And Wildcat With Chicken And Chrysanthemums
It is one of "three perfect dishes" in Cantonese cuisine. The materials are cobra, gold ring snake, old cat and chicken. Because the snake looks like a dragon; cat looks like a tiger; chicken looks like a phoenix; it gets the name. In fact, it is snake soup made of snake shreds, dried mushroom, red date and chicken and cat shreds, and assisted with some leaves of lemon and the petal of chrysanthemum. It won the Golden Tripod of Nation Department of Commerce. You can taste it at Snake King Restaurant.
Steamed Rice With Fresh Shrimps In Lotus Leaves
Lotus leaf rice produced in Taiping Town of Dongwan was most eminent. This district is rich in lotus leaves and See Mew rice. Paddy rice is ripe and the lotus leaves and flowers are flourishing at the end of summer and beginning of autumn every year. Select superior white rice, adding lean meat, fresh shrimp, mushrooms and bamboo shoots as the stuffing. They are wrapped with lotus leaf and cooked thoroughly. It is regarded as meals for traveling to distant places or a present to give away when visiting relatives and friends. The flavor of this dish is not greasy but tasty and refreshing, with the delicate fragrance of lotus leaves. It has been the famous pastry of all teahouses and restaurants in Guangzhou for all time. Now the stuffing of lotus leaf rice is more and more dainty. Besides fresh shrimp, there are chicken, dried scallop, crabmeat, egg, and sesame oil and taste powder. New varieties appear unceasingly.
Eight Bao Chinese Winter Watermelon
Eight Bao Chinese Winter Watermelon uses Chinese Winter Watermelon as the container stuffed with various ingredients such as pork, turkey's meat, ham, crabmeat, frog meat, fresh oyster, etc. It is a kind of soup eaten in summer. The method of making it is to choose a Chinese Winter Watermelon (24 centimeters height) and excavates its pulp. The edge of Chinese Winter Watermelon is cut into saw tooth. The rind of half a watermelon is caved with the pattern of flowers and birds. Then dip it into cold water after cooking in boiling water. And boil with chicken soup. Dig out the melon pulp with a spoon and eat it with soup. Don’t add Soya sauce. The dish is pleasing to the eye. The flavor is light fresh and delicious. It is a superior food in summer.
Braised Goose is a kind of traditional roast meat in Guangzhou. It originated from roast duck. Choose small or middle goose and remove its wing, foot and internal organs. Blow it and smear five spices, sew the belly. Scald the outside skin in boiled water then put into the cold water. Use the syrup to smear over the whole goose. Dry in the air and preserve with all kinds of seasonings. Finally hang it up in an oven or fire and turn around. Chop the roasted goose into small pieces and taste it. The color of it is gold red and the flavor is excellent. Such stores in Guangzhou are multitudinous; among them the most renowned are Shuji Braised Goose Restaurant in Changdi and Shengjing Braised Goose in Changzhou Island of Huangpu District.
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