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Cuisine In Guangzhou - Top Food Not To Be Missed

Guangzhou food is known as Cantonese cuisine and it is uses fresh ingredients which makes it nutritious and sensational on the taste buds. Guangzhou is in fact the birth place of Cantonese cuisine and there are some amazing dishes you need to try out.

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Man Han Quan Xi

Man Han Quan Xi

Is a historical Chinese banquet and consisted of around 200 dishes. In the three great dynasties of China this banquet was the highlight. The best place to visit to try it out is the Guangzhou hotel which has been specializing in this buffet since the 1980's. The flavors of the dishes range from the savory to the sweet and the spicy.

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Guangshi Shao La

Guangshi Shao La

is a combination of grilled, pickled and preserved meat. The most common Shao La dishes are barbequed pork,baked goose, roasted suckling pig and carbonado. The Shao La was a dish created during the Tang Dynasty where they used several techniques to increase the shelf life of meat. Interestingly enough the Arabs and Indians have influenced the cooking of the meat. Stuffing meat into the intestine is something they had introduced. The meat varieties that are used for Shao La come to around 30.

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Baiyun Trotter

Baiyun Trotter

A dish that has survived through the time Baiyun Trotter is a legend. According to Chinese folk tales there was a temple at the top of the Baiyun Mountains and the high priest of the temple visited the neighboring houses begging for alms. A small monk residing in the temple decided to make the most of the high priest's absence and decided to cook the trotter. Unfortunately for him the high priest made an early return back to the temple, fearing he would be discovered he threw the cooked trotter into the stream. A woodman discovered the trotter the next day and pickled with salt, sugar and vinegar. He then cooked it and found that the meat was crisp and moist. This method of cooking soon spread across Guangzhou and is considered a delicacy. Cooking the trotter is quite complicated, it requires baking, boiling, soaking and marinating.

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Roasted Sucking Pig

Roasted Sucking Pig

Roasted Sucking Pig is a popular because it was awarded the 'Golden Medal' in a culinary competition. It is a meal that is specifically presented during dinner. The practice of roasting the suckling pig is something that has been done in Guangzhou for more than thousand years. The roasting transforms the meat to a golden shade and the meat inside the crust is tender. It is served during special occasions, when Queen Elizabeth II visited Guangzhou she was presented with a roasted sucking pig. The Ascott IFC Guangzhou serves this dish at their restaurant.

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Chicken

Chicken

Chicken is a staple food in Cantonese cuisine. The Cantonese enjoy eating all types of chicken dishes. It is something they include in all of their meals. Qingponk, Jiangcong, Wenchange, Baiqie, Panxi Jiujia, ad Cuipi chicken are some of the popular varieties you should taste. Any service apartment Guangzhou will give you information on which restaurants showcase the meanest chicken dish.