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Below Popular <strong>in</strong><br />

Guangzhou cuis<strong>in</strong>e<br />

are dim sum and<br />

roast meats, among<br />

countless dishes.<br />

There’s a Ch<strong>in</strong>ese<br />

say<strong>in</strong>g that one<br />

should be born<br />

<strong>in</strong> Suzhou, live <strong>in</strong><br />

Hangzhou, eat <strong>in</strong><br />

Guangzhou and die<br />

<strong>in</strong> Liuzhou.<br />

It is said that Guangzhou has the<br />

most number <strong>of</strong> restaurants and<br />

teahouses <strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a. Cantonese<br />

cuis<strong>in</strong>e (Yuecai), <strong>in</strong>cludes dim<br />

sum, roast duck and pork, is one<br />

<strong>of</strong> the most widely eaten <strong>in</strong> the<br />

world – and the basis for food and<br />

restaurant <strong>of</strong>fer<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>atowns<br />

around the world. Guangdong<br />

residents were among the first to<br />

immigrate to places like America, so<br />

their food def<strong>in</strong>ed Ch<strong>in</strong>ese cook<strong>in</strong>g<br />

there.<br />

Chefs will tell you that Cantonese<br />

cook<strong>in</strong>g is one <strong>of</strong> the most ref<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

The Opera House, designed by the late<br />

architect Zaha Hadid, sits at the heart<br />

<strong>of</strong> Zhujiang (Pearl River) new town. The<br />

tw<strong>in</strong> boulder design visually l<strong>in</strong>ks to the<br />

river, but also unifies nearby old and<br />

new build<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

and celebrated cuis<strong>in</strong>es <strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

Foreign merchants who arrived <strong>in</strong><br />

the region to establish trad<strong>in</strong>g posts<br />

brought along with them not only<br />

their merchandise, but their cul<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

customs as well. Yue chefs adapted<br />

styles and <strong>in</strong>gredients from other<br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>ese cuis<strong>in</strong>es, even <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Western <strong>in</strong>fluences, mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Guangdong cook<strong>in</strong>g the first truly<br />

cosmopolitan cuis<strong>in</strong>e <strong>of</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

Trade and commerce formed the<br />

ancient route to Guangzhou and now<br />

this city is also a prime dest<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

to shop and play <strong>in</strong> the new way.<br />

Enormous malls and retail<br />

stores cluster around the old<br />

and new parts <strong>of</strong> town. The Tee<br />

Mall Plaza, the Ch<strong>in</strong>a Plaza,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g the trade fairs <strong>in</strong><br />

the Guangzhou International<br />

Build<strong>in</strong>g provide easy access to<br />

top-notch products from all over<br />

the world. Strolls can be enjoyed<br />

on the Shangxiajiu Pedestrian<br />

Street and Beij<strong>in</strong>g Road Bus<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

Street. Younger<br />

consumers head to more<br />

trendy places <strong>in</strong> Tianhe<br />

Square.<br />

Here is where one f<strong>in</strong>ds<br />

APF Kafe decorated with<br />

high stools and long<br />

communal tables lit by<br />

slender pendant<br />

lamps and angular<br />

wand sconces set<br />

the mood.<br />


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