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Discover Guangzhou Self Guided Book is written by Janvi Tours, formerly Guangzhou Private Tour Guide Janvi or Guangzhou Tour Guide Janvi


Written by Janvi Chow
Published August 2018

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Congee with Pig's Liver and Kidneys

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It is a rice congee stewed with pork balls, sliced pig liver and chitling. This rice congee is in white and bright color and interspersed with some red color. There are most stories about the source of this snack.

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Shahe Rice Noodles

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Guangzhou people seem like have special fondness for rice noodles and noodles with great passion. It named as so as it originally came from Shahe Town. Shahe is a small town at east of Baiyun Mountain. There is a fountain in this mountain.

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Steamed Vermicelli Roll

Guangzhou steamed vermicelli roll

Steamed Vermicelli Roll is a kind of rice-made food. It is now the necessary snack in Tea Houses and hotels of Guangzhou. There are some famous brand names for Steamed Vermicelli Rolls such as Yinji, Dakeyi, and Huahui.

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ShaoKao (BBQ) on street vendor

Guangzhou Shaokao

Street food is one of those things that's unique to a region and often overlooked when describing a culture. Yet, it's an essential part of life for many. It's cheap, fast, made to order, and tasty. Street barbecue vendors are a great way to have a whole pile of food you like cooked to lip-smacking perfection right in front of you on the street grill. Walk up, and choose any mouth-watering combo from the bamboo skewers of raw foods laid out on a long table - there are mushrooms (shitake, oyster, enoki), meats (pork, fish, prawn, squid, sausage) and vegetables (lotus root, spring onions, peppers), plus some unidentified tofu-type things.

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Yum Cha

Guangzhou Yum Cha

Yum cha is a great way to sample a variety of dishes without becoming overly full. For those of us who are used to more western fare for Sunday brunch, the level of culinary art in yum cha makes for a tasty, fresh and usually inexpensive alternative. Most importantly, yum cha is traditionally a social occasion, especially for families, as they catch up on news and discuss the week’s events and happenings.

A friend from Hong Kong once told me, “When Chinese people go to yum cha, they mostly order the shrimp dumpling—Haa gaau, because it’s like eating pizza without any cheese.” Some of the other standard dishes are “bao”—which are buns, baked or steamed, filled with meat and vegetables.

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