This Preserved Vegetables Fish restaurant chain has already 6 outlets in Guangzhou and seems like they are expanding slowly but steadily. The boss is originally from Szechuan but has been in Guangzhou for the longest time. The first outlet was open more than a decade ago in a small village and it has since carved a name for themselves. Anyways check out my video of the place below:
Overall Rating: 4/5. The place was too warm, air-condition not strong enough. I was eating in a pool of sweat!
Dunno why they are using this 鲁 instead of 卤… nevertheless, I reckon they meant the same ‘braised‘ meaning. This place was recommended by my driver when I was working in Shanghai. I tried it the first time when he packed for me during one of the lunches in office. I was like “WHAO!” and this is really a lot better than most of the 鲁肉饭 that I’ve tried. Yes this restaurant can really give the Taiwanese 鲁肉饭s a run for their money! So I visited on one of the evenings. They have other dishes which apparently tasted pretty good as well!
Taste: Really awesome. I’m trying to press my craves down as I’m writing this…
Portion: Below average. The bowl of rice is really little that’s why I ordered the big bowl.
Service: Quite ok. Maybe because of my size… Size does matter in China haha…
Ambience: Average. Wooden chairs and people smoking inside. Can’t wait for them to implement bans for smoking in aircon places like in Guangzhou!
Price: RMB17 for a set of Braise Meat Rice with a slice of braised pork belly and egg. Super cheap!
Usually I don’t write twice about a place but because of the upcoming Chinese New Year, and since I’m gonna miss it in my home country Singapore, I’ve decided to write about traditional new year cakes eaten in HK and some can be found in Singapore as well.
I was served a big slice each of each cake for me to try at the shop at Lok Ma Chau MTR Station and I dug in! 🙂
Rating: 4.5/5. Service is tops!
Taste: Overall pretty good! Love the use of ingredients and loads of it. Of course the prices comes with it as well. 😉
Price: They sell in slabs. HKD$65 for all except the Mango Dessert which cost HKD$85 or soemthing like that. Other than the bpx……..xzXC
RTE: Only good for CNY period so I bought 3 slabs of yam and carrot ones for personal consumption. 🙂
Another regular dessert place I always try to go to whenever in Guangzhou. This place boast their award winning 双皮奶 as well as their 姜撞奶. But other than their many traditional desserts, they have meals like noodles and steam rice as well. They also deliver to anywhere within the vicinity of Haizhu Square. So if you’re staying at any hotels within this area, you can give them a call and order in to save you to hassle of squeezing with the crowd.
Taste: Cheap and good. Not fantastic for the meals but good for their desserts.
Price: See pics.
RTE: Many times already.
Location: See last pic for address for the 2 outlets. The one I frequent in the first one.
This is a regular place I would go for my dim sum and my fix of siew yoke when in Guangzhou. Very popular with the locals and you can see from the crowd… they are crowded almost every hour from the time they are open in the morning for yum cha, lunch, then afternoon yum cha again, dinner, then evening yum cha again. Reason is the variety is there, food is good and nice, price is reasonable. Try it when you are in Guangzhou the next time, just be prepared to wait like an hour.
Rating: 4.5/5. If not for the smokes, it would be a 5.
Taste: Delicious and tasty.
Portion: Slightly above average.
Price: Total for RMB$152.50… with chinese tea, towels and etc.
If you are in Guangzhou and you would like to try something that locals have on daily basis, you might wanna check out this place. It’s famous among locals for its roast goose and it’s economical rice. Located just opposite Guangzhou Hotel, at Haizhu Square, the place is very easy to find as it’s along the main road.
Taste: Could be better but this is kind alike economical rice. So cannot compare with those retaurant type where you pay like RMB$88 for a small plate of meat. So to me, it’s good enough.
When you come to Beijing Lu of Guangzhou, a shopping haven for most people except me (cannot find my size here lah), you have to try this famous roasted pigeon place more popularly known among the locals. I remembered the first time trying roasted pigeon at another place in Guangzhou, I was like why must I eat a pigeon?!?!?! I have chicken, duck and goose already, why pigeon?!?! After trying, then I know why. I thought, so small, where got meat? No lor, the meat is quite substantial when you have one whole pigeon yourself. And the best thing is, if done properly, it’s very tender and juicy.
It wasn’t difficult locating this restaurant which is on the 4th level of one really old and dirty building. Just have to ask around the locals or the security guards who are around the whole of Beijing Lu. the lift is on the 2nd floor and when you take the lift to the restaurant, the door opens to the restaurant immediately. As expected, it was crowded, so I had to share a table with a mother and daughter. I looked around for food samples and then ordered what I presumed to be good for my taste buds.
Taste: Very suitable for Asians. Cantonese cooking is usually quite heavy in taste. Hence this is pretty well done.
Portion: Above average.
Price: All that including the tea came up to RMB$66 only. Which is about SGD$13.20.
RTE: Yes, this coming November I’m bringing a group there. ;P
Location: Very near Lido Hotel. At the beginning of Beijing Lu on the right side. They ran out of cards when I asked for it.
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