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Yuanxiao Festival in China

Yuanxiao Festival is on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month.  It is part of and the last day of the Spring Festival.  In the old days, people began preparing for the Spring Festival about 20 days before.  However, the Yuanxiao Festival marks the end of the New Year celebrations.  And after the Yuanxiao Festival, everything returns to normal. Welcome to China, HRC is pleasure to provide Guangzhou hotels booking and China tour guide for you.452
Yuanxiao, also called tangyuan, is a dumpling ball made of sticky rice flour stuffed with different fillings. Eating yuanxiao has become an essential part of the festival. The methods for making Yuanxiao differ by region and fillings include sugar, rose petals, sesame, sweetened bean paste, and jujube paste. Some do not have fillings. Because tangyuan can be boiled, fried or steamed, and each has a unique taste, it is very popular. Yuanxiao is round in shape so it is endowed with the meaning of reunion, harmony and happiness. During the night of the festival, family members sit together to taste yuanxiao and appreciate the full moon.
The biggest attraction on Lantern Festival is the sea of lanterns in every conceivable size and shape. Chinese started to celebrate the Lantern Festival since the Han Dynasty (206BC-221AD), and then it became popular during the Tang and Song dynasties. This is a festival for people to have fun. On the night, people go to streets with a variety of lanterns under the full moon, watching Lion or Dragon Dance, playing Chinese riddles and games, enjoying the typical food called Yuan Xiao and setting off firecrackers. There is really a lot of fun for the young and the old.

Of course, for Lantern Festival, the displaying of lanterns is a major event at night. In the moonlight, lanterns with various colors, shapes, and sizes are hung in the streets. People walk at a leisurely pace, and appreciate the creativity of diverse lanterns. Children carry self-made or bought paper lanterns, and have fun with their family. “Guessing lantern riddles” is an essential part for lantern watching. The puzzles or riddles were written on a piece of paper and posted on the lanterns. If one can solve that puzzles, a little gift would be given.

Western Restaurant in Guangzhou

If you go to Guangzhou for Canton Fair or other Guangzhou Fair 2013, This information of Western restaurant in Guangzhou maybe useful for you.


1920 Restaurant and Bar
Seats by the window in the restaurant provide a great view of the Pearl River and a feeling of wandering in Europe. This restaurant is an ideal place for friends’ unions and meetings. The German dishes are welcomed in the restaurant and, furthermore, German beer is undoubtedly the first choice.
Average price per person: 108 yuan
Opening hours: 11am – 1.30am
Address: 183 Yanjiang Middle Road, Yuexiu District (越秀区沿江中路183号)
Tel: 020-83336156
Transportation: Take subway line 2, get off at Haizhu Square station (海珠广场站), exit D.

El Espanol
You will be engulfed by the Spanish enthusiasm in this restaurant where the elegant decoration style, warm lights and joyful music blend in a good way. Spanish paella in this restaurant is highly recommended as the standout choice.
In addition, set meals are available at lunchtime every day.

Aisida Spanish restaurant
Chinese name: 爱斯达西班牙餐厅
Average price per person: 109 yuan
Opening hours: 11am – 1am
Address: Floor 2, Guangzhou World Trade Center, Huanshi East Road, Yuexiu District (越秀区环市东路371-375号世贸大厦2楼)
Tel: 020-87302610, 020-87302613
Transportation: Take subway line 5, get off at Taojin station (淘金站), exit B; bus 862, 219, 833, 233, 6, B10, B3, 191, get off at the Baiyun Hotel stop (白云宾馆站).

37°2 Bistro
37°2 Bistro is a very lovely restaurant serving French food. It is said that if you want French style food, you would better go to this restaurant. Warm and caressing ambience and fitment enable every guest here like staying at home.
Address 1: 7 Tiansheng Village, Huan Shi Dong Lu (Rd), Guangzhou
Address 2: 29 Tianshou Lu (Rd), Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Wilber’s Wilber’s

Located in a white western building with warm and sweet decorations, soft lights and romantic jazz music, this restaurant provides a homelike experience for you. The dishes in the restaurant, such as the Italian dishes, are made elaborately to make customers feel satisfied.
Average price per person: 178 yuan
Opening hours: 11am – 12am
Address: 62 Zhusigang Second Road, Yuexiu District (越秀区竹丝岗二马路62号)
Tel: 020-37611101
Transportation: Take subway line 1, get off at Dongshankou station (东山口站).

La Seine Restaurant
La Seine is a French restaurant in Guangzhou. La Seine Restaurant is the most authentic French restaurants in Guangzhou. It is in front of the Guangdong Art Gallery. This restaurant gives priority to Western-style food and also provides nice cocktail. People can merely see any Chinese in this restaurant except the menu. Some times it is so quiet that people can only hear the whispering wind from the river.
Address: 33 Qing Bo Lu (Rd), Dongshan District, Guangzhou
La Seine Restaurant     La Seine Restaurant
P.S.: A buffet is available on Saturdays.

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Les Trois Gros Bistro at Tinhe East Road (天河东路店)
Although it is not very big, you can indulge in the elegant and emotional atmosphere and delicious French dishes in this restaurant. The smothered duck breast is the “hit dish” as well as the simmered goose liver. The enthusiastic service creates a homelike feeling in the restaurant that wins many customers’ satisfaction.

Jardin d’Olive

You can find authentic French dishes in this restaurant where you can feel comfortable and warm with the red walls and a lovely garden surrounded by balusters. Soft and fragrant pizzas and smothered chicken are the two most welcomed dishes of the restaurant.
Chinese name: 橄榄园法国乡村小厨
Average price per person: 122 yuan
Opening hours: Mon 5.30pm – 11pm, Tue – Fri 11.30am – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 11pm, Sat – Sun 11.30am – 11pm
Address: Room 101, 48 Tiyu West Road, Tianhe District (天河区体育西路48号101室)
Tel: 020-87506440
Transportation: Take subway line 3, get off at Sports West station (体育西站), exit H.

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Oggi Pizza at Tianhe (天河店)

Feeling like a little cute shop in Europe, this restaurant is leisurely, cozy and exotic. Have a good teatime in this restaurant and enjoy the wonderful, considerate service. Obviously, pizza is the specialty of this restaurant. Roasted cheese, sausage and mushrooms with rich fragrances and a pleasant taste appeal to many customers every day. Other Italian dishes are also very popular.
Chinese name: 欧吉比萨店
Average price per person: 107 yuan
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11.45am – 11pm
Address: Floor 1, 1 Tiyu East Road, Tianhe District (天河区体育东路1号1楼)
Tel: 020-87515882
Transportation: Take subway line 1, get off at Sports Center station (体育中心站), exit D.

Danny’s Bagel
You will feel intoxicated in the comfortable and leisurely environment of this restaurant with simple and stylish decorations. Although it is not spacious, you will find sitting on the sofas reading the magazines or chatting with friends to be very relaxing. The good service will make you feel warm and agreeable.
The specialty of this restaurant is desserts, such as cheese with baked chips. Pizza is another must-have dish of this restaurant. The prices are moderate and sometimes discounted. In addition, the Italian dishes are welcomed by many customers.

Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant is ingeniously. The atmosphere is clean and comfortable. It is a bistro sized restaurant with wooden floor and classical pictures hanging on the wall. The air inside is full of Latin music. Everywhere is in the Mexican style. Food there are in typical America style and major are beef.
Address: 4/F, East Tower Pearl River Building, 360 Huanshi Donglu
Mexican Restaurant     Mexican Restaurant

Samba BBQ
If you are a meat lover, you will very be excited in Samba BBQ. Samba BBQ provides people the buffet dinner. The waiters will send you the barbeque with sweet smiles which will enable you happy to taste it. It is often lively inside and there are often interested dancing and singing performances in Brazil style. As this restaurant is very hot, so as long as you want to go there, you would better make a reservation ahead.
Address: 11 Jianshe Liu Ma Lu
Samba BBQ     Samba BBQ

Senses of Guangzhou reposes in the heat of Tianhe District. It is a romantic place to have dinner. Quiet ambience and warm light make you seem like to in a dream. The most noticeable thing is the decorating art hanging around the wall. The food is prepared by Canadian chef Jackon Qiu. He has also leant the western-style food in UK.
Address: Tian Yu Garden, 140, Linghe Zhonglu (Rd), Guangzhou

Gails Place American Restaurant
Gail”s Palce features great food and drink in a relaxing and friendly ambience. It serve all your favorite food such as burger, sandwich, pizza, steak, pasta, sala, Mexican food, and falafel… Address 1: 96 Heng Fu Lu, Guangzhou. (by the Guangdong Second Chinese Medical Hospital).
Address 2: C12 De Zhe Building Riverside Garden, Panyu District, Guangzhou
Gails Place American Restaurant     Gails Place American Restaurant

Buongiorno without Chinese name, though it is in Guangzhou of China. It built in 2006 and since from then, it always serves people the authentic Italian delicate food. The chef is Italian, the boss is Italian and the row materials are from Italy too. You can get Italian pizza, macaroni, Tiramisu … The most surprising thing is when you are there in that restaurant, you will find much ancient Chinese wooden furniture which is even difficult found in Chinese families.
Address: 33 Jianse Liu Ma Lu (Rd), Guangzhou
Spaghetti House
Here are some lists of the menu: Spaghetti and Lasagna, Carbonara, Spaghetti Neapolitan, Bacon, Sausage and Mushrooms, Crab and shrimp au gratin, Angel pasta with lobster and scallop au grain… Address 1: 7/F of Tee Mall
Address 2: 5 Xi Sheng Jie(street), Tong Xin Lu (Rd), Guangzhou

Asia restaurant in Guangzhou

If you go to Guangzhou for Canton Fair, This information of Asia restaurant in Guangzhou maybe useful for you.

Macau Street Restaurant
Macau Street Restaurant is the only chain store of Guangzhou serves Macau food.
Address 1: 138 Tiyu Donglu (Rd), Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Address 2: 360 Huanshi Donglu (Rd), Dongshan District, Guangzhou
Address 3: 412 Huanshi Donglu (Rd), Dongshan District, Guangzhou
Address 4: 9-13 Huaming Lu (Rd), Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Address 5: 2 Donghu Xilu (Rd), Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Address 6: 120 Liu Hua Lu (Rd), Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Address 7: 1039-1045 Baiyun Dadao (Rd), Baiyun District, Guangzhou

Cow and Bridge Thai Cuisine
Cow and Bridge Thai Cuisine as one of the famous Thailand Restaurant of Guangzhou the food there is mostly good. All of its materials and ingredients are imported front Thailand. Some of the famous and authentic Thai dishes which are popular in the Thai Restaurants of Guangzhou is Tom yam, Tom kha gai, satay, red curry green curry, Pad see ew, Khao Pad Naem, etc. You can have a taste of them.
Address 1: Xiang Long Garden, 175-181 Tian He Bei Lu (Rd), Guangzhou
Address 2: 2/F Guangyi Plaza, 34-38 Hua Le Lu (Rd), Guangzhou

Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant
Banana Leaf Restaurant is the biggest chain restaurant of Thai food in China. It brings China the tropic area flavor wind from the Southeast Asia. The head office of Banana Leaf in Guangzhou reposes in the Broadcasting and Television Hotel established in 1995. This restaurant is now boasting many branches in Guangzhou and all over China with unique catering culture:” Where there is the Banana Leaf, there is a delicate food and happiness”. You will be reluctant to leave because of the festal atmosphere. Waiters are very humor and lovely there. They will dance when serving guests and even pull the guests out to dance together.
Guangzhou Banana Leaf Head Office: Broadcasting and Television Hotel, 8 Lu Hu Lu (Rd), Guangzhou Shimao Branch: 5/F World Trading Building, 371-375, Huanshi Donglu (Rd), Guangzhou
Shidai Gaungchang Branch: 2/F Times Plaza, 28 Tianhe Beilu (Rd), Guangzhou

Japan Fushion
It is saind Japan Fushion is the biggest Japanese food restaurant of Asia. So it is also the largest Japanese restaurant in Guangzhou. There are more than 1000 seats. The ambience and waiters are very interesting. From Japan Fushion you can taste all the Japanese dishes if you want to. All the dishes are in large course and is enough for you to have it.
Address: 358-378 Tianhe Beilu (Rd), Tainhe District, Guangzhou

A Thousand and One Night Restaurant
A Thousand and One Night Restaurant refers to Arabian Nights. The 1001 Arabian Nights Restaurant has raised an Arabian food upsurge since from its opening. It adds more cultural connotation of the rich and colorful Cantonese food. There is authentic Arabian cuisine for the clients. At the same, people can experience the soul of “Silk Road” civilization. It is magnificent and looks like a palace of Arabian. There are performances which are full of Arabian ethical culture.
Address: 899 Jiefang Bei Lu (Rd), Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Lemon House and Tiger Prawn Vietnamese Restaurant
Lemon House and Tiger Prawn all serve Vietnamese dishes and belong to the same boss. The Tiger Prawn Vietnamese Restaurant locates opposite the Lemon House. Both of them are often full of people. Do not be surprised if you see so many persons standing outside and waiting for the seats. They are willing to do this because they know this restaurant will put the delicious Vietnamese dishes on the table and for very reasonable price.
Address 1: 11 Jianshe Liu Ma Lu, Guangzhou
Address 2: 507 Huifu Dong Lu, Guangzhou

381Furusato Japanese Restaurant
Furusato Japanese Restaurant pays attention to serve dishes not only delicious but also good to health. The order of putting dishes on table is precisely and dishes wares are quite unique. The business there is always nice for many years. Inside, it is very quiet. The buffet dinner is also available. Only pity is the price is a bit high than other places.
Address: 2/F Huayuan Hotel, 368 Huanshi Donglu (Rd), Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Maple House

Haveli Restaurant and Bar
In order to make the dishes more authentic, this restaurant imports all the ingredients from India. And the chefs are Indian. It serves nice Indian food and sets open air seats. Most of the waiters are Indian, and they always smile to guests. There is a massage place upstairs.
Haveli Restaurant and Bar     Haveli Restaurant and Bar

Amanokawa Shop
Amanokawa Shop is a Japanese food restaurant. It is opened in 1998. It provides authentic Japanese cuisine and standard Japanese-style service. The ambience is elegant and great for have a rest. Modern and ancient fitments combine together make this restaurant is fashion and classical. Address: 233 Tianhe Beilu (Rd), Guangzhou

Roast Goose is one of the traditional roasted dishes of Guangzhou

Roast Goose is one of the traditional roasted dishes of Guangzhou. The best materials are medium Roast Goose and small sized black geese. The roast goose colored brown and tasty. When you come to Guangzhou for Canton Fair 2013, welcome to taste.


Roast Goose (“Shao Er” in Chinese), originating from the roasted duck, is one of the traditional hot dishes in Guangzhou. The best geese to roast are medium-sized and small black ones from Qingyuan, which is north to Guangzhou. The wings, feet and entrails being removed, the body is then blown, besmeared with five fragrant seasonings, sewed in stomach, shortly boiled in water, poured with cold water, besmeared with sugar juice, air-dried and preserved, and then hung and rolled in the oven or above the flame. Cut it into pieces, arrange on the plate and it can be served. the crisp-skinned roasted goose in guangzhou. The roast goose colored brown and tasty.


There are many famous roast goose shops in Guangzhou, among which the most famous one is Yuji in Changdi and Shenjing roast goose in Changzhou island of Huangpu District.

Guangzhou Local Snacks

Honored as “The Paradise of Foods” in China, Guangzhou gathers a wide range of specialties and delicacies, both Chinese and International. There is even a saying that “the Cantonese feat everything with four legs and in the sky except the table and the plane.” Local cuisine is known as Cantonese food or Cantonese cuisine. Snacks are also served in a wide varieties. When you come to Guangzhou for Canton Fair 2013, welcome to taste.341
The congee
Along the Guangzhou streets, there is a common scene that many congee vendors are selling the congee and the people enjoying the congee. Don’t be surprised, because the Cantonese love the congee. The favorite congees are the Mung-bean Congee, the Ormosia Congee, the Gingko Congee and the Minced Pork Congee with Preserved Egg.
The most favorite one is the Jidi Congee in which the pork, the pork liver and the kidney included. The Jidi Congee deprives the name from the wish of expecting one can be the Number One Scholar in the Final Imperial Examination in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).

340Dim sum
“Dim sum” in English vocabulary is from the Cantonese which means the dessert. From this phenomenon we can tell how much the Cantonese love the desserts.
Over 1000 desserts are available in Guangzhou varies from season to season, which assembles all the Chinese desserts from the north to the south and the ancient to the modern. The dim sums are of numerous styles and tastes, appealing to all passer-by. The impressive ones are Shrimp Dumpling, Streamed Shaomai, Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf and so forth.
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The flour-made food
The Steamed Vermicelli Roll (Chang fen), the Wonton Noodle and the KUE TEO (Shahe Noodles) are the Cantonese favorite wheaten food. The al dente flour-made foods benefits to the stomach, the Cantonese, therefore, often have them as the breakfast.