7 Chinese Foods You MUST Try In Southern China

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Guangzhou, Southern China A city of over 15 million people With enough food for a lifetime Home of Cantonese cuisine and dim sum This is where it all happens And I came here for one reason only To eat This place is a food lovers heaven and I’m here to try my top 7 dishes you must try in Guangzhou Lets go Let’s start of with number 7 A fish skin salad that locals line up down the street for Just look at this This is super unique Fresh water fish skin is boiled And mixed into a salad bowl Full of soy sauce Onions Cilantro Ginger Sprinkle some sesame And peanuts on there BOOM! Fish skin! Let’s take a look Look at that! It’s like slimy and crunchy at the same time And there is a strong sesame flavor in there And a strong cilantro flavor in there This happens every time And now on to number 6 Cheung fen This is rice flour water Laid down over a cheesecloth Covered in seasoned beef, pork, or shrimp And steamed Then it’s peeled off Rolled up Chopped And covered in soy sauce Juicy and to die for Let’s try that out You can taste a bit of pork and shrimp flavor Mixed throughout there The rice flour noodle is quite gooey and soft Number 5 This famous chicken dish in Southern China Is best with some side dishes Like fried rice noodles with beef Or a bowl of sweet red date spare ribs This chicken is whole And boiled in seasoned water Before being submerged in cool water To give it’s skin a nice and firm texture Look at the skin on there! Apparently that’s the secret! I’m going to dip it in some garlic onion sauce Oh yeah Ok let’s try it out The chicken is really smooth That’s probably the softest chicken I’ve ever had And now a true classic for number four It’s found on nearly every street corner Roasted fatty honey barbecue pork AKA cha shao This is next level heaven Look at that! I can’t speak I just have to try it Look at that fatty roast barbecue pork It’s like dripping with goo It’s like sweet and bbq combined And fatty and lean And crispy and soft That’s heaven Top 3! Hole in the wall noodles You can’t go wrong The best I had was a bowl of beef brisket noodle soup At a packed out hole in the wall Get a nice piece of beef And noodle in there Wow! I was not expecting that! That beef is almost tangy A little sweet And salty It has a nice kick to it And those noodles are hand made! Number two was insane! At a cantonese seafood restaurant The selection of fish here At the legendary hongxing restaurant Made this spot feel more like an aquarium than a restaurant They had everything From some rare and controversial foods Like crocodiles Snakes Water beetles Chicken testicles Coral groupers Turtles And sharks fin soup To some more common seafoods Like Boston lobsters And Alaskan crabs I have a beautiful Alaskan King Crab here I’m at the most insane seafood restaurant in Guangzhou It’s like an aquarium It’s like a fish pet store There’s so much crazy stuff here My mind is blown We are going to have an Alaskan King Crab Let’s check it out Oh my god It’s huge! Look at this This is a huge High class feast At a Guangdong style seafood restaurant I’ve got an Alaskan king crab It looks amazing I have xiu mai here And ha gao dim sum Look at that Let’s just break that off Oh god That’s insane It’s dripping with juice Take me home baby Wow This garlic dip is actually a little peanutty Now we’re finally here at number one You knew it It’s dim sum The dim sum in Guangzhou is legendary And worth the flight alone I sampled enough dim sum for four people Each dish bringing me closer to my dim sum heaven I am beyond excited right now I have a huge dim sum breakfast feast here in Guangzhou Where to begin? I am probably going to go for my favorite right away This is ha gao Which is basically like rice flour dumplings Wrapped over shrimp and pork fat Look at that sticky rice This is lotus leaf rice Filled with egg yolk Dried scallop Mushroom Chestnut And Chicken i’m going to try that out The lotus leaf That earthiness is steamed through the rice And it almost has an umami mouthfeel to it It just warms your mouth Thank you so much for watching Please leave me a comment down below if you enjoyed this video Whatever you want to say I just loved hearing from you If you really loved it You could share with your friends too Thanks again And please leave me a comment.