Shangxiajiu, a famous gourmet gathering place in Guangzhou

When you come to Guangzhou, you must indulge in the authentic food here, otherwise you will miss out on the abundance of delicious food available. Shangxiajiu Food Street, although some may say it is a place for outsiders, it cannot be denied that it is a gathering place for many famous Guangzhou delicacies. If you want to try as many Guangzhou delicacies as possible in one day, this place is highly recommended.

Lian Xiang Lou

The first floor here is a bakery, selling a variety of pastries, dazzling and definitely making you spoiled for choice! Upstairs is a tea house where you can buy pastries or enjoy morning tea. Just in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival, we bought Wife Cakes, Chicken Biscuits, Little Twists, and the most famous Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes to enjoy at home!

Tao Tao Ju

You don't need to order the dim sum here; just go to the counter to pick up your food. The chicken feet, durian pastry, Tao Tao shrimp dumplings, fresh shrimp and scallop siu mai, layered honey barbecued pork pastry, buffalo milk puff pastry bun, and pig trotters all taste great!

Nanxin Milk Dessert Expert

Nanxin Shuangpi Milk is a famous Han-style delicacy from the Guangzhou area in Guangdong, belonging to the Cantonese cuisine. It was created in 1939 and has a history of over eighty years. The founder is Huang Jingyun from Daliang, Shunde. In the early 20th century, he first established the 'Minxin' dessert shop in Daliang, and later opened 'Nanxin'. The Guangzhou store was established in 1943, and it finally became widely known.

Chen Tianji Fish Skin

Although hidden in a deep alley, the saying 'good wine needs no bush' holds true. The long queue at Chen Tianji stretches from the innermost part of the alley to the main street. We ordered the ancestral crispy fish skin, made from dace fish skin, which is frozen after preparation. It is fresh, crispy, and chewy, and with the addition of the unique secret sauce, it tastes very delicious and refreshing!

Baohua Noodle Shop

Signature Fresh Shrimp Wonton Noodles, the soup is very delicious, the wonton filling is abundant, and each wonton contains a large shrimp. The noodles are very thin and bouncy. The most amazing part is the radish served with the noodles, which is moderately sweet and sour, not too salty or greasy, with just the right taste, making it very appetizing!

Yin Ji Chang Fen Dian

Signature Chang Fen, the ingredients are abundant, with large shrimp and delicate rice noodles. Soft but not mushy, chewy and resilient.

Chao Ji Claypot Rice

Guangzhou has many small shops selling claypot rice, usually located by the roadside. A row of stoves is filled with steaming claypots. The claypot rice chef, wearing thick heat-resistant gloves, patrols back and forth, checking the heat. When the time is right, they either uncover the pot to add ingredients or take the fully cooked pot off the stove. This forms a unique street scene. The black bean sauce pork ribs claypot rice, preserved meat claypot rice, mushroom and tender chicken claypot rice, and black bean sauce beef claypot rice all have a very homely taste.