Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates and is popular particularly in Guangdong.
As both Guangzhou and Xiamen are coastal cities, we were able to eat lots of fresh seafood during our stay in these two cities. And really, the variety of the food was incredible: we not had the staple fish, shrimp and sushi but also had the opportunity to try some rather interesting items.
There’s a popular Chinese saying — 食在广州, which literally translates to eat in Guangzhou — that best testifies to the idea that the food scene in Guangzhou is spectacular.
Chinese egg tarts are popular treats found all over Chinatown, particularly in tea houses as a dim sum dish. Egg tarts are prominent in Guangzhou’s food scene, and scholars call it the “quintessential symbol of the fusion between Cantonese and Western cultures.”