Think about your typical Chinese restaurant in the United States. What’s on the menu? It’s likely wonton, chop suey, and lo mein. These dishes all come from one part of China: the Cantonese region.
But even Cantonese food is more diverse than what you might find in the States. Seafood, roast meat, and dim sum are staples of the cuisine, and chefs pride themselves on subtly bringing out the natural flavors of ingredients—without too much spice or sauce.
This is our primer on the food of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong. It’s also the second episode of our 13-part series on Chinese food called Eat China. In the next episode, we’ll go on a food tour in Hong Kong and hit up three restaurants you have to try.
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Producer and Host: Clarissa Wei
Videographer: Nicholas Ko
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