Street Eating in Guangzhou

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If you’re ever heading to Guangzhou anytime soon you will without fail hear people say the famous phrase “Eat in Guangzhou”. Upon hearing this and you don’t take up the opportunity to eat in Guangzhou you are most definitely making a mistake! While making your way around Guangzhou there are countless street eating opportunities, you will be lured away by many of the tasty treats available. Some of Guangzhou’s most famous and delicious dishes are lurking in the streets waiting for you to discover. The street food caters to all tastes whether sweet, savory, fried, steamed, stir fried, barbecued, baked, boiled and anything you can think of Guangzhou has it.

The main streets to find the best street foods are on the Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street and Xiangxiajiu pedestrian street. While roaming past all the different stalls and little restaurants you are spoilt for choice, but here are a few of our suggestions for the top treats to try! Tingzai porridge/congee is on the top of the list as one of Guangzhou’s all time favorite snack whether for breakfast or midnight snacking. Won ton shrimp noodles are also amazingly delicious, the juicy little parcels are filled with meat and fresh shrimps and are served in a piping hot soup with noodles cooked to perfection.   

Next in line is the steamed rice noodle rolls which can either be plain or stuffed with meat and eggs for added flavor. Along your quest to eat you will surely come across fish balls cooked in all forms with some grilled, boiled or deep fried whatever the case be sure to try. For those with a sweet tooth there is the sweet silken tofu dessert, double milk pudding and mung bean sweet soup.

Street Eating in Guangzhou

A variety of delicious street gourmet! 

The famous Tingzai porridge

The famous Tingzai porridge that has to be tasted

Succulent Won Tons with noodles

Succulent Won Tons with noodles

Steamed rice noodle rolls drizzled in soya sauce

Steamed rice noodle rolls drizzled in soya sauce 


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Shunde Junan Guandi Parade

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At 12:00, 18 Otc, Shunde Junan Guandi Parade was officially started. In the sound of gongs and drums, more than a decade brawny men lift the golden Guandi imperial carriage, set off from Guan Di Temple threshold according to the cruise lines. As the most important annual folk in Junan, Junan Guandi Parade is also the largest scale of folk activities among the towns of Shunde, the parade lasts for 15 days, during which people turned out, and the excitement goes far beyond the Spring Festival. This picture shows a 3-year-old child gave the parade team members red envelopes filled with money.

Early in the morning, villagers in Sanhua Village came to the Guan Gong Temple in East Gate Street. The gongs and drums were parked in front of the temple Plaza, at about 10 o'clock in the morning, the other villagers began to join, with more and more colorful big umbrella-like things and constantly the sound of firecrackers and gongs and drums. They were waiting for the most important time – Qigong, the first part of whole Junan Guandi Parade. The picture is the parade in Yihua Park.

The golden Guandi imperial carriage weighs about three pounds, need four strong men to lift the, at the same time there are other more "bench" besides, ready to take over. This picture: Guandi statue is stuffed with lots of RMB.

At the very 12:00, with the sound of gongs and drums, the Parade was started. This picture is the parade team sent blessings and asked for red envelopes filled with money from house to house. 

Since 1851, when five villages nearby jointly decided to hold the Guandi parade", this folk has gone through 161 years of history, apart from a short break in the" Cultural Revolution "period, mostly are spectacular events in the folk of Junan. This picture shows a woman kneel down to pray when the parade passed through Yihua Park. 

Such folk parade becomes popular with the force of some enthusiastic people to mobilize and organize the folk parade customs.

This mother held the little girl like this for blessing. 

The parade team members scrambled to carry the statue of GuanDi Temple.

Many female believers kneel down to pray in front of the main entrance of Yihua Park.

The strong incense in the Yihua Park main entrance

The hostess placed fruit and drinks in front of the house, to entertain the passing parade.

The parade gain a lot of money along the way

Female players in the parade were all wearing red silk cloth.

The gongs and drums of the parade resounded through the streets 

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