First of all, I'm gonna share with you guys about the TASTE of food in Guangzhou.
Generally Salty. Most of the cuisines are rather plain in taste. There is not much variety in comparison to cuisines from countries like Thailand, India, Malaysia, Singapore etc. where the food are blended in a variety of flavors ie Sweet and Spicy, Sweet and Sour etc. Unless you're dining in expensive international restaurants, the food that you get in typical ordinary restaurants are either Salty, Sweet, Sour, Spicy, or Bitter. The Spicy is plain spicy, salty is plain salty, sweet's just sweet. Not much flavor in them. Especially restaurants outside the city. The food actually tastes really good in its original taste on plain flavors provided that the raw ingredients are fresh, really fresh.
The modern restaurants in Guangzhou serves fusion food from all over China or all over the world. Those are much more flavorful.
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