My Top 5 Yue Dishes

#1 Dim Sum (點心)

Dim Sum is bite size dishes served in a steam baskets. The traditional way of serving is having it pushed around in carts and allow people to choose what they want. Due to safety issues and cost efficiency, nowadays most Dim Sum places just serve you from the kitchen.

 

 

 

#2 Chinese Steamed Egg (蒸水蛋)

Chinese steamed egg is different to the Korean steamed egg. It has a super smooth texture. The main ingredients are water and eggs with soy sauce on top. It is a favorite of many Cantonese because it goes well with rice.

 

 

 

 

#3 White Cut Chicken (白切雞)

White Cut Chicken is the Chinese poached chicken. It is normally served with a sided seasoning of ginger and green scallion oil.

 

 

 

 

#4 Clay Pot Rice (煲仔飯)

Authentic Clay Pot Rice is cooked over a charcoal stove. The clay pot and stove gives it a distinct flavor. The original main ingredient for the dish is Chinese sausages but nowadays you see it served with chicken, pork or duck.

 

 

 

 

#5 Cha Siu (叉燒)

Nobody hates barbecue. Chasiu is one of the most famous barbecue dishes. Unlike American barbecue, it is not grilled and instead roasted, which we Cantonese call Siu Mei (燒味). Roasting Cha Siu brings a sweet flavor to the pork which makes it very juicy and sweet.

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