U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-31-2016, 04:09 PM
 
196 posts, read 133,741 times
Reputation: 110

Advertisements

Does anyone personally know if there are any differences between Guangzhou and Hong Kong cuisines and the preparation differences?

Or maybe the only difference is Hong Kong having more westernized cuisine styles than Guangzhou?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-02-2017, 04:57 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,255,922 times
Reputation: 7578
Hong Kong cuisine is not westernized at all.

What does westernized mean in terms of food? You can't even pinpoint what is French or Italian food, not to say "western food". It simply doesn't exist.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-02-2017, 08:50 PM
 
276 posts, read 204,387 times
Reputation: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by botticelli View Post
Hong Kong cuisine is not westernized at all.

What does westernized mean in terms of food? You can't even pinpoint what is French or Italian food, not to say "western food". It simply doesn't exist.
Hong Kong cuisine probably has a lot more Western influence. A lot of the newer yum cha has a lot of fusion type dishes.


Egg Tart (Dan Tat), Silk Stocking Milk Tea etc are all British influenced.


The Mainland Chinese cuisine in general tastes a lot more oily, perhaps this is due to the much colder weather ???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-03-2017, 05:58 AM
 
15 posts, read 12,163 times
Reputation: 25
I think the main difference is the numerous cha chaan teng found in Hong Kong.

Don't know what is cha chaan teng?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha_chaan_teng

Apart from 'westernised' food, one can also find other cuisines, such as Thai and Japanese, like pad thai or udon or ramen.

For Guangzhou, one can find more restaurants serving cuisines of other Chinese provinces, such as Hunanese, Szechuanese because of the new immigrants and workers from inland provinces.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-03-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Taipei
6,773 posts, read 5,116,323 times
Reputation: 4565
What are some Guangzhou specialties? I've never heard of any.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-04-2017, 12:22 PM
 
501 posts, read 461,577 times
Reputation: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by botticelli View Post
Hong Kong cuisine is not westernized at all.
Have you never been to a Cha Chan Teng (茶餐廳)? You just mentioned in another thread how Chinese people don't bake, a lot of the food in a Cha Chan Teng is baked, wouldn't that be western? How about milk tea? daan tat (蛋撻)? putting cheese or condensed milk on things? Hong Kong style French Toast (西多士)? One of the most popular breakfast dishes in Hong Kong is macaroni with satay beef--macaroni is not a western influence?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2017, 11:06 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,255,922 times
Reputation: 7578
Quote:
Originally Posted by willister View Post
Hong Kong cuisine probably has a lot more Western influence. A lot of the newer yum cha has a lot of fusion type dishes.


Egg Tart (Dan Tat), Silk Stocking Milk Tea etc are all British influenced.


The Mainland Chinese cuisine in general tastes a lot more oily, perhaps this is due to the much colder weather ???
what you said showed complete lack of understanding of China. Have you lived in any Chinese city?

There is no such thing as "Mainland Chinese cuisine", to say is reveals one's ignorance. oily? It applies to certain cuisine but not other. For example, Huaiyang cuisine is as plain as japanese food.

much colder weather? You do know China has all kinds of climates, do you?

Egg Tart (Dan Tat) is not Westernized HK food. It is simply western food.

In terms of food, there is no such as HK food versus CHinese food. Nobody in China including HK thinks that way. It is like saying "New York food vs American food", it is silly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2017, 11:09 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,255,922 times
Reputation: 7578
Quote:
Originally Posted by strad View Post
Have you never been to a Cha Chan Teng (茶餐廳)? You just mentioned in another thread how Chinese people don't bake, a lot of the food in a Cha Chan Teng is baked, wouldn't that be western? How about milk tea? daan tat (蛋撻)? putting cheese or condensed milk on things? Hong Kong style French Toast (西多士)? One of the most popular breakfast dishes in Hong Kong is macaroni with satay beef--macaroni is not a western influence?
for every invention you mentioned, I can give you an example in Shanghai food, what's your point?

You are comparing a single city, with a huge country with all sorts of cities. Is HK that special and different in terms of food? Not at all. It is just one of the many kinds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2017, 12:03 PM
 
501 posts, read 461,577 times
Reputation: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by botticelli View Post
for every invention you mentioned, I can give you an example in Shanghai food, what's your point?
I didn't say Hong Kong has more western influence than Shanghai. I said it had western influence in its cuisine because you said it has no western influence at all which is complete nonsense. It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that a place that used to be a colony of a western nation for over 100 years (or a defacto one for nearly 100 years in the case of Shanghai) has western influence, even in their cuisine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2017, 12:07 PM
 
1,011 posts, read 628,037 times
Reputation: 283
Hong Kong does not have its own cuisine. It is just one stupid version of the Canton cuisine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top