Having Morning Tea is the traditional custom in canton area. And the time for Morning Tea can range from 5:00 am to the noon. Usually, Morning Tea served in most of restaurants is from five o’clock in the morning to the twelve o’clock at noon. Shrimp dumplings, pork buns, steamed vermicelli roll, steamed bread with milk and egg, pineapple bread, durian cakes and some other classic canton dim sum are served for Morning Tea. Some restaurants from 5:00 am to 12:00 have morning tea. There is tea time (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm) in the afternoon, restaurant serves porridge, steamed vermicelli roll and dim sum. A nice day begin with pleasant morning tea time. Here TCT would like to introduce some best places to have Canton Morning Tea in Guangzhou for your reference. There are many famous restaurants in Guangzho, such as, Taotao House, Lin Heung Tea House and Guangzhou Restaurant are all famous for dim sum.
• Tao Tao Ju House (Chinese Name: 陶陶居)
Add: No.20, the tenth fu Road, Shang Xia Jiu Street, Liwan District, Guangzhou
Tel: 86-20-81396111, 81816111
Per capita consumption: RMB 30 to 50
Recommended dishes: fish soup with pig brain, colorful fresh shrimp, crab fried fresh crab with spring onion and ginger, shredded salt-baked chicken, duck pieces baked by fire furnace, etc.
Tao Tao Ju House is known as the oldest and most famous Morning tea hours in Guangzhou. It is originally built in 1880 in Qing Dysnaty and is decorated with classic Guangzhou features. It is first choice place to experience the local life of Guangzhou area or to taste authentic canton gourmet. The food served here is authentic and delicious with fair price. There are also all kinds of famous canton dishes. The service is good too. As there are many customers every day, you may have to line for a while before it is your turn to enjoy the meal.
Add: 67 the tenth Fu Road
It is an old tea house in Guangzhou. It has branch in Hong Kong. It is most famous for producing very smooth lotus seed paste, and is credited for pioneering the moon cakes for Mid-Autumn Festival. First established in Guangzhou in 1889, and branched out to Hong Kong in 1918, the tea house is among the oldest tea houses in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
• Yang Xi Restaurant (Chinese Name: 泮溪酒家)
Add:151 Longjin West Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-81721328 81817038
Per capital consumption: RMB 30 to 50
Yang Xi Restaurant is the largest garden restaurant in China. The decoration of it is full of the southern garden features, simple and elegant. Boiled chicken with sauce, Sesame Suckling Pig, Water chestnut cake, sticky rice in lotus leaf, roast pork, roasted goose, etc. The menu is various. But the price in this restaurant is a little bit high compared with other places.
• Shi Fu Xuan Chinese Restaurant (Chinese Name: 十甫轩中餐厅)
Add: 199 the tenth Fu Road, Shanghxiajiu Commercial Street, Liwan District, Guangzhou
Per capital consumption: RMB 100 to 200
Shi Fu Xuan Chinese Restaurant is situated in the most famous Shanghxiajiu Street (also known as Xiguan). It is near to Temple of Chen Family, Hualin Temple, the Peal River and Shamian Scenic Area. You can have a leisure trip to those attractions after enjoying your morning tea.
• Sky No.1 (Chinese Name: 空中一号)
Add: F28-32 in Xinhe Building, No.1 Hua Xia Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Sky No.1 is a luxury places to enjoyed Dim Sum in Guangzhou. The food is delicious and the service excellent. As this restaurant is set on top of a skyscraper, directly on the shore of the Pearl River in Zhu Jiang New Town, you can get a stunning view of the beautiful city, especially at night.
• Dao Xiang Restaurant (Chinese Name: 稻香酒家)
Address: No.706-708 Bldg, No. 208 Tinahe Rd.
Cost per person: ￥70
Dao Xiang Restaurant gives people a high-level, luxurious feeling. What’s particularly worth mentioning is the elegantly decorated balcony which serves as a beautiful vista scene, so it is an ideal place for you to treat friends and relatives for a business gathering and free communication over sumptuous dinner.
The Cantonese dishes are specially made, and the dim sum is famed for its delicacy and good taste. Enjoying the elegant environment and the authentic dishes with innovation would be a great experience for most people. Service is very considerate. The restaurant pursues health, green and environmentalism. The raw materials for the food are all naturally grown.
• Guangzhou Restaurant (Chinese Name: 广州酒家)
Guangzhou Restaurant is one of the oldest morning tea restaurants in the city. It is a garden-style restaurant. It has been praised "The No.1 restaurant in Guangzhou". Now it has different branches distributed in different sites of Guangzhou, such as Bai Fu Square, Yue Hua Road, Lin Jiang Hotel, Wen Chang South Road, etc.
The specialties include Wen Chang Chicken, Kapok Duck, Deep Fried Duck Palm, and Three-colored Lobster. Besides, the moon cakes of Guangzhou Restaurant are also very famous.
• Yu Jing Xian Restaurant (Chinese Name: 裕景轩)
It also has different branches in Guangzhou city. The two popular ones are at 468 Tianhe North Road, Tianhe District and 483 Zhongshan Road, Tianhe District.
• Bei Yuan Restaurant (Chinese Name: 北园酒家)
Add: 200-202 Xiao Bei Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Bei Yuan Restaurant was created in 1920’s. Now it has a history of nearly 100 years. It is sited near to Yangcheng North and Baiyun Mountain. The environment is quite and comfortable.
The specialties of Bei Yuan Restaurant are Suburbs Fish Head, Oiled Shelled Shrimp, Duck Palm in Oyster Sauce, Sweet-Scented Balls Roasted Goose, Fried Chicken Breast, Sauted Chicken in Rice Wine, and Fragrance Fulfill the Jug and Fish with Pine Nuts. The special pastry includes Jade Pineapple, Lingnan Litchi, Watermelon Cream Jelly and Mint with Lotus. The flavor is really wonderful.
• Tang Yuan Restaurant (Chinese Name: 唐苑酒家)
Tang Yuan Restaurant (Liuhua Lake Store): Northern Gate of Liuhua Lake, Renmin Bei Road, Guangzhou
Tang Yuan Restaurant (Baiyun Store): 43 Baiyun Ave. North, Guangzhou
Tang Yuan Restaurant (Shuiyun Store): 115 Shuiyin Erheng Road, Guangzhou
Guangzhou Tang Yuan Restaurant (Liuhua Lake Store) is sited in a European-style white building, located beside the Liuhua Lake. In front the restaurant is the bustling Zhongshan Road, so you can have a leisure stroll after drinking morning tea here.
• Luming Restaurant (Chinese Name: 鹿鸣酒家)
Add: LuHu Road 11 LuHu Garden, Guangzhou, China
Luming Restaurant is an old and famous restaurant in Guangzhou serving Cantonese cuisine and dessert. It is located in the beautiful scenery of Baiyun Hill. The environment is quite and comfortable. it is famous for first-class garden dining environment and great services. Dinners can sit outside and enjoy the views to the city surrounding Luhu Lake.
• Da Tong Restaurant (Chinese Name: 大同酒家)
Add: No. 63, Yanjiang Rd.West, Guangzhou
Da Tong Restaurant is located on the Changdi Avenue, a bustling section of Guangzhou. It was well known in canton area for its luxurious decoration and superb cooking skills. The signiture dishes of Da Tong Restaurant includes Golden Roasted Sucking Pig and Crisp-skinned Chicken. It is also famous for its pastries.
• Xing Yin Lou Restaurant (Chinese Name: 幸运楼)
Add: 8F in Tianhe Square, 238 Beijing Road 1st Street, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
It specializes in canton gourmet, as well as Guangzhou dim sum. If you want to drink morning tea here, you must go there early in the morning.
Other popular restaurants in Yuexiu district also include Xin Lizhi Bay Restaurant, Yong Ya Restaurant, Yin Deng Restaurant, etc.
• Nan Yuan Restaurant (Chinese Name: 南园酒家)
Address: No.142, Qianjin Rd., Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Nan Yuan Restaurant is located on the Qianjin Street and one of the three garden-style restaurants in Guangzhou. It was founded in 1958 and opened in 1963 with an area of approximate 10,000 sq. meters including a garden of 4,500 sq. meters.
It specializes in Chaozhou style and Cantonese style cuisine. The Crispy Lotus Seeds Mousse Dumpling won the "Golden Tripod" prize in 1990 awarded by the Ministry of Commerce. The specialties of Nan Yuan Restaurant include Protect Country Dish, Sliced Beef, Stewed Wild Goose, Bean Paste Chicken, Buddha Jumping over the Wall, Bamboo Cream Chicken, Brined Vegetable Pork Steak Soup, etc.
• Tian Fu Sea Food Restaurant (Chinese Name: 天富海鲜酒家)
Add: 701 Gong Ye Ave. South, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tian Fu Sea Food Restaurant is given priority to seafood gourmet and canton food, as well as Hunan-style food.
Other popular restaurants in Haizhu District also include Tian Ran Ju Restaurant, Xin Nanhaicheng Restaurant, Nanyue Jiayan Restaurant, Shi Wei Tian Restaurant, etc.
If you go to the well-known hotels or restaurants for morning tea in the holidays (such as Chinese New Year, National Day Holiday, Labor’s Day Holiday, New Year's Day, Christmas and other holidays), you must be early to queue up. If you go too late, you will not have the chance to enjoy your morning tea time there due to the crowded people.
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