Tag Archives: Canton

Snake Restaurant, Guanggzhou, China

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – G is for Guangzhou

Today’s city relates to a visit I made nearly thirty-years ago. The focus of this post is the journey there from Hong Kong, a couple of pretty unusual hotel experiences and topically given the current horrid situation, a very unusual restaurant. A Slow Boat to China The year was 1991, just two years since the […]

Friday Photo – Pearl River, Guangzhou, China

As China reels from the shocking virus and the aftermath of the death of whistle blower Dr Li, I am reminded of my only visit thus far to mainland China. It was in the mid 90s when powerhouse China was just starting to emerge. A fascinating short visit that I must blog about soon.

Year Of The Dog – A Chinese Restaurant Experience

In honour of the Chinese New Year of the Dog I am sharing again my stand-out restaurant experience in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, or Canton to give its anglicised name. My brother and I had travelled to the birthplace of Chiang Kai-shek, who served as the leader of the Republic of China between […]

Cantonese Snake Restaurant Menu Cover

The Cantonese Snake Restaurant

I have dined in a handful of Michelin Star restaurants in my time, taken lunch with high society at The Ivy and had the world famous salad at The Waldorf. All enjoyable in their way, but nowhere near as much fun as dining  with locals in a far flung location in a culture very different […]

A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA

A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA Today I am going to take you on a sea journey of discovery from the fabulously wealthy former British colony of Hong Kong to The Peoples Republic of China. The year was 1991, just two years since the Tiananmen Square massacre had grabbed the world’s headlines and six years before […]