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Michelin Announces 2019 Stars for Guangzhou

In the second edition of the guide, the Chinese city gets its first two-star restaurant

Crab in a bowl at Guangzhou’s newest two-Michelin-starred restaurant
A dish at Jiang By Chef Fei
Jiang By Chef Fei [Official]

For the second year running, French tire company Michelin released a dining guide to Guangzhou, the port city in southern China. And for the first time, the dining inspectors bestowed two-stars on a Guangzhou restaurant.

Jiang By Chef Fei was elevated to two-star status after earning one star in the 2018 Michelin guide to Guangzhou. The Cantonese restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental offers seafood, Cantonese barbecue, and dim sum, according to Michelin. Unlike many of Michelin’s multi-starred restaurants, the menu is a la carte.

Michelin also gave three new restaurants a Michelin star in 2019. Famous Cuisine, Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine, and Song bring the total number of starred restaurants in the guide to 11, up from eight last year. Guangzhou is known for its Cantonese food, but Michelin points out that there’s a variety of cuisine represented among its 28 Bib Gourmand selections (restaurants that cost less than Michelin’s typical recommendations), including Indian, Indonesian, and Singaporean.

The guide is small, especially given that Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, has a population of 13 million people. Compare that to Michelin’s guide to Hong Kong, a city of over 7 million, with a fair number of the European, fine-dining restaurants Michelin favors: it includes 63 restaurants that meet Michelin’s star standards, including seven restaurants with three stars. In Guangzhou, no restaurants earned Michelin’s highest three-star distinction.

Below, the full list of Guangzhou’s Michelin stars.

Two-Star Restaurants

Jiang By Chef Fei

One-Star Restaurants

Famous Cuisine

Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine

Song

Bing sheng Mansion

Bing sheng Private Kitchen

Jade River

Lai Heen

Lei Garden (Yuexiu)

Wisca (Haizhu)

Yu Yue Heen

Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2019: See the Full List [Michelin]
Guangzhou’s First-Ever Michelin Guide Is Here [E]

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