Have You Ever Tried Authentic Cantonese Food


Cantonese food is enjoyed all over the world. However, there are some restaurants that don’t offer an authentic Cantonese experience. They take short cuts when it comes to ingredients or follow recipes that have been modernized over the years. Because of this, it can be difficult to know what Cantonese food really is.

This style of food, which is also known as Yue cuisine, is the culinary style of the Guangdong Province. Dishes are characterized by their tender texture and slightly sweet flavor, with sauces playing a crucial role. Cantonese dim sum is an exciting experience – with so many dishes and tastes to try. But, how do you know whether you have actually visited a real Cantonese restaurant? Read on to discover some signs that you have missed out on authentic Cantonese food. 

  • You’ve Never Experienced Nose-To-Tail Cooking – This is a concept that involves eating the entire animal and it is widely used in Cantonese cooking. You will find everything from ox tongue, to goose intestines, to chicken feet on the menu at authentic establishments. If this is a new concept to you, then you definitely haven’t had the real Cantonese experience.
  • You’ve Never Heard Of Cantonese Barbecue – Known as Siu Mei, Cantonese barbecue is delicious, from crispy BBQ pork to five-spice flavored goose, there are plenty of tasty options. Whilst it is known as barbecued food, the meat is technically roasted in a vertical cylindrical oven.
  • You’ve Missed Out On The Craze Of Curried Fish Balls On A Stick – If You take a trip to New York the comfort street food everyone is aware of is hot dogs. Curried fish balls are the equivalent. Did you know that more than 37 million curried fish balls are consumed in Hong Kong alone on a daily basis?
  • You Don’t Appreciate Congee – Congee is a creamy bowl of heaven, which melts in your mouth. It serves all purposes – you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can team it sweetness or with the delicious Sriracha Blackout sauce. We view it in the same way as the Brits view chicken soup. But, there are those that think it’s merely an overcooked rice pudding. If you fall into that category, you haven’t had authentic congee and you haven’t experienced true Cantonese cuisine.
  • You Think Sweet & Sour Is Too Common – You will find sweet and sour on the menu of any Cantonese restaurant or takeaway all over the world. Because of this, many people now turn their noses up at it. But this is probably because they have experienced the westernized version, which is nothing like the real deal. Try authentic sweet and sour before you dismiss this dish all together.

If you want to experience traditional and authentic Cantonese food, you need to do your research before choosing a restaurant. Choose somewhere that prides themselves on following recipes that have been passed down over generations, whilst using modern and high-quality ingredients to bring the dishes to life. 


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FoodHUB App Aroma Chinese Takeaway (Cambuslang, Glasgow) : Review

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The guys over at FoodHub asked if I would like another nice wee takeaway and to do a review.

If you dont know this is the second time I have worked with Foodhub and you can read my first review HERE

This time I was in Cambuslang rather than the West End of Glasgow, so I got to try one from this area.

Looking Around The App

The App and takeaway

I got a discount code from FoodHub, and now it was time to decide where and what to order….this was a hard decision.

I ended ordering from a Chinese restaurant called Aroma Hut Chinese Takeaway, I have never ordered from here but the menu looked good.

Just like the last time using the app was mega simple, it was really easy to use and navigate.

The food

Chicken Maryland

This was ordered as my parents love this, I tried a little of each item and everything was very nice and very fresh.

My parents said it was one of the best they had tasted, and it was very fresh.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Crispy Shredded Chicken with Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce⠀

This one was for me, this is a big fav of mine so I thought lets see how here does it and compare.

Firstly the egg fried rice was cooked perfect and had a great taste.

The Crispy Shredded chicken was REALLY GOOD!!!! and now in my top 2 for takeaways! the flavour was amazing, and it was so good I have ordered this again since this first order.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Kind prawn with green pepper in black bean sauce⠀⠀

This is one of my dads favs, so I got to try a little.

Again the egg fried rice was really good, so now on to the black bean part

Wow this had a really good flavour, and combined with the prawn and rice it was really nice…This is a dish I would order when I felt like a change.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Spare ribs in honey sauce ⠀

The classic, it has to be honey sauce!

The ribs were nice and tender and the honey sauce….mmmmm so good mega moreish!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the app, and the food.

Just like the previous time I used FoodHub the whole process was easy, simple and no learning curve needed. The other part was I liked is that Foodhub doesn’t take commission, which means it’s a better deal for the takeaway and for us the consumers, as Foodhub is on average 15% cheaper than the rest!

The food was really good, and now is one of two of my top local takeaways….well when I come to Cambuslang.

Download the Foodhub app now and check it out 🙂 The foodhub app is available for Android and IOS so check out your app store now.

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Mister Marinade Seasonings : Review

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The guys over at Mister Marinade sent me a message to see if I would like to try some of their seasonings, since I have been making more food at home I said yeah as they sounded great.

The Packets

Wow big packets!

How good do they sound? “Chinese meat glaze marinade” and “Chinese Style mild salt and pepper seasoning”

I have been doing a lot of Indian style cooking recently, and wanted to try some Chinese style cooking to see if I could do it…..so these came at the perfect time.

Chinese Style mild salt and pepper seasoning

I started with this one as I have had a few salt and pepper seasonings before, mostly on my chips and they tasted amazing.

Popped them on my oven dish, and sprinkled the seasoning on one side….flipped them and seasoned the other side.

I set the oven and waited….

Probably about half way I started to smell them cooking, and mmm I was really getting hungry the flat was smelling amazing.

It was tasting time as they were ready.

As you see I also prepared some rice.

WOW!!!!! the flavour was amazing, it had the perfect amount of salt and pepper and extremely extremely moreish!!!

We even made more two days later!! the seasoning was that good!!

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the products.

WOW is basically all I can say, these packets are super easy to use and can be used on most items to add amazing flavour.

For me this chicken was so so so good, and I tried it on scampi and some fries and mmmm super addictive.

If your like me just really starting in the kitchen, or love being in the kitchen I highly recommend you try these products!!! I promise you, you wont be disappointed.

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