Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2022 selection has grown longer with 2 new restaurants that are worth a stop

The Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2022 stands out by its variety, with no less than 20 types of cuisine.

@Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich by @Accor Hotels

2 new One MICHELIN Star and 8 Bib Gourmand restaurants enrich the latest Michelin Guide Guangzhou selection. A total selection of 111 restaurants featuring more than 20 types of cuisine. 2 special Awards highlight talents in the industry.

Despite the challenges that Guangzhou chefs and restauranteurs have experienced this year, Micheling Guide’s inspectors have been deeply impressed by their commitment to moving forward, to welcoming customers and providing them with exciting and high-quality dining experiences.

Michelin Guide presented the new restaurant selection of the MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou. Unveiled last week during an event organized at the Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, the 2022 vintage highlights 111 restaurants, including 3 Two MICHELIN Starred, 16 One MICHELIN Starred and 38 Bib Gourmand. Altogether, the selection illustrates a dynamic culinary scene which stands out by its variety of scale and styles, with no less than 20 types of cuisine.

“Local gourmets have never stopped going to restaurants, supporting their favorite places and, as a result, maintaining Guangzhou’s culinary vibrancy and the resilience of its food scene,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “While Cantonese cuisine is well represented, and local produce is celebrated in many places, our teams have also praised the incredible culinary diversity Guangzhou offers.” added Gwendal Poullennec.

2 new restaurants awarded One MICHELIN Star

In addition to the 14 existing One MICHELIN Starred restaurants – which all maintain their distinction this year – the 2022 selection has grown longer with 2 new restaurants that are worth a stop:

@Xin Ji Restaurant Guangzhou; @Michelin Guide Guangzhou

Xin Ji Restaurant

Xin Ji has been a staple in the seafood restaurant scene for over 30 years. As a classic Cantonese restaurant, the room is well-decorated in Lingnan style, and the fish tank at the door where customers get to pick their live critters also adds to the experience.

Stiller Restaurant

Named after owner chef Stefan Stiller, this colourful restaurant offers a dining experience that is pleasing to both the eyes and the palate. Seasonal offerings form the backbone of the menu, alongside some rare-to-find German-inspired dishes. Their variety of homemade bread is also a true delight not to be missed.

Two MICHELIN Star is also maintained in this year’s selection by Taian Table for a dazzling culinary play for diners, by Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine for offering authentic Cantonese dishes with traditional techniques and Jiang by Chef Fei for its subtle balance between Cantonese culinary heritage and innovation.

38 Bib Gourmand restaurants, including 8 new ones

Launched in 1997, and today internationally deployed in all the restaurant selections of the MICHELIN Guide, the Bib Gourmand is a yearly distinction which highlights the best value-for-money gourmet experiences brought to light by the Michelin inspectors. Since its inception, this distinction has been particularly praised by local and international foodies looking for great food at a reasonable price. In this year’s selection, 38 restaurants, including 8 new ones, are awarded a Bib Gourmand.

The Bib Gourmand distinction within the 2022 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou is awarded to restaurants that offer great food – three courses, drinks not included – for maximum RMB 300 per person.

Enning Liu Fu Ji (Donghua East Road) prides itself on its bouncy noodles made with only duck eggs and flour, from their family recipe to achieve that authentic texture. Hai Xian Jie Cai Guan has been around for three decades serving no-frills, tasty Cantonese dishes. Their double-boiled soups are true delights. Hua Ge Si Chu offers popular items from the old days, and their Hakkanese cooking is nothing short of stunning. Hunan Cuisine serves an array of Hunanese classics in a room redolent of industrial chic at this restaurant. The head chef recreates specialties from his home province with acumen and dexterity. Well loved by its faithful regulars, Temple Street is always jam-packed with diners craving their claypot rice in Hong Kong dai pai dong style. At Wei Shi Jia, people enjoy the hard-to-come-by shi shi chicken impeccably prepared by the chef with Qinyuan birds. Huacheng Yuan made its name with its homestyle Cantonese fare. Signature dishes like double-steamed chicken and soy-marinated chitterlings are the firm favorites of many here. Lingnan Haiyanlou (Binjiang East Road) is helmed by two chefs who once worked with unquestionable skill at a prestigious hotel. Their ‘premium trio’ used to be reserved only for state banquets.

In total, the 38 Bib Gourmand restaurants feature no less than 12 types or styles of cuisine, from typical Chinese to international styles. For example, Mamak offers Malaysian delicacies, while Pandan (Yuexiu) specializes in Indonesian cuisine and FT · Bak Kut The in Singaporean cuisine. Congee lovers will praise the dishes of Tong Ji, and gourmets looking for great vegetarian dishes are encouraged to discover Soodle.

@H’Elite Hotel Restaurant; @helitehotel.com

The MICHELIN Young Chef and Service Awards to highlight talented professionals

This year, Michelin inspectors have continued to highlight talented professionals from the restaurant and hotel industry with their Special Awards.

2022 MICHELIN Young Chef Award

The 2022 MICHELIN Young Chef Award, which aims to highlight a particularly talented and promising young professional, goes to Chef Tommy Zhang from the starred Stiller restaurant. Chef Tommy Zhang has been in renowned chef Stefan Stiller’s team for years, working in both his Shanghai and Guangzhou kitchen and later began leading the team at Stiller on his own. He shows exceptional creativity and great attention to details in his culinary creation, while also displaying excellent leadership skills in the kitchen.

2022 MICHELIN Service Award

Jianqun Zhu from Yushan Soup restaurant receives the MICHELIN Service Award this year. As the general manager of the shop, Jianqun Zhu knows all details about the dish, the cooking, ingredients, and portions so that appropriate suggestions can be made for an enjoyable dining experience. She is also very attentive and engaging to the customers, offering a friendly and flexible service.

The full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou 2022 is available free of charge on the MICHELIN Guide website. The restaurants join the MICHELIN Guide selection of hotels, which features the most unique and exciting places to stay in Guangzhou and throughout the world.

Every hotel in the Guide is chosen for its extraordinary style, service, and personality — with options for all budgets — and each hotel can be booked directly through the MICHELIN Guide website. The selection for Guangzhou currently features the city’s most spectacular hotels, including sustainability pioneers like Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, modern boutiques like H’Elite Hotel, and architectural marvels like Langham Place Guangzhou.

The MICHELIN Guide is a benchmark in gastronomy. Now it’s setting a new standard for hotels. Visit the MICHELIN Guide website, to discover every restaurant in the selection and book an unforgettable hotel.

The MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou 2022 at a glance:

111 recommended restaurants of which:

  • 3 Two MICHELIN Stars restaurants
  • 16 One MICHELIN Star restaurants, including 2 new ones
  • 38 Bib Gourmand restaurants, including 8 new ones
  • 54 Michelin-selected restaurants.

    @Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich Restaurant by @Accor Hotels