The southern province of Canton, with its mild, semi-tropical climate, grows an abundance of produce all year round: rice,fruit and vegetables enjoy four seasons, while plentiful feed for livestock means that high-quality meat and poultry is abundant. And the long coastline gives access to the rice fishing grounds of the South China Sea with their enormous variety of fish and seafood. No wonder that for centuries the Cantonese have been noted for their sophisticated cuisine, and their keen interest in food. In Canton, people greet each by saying 'Have you eaten? '- literally 'Have you had rice? '- as we would say 'Good morning 'or 'How are you? ' (Go on)

The Food in Canton -- (1/4 Menu)

(Three Seafoods Stir-Fry)

(Chow Mein (Fried Noodles)

(Fish Balls with Vegetable Soup)

(Velvet Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup)

(Quick-Fried Beef in Black Bean Sauce)

(Prawn Noodles

(Chinese Cabbage and Mushrooms)

(Chicken Noodle Soup)

(Sweet and Sour Pork)

(Four Precious Vegetables)

(Kidney Soup)

Cantonese Soy-Braised Chicken)

(Prawns and Green Peas)

<>   Last Modified by Xiaoniu SuChu Hsu (p) in May 1998