By Lena Gidwani
S.E.Asia Kitchen & Bar
Asian comfort food at Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
If you are a transient family like many of us, chances are that you’ve brought your kids up in more cities than just Guangzhou. That can only mean that your children have been exposed to food cultures and cuisines that span the tastes of many countries. One of the most satisfying cuisines is that from Southeast Asia, and the best place for such food is S.E.Asia Kitchen & Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Pazhou.
Featuring a grand selection of the most traditional, authentic and popular dishes and street food from around South East Asia, the restaurant has an ongoing rotation of visiting chefs to keep it interesting. It serves up favorite Asia comfort foods with some lively drinks such as Thai lemonade (RMB50) for the young ones, and a lemongrass capirinha (RMB98) to make it a great night for all.
Adults will love the Singaporean chili crab (RMB298). Arguably one of Singapore’s greatest culinary inventions, the chili crab is the dish that is fiery, juicy and imaginatively authentic. Also notable are the flavorful chicken skewers with satay (RMB88) and Indonesian beef rendang (RMB158), which is mildly spicy and rich. The char kuay teow (RMB98) and Hainanese chicken rice (RMB140) are recommended for kids – not too spicy and very delicious. Malaysian bubur cha cha (RMB48) is a great dessert for little ones. With colorful root vegetables and tropical fruits, the thick coconut-soup-based sweet concoction is the perfect end to a meal.
Opening hours: 6pm - 11pm (Closed on Monday) Level 2, 1 Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 中国广州市海珠区会展东路1号邮政编码 (020) 8917 6498