Táng Lì Yuán

Cantonese; Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Known for its roasted pigeon (金牌乳鸽; jīnpái rǔgē), this traditional garden-restaurant is nestled inside Lìwān Lake Park (荔湾湖公园; Lìwān Hú Gōngyuán). You can reserve one of the six-seat dining boats for dinner: they’re inspired by zǐdòng chuán (紫洞船), aka ‘drinking boats’ used in the Qing dynasty by Xīguān merchants to entertain with lavish banquets, opera and prostitutes.

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