09 January 2016

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center

It has became warmer as spring arrives, but so far 2013 has been an exceptionally dry year. This might cause  what the Chinese call Shanghuo, a state of "overheat" in the body,  according to traditional Chinese medical theories. To counter the huo, or the "heat", Two Chinese restaurants, Hao Chi and Bai Yue, in the Crowne Plaza City Center have prepared refreshing and appetizing dishes for their customers in the upcoming spring season.

Fried beef tenderloin with cucumber flower             

Cucumber flowers technically are not flowers but small cucumbers that only grow for seven days. They are crispy and sweet when stir-fried with fresh beef tenderloin. This is a must-try dish!

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Fried beef tenderloin with cucumber flower


Braised fish maw with tomato and aloe
Aloe and fish maw can help restore the skin's natural beauty while tomato has a rich reservoir of vitamin C. The appetizing sour tomatoes mix with the smooth and resilient fish maw, giving a marvelous taste to the gourmets'palate.

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Braised fish maw with tomato and aloe


Stewed sea prawn with salty orange  

Spring this year begins relatively dry instead of humid as usual. Exasperated by the busy and stressful beginning of the year, people might feel tired and uncomfortable in the throat because of the "heat" in the body. This dish has adopted home-made salty oranges that have been pickled for several years to go with preserved fruits and sea pawn. Different tastes of food have been mixed together, a supreme joy for the taste buds. The dish is also good for clearing the throat and protecting your spleen.

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Stewed sea prawn with salty orange


Fried sea cucumber with pickled cabbage and onion      

Chief of Bai Yue has searched for the appropriate vegetables to go with sea cucumber and finally lays his eyes on the pickled vegetables from Korea. Pickled vegetables contain lactic acid bacteria and inorganic substances, which help digesting. The mix also has created an unforgettable taste of spicy crispiness.

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Fried sea cucumber with pickled cabbage and onion


Double-boiled pork with Chinese herb soup             

Kapok flowers are ubiquitous in the city of Guangzhou in spring. They are good for countering the "heat" and clearing the humidity in your body when being used as ingredients for soup. Together with the other spices, kapok flowers give the pork a smell of natural herb, which is pleasant to the taste bud and the stomach.

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Double-boiled pork with Chinese herb soup 
Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Fried pork with bun


Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Fried black fungus with mushroom

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Spinach in chicken soup

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Pan-fried egg with Chinese herb

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Pig's feet with chili and soya sauce 

Spring Specialties Offered by Crowne Plaza City Center
Beef pastry