Get Inspired / China Local Finds: Panxi Restaurant, Guangzhou, China Jo Wedlock Jo Wedlock Jo Wedlock Jo Wedlock Jo Wedlock Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China Local Finds: Panxi Restaurant, Guangzhou, China story by: Jo Wedlock If you want a chance to experience a true Chinese restaurant in total luxury but with every dim sum tradition adhered to then the place to go is Panxi in Guangzhou. You can fly direct from Auckland on China Southern Airlines into Guangzhou which is perhaps better known by its previous English name ‘Canton’. Panxi is an institution and one of the oldest Dim Sum restaurants in Guangzhou dating back to the HAN dynasty. It’s beautiful and set in a traditional looking building with a pond of Koi running through the middle. You can choose to either just arrive, or you can book but keep in mind that if you haven’t booked a table in a private room then you will truely experience the restaurant in the ‘main’ dining room, which can be busy. I think this is the best way as you eat with the locals and experience the culture and restaurant as its meant to be. Ask them to bring you a selection of their specalities rather than order from the menu as the chef is amazing and you’ll get their version of what is fresh and current. The chef himself is one of the most famous Dim Sum chefs in the region. Expect mouthwatering little pork dumplings in the shapes of pigs (complete with curly tail and little ears), chicken dumplings the shape of sparrows and other creative objects – what a skill! This is a good place for NZers travelling to Guangzhou to come and visit. Its got a reputation as the best DIM SUM place in the area and is the ‘go to’ place – Most of the restaurant staff speak some English also which is a help! Make sure you don’t go past the opportunity to try the local delicacy by way of chicken feet! These are fried up and look not unlike KFC, other than the little claws I can see sticking out the bottom - Not my favourite dish although the taste is actually ok if you can get past the feel of the little bones crunching – more mind over matter! Click here for Cheap Flights to Asia or HOT China Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Where Should I Go in Asia? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The 6 best stopover destinations en route to Europe Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.