Big Guan Yin.
Apart from the gorgeous natural wonders, Xiqiao Shan's primary tourist attraction is a gigantic statue of Guan Yin, reminiscent of Hong Kong's famous Lantau Island Big Buddha. Sitting atop one of the highest points of Xiqiao Shan, Big Guan Yin is bronze plated and surrounded by a moat...
These are the restaurants...
These are the restaurants featured at the Hiyatt Hotel featured below. I think that there is something to suit any palate.
If this menu does not make your mouth water, lift your spirits, drive you to the kitchen, then I am terribly sorry for you, you are missing one of life's great pleasures.
House Salad with Your Choice of Italian Vinaigrette, Thousand Island , Blue Cheese Dressing Or French Dressing
Caesar Salad with Bacon, Parmesan Cheese, Cashew Nut and Crouton
Marinated Crab Meat with Peach. Kiwi , Tomatoes , Onion and Vinaigrette
'Vienna style' Fresh Vegetables Roll with Rice Sheet and Fish Soya Sauce
Mixed Tuna Fish with Celery, Onion and Mayonnaise on Lettuce Bed
Chef's Salad with Shrimps Meat, Crab Meat, Squid and Fresh Vegetables
Gratin Lobster with Mushroom. Mozzarella and White Wine Sauce
Baked King Prawns with Chili, Garlic, Butter and Fresh Herbs
Grilled U.S. Beef Tenderloin Steak
Grilled U.S. Beef Rib Eye Steak
Grilled U. S. Beef Sirloin Steak
Grilled Lamb Chop with Rosemary Sauce
Grilled U. S. Beef Short Ribs
Steamed Salmon Fillet with Caper Sauce
Baked Fillet of Cod fish
Ham & Cheese Sandwich with French Fries
Club Sandwich with French Fries
'Submarine' Soft bun Stuffed with Assorted Cold Cut and Vegetables
Beef Burger Topped with Cheddar Cheese, Tomatoes, Gherkin and Ice Burg Lettuce
Hot Dog Sandwich with French Fries
Sauteed Macaroni with Seafood and Carbonara Sauce
Spaghetti with a La Bolognaise Sauce
Mushroom, Ham and Pineapple Combination
Salami, Cheese and Tomato Sauce
Hainan Chicken Rice
Singaporean Fried Vermicelli with Vegetables
Taiwan Special Beef Noodles
Braised Chicken in Curry Sauce
Braised Beef Flank with Yellow Noodles Soup
Pork Slice Meat with Vegetables in Vermicelli Soup
Pan Fried Pork Chop with Egg Spring Rice and Sauce
Sauteed Woo-Long Noodles with Fresh Vegetables and Seafood
Fried Rice with Ham, Pineapple and Dry Pork Flake
Combination Fried Rice
Vienna Style Seafood Vermicelli Soup
3-Flavour Ice Cream Sundae with Banana
2 Ball Of Ice Cream Selection ( Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla )
Cheese Cake with Blueberry Sauce
Combination Orange Parfait
Seasonal Fruit Platter
Apple 'A La Monde'
Baked Seafood Chowder with Puff
Minestrone Vegetables Broth
French Style Onion Soup
Deep-fried pork spare ribs with salt and garlic sauce
Braised marinated meat in brown sauce 'Soochow style'
Roasted Peking duck pan-fried tenderloin of beef 'Chinese style'
Barbecued pork with honey
Sweet and sour pork with pineapple
Roasted goose 'Cantonese style'
Deep-fried chicken with sesame and thousand island dressing
Fried beef rids wht American OK sauce
Sauteed scallops with celery and macadamia nuts
Sauteed beef with pepper and shacha sauce
Sauteed cuttle fish slices with spicy sauce
Sauteed scallops with XO sauce
Pork spare ribs with special sauce wrapped in aluminum paper
Braised pork with preserved vegetable in hot pot
Poached chicken 'Imperial Style'
Braised mixed seafood wht XO sauce in hot pot
Roasted suckling pig
Doubled-boiled black chicken with American ginseng
Deep-fried seafood rolls
Soyed delights'Chiuchow Style'
Sauteed minced pork and string bean with preserved olives
Barbecued eel with honey
Braised marinated meat in brown sauce 'Taiwanese Style'
Poached chicken with Yunnan ham and vegetables
Fried minced pigeon with conpoy
Fried bacon rolls with fresh fruit
Fried shrimp balls with Longjing tea
Deep-fried grinede shrimp ' Vietnamese style'
Stewed seafood and beancurd in wok
Shark's fin shredded abalone and sea cucumber soup
Shark's fin soup with vegetable
Sauteed Chinese mushroom in vegetable oil
Sirloin shabu shabu
Live lobster & U.S beef - set menu
Soup with seafood served in a tea pot
U.S prime sirloin steak-set menu
Broiled ayu fish with salt
Mixed fried rice
Special assorted hana sushi
Special assorted hana sushi
Guangzhou (my new home!?)
"Small city boy to big city"
Where I'm from, Guangzhou seems like a mega city, with its multi level fly overs and cascading concrete skyline. My first night traveling by car from Hong Kong to Guangzhou through Shenzhen in January 2005 was a massive eye opener to me about the possibilities of life in other places besides my own small city home in South Australia. I never realised how "be all and end all" thinking existed within the normal citizens of my city (excluding the international students of course). I came to Guangzhou initially to meet my girlfriends' family but have enjoyed spending almost ever moment of it here. I say almost for the one thing that stresses me greatly is the type of toilet you will get anywhere in the city, its a gamble between sit down and squat down, I hate squating, I fall over cos my knees hurt. Apart from this I have had really good times here, cheap things to buy and nice inlaws who want to show me Guangzhou and the rest of China.
"I come here again"
I liked it enough last time to come back again during my uni break. This time for about 3 months. Despite paying the air fares its all good. I still cannot get enough of these flyovers. I love it, zipping around like the jetsens on spaghetti like roadways. More to write here cos Im still here...