Upon arriving at this restaurant, you could be mistaken that you've strolled into a market, as there are displays of vegetables and seafood, as well as rows of fish tanks. Walk further in, and there are open kitchen stations each devoted to their own speciality such as the steamed bun station.
|Steamed bun station|
|Roast goose (燒鵝)|
|Roast chicken (燒雞)|
|Covered outdoor seating|
|Steamed dace (清蒸土鯪魚)|
|Fish-skin dumplings (魚皮餃)|
|Stuffed tofu (酿豆腐)|
|Braised goose with taro (芋頭燜鵝)|
|Green aubergine (青茄子)|
|Sweet potato cakes (番薯餅)|
|Mini filled 'bolo' bao (菠蘿包仔)|
Cantonese cuisine has many faces, not all of them pretty. Take, for example the use of unethical ingredients, MSG and mass produced additive-laden sauces. That's why it's important to champion the simple rustic approach of restaurants like this one (and The Chairman in Hong Kong). However, worthy principles count for little if the end product doesn't deliver. This does, and from start to finish, it was a meal to remember. It goes without saying that you should visit this restaurant if you can.
There isn't really an address for this restaurant, as it's in the middle of nowhere. The easiest way to get there is by taking the Guangzhou Metro (Line 3) to Dashi (大石). Leave the station using Exit C then walk for about 5 minutes with the exit of the metro station behind you. Eventually, you should spot a couple of restaurants on your left. The one you want is 花好悦园酒家, as in the photo below:
Alternatively, I can forward a pdf copy of their business card with a map and directions in Chinese if you contact me by e-mail.