Guangzhou is a hub for China Southern Airlines, with Asiana, EVA Air, Korean and Qantas also flying here. The city is a two-hour train ride from Hong Kong. buns, and house-made tofu at this popular Cantonese restaurant. bingsheng.com; mains RMB40– RMB100.
Cocina Overlooking the Pearl River from a sixth-floor perch, Cocina takes inspiration from Peru for its tapas menu and colorful murals. fb.com/ cocinacodered; tapas RMB40– RMB100.
Dian Dou De Sample shrimp dumplings, flaky egg tarts and earthy pu’er tea in Art Deco–style surroundings. 470 Huifu East Rd., Yuexiu district; 86-20/3726-6163; mains RMB20–RMB40.
Hay Coffee This coffee shop, which roasts its own beans, serves Aussiequality flat whites in a cute, Londoninspired setting. 43 Qiaoyi Yi St., Tianhe district.
Huangsha Seafood Market Choose your meal from a fish tank (containing everything from crab to crocodile) and take it upstairs to the restaurant, where chefs will prepare it for a small fee. 15 Huangsha Ave., Liwan district.