The Wisca Restaurant. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
If you're searching for some old-fashioned Cantonese comfort food this winter, look no further than Wisca Restaurant.
Starting as a humble food stall in Guangzhou two decades ago, Wisca now operates multiple branches across the country, including Haizhu district.
The Haizhu branch of Wisca Restaurant was founded in 1996. It was awarded a Michelin Star in 2018.
Experienced chefs follow ancient recipes to prepare traditional Cantonese meals. Their eels are served in clay pots; their spiced fried mantis shrimp burst with sweetness; and house-made ice cream is not to be missed. While waiting for a seat, admire the Kwon-glazed porcelain on display. Only private room reservations are accepted.
Wisca offers a full range of piping hot, slow-simmered soups that are suitable for warding off the winter chills. Seafood fans shouldn't miss out on the Thai mantis shrimp fried with garlic and pepper. The iced sea snail is a Cantonese specialty with every fresh snail weighing a minimum of 200 grams before being boiled and then cooled in ice.
Other menu highlights include baked oyster pancakes with fresh octopus, shrimp, and clams, roasted sea grouper, and poon choi (traditional Cantonese New Year food featuring braised seafood and vegetables).
Address: No 172 West Binjiang Road, Haizhu district, Guangzhou