A Taste Of China: 3 Chiuchow Dishes You Can't Skip Out On

Posted on: 15 January 2016


If you want to try authentic Chinese food at your local restaurant, it's best to find a restaurant that offers dishes from a specific part or region of China. Chiuchow, a city in the eastern Guangdong province of China, has been known to offer many savory and delicious dishes that are often hard to find in America. Even if you do find a Chinese restaurant that offers Chiuchow dishes, you might not know what you should order. Here are 3 extremely popular dishes you should definitely try when given the opportunity.

Braised Goose

The people of Chiuchow have perfected the art of braising a variety of dishes — particularly, goose. The secret lies in the sauce that they use, which is also known as "lo sui" or roughly translated to be "old water". This sauce has been passed on through generations and contains many secret herbs and spices that definitely bring out the flavor of the ingredients being braised. Braised goose is considered to be a delicacy. The tender meat that has absorbed all of the flavors in the sauce will definitely leave your taste buds wanting more.

Oyster Omelette 

Another extremely popular and traditional dish commonly served in Chiuchow is the oyster omelette. The main ingredients for this dish is duck eggs and baby oysters. The yolk of the duck eggs are more flavorful than the yolk of chicken eggs. This makes the omelette very rich. In addition, even those who are not particularly fond of seafood would generally agree that the baby oysters are not fishy. They simply add a different texture and subtle flavors to the omelette. The omelette is served with fish sauce on the side.

Pig's Organ Soup

While this dish may not be the most recommended dish for those with a weak stomach, it definitely is very flavorful and tastes a lot different than what you might have imagined. This clear broth is made with a wide variety of ingredients but will always include a mixture of pig organs, like the liver, heart, stomach, and intestine. It also usually contains strips of salted or pickled vegetables, which help enhance the flavors. This soup is traditionally topped off with a good amount of white pepper for that extra kick.


Enjoy authentic Chinese dishes by finding restaurants that specifically cook dishes only from one region of China. While there are many options available, Chiuchow dishes are known to be rich and flavorful. For more information, contact Lilac Blossom Restaurant or a similar location.