Key Concepts

Sources of Water

As a coastal province, there is a strong emphasis on seafood and Cantonese cuisine is also influenced by both Oriental and Western cooking traditions (seasonings like sugar and spiced salt) in addition to flavorful ingredients like peanut oil, rice wine, anise, cassia bark, liquorice root, ginger powder, dried tangerine peel, oyster sauce, fish sauce, clam oil and curry, among other things. Characteristic cooking methods include salt-roasting, steaming with wine and slow-cooking.

Haneul Kim Michael Mascha Howard Hsia   Yvonne Wu Lee Kwun Wai, Ivan 
South Korea USA Taiwan Taiwan Hong Kong
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We will look at 12 classic Cantonese dishes and pair it with water:



總裁極品功夫湯 Kung Fu Soup (Chicken Mushroom Soup)

KIM: usually don't pair soup and water. but I thought it can be good matching with medium TDS still water. Chicken mushroom soup is medium plus body. pairing with medium body water is better than light and soft water. I recommend Deeps gold and Kelzai

MICHAEL: lots of umami from the mushrooms and I like to pair umami with high pH water like Rising Spring.

HOWARDKelzai Volcanic Water (match), Thunderbird (contrast)

YVONNESpring Aqua Still


金湯燕麥海參 Sea Cucumber with Oats

KIM: Sweet. it is hard to match with water. I thought ROI from slovenia.... but I should recommend one of this year participated. I thought still water is better than sparkling water. I thought acqua panna from Italy.... I recommend Zaro's still from Greece.

MICHAEL: Little Switzerland.


YVONNEAntipodes Still

IVANAntipodes Still

港式臘味拼盤 BBQ Meat Platter (Marinated Pork, Chicken & Goose)

KIM: Oily, salty much... this menu can be good match with sparkling water. general formal sparkling water can be good pairing with this menu. I recommend Pedras and Vidago from Portugal.

MICHAELPedras and Vidago




老虎斑 Steamed Tiger Grouper with Fish Soy Sauce

KIM: sweet, salty, strong spices... this was stimulating... I thought still water cannot control and harmonize this fish menu because spices were very strong. I recommend Magnificant and Vidago.





波士頓龍蝦 Boston Lobster with Sautéed Garlic Sauce 

KIM: sweet. garlic flavor... I suggest strong water. strong bubble, strong palate. I recommend ARE sparkling. ARE sparkling is little salty and has strong bubble. This food and water make each other much better taste. your mouth and tongue can feel fantastic experience like one two punch.

MICHAEL: Perla Moldovei

HOWARD: Driftless

YVONNECana Royal Water

IVAN: Driftless

肉碎徵山泉豆腐  Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat

KIM: Flying fish roe, mushroom, coriander, pretty stimulates... It is hard to match with water.

MICHAELAntipodes Sparkling

HOWARDAntipodes Still



荷香蓮藕丸 Steamed Lotus Root Meatballs

KIM: Great meatball, full juicy... poor cucumber... I suggest general formal classic water. I recommend Szigetkozi from Hungary

MICHAELCana Royal Water

HOWARDPedras and Oravida Still



手抓水果乳豬 Roast Suckling Pig with Fruits

KIM: I expected soft texture, but it wasn't. It seemed frid too long time. It needs to be appetized by strong and acidic water. I recommmend ARE sparkling and PedrasCana Royal water from Slovenia also can be good match.

MICHAELAre Sparkling


YVONNEKelzai Volcanic Water


乾炒牛河 Stir-Fried Rice Noodle with Beef

KIM: Oily and tasty.... I think effervescent or light sparkling would be better combination than bold sparkling. I recommend Puyehua from Chile. Puyehua could make a tongue to wash from oily. you can eat more noodle deliciously.

MICHAELBambito Sparkling




荷塘春色 Lotus Roots with Assorted Vegetables

KIM: little bit oily. salty. I suggest natural sparkling water. I recommend Bambito from Panama. this combination makes dinner not to heavy. It gave our tongue some rest in full dinner. it was recovery naturally.

MICHAEL: Lurisia Sparkling

HOWARD: Szatmar Kinese Bio Milotai



天鵝紫薯酥 Purple Sweet Potato Pastry 

KIM: Delicious, but I cannot recommend any water.


HOWARDPugehue or Sienergy

YVONNEOravida Sparkling

IVANSiEnergyThunderbirdAre Sparkling

貴妃楊枝甘露 Mango Pomelo Sago 

KIM: Delicious, but I cannot recommend any water.