Hiding in an alley in an old residential area, Yayuan is a local favorite restaurant serving bites to go. Since its opening in 1985, it has always been on the ‘must-see’ list in Guangzhou. Their signature dish, fried yellow croaker with sweet soy sauce and garlic is absolutely incredible. The whole fish tastes crispy on the outside, but the inside flesh is super fresh and tender. Don’t let the simple, unadorned shop front put you off! This place is one of the best in the city.