Guangzhou Restaurant Week: Vaastu and Paulaner Bräuhaus Preview

Guangzhou recently hosted its very first Restaurant Week from September 3 to September 9.  I was lucky enough to stumble upon an ad from Dining City Guangzhou (my new favorite site, by the way), which is kind of like a Guangzhou version of Open Table.  I made Saturday lunch reservations for an Indian restaurant called Vaastu, and Sunday dinner reservations at a Bavarian brewery called Paulaner Bräuhaus.


more after the jump…
I’ll write a more in depth review of each restaurant in the next couple of days, but for now, here’s a quick preview of what I sampled:

Vaastu: A Date with India


Address: 13-15, 475 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (near Tianhe Lu), China
+8620-3825 8181
Opening hours: 11:00-15:00

RW lunch set menu (68 RMB)


  • Vegetable Samosa - crisp flaky triangular pastry filled with spiced vegetables and herbs
  • Chicken Tikka Afghan tender, juicy chicken pieces marinated in mild spices
  • Lamb Seekh Kebab succulent boneless chunks of tender lamb
  • Paneer Tikka Tandoori florets of broccoli marinated in spices


  • Chicken Tikka Masala - succulent boneless pieces of chicken, grilled in tandoor & simmered in uniquely spiced tomato gravy
  • Lamb Rogan Josh - select lamb pieces cooked in uniquely spiced gravy of onion and saffron
  • Vegetable Kofta Curry - dumplings of mix vegetables cooked in tomato and onion gravy
  • Dal Makhani - red beans and lentils simmered overnight in tomatoes and herbs with a touch of butter
  • Dal Tadka blend of yellow lentil tempered with ginger, garlic and chili.


  • Plain naan and steamed Basmati rice or local steamed rice.


  • Malai/Mango Kulfi - homemade Indian ice cream with milk and mango.


  • Mango lassi
  • Soft drink
  • Dole 100% Juice

Paulaner Bräuhaus: A traditional Bavarian restaurant with its own microbrewery


Address: 3rd Floor of TaiKoo Hui Shopping Centre L307, 383 Tianhelu, Tianhe District, 510620 Guangzhou, China
+8620-2808 6333
+8620-2808 6222
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 1am

RW Chef’s Special tasting menu (178 RMB)


  • Münchner Kartoffelcremesuppn mit Wiener - Munich potato-cream soup with Wiener sausages


  • Paulaner’s Gourmet Teller: A stückerl von der Schweinshaxn, Nürnberger Rostbratwürstl, hausgemachtes Kalbsfleischpflanzerl auf Kartoffelgurkensalat, Sauerkraut und KartoffelpüreeA piece of crackling roasted pork knuckle, roasted Nürnberger sausages, homemade minced mixed meat patties on potato cucumber salad, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes


  • Warmer Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesauce und SahneWarm apple strudel with vanilla sauce and whipped cream


  • ein 0,3l Paulaner Bier oder 0,3l Limonadea 0.3l Paulaner Draught Bier or 0.3l Soft Drink (I chose the famous Paulaner Wheat Beer, also known as “Weißbier”)

A very special thanks to Paulaner Executive Chef Stefan Poguntke for a delicious dinner, three hours ahead of schedule!


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  1. Pingback: My Date with India (Guangzhou Restaurant Week Part One) | The Bootleg Cook

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