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 Kartoffelpüree – A 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 Sahne – Warm apple strudel with vanilla sauce and whipped cream


  • ein 0,3l Paulaner Bier oder 0,3l Limonade – a 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!



One thought on “Guangzhou Restaurant Week: Vaastu and Paulaner Bräuhaus Preview

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

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