5 Reasons to Bring Your Friends to This Urban Eatery in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, April 12, 2019

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With four masterfully crafted restaurants located in both Guangzhou and Hong Kong, Slow Life is a brand that’s easy to fall in love with. Whether it’s the fresh and fragrant wholesome dishes, relaxing atmosphere or the dedication to sustainability practices, visiting a Slow Life outlet will guarantee you a great night of dining. 

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Whipping up excellent Western-style dishes with inspiration from all around the world, Slow Life Kitchen Elite in Guangzhou offers a natural and organic dining experience for hungry patrons. The brand also operates nearby Slow Life Kitchen, a gastronomic staple for both expats and local Chinese folks. 

Located on the second floor of Kaihua International Center, Slow Life Kitchen Elite is a fixture in Guangzhou’s Central Business District. Despite the fact that the kitchen has been cooking up delectable eats for just under a year, a typical night out at this fine dining establishment checks all the boxes, which is how it’s garnered so much attention since opening last summer.

Below, we share with you some of the delightful nuances that make Slow Life Kitchen Elite a dining experience unlike any other in Canton and beyond. From urban farming to fine dining, and everything in-between, here are five reasons you’ve got to check this place out.

1. The World on Your Table

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Let’s be honest, different countries excel at different aspects of food. It’s the reason you’d prefer to order fresh pizza in Italy over Korea and marketplace sushi in Japan over Switzerland. At Slow Life Kitchen Elite, you get the best of all these gastronomic havens. 

By sourcing their ingredients from places with a rich food heritage, like Spain, Australia and Jamaica, Slow Life brings a global feast to every table in the house. Their garlic shrimp, with crustaceans imported from Ecuador, is a great way to kick off the evening, with extra juicy and tender shrimp soaked in a white wine and oil soup, perfect for dipping bread. Slow Life’s savory Spanish cured ham also gives patrons a tantalizing taste, with Spanish olives and cheese rounding out this popular dish, which is perfect for sharing amongst friends.

As for beverages, the mixologists here can whip up a mean cocktail, crack open a cool imported brew or pour a fine wine brought over from Europe’s best vineyards. 

2. Organic with a Tasty Twist

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The Slow Life team is determined to provide diners with a genuinely tasty meal while adding all the right naturally grown ingredients to make their dishes stand out. With private farms in both Guangdong and Hong Kong, this kitchen gives patrons a real ‘farm to table’ experience. 

While Slow Life owner Johnny Ding is quick to acknowledge that this philosophy could potentially lose out on flavor, his culinary captain and crew have a way of bringing out the richness in the most natural of foods. And that’s precisely what you can expect dining at Slow Life, an organic, no-MSG meal that’s both healthy and heavenly.

3. Slow Cooked to Perfection

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One of Slow Life’s signature offerings is their slow-cooked dishes, creating tender, juicy and flavorful meat and seafood that practically melts in your mouth. The restaurant also recently invested in top-notch dry-age equipment to give all cuts of beef an out-of-this-world tender mouthfeel that’s difficult to find in our fair city.

4. As Green as It Gets

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Slow Life has put an immense amount of effort into ‘going green,’ adopting sustainable practices such as paperless menus as well as using recycled materials to package takeaway food. Instead of traditional bulky menus, the restaurant displays their extensive list of food and drinks on a clean and sleek iPad, giving guests an accurate depiction of the dishes beforehand. Meanwhile, just a stone’s throw away from the dining establishment, you can see Slow Life’s vertical farm gracing a walled area in K11 Art Mall.

The Slow Life farms we mentioned earlier also take an eco-friendly approach to agriculture, with major investments in smart farming techniques, using hydroponics to ensure they use the best ingredients possible, without compromising on quality.

5. Location, Location, Location

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Situated in the heart of Guangzhou’s downtown area, Slow Life Kitchen Elite is easily accessible for people all over the city. The restaurant is also right down the street from Huacheng Square, making a post-meal stroll with views of the Canton Tower and Zhujiang New Town more enticing than ever. And with countless office buildings in the near vicinity, Slow Life’s catering service has become a well-received offering from the health-conscious kitchen.

So whether you’ve been calling Guangzhou home for years or have just arrived for the biannual Canton Fair, be sure to treat your senses to a wholesome meal at Slow Life Kitchen Elite. 

And for those of you with MasterCard, you can enjoy 15 percent off your meal at both of Slow Life’s Guangzhou locations (terms and conditions apply).

See listings for both of Guangzhou’s Slow Life locations. 

[Cover image provided by Slow Life]

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