(From AFP)

The famed Michelin food guide launched its first edition in mainland China Wednesday, awarding stars to elegant luxury establishments as well as a humble haunt serving up Cantonese staples.

The inaugural edition covers the commercial hub of Shanghai and gives stars to 26 restaurants, including the world’s least expensive two-star establishment Canton 8 – a popular lunchtime spot catering to local families.

“Canton 8 is a reflection of what can be found in Shanghai – masterful, delicious and very good-quality cooking,” said Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin guides. Read more

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