In a recent release, Chef Aiden Huang is appointed Chinese Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou.
Shaped by his experiences of growing up in his hometown of Guangzhou, Chinese Executive Chef Aiden Huang has cultivated a deep passion and excellent understanding of Cantonese cuisine through years of training and exploration. Ever since he joined the hotel in 2018, Chef Huang has always adhered strictly to traditional methods and techniques to retain the essence of Cantonese cuisine in his food, while constantly seeking to incorporate innovative ideas into traditional recipes so as to excite food connoisseurs at Lai Heen with unique gastronomical experiences.
With more than 20 years of culinary experience spanning numerous luxury hotels in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Beijing, Wuhan and many more regions, the multi-talented culinary maestro is also well-versed in the culinary craft of the world renowned Chaoshan and South East Asian cuisine. Chef Aiden is constantly exploring and charting new culinary frontiers to fashion unique dishes which blend the culinary techniques and ingredients from various regional cuisines in China and that of South East Asia.
Inspired by such a rich and diverse culinary background, Chef Huang has gradually honed his own unique brand of culinary style. By using local seasonal ingredients, respecting time-honored culinary traditions, and integrating the culinary essence of other cuisines, Chef Huang has mastered the art of blending them to bring out the natural flavors of the ingredients.
“Respect the essence of ingredients and time-honored recipes, instead of blindly innovating for the sake of innovation,” Chef Huang shared as he opened up on his secret to culinary excellence.
Even in his travels, Chef Huang never fails to embrace and experience the local ingredients and culinary habits of his destinations. A self-professed keen learner and a prolific reader, he is always finding ways to expand his horizons and enrich himself in any way. In his spare time, he enjoys conjuring up traditional old-world Cantonese dishes at his home kitchen for his family to enjoy. In Chef Huang’s mind this is to show respect and honor for the grand master Cantonese chefs of the early years that ultimately shaped and defined whom he is today.
特色菜式 | Featured dishes
Lobster, Scallop and Mushroom Stuffed Pomegranate, Sea Urchin Sauce
This exquisite Cantonese-style dim sum selection demonstrates Chef Huang’s exemplary culinary craftsmanship. Specially selected French blue lobsters, Canadian scallops, and oyster mushrooms are sliced, and then fried with diced ginger with small doses of rice wine. Egg white is blended with spinach juice, before being molded into the shape of a pomegranate. Steamed using a plate, the sauce made from fresh sea urchin is then topped with green pomegranates and garnished with caviar to highlight its beauty and enhance the overall flavors.
Lemon Infused Yellow Croaker and Fish Maw Thickened Soup
The Shunde braised fish broth is an all-time classic Cantonese recipe. At Lai Heen, Chef Huang retains the essence of the dish by carefully deboning the fish and braising the ingredients, before adding the yellow croaker bones separately. The soup is then heated at just the right temperature to exude its sweetness, tantalizing your taste buds with its rich sensations and smooth texture. The dish is then perfected with a garnish of lemon leaves to provide for a unique and refreshing fragrance upon taste.
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
NO.3 Xing An Road, Pearl River New City
Tianhe District, Guangzhou