Nestled in central Valletta Waterfront, family-run by Langchao and Charmaine, Nan Yuan provides the perfect setting to enjoy Cantonese dining. The beautifully vaulted restaurant interior features spacious tables adorned with linen tablecloths, crystal and cutlery and comfy chairs— everything you’d expect from an exceptional restaurant. The interior is embellished with regional art and furniture. The outdoor area on the water’s edge overlooks Grand Harbor and the Three Cities, making a great choice in fine weather. Staff are attentive, with an in-depth knowledge of the extensive selection of dishes and just the right wine to go with them.
Start with wontons, satay beef or prawn fritters, or try the mixed hors d’oeuvres. Crispy duck pancakes, hot and sour soup, a spicy dish with shrimp, mushroom and Chinese pickle are all fantastic. From the mains, try the noodle soups with prawn or chicken. Alternatively, the crispy aromatic duck with pancakes is both generous and delicious. Cantonese specialties of lemon chicken, beef in oyster sauce, barbecued spare ribs and sizzling pork fillet can be accompanied by your choice of rice and noodles. Desserts of ice cream concoctions and sorbets make for a perfect finish. The menu is extensive but everything has the optimum focus and detail to provide a stunning dish, Cantonese style!