Lu also says the guide's anonymous reviewing process is something diners should appreciate.
"The Michelin inspectors are anonymous, and they pay their bills as common diners without revealing the identity to the restaurant. That is a crucial element for making a fair review," he says.
According to Ellis, Michelin inspectors adhere to a strict judging criterion that includes "product quality, preparation and flavors, the chef's personality as revealed through his or her cuisine, value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu".
The director adds that the team who reviewed dining establishments in Guangzhou comprises a mix of local and international inspectors.