Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chinese Wedding Banquet


December 5, 2009
Wedding Banquet at Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel, Hong Kong. The host told me that hotel wedding package included one suite for one night plus a Mercedes with driver.

Following the wedding cakes, I was invited to the wedding banquet. A typical Chinese wedding banquet has 8 courses plus noodle/rice, dessert and fruits. All guests should go home with an over-feed stomach. Usually we are not able to finish the desserts/fruits and have to take them home.

Below is a report of a classic Chinese (Cantonese) wedding banquet. Most of the dishes are available in everyday dining, however in a smaller portion while crab meat usually required advance ordering. A standard banquet table has 12 guests.

The names of the dishes are usually designed for good luck.

BBQ Piglet 鴻運乳豬全體 Stir Fried Brocolli with Scallops 翡翠花枝玉帶
Deep Fried Crab Meat 百花炸釀蟹箝
Vegetable with Dual Mushrooms
Abalone with Lecttuce
Shark Fin Soup with Sliced Chicken
Steamed Garoupe 清蒸大海班
(I have chosen to enjoy the giant fish head)
Deep Fried Chicken 當紅脆皮炸子雞
Noodle 幸福伊面
Dual Dessert 美點雙輝
Wolfberries Jelly Cake / Coconut Juice Cake
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese Wedding Banquet


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Anna said...

thank you for the kind words. I've visited your Forum, signed up, and posted. Great forum. Merry Christmas!

thekassandracomplex said...

The food looks excellent! I'm from Toronto and we had 5 'Chinatowns' there, and not a single one here in Athens where I live!

Looking good on IF Anna :-) Take care.

lombokwedding said...

can you share more recipes.
my wife really love to cooking

Anna said...

Frankly, I can only cook simple Chinese food. If you want to learn Chinese cooking seriously, you may buy a cookbook. I have listed a number of cookbooks from professional chefs in my blog. Click on the Ebooks or Cookbooks and you'll find them.

Claire said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the photos of the food shown. It all looks so good.