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Chinese Wedding Dinner

Since our wedding is in another 4 months (gasp!), rif and I have been a bit more observant of what others serve during their wedding dinner. Most of the time, it is the dinners held at Chinese restaurants that triumph over hotel wedding dinners. And it’s so much cheaper compared to the cut-throat prices we are paying for our wedding dinner.


My cousin recently got married and she had her dinner in Kemayan, Pahang. It was done in an assembly hall, so decor was minimal and too Chinese for my liking. I’m not big on decor, but it has to be presentable by my standards. Unlike hotel portions, we had plenty of food that night. The six seasons comprised smoked pork sausages, oyster fish ball, deep-fried yam fritters, mixed vegetables and jellyfish. I only liked the sausage, oyster fish all and deep-fried yam fritters. The rest was just so-so.

I didn’t like the shark fin soup. It was too starchy and I didn’t think much real shark fin was used. Anyway, we won’t be serving shark fin soup during our wedding dinner. I’m replacing it with another soup of an equivalent value. Reason being half of my guests are boycotting shark fin soup. I love shark fin soup, but I hate wastage more.

rif loved the suckling pig, but I found it a bit too fatty around the sides. I like my suckling pig thin and crispy with a small layer of fat. While most people at my table enjoyed the pun choy (my dad especially), I didn’t care much for it. The only thing I liked was the abalone.

My favourite dish that day was the butter oat prawns. The prawns were fresh, succulent and well-coated with the buttery mixture. I took my time and finished more than 1/3 of the plate. rif peeled most of the prawns for me. :)
The steamed red snapper was quite good, but I was too full to eat this. My parents ate my portion. I hardly touched the mixed vegetables as I was stuffed to the brim. According to rif, the fried rice was good. It was fluffy and had a good wok hei flavour.

I did find stomach space for dessert — ice cream cone. Nothing fantastic, but I preferred this more than the usual red bean soup/honeydew soup served at most weddings. If there was one thing I don’t like about Chinese wedding dinners outside of KL, it’s how some guests love to ‘tapau’ the banquet food back home. o_0

7 Responses

  1. KY

    say no to sharks fin! if the demand stops, the killings will too

  2. Michelle Chin

    i told my mom that in the future, my wedding dinner would consist of only the close family members. period. the dinner would be at some fancy schmancy fine dining establishment and everyone would have the chef's tasting menu.

    my mom said that it is a wonderful idea but not many chinese parents would agree to it.

    i said: it is MY wedding. :)

    hehe. how would your wedding dinner be like?

  3. choi yen

    tapao is good also, avoid wastage :P

  4. Sean

    poon choy for a wedding dinner seems like something rather interesting, though this one looks a bit too watery…

  5. Eat Only Lar!

    Aw, so sweet of your fiance to peel the prawns for you! =) I haven't actually seen chocolate ice-cream being served as a dessert in a wedding meal. Interesting!

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    Eat Only Lar! – You should have seen the kids running for the ice cream! :)

    Sean – Yeah, it was watery. Didn't really like the starchy brown gravy.

    Choi Yen – At times, tapau is good. But I've met many people who tapau the food before the guests finish eating. >_<

    Michelle – When the time comes, things will be different from what you have planned. Trust me on that.

    KY – I think the older people find it hard to stop eating shark fins lor….

  7. choi yen

    oh..that's no good lor….

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