Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Chinese Wedding Dinner (1) 婚礼晚宴 ...


In a typical Chinese Wedding Dinner,
it is usually an 8-9 course meal
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The first one is usually a
Cold Cut Platter (拼盤)
which usually a plate with 4 or 5 dishes (usually 4) 
representing the 4 seasons (of summer, fall, winter, spring)
perhaps it is like a bit of an appetizer
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Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...

Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...


While the second dish is most likely a
bowl of Shark Fin Soup (魚翅湯)
but many will replace it with
Braised Sea Cucumber (海参)
Golden Soup with Lobster or
Sezchuan Hot & Spicy Soup etc
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Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...

Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...

I did not take photos of the usual dishes or
Duck (鴨), Chicken (鸡), or Prawn which are
usually part of the 9-10 course meal
(and by the way the TV is just showing the Karaoke
or the Wedding photos, not that I know of that
they screen TV programs in Weddings !!)
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Some includes Braised Pork (红烧肉), Others
may Roasted Pork (烧肉 or 烧猪) or even
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Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...

Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...

A whole usually Steam Fish (蒸魚) or Prawn (蝦) is an
important menu item
I have not tasted whole Lobsters (虾) yet in a
Chinese Wedding
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Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...

Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...

A vegetarian dish (素食) usually comes at the end
with Fried rice (炒飯) and the dessert (甜点)
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Brother's Wedding 弟弟的婚礼 ...


my brothers wedding
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21 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

Very delicious! I love chinese food :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh....{drool}
Looks like it would please every taste !
Delicious.
~Jo

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh my gosh! That looks fantastic!

Laura.M said...

We've put a good meal today !!!!!!!
hugs friend

No solo Arquitectura said...

When I was in Nankin, I eat lovely food like this.
I like chinese food too much.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a feast! Thanks.

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Ron said...

Looks good.
Apart of the plates I like photo 4. It gives a good impression of the real Chinese restaurant. How sad that also you need to watch tv in a restaurant.

ρομπερτ said...

May time and life treat the wedding couple kind.

Produval said...

Tiene muy buena pinta, seguro que estaba buenisimo.

George said...

It looks as if you had a wonderful meal for your brother's wedding. My mouth is watering.

Carolina Tavares said...

I found it interesting symbolism of the four stations that are served at the wedding.

Cloudia said...

Good food is an additional blessing!


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Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

this all looks very filling - how do you get through it all?!

Duncan In Kuantan

s.c said...

Great to show a habit of your country we in the west have no knowing off. Also it is a mouth watering experience. Thanks for showing

Bitch said...

My congratulations to the newlywed couple!!!

Ángel said...

UMMMMH!!!!!!
delicioso
cordiales saludos

Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope and happiness of the bride and groom!
Oh!!! Very delicious Chinese food!
Last year, enjoyed a trip to China.
I want to eat again delicious Chinese food!
Best regards, Miki(Japanese calligraphy ~墨書~)

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Life Ramblings said...

what a delightful spread. congrats to your brother. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Can one person eat so much, taking into account you have to honour every dish?! The first plate looks great!

Dietmut said...

looks very delicious Wong. Greetings Dietmut