(Closed) Chinese food; not a banquet

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Eggrolls and dumplings are good standbys also but a peking duck station or a sushi bar has a bigger wow factor. Have you looked through the menu to see if there are asian-inspired offerings or have you asked the venue if the chef can create signature appetizer just for you?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Maybe you could have the chinese wedding cakes and chinese tea for dessert in addition to the regular wedding cake and coffee.  I’m not sure if your guests are used to traditional chinese foods.  If they’re not, you might consider something more fusion.

It’s totally not Chinese, but for an asian spin, I had plum wine in my drink selections.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Congrats on bucking tradition.  My mother to this day still does not understand how I could possibility not want a Chinese banquet for my wedding!

We served very traditional American fare by an upscale caterer, but we had them serve it family style!  It worked out really well and people said they loved it because they got to eat more than just a plated meal, but didn’t have to keep getting up for a buffet.  That was my homage to the culture.

Also, we changed from our tux & white gown into the traditional Asian outfits for the cakecutting, which caused quite a stir since my hubby is white!  He was a great sport, then we changed back into the tux & gown for the rest of the reception.

We only mixed in a little bit of Asian food during cocktails…dumplings in the spoons like you mentioned, Chinese chicken salad served in open take-out boxes with wooden chopsticks in each, and Ahi tuna in a wonton cone.  I think bite-sized spring rolls would be fab (tell your caterer to look at Cheesecake Factory’s menu..they have a good Americanized version).

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