(Closed) “Traditonal” Chinese Food For Western Stations Style Reception?

posted 8 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Station style like buffet or action station?

For buffet, I’d definitely do dim sim options, but action, it might be something like a less-Americanized stir-fry wok station.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Totally makes sense! =)  It’ll be a delicious reception!

Maybe some kind of carving station?  I don’t know a traditional type of meat that is carved in Chinese cuisine, though?  Hmm.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Peking Duck with all the fixings! Includes: Peking duck crispy skin/meat served with plum sauce, scallion wrapped in little ‘tortilla’ style pancakes. It’s not really traditional Chinese wedding food, but guests always love it.  Also having a whole roast sucking pig carving station (traditional Chinese banquet food).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

To incorporate the Chinese tradition into our wedding, we had the traditional Chinese banquet during the rehearsal dinner and left the actual Americanized reception the way it was on the day of the wedding.  That way we didn’t have to endure additional charges for the day of the wedding. 

Imagine the cost, time, and labor associated with bringing in additional food the day of the wedding?  What if the food doesn’t arrive on time?  What if it comes cold?  And what if it doesn’t taste the way you want.  I would keep it as simple as possible and just do the Chinese banquet the night before for the rehearsal dinner.  That’s what my cousin also did in Hong Kong when she got married.

If of course cost isn’t an issue to you, I’d encourage you to get a menu at a traditional Chinese restaurant and use their dishes as a part of your wedding, which may include Peking duck, shark fin soup, cabbage with fried rice, sweet and sour pork, and beef and broccoli.  I know that many Chinese restaurants that specialize in banquets generally have a list of items that they serve on the day of the wedding.

Have you also considered just having your reception at a Chinese restaurant?  I’ve seen that done many times.  It’s generally less costly (but may not be as appealing as some of the venues you’ve seen). I know that at our rehearsal dinner in total, it was only 1/4 the price of the food at our reception. 

Let me know what you end up deciding.  I’m curious.  All I know is one of my co-workers used to work in catering and stated that he had a Chinese couple that got married that decided to bring in their own Chinese food (with a ten course meal) that cost $90,000, yikes!  I think in total for our rehearsal dinner, wedding, and honeymoon, it cost us less than $15,000.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

My cousin had Chinese pastries at the dessert station of his wedding.

I’d love to do Banh Mi & spring rolls!  But, I would recommend the cold ones b/c they keep better.

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