(Closed) How to incorporate both American and Asian cuisine for reception?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
23 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

@phitsamai: I guess it depends on how ‘ethnic’ those foods are. Chicken satay, eggrolls and fried rice seem pretty common as far as Americanized Asian foods go. I would imagine that your American family-to-be would have Asian cuisine one time or another? I would just be careful of certain ingredients that are more of an… acquired taste. For example, in my culture (Chinese), eating organ meats is completely normal (and not to mention delicious!) but I know some of my fiance’s side of the family would be horrified if we served it. Also, perhaps you can look up some fusion places online, and see how they combine flavors, or even some restaurants near you?

Post # 4
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m Lao tooooooo! High 5!!!!

I would suggest to your mom that you incorporate simple, but traditional dishes that would appeal to most: laap, Lao sausage, and papaya salad with sticky rice. You could round it out with fried rice, some roast chicken different kinds of cheo, and salads… A little for everyone!

Post # 5
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Welcome to the Hive! I’m having a fusion of both cultures for wedding/reception as well. I’m not doing buffet though. But for you it should be super easy because you are. Have your mom make the Asian food for the buffet. Then just cater the American food. You should have 2 buffet stations. There’s nothing wrong with that. Plus, if you have 2 stations instead of being on the same table, then people aren’t waiting long to eat. The lines won’t be too long for food.

I’ve been to many weddings where they had many different buffet stations designated for different cultures. It’s also fun to have choices for food.

The American food probably can consist of some sort of salad, butter and rolls, a meat entree choice and vegetarian entree choice (if you have any vegetarian guests). Plus a veg side like mashed potatoes or asparagus or something. Hopefully that kind of helps, only problem with this is, it will cost you more money to cater the American food. Good luck!

Post # 7
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we dont know what our menu is yet.. but we asked the reception hall if we can bring kimchee and mondu in… they said yes as long as its from a licensed caterer… so we are good….(they wanted to make it for us.-that will never happen.lol my family makes the best and its a good thing they have resturants to prove it. lol) we will probably have chicken and beef with veggies and fruits .


ask your fi want his favorite foods and see if your mom can make them. good luck

Post # 8
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Welcome to the Bee!

Just a few tips for feeding people who might find asian cooking intimidating:

– make sure you have at least one meat dish which is not sweet and/or sour (meaning no fruits, coconut milk, tamarind etc. in the meat) and possibly not too spicy (it is always good to have a not spicy option, regardless of cuisine)

– a nice salad from “traditional” vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber… you get my drift 😉 with a choice of dressings (light vinaigrette, fresh yogurt one…, serve in small pitchers) is also a sure bet

– don’t forget to offer a “safe” sweet option too – brownies, cupcakes or bundt cakes are great for DIY weddings

Good luck!

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