(Closed) Our favorite foods… or safer choices?

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which type of food?

    Thai-Our favorite

    American/Italian, something more normal

    Little bit of both

  • Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Some people don’t care for Thai, but if you have some “plainer” options,  most people will be able to find something to eat. Have you considered more of an Asian Fusion feel so you could serve some food people would be more familiar with (Sweet and Sour Chicken, Broccolli Beef, Egg Rolls, etc…) and still have a few Thai dishes you love? You could really go crazy with appetizers since Asian food has a great variety.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If my dad was at that wedding, he’d be going to Burger King during the main course.  And he has before, at least twice.  But, he’s a meat and potatoes, farmer type of guy.

    I would love an all thai wedding, but am allergic to peanuts, so I couldn’t have pad thai or the spring rolls with peanut sauce.  Chicken skewers are probably out too, unless they aren’t marinated in peanut sauce, most are.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I say “go for it” but have some things for people with allergies and food restrictions. For example, I think with Thai food it is really important to have things with peanuts labelled really clearly, etc.

    Also – either don’t tell anyone in advance or be prepared to listen to them complain. DH and I met in the Middle East and we’re having the party in Detroit so we opted for a nice Lebanese restaurant to cater our anniversary party/reception this summer. Even though it’s really basic things (grilled vegetables, rice, chicken, salmon, etc) some of the people that know have complained but oh well. However, I did make sure to order a side meal for my Dad who has really serious dietary restrictions due to Chron’s disease. 

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think if you want to include Thai, you should, but also have some safer options for guests who really don’t want to eat it.  I love Thai, but it can be overwhelming the first time you get it, and is very taste specific.  I know a lot of people won’t touch it, so I think you’d run into some issues there.  But a combination of both could be awesome!

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    OMG, I would love to go to a wedding where they served Thai. Wedding food is usually so boring. I think a mix of both would work well. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would love that!! Just make sure you have some simple Thai food available…like Pad Thai…for those who might be uncomfortable by food they don’t know! 

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee

    Is it possible to do a Thai-themed cocktail hour, then serve more traditional dinner food?

    That way people can experiment, but if they’re reluctant (or don’t like it), they won’t starve.

    Plus, I think Thai food for cocktail hour sounds more interesting than offering just one entree- Like indiblue‘s suggestions, lots of Thai options can be served bite-sized, which is so fun!

    Oooh, you could even have a pad thai station at the cocktail hour!  Delicious.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I love pad thai and ate it everyday in Thailand, at the pad Thai carts they have 4 or 5 different noodles to choose from, there was one that was like a ramen noodle which I loved. However, that was the only dish I enjoyed while in Thailand, I think having a pad Thai station would be fun, you can have a couple different noodle choices, and then guests could pick egg or no egg, shrimp or chicken and they can choose to make it spicy if they want. I think that would be o unique and fun and doing it at a station would make it really authentic.

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