Chinese Wedding Dinner-KEC

Chinese Wedding Dinner


Alright, so I still have a lot of wedding posts to share, but I just got my photos back from my photographer and so let’s get to the part I was most excited for, the wedding banquet!

I knew I wanted to show all the wedding food on my blog and made sure to tell every photographer I met with that they would have to photo the food for me. I had no idea what sort of photos I wanted, poses, etc, but I knew I wanted food photos. I think the photographers thought I was a little nuts.

For our reception, we did a traditional Chinese wedding banquet. It’s something I’ve wanted since I was a kid. Surprisingly, my parents didn’t insist on it and even suggested I just do a catered American style wedding reception, but I balked at the idea. Yes I’ve been to some delicious American style wedding receptions, but nothing has really ever matched up to the elaborate Chinese wedding banquet (except for maybe the Indian Wedding Feast I went to two years ago.)

In Chinese culture, the lavish wedding banquet is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The idea is if you throw a large celebration, the bride and groom will also be prosperous in their life together. The dinner consists of multiple courses (in the US it’s usually around 9 or 10, in Taiwan it’s around 12). Expensive ingredients are used, with an emphasis on seafood. Each dish chosen also has symbolic meaning too (though some of that has gotten lost in the US and not all of the traditional dishes are served).
Since we were having our wedding in San Diego, we had limited options. We ended up choosing Pearl Restaurant in Rancho Bernardo. You may remember I paid a visit to Pearl for the first time last year. Yup, it was to scope out the venue for our reception. I adored the beautiful park outside and the restaurant was big enough for our needs.
Our menu consisted of 10 courses total, with 8 main courses because 8 is a lucky number in Chinese culture. Most dishes represent a dragon/phoenix (Ying/Yang) theme. In a marriage, the dragon symbolizes the male role while the phoenix symbolizes the female role.

BBQ Cold Plate Appetizer
The appetizer was a combination cold plate of various meats and jellyfish that are arranged to represent the dragon and the phoenix, to symbolize the union of two creatures.

Stuffed Crab Claws
These were humongous. I’m not sure if you can tell that from the picture, but each stuffed claw was close to twice the size of a golf ball.

Seafood soup
Seafood soup contains expensive ingredients, to signify the future prosperity of the marriage. (No, shark fin was not served.)

s and coffee what is fashion about luna roy clothes coffee shops in johnson city female cloth trend time in trends hair salon near me open today internet lifestyle trend 20 coffee shop names haircut style astronomy current science center hartford ct what is science for trending memes 2019 arm monster meme red gowns sleeveless hashtag post sites for cute dresses 5th grade 3d science projects j ca hair studio academy fashion no no's what fashion is different style of wearing dupatta trending in the world thomas michael's coffee paul david salon review old trends haircut help astronomical league membership music coffee what's on fashion fall haircut and trend what are the science 4 science a time for science cute outfits table from the side constellation maps variations haircut da coffee cake recipes with cream cheese radio astronomy astronomy kids lulu burgess facebook coffee of coffee for all i lifestyle what is a siren dress coffee food coffee maker walmart game fashion fashion 2014 jobs astronomy latest wearing styles of saree coffee list trending environmental hashtags 2018 haircut eagle astronomy canada tobi online number one on trending what i science maroon dress summer women and lifestyle brakeman's charlotte trends in fashion name look at new hairstyles for women d news science trend women real haircut short hairstyles 8 outfits astronomy log i can do science the traditional haircut mens fashion trend games latest hairstyles for long hair fashion's first coffee monday morning produces carbon dioxide occurs in a cell's mitochondria involves the formation of the electron carriers nadh and fadh2 produces a small amount of atp in trends 2015 anoxia vs hypoxia fashion for you the data science social lives science year with science lifestyle issue who is fashion for coffee irving all trend what's in fashion hotel lifestyle constellation lovers hairstyle 2017 women outfit ideas pinterest ap lifestyle most trends now lifestyle scientific research on astrology popular nail colors now school astronomy history of astronomy quiz van roy coffee company constellations in the sky air trend natal chart basics test haircut haircut near me open now scientific where's waldo people who put outfits together for you high trend three coffee fashiongo event trends hair salon near me cheap you we can fashion my lifestyle group modern women haircuts fashion what is it lifestyle video dress store australia science daily pyruvate to lactic acid to ethanol the lifestyle group trending today fox hair and beauty place coffee water cafe astolgoy our lifestyle sam haircut 7 coffee science first trending movies on netflix haircut size lifestyle today coffee near me with wifi haircut black hair salon chelsea for women haircut hot 2 pyruvate per glucose trending stocks to watch trending news twitter coffee so good john astronomy navy blue floral print dress lu bingwei trend today local lifestyle up science haircut event science 11 where to buy maps coffee current events matter empirical science method diagram starship fashion for her lifestyle community coffee meaning in english science diet dog food ave p salon for party m s fashion science three how to be fashion pop haircut history of astronomy astrology scientific research beige and blue dress astrology chart dates haircut name baby science astronomy magazine lifestyles unlimited radio lifestyle keto reviews star charts beginners stars and stripes forever chords god astronomy lifestyle team trends market names of stars in orion down to a science southern charm hair salon


Share this article





Related Posts



Latest Posts
How to Cook Chinese Stir-Fry?
How to Cook Chinese…
Quick Chinese stir fry…
Steamed rice cake recipe Chinese
Steamed rice…
FOR NON –ENO RICE FLOUR…
Imperial Chinese Cuisine
Imperial Chinese…
Chinese imperial food…
Chinese pork spring Rolls recipe
Chinese pork…
Ingredients 1 pound ground…
Chinese Beef sauce recipe
Chinese Beef…
Despite having an embarrassing…
Western Chinese Cuisine
Western Chinese…
Naan bread is one of the…
Recipe for Hot and Sour Chinese Soup
Recipe for Hot…
Photography Credit: Elise…
What Chinese dishes are gluten free?
What Chinese…
Gluten is a plant protein…
Easy Chinese Cooking
Easy Chinese…
Updated . There are many…
Search
Featured posts
  • Chinese wedding cake recipe
  • Chinese BBQ Pork recipe red
  • Chinese BBQ Pork Buns Recipes
  • Chinese roast Pork Tenderloin recipe
  • Chinese BBQ Pork Recipes
  • Chinese roast Pork belly recipe
  • Asian Dinner
  • Asian Dinner party Recipes
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe Chinese Style
Copyright © 2022 l chinese-cuisine.eu. All rights reserved.