Tuesday, March 22

HK Bridal Special: Chapter 4

The grandiosity of a Hong Kong wedding reception may be measured in terms of the food and the number of evening gowns that the bride can change into. Traditionally, the bride appearing in a different gown as each course was served was meant to be a gross display of her family's wealth. Nowadays it is merely a gross display.

Does one attend for the multi-course banquet or the multi-course fashion parade? Either way, it's a veritable feast. Oh yeah, you might want to savour this post slowly instead of devouring the whole thing at once. Try to give your eyes a rest in between courses. There is such a thing as visual indigestion.

Barbecued whole suckling pig

Baked sea whelk with Portuguese sauce

Braised bamboo piths with Yunnan ham and superior vegetables

Deep-fried and sauteed prawns with garden greens

Braised superior shark fin's soup with heart of cabbage

Braised whole abalone with seasonal vegetables

Steamed fresh red spotted garoupa

Deep fried crispy chicken

Fried rice with egg white and conpoy

Deep-fried shrimp dumplings in supreme soup

Baked sago pudding in lotus paste

Fresh fruit platter

Finest selection of Chinese petit fours


At 6:24 AM, Blogger Martina said...

This post is like a picture poem.I bet all Hongkong brides are wild for you to match dresses to dinner courses. But then again - you may not be available...

At 8:58 AM, Blogger Blandwagon said...

It's good to see that the person who designs kewpie dolls occasionally gets to work on a larger scale.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Martina, well I do have an ulterior motive in doing these HK bridal specials. By displaying my depth of knowledge, I hope to crack into the market, get some clients and become the tackiest wedding planner known to mankind.

At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who could possibly wear deep fried dumplings in shrimp soup? It is like a horrible dress sized bruise!

At 11:04 AM, Blogger j-a said...

you can be my wedding planner!

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Mallrat said...

i think at this juncture the old Roman custom of a vomitorium between courses might be destined for a comeback...

At 8:34 PM, Blogger prettynyc said...


At 1:29 AM, Blogger hazela said...

I'm sooo devasted i never saw these dresses before I was married. We always joke about big pouffy wedding dresses as being the 'full meringue'...but those babies are something else...how could you seriously stay on your seat, i would have been helpless with laughter, gasping in the aisle

At 11:43 AM, Blogger The Scarlett said...

This made my mouth and my eyes water!

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Stop it! Gotta stop making people hungry and puky at the same time.


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