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Vegetarian Wedding Dinner Prepared by Fo You Yuan Vegetarian

Posted by icyelite on November 16, 2008

The dinner is cooked by Fo You Yuan vegetarian from Geylang. The bridegroom had booked the ballroom and asked Fo You Yuan vegetarian to go there cook. I believe Fo You Yuan had moved all their culteries to the country club and prepare their food.

Let’s see what’s in the menu for today?

  1. Fortune Five Vegetarian Cold Dish
  2. Vegetarian Shark’s Fin Soup
  3. Spinach with 2 Types of Mushroom
  4. Vegetarian Lucky Trotters
  5. Lotus Duck
  6. Fried Vegetarian Chicken with Cashew Nuts
  7. Vegetarian Golden Pig
  8. Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf
  9. Yam Paste with Gingko Nut

Pictures of each dish:

Apettizer Fortune Five Vegetarian Cold Dish
Vegetarian Shark’s Fin Soup Spinach with 2 Types of Mushroom
Vegetarian Lucky Trotters Lotus Duck – when it first came
Lotus Duck – opened Fried Vegetarian Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Vegetarian Golden Pig Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf
Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf – in a bowl Yam Paste with Gingko Nut

Comments on the foods:

  • Appetizer – the appetizer is a cruchy, salty fish. Tastes and smells nice
  • Fortune Five Vegetarian Cold Dish – Nothing really special that I would want to comment about the food, its the same as any other cold plate
  • Vegetarian Shark’s Fin Soup – the shark fin has used “Dao Ki” as the main ingredient. Tastes not bad, but the picture looks abit oily
  • Spinach with 2 Types of Mushroom – there are 2 types of mushrooms in this dish. Overall, this dish tastes salty
  • Vegetarian Lucky Trotters – decorated with coropok, a good idea
  • Lotus Duck – the lotus duck when it came, it was nicely wrapped up. When we opened it up, we saw so many lotus seeds. Too many that we feel sick of it. If you noticed, the wrapped skin is made of “Dao ki” too
  • Fried Vegetarian Chicken with Cashew Nuts – this is a special one. The ingredients are fried veg chicken with cashew nuts, same as what you can find in Yam Ring. But instead of putting it in yam ring, they put inside a bowl shape popiah. The bowl is made of popiah skin and deep fried it, this is a good idea too. The skin tastes so crispy
  • Vegetarian Golden Pig – the best among all dishes. Even the bridgegroom’s mum says its a must eat, don’t miss this dish. Indeed its really good. Using lettuce to wrap the crispy vegetarian pig and cucumber, glazed it with sweet sauce. Yum yum
  • Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf – By the time, we had this dish, we were all full. We thought having noodles is better than rice. Rice makes us even more full. I can really smell the lotus leaf in my bowl of rice
  • Yam Paste with Gingko Nut – this is the worse though it may looks good. It tastes sour for my table, plus it is too watery. I thought it should taste sticky and sweet?

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Vegetarian Wedding Dinner @ Orchid Country Club

Posted by icyelite on November 16, 2008

I had attended another wedding dinner this year. Why are so many people getting married now? Just this year, I guess I will be attending 4 weddings. Omg, gonna have a big hole in my pocket.

This time, I attended the wedding dinner in replace of my dad, he is busy so my mum got me to join her for the dinner. Oh well, orchid country club is super far from my home, luckily my mum’s friend who is attending the dinner too is driving there. So we managed to hitch a free ride.

Country club, so certain standards need to be in place. It looks grand, big and beautiful. The cost of booking the ballroom must be very expensive too, hopefully I’m not too casually dressed.

Since my mum’s friend is also a vegetarian, the family had all their food vegetarian-ed. It means its a full vegetarian wedding, unlike my friends’ wedding, usually I’m the odd one out at my table. This time, everybody is having the same dishes, all vegetarian.

My impression of this wedding dinner:

Everyone is not super well-dressed except for relatives and some close friends. The rest were wearing presentably.

During the dinner, the bride is a pre-school teacher, so she had arranged a variety of events for the guests. At the start, she had her students perform for us by dancing. 2 dances, one of the songs is Barbie. The kids are well prepared, they had their props like sunglasses, scarfs for actions. I’m amazed, this is my first time seeing someone asking their students to perform at a wedding dinner. Won’t their parents mind? They are only 5 years old kids.

From the start of the wedding, there’s always background music which catches my attention. First half of the wedding is english songs and second half is chinese duet songs. I think it would be better if they can mix the english and chinese songs together. While they are playing the english songs, I keep trying to figure out what’s the title of the song so that I can get the songs from my friends.

The songs that they had played:

  • English
    • From this moment – 1st march in
    • I finally found someone
    • I knew I love you before I meet you
    • Take my breath away
    • I just call to say I love you
    • Right here waiting
    • etc
  • Chinese
    • 屋顶
    • 男人女人
    • 恋爱频率
    • 你最珍贵
    • 今天你要嫁给我 – their 2nd march in. This is a hot popular song for weddings now
    • etc

I can only remember some of the songs. There are more to this list of songs.

During their second march-in, they are like president surveying the grounds of army. The couples came in a mini lorry that the president used when inspecting the army. The mini lorry is similar to those use in the country club or rather golf club that can transport people from one place to another, not sure what is the correct name though.

In the midst of the second half of the dinner, the couples still had their MC to throw questions to the the guests. Questions like what song is used for the children dance just now, which kindergarten is the bride from? What are the chinese names of the newly wed? Etc.. This is interesting, getting your guests to know more about you. Oh yah, you need to have a pair of very active and enthusiatic MC to make the event more lively.

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Peony Jade Restaurant

Posted by icyelite on July 27, 2008

I went to attend my cousin’s ROM reception at Peony Jade Restaurant. He had specially ordered a table of pure vegetarian food for us prepared by Peony Jade Restaurant. Pure vegetarian meaning no onion, no garlic, no alcohol in the food and the cutlery used to cook our food is separate from those that has been used to cook meat.

Having a wedding lunch reception prepared by Peony Jade, I would expect that the food weren’t be as nice. After attending several wedding dinners at different hotels, it leaves me an impression that the foods prepared by non-vegetarians chefs are not as nice as real vegetarian chefs. However, Peony Jade changes my mindset that day.

What’s in the list for the vegetarian menu?

  1. Vegetarian Combination Delight
  2. Braised Fungus & Golden Mushroom Soup
  3. Pan-Fried Vegetarian Cod Fish with Soya Sauce
  4. Deep Fried Chicken with Fruit Sauce
  5. Stewed Vegetarian Abalone & Bailing Mushroom
  6. Stir-Fried Vegetarian Venison with Black Pepper Sauce
  7. Sauteed Vegetarian Prawns with Special Sauce
  8. Fried Empress Noodles with Vegetarian Goose
  9. Chilled Mango with Pomelo Sauce
Braised Fungus & Golden Mushroom Soup

One of the recommended dish from above is Braised Fungus & Golden Mushroom Soup which is commonly known as Shark Fin Soup.  The main ingredients are white fungus, golden mushroom and water chestnuts. Instead of cutting the ingredients into stripes like a shark fin, they diced it into very small pieces. Chewy and tasty soup.

Another recommended dish is their dessert. The dessert is chilled mango with pomelo sauce. It’s a thick mango puree with pomelo and abit of pomelo sauce. This is unlike other places where I had tried before, it is very watery and the pomelo sauce is too much that I find it sour. That day, the dessert is served cold that makes you shivers abit when you put inside your mouth. In addition, it tastes sweet instead of sour.

Yum yum delicious food. One of the cons is the dishes served does not have vegetables at all. All are mock meats. I wasn’t able to take picture of the food this time because a plate of food is shared by everyone instead of served individually, it will be rude of me to take picture before everyone can start eating.

The utensils used are also different from what I had usually see. The shapes of the plates and the unique colors of the plates. In addition, they are using a pebble as a stand for the chopsticks.

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