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10 Course meal anyone? (pic heavy)

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    I attended a Chinese wedding today, and traditionally, you get served up a 10 course meal, it's all meat and veg at the beginning, so you never get full until they serve up the carbs at the end.(Apologies to you vegetarians)

    Here's what it's all about.

    First dish is usually this belly pork, it's all about eating the crispy skin, the meat is secondary, but when you are hungry, you eat it all anyways, as it usually starts @3pm traditionally, and no one has breakfast or lunch on the day to make way for 10 courses! This is the first time I've seen it served with a sparkler on top, so I decided to take a pic, and ended up taking pics of every dish.

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    The next 5-6 dishes is random, but usually contains a mixture of seafood, with the main event being the lobster!

    A seafood dish, not sure on it's english name sorry, but served on a bed of stirfried lettuce and garlic pieces.
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    Stirfried Scallop, Kingprawns and Asparagus in a Bird's nest.
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    Sharkfin and Crabmeat soup.
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    Lobster with Ginger and Spring Onion
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    Deep fried whole Chicken
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    Shallow fried Dover Sole
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    Deep fried Duck with potato pate
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    Sticky rice
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    'Yee' Noodles
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    So that's the 10 traditional course out the way, then the desserts arrive!

    Plate of mixed fruit.
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    Mango pudding and Lutus paste in lite pastry.
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    Sweet watery dessert served hot to washed things down!
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    Throughout the whole banquet, you are served a pretty much unlimited supply of red or white wine(brandy if you are hardcore), beer or softdrinks! lol


    And now I'm stuffed!
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    Wow what a meal!

    Lobster and ginger sounds nice?
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    It's suppose to be nice, but I've had nicer. Overall experience and quality of food, bearing in mind I'm in the catering business. 4/10
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    You could also say I'm in the catering business as I eat as much as I can lol :)

    4 out of 10 sounds bad?
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    It was ok at best, looks good, but the quality was poor, but I'm just posting pics as I took them, this is what a traditional Chinese wedding reception consists of! I managed to eat it all, as I eat almost anything, but the portions was small, and it felt cheap. Each one of those dishes needs to feed 10 heads on one table!
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    A bit different to what I have on a friday night
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    Even at 9am that's making me hungry!

    Did the rest of your table not get a look in?

    ;)
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    She looks on the verge of falling asleep, throwing up, or bursting. :laugh:
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    She was mimicking the look on the fish! :ohmy:
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    LOL

    looks tasy but yeh doesnt look much to cover 10 people. Whats that 1 bite each?
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    You're telling me, hank marvin now, you shyte Joey lol
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    Thanks for JoJo.
    I'm really really hungry and got a urge to go to a chinese wedding now.

    Looks amazing.
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    Yes, pretty much, you're suppose to have like a large spoonful of each, there was 3 kids on my table though, so more for the adults! :yes:
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    I knew you were greedy Jo.... but you ate the kids too?! :faint:
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    Ads, I was gonna say that!!!

    DAMN U and your CR4P jokes ;)

    Jo, i thought Indian weddings were bad, but that defo looks like a load of food there!!

    ME HUNGRY!!!
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    :lmfao:

    Me... Premiership.
    You... League 2.

    ;)
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    Wow, not had sticky rice in ages!! That looks a good type of wedding to be invited to! Come on Joe, did you have a few nibbles once you got home too!
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    That meal was finished at around 6pm, I had a couple of chocolate cookies when I got home, that's all I could manage
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    lol, a couple!!!! I love the fact you have a great appetite, brilliant! Glad im not the only one who loves food.

    (ignore the edit on your post, this pc is crazy tonight!)
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    Hungry now!
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    I'm still stuffed! lol
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    Ads, there you go again, coming first as usual!! - OOPS!!! Wrong subject :moa:

    Jo, i reckon we should have an eatathon at your place one day, what you think?
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    So long as you pick up the tab, I don't mind! :)
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    Looks great amazing - love Chinese banquets! (except the shark fin soup is a big no-no I'm told! :angrymod:)
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    Sharkfin soup actually has very little sharkfin in it these days, probably less than 1%. Substituted with thick vermicelli(rice noodles) in many restaurants!
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    Ah thats good to hear - I was under the impression that many (certainly around me in London) were serving it with a whole section of fin sticking out for decoration!
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    That could may well be true, but for a banquet like the above, it's all shredded, plus it's not cheap neither, so you can see all the older generation fishing(literally) for genuine shark fin, which are quite small.
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    The sudden craving you get for chinese food :(
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    Does this really say Mr Greedy?!?!?
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