I was fortunate to attend my friend's Wedding Banquet last night and I think, upon conclusion, that it has totally redefined what a banquet really is and that I had never ever been to one before last night.
Here's what we ate (each course comes out one by one)
Course 1: platter of good fortune. Octopus, seaweed, jellyfish, beef shank and pork
Course 2: double happiness. Prawns and glazed walnuts
Course 3: shrimp mousse wrapped deep fried crab claw
Course 4: warmth and abundance: chicken ham ginseng double boiled soup. (you just eat the broth and it's meant to be an aphrodesiac)
Course 5: Peking duck (skin served separately for you to put on delicious bun with sauce)
Course 6: dried scallops, roasted garlic and shanghai bok choy
Course 7: smoked sea bass
Course 8: savory ham shitake mushrooms over pea shoots
Motherfuckin course 9: Ginger and scallion Maine lobster!!!
Course 10: crispy roast chicken
Course 11: cake!