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Tim & Julie's Wedding at Shangri-la

Posted: 03/31/10


Tim & Julie's Wedding at Shangri-la

Restaurant: Markham Shangri-La

Nelson @ Shangri-la: Kitty and I had considered Shangri-la - a Markham banquet hall with Chinese food - since they took care of a lot of details for you. Kitty told me that when the couple went in for the tasting they weren't that impressed with the food, but when I ate it, I thought it was pretty good.

Roast Suckling Pig Slice & Jelly Fish: this was just the skin and very little meat. Felt so fattening!

Deep Fried Stuffed Crab Claw: Good as usual, came out nice and hot.

Sauteed Fresh Prawn & Scallop with Pine Nut & Seasonal Vegetables: We had one less person at our table and I remember eating lot's of snow peas.

Superior Shark Fin Soup: The shark fin had this huge thing in it....I think it was shark fin! Apparantly it's fresh shark fin instead of the more expensive dried stuff. I felt bad eating this.

Braised Sliced Abalone with Seasonal Vegetables: I actually didn't get a photograph of this, because I was walking around when this came to the table, but I did see the vegetarian version of this dish and snapped a picture. I'm not sure what it is (mushroom?), but it looked interesting.

Roasted Crisp Chicken: Deep Fried!

Steamed Seasonal Whole Fish with Soya Sauce: Fish were a little small, but tasted pretty good.

Baked Lobsters with Ginger & Scallion: I was worried how this dish would turn out because usually lobster is stir fried and for our wedding we also have baked lobster. The meat was drier, but not in a bad way and was firm. Just a flavourful as well, so baked lobster is just as good as lobster stir fried.

Sahngri-La Fried Rice & Braised E-Fu Noodles with Conpoy & Abalone Slices & Enoki Mushrooms: I didn't see any abalone slices, so maybe they got ripped off here. Both tasted pretty good, but I was pretty full at this point having eaten a lot of the "tenth" person's food.

Sweetened Red Bean Soup with Lotus Seed & Fancy Chinese Petit Fours: Nothing out of the oridinary here.

A finally, the wedding cake adorned with fresh flowers and bling.

Tim is not a very picky eater and even he said the food wasn't that good during the tasting, so I was expecting not so good food, but in my opinion I thought it was pretty good!

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Categories: Chicken,  Chinese,  Deep Fried,  Dessert,  Fish,  Lobster,  Pork,  Seafood,  Soup,  Wedding,  

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  • We're going to a wedding at Shangri-La in June. I'm glad to know this meal was yummy and filling.

    You definitely have a like/dislike relationship with sharks as you feel bad but still drink the soup lol

    Is that the end of your Vancouver pics?
    dre @ 2010-03-31
  • Well, after Shark Fin Soup is served to me, it's already too late and if I don't eat it, it will be thrown out. I don't dislike eating it, but I don't seek it out or crave it.

    Yeah, some of the Vancouver meals were eaten at home and I didn't pictures of that.
    Nelson @ 2010-03-31

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