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Kevin and Pauline's Wedding

Posted: 04/02/09

Kevin and Pauline's Wedding

Restaurant: Grand_Chinese_Cuisine Toronto

Nelson @ Doubletree: I was a groomsman for this wedding, so I had to hurry to take these pictures as they were coming out. Doubletree is considered a classy chinese restaurant, and the quality of their wedding banquet food is appropriately very high.

We started with a (whole) suckling pig with very crisp skin. Usually this is an upgraded item. Next is a chicken/shrimp/walnut dish over a bed of snow peas. The chicken was very tender, the shrimp size very large and the walnuts sweet and crisp. The balls of crab/shrimp over vegetable looked nice on the dish and tasted good as well. The meat was deep fried, which meant it was extra good. Shark fin soup, as is typical for a chinese wedding. I'm being pressured from everyone to include this in my own wedding, even though Ocean Park told me not to. Abalone with chinese mushrooms and vegetables. I still don't get the big deal over abalone, but it does taste good, but I'm not sure if that justifies the astronomical cost. A pair of Steamed fish, which is standard at chinese wedding banquets.
A Fried Chicken dish with chips. I remember having multiple pieces of Chicken, yum! The lobster was presented really nicely and tasted better than normal. I think they were fresh and able to cook it in really high heat. The meat was firm, yet tender. They cooked it with a lot of garlic which added to the taste. Finally, the last main course, the E-fu noodles. The dessert was mango jelly and coconut covered mochi.

This meal was really classy and very, very high quality for chinese food. It was an excellent meal to go with a very fun day.

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Categories: Beef,  Chicken,  Chinese,  Deep Fried,  Dessert,  Duck,  Fine Dining,  Fish,  Lobster,  Nuts,  Pork,  Seafood,  Soup,  Wedding,  

Comments: 4 Comments



  • Ocean Park told me to save water by not washing my hands after I use the washroom.
    dre @ 2009-04-02
  • haha...
    hey that's not abalone's dried scallop...
    Kitty @ 2009-04-02
  • very convincing argument Andrea...
    Kitty @ 2009-04-02
  • Yes, you are right, it's dried scallop. It's easy to convince me of the shark fin argument because I don't enjoy shark fin soup that much anyway. So when I'm eating my $25 per bowl, I feel like it's a waste already, on top of the environmental impact
    Nelson @ 2009-04-03

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