Friday, 9 January 2009

#1 eat of 2008

Lisa recently blogged about her Top Eats of 2008. I'm not sure I can do a top five list, but I can certainly tell you my #1 eat of 2008 in ridiculous, gratuitous photographic detail, because I didn't the first time I mentioned it on here:

Second Wedding Banquet, at the Jade Palace, in Georgetown, Penang.

the pick pick
pick pick


The joy of a Chinese wedding is all in the eating.

tofu + vege soup
tofu and vege soup


It is a fast affair, everyone serving from the middle using their chopsticks, except in the instances of soup.

fried (not-)chicken
fried not-chicken


Every dish has a meaning: red chicken stands for good life; the soup, for wealth.

fishy fishy
fishy


Fish is for plenty.

wintermelon
wintermelon


Melon has something to do with taking the bitterness away or something, I can never remember.

fake prawn + scallops
mock prawn + scallops


We ate a full eight courses, every one of them strict vegetarian (or, as we call it in Australia, vegan).

mixed vegies
mixed vegies


At a seafood restaurant.

longan
longan





gratuitous link to wedding shenanigans in Australia here

8 comments:

ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á said...

thanks, the food looks delish!

Theresa said...

Wow, oh my goodness gracious. What a fantastic meal!

Cindy said...

Whoah! It's not difficult to see why that was your meal of the year. :-)

a vegan about town said...

Yeah, ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á, the food was fantastic. A really great (and exact) variety of flavours and celebration and awesomeness.

Theresa, it was pretty good. :o)

Cindy, yeah, I didn't even need to uhm and ah.

lisa said...

Looks totally amazing! Great photos too. I want to go to Penang. If I go you'll have to tell me in great detail what to eat!

Astra Libris said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful feast!

a vegan about town said...

Lisa, you should definitely go to Penang. I love it very much. If you go let me know, there are many great places for me to recommend! (and not just food related :o) )

Astra Libris, thank you! It was a pretty great banquet.

I'm Philippa O said...

i love chinese wedding feasts! so many amazing looking courses! I've never been to a veg one, only omni ones when i was little, but i would appreciate them so much more now!