Recent posts

Wedding Dinner @ Holiday Inn Orchard City Center

reception

The last wedding dinner of 2012! Boy, I sound too excited about that. December seems to be the month for weddings, at least according to facebook updates. Hotels under the Holiday Inn Group is hardly impressive – the Orchard wing went under some refurbishment and is relaunched at Orchard City Center.

setting

The usual folded napkin.

cold dish

Cold Dish Combination
Roast suckling pig, lobster salad,  breaded crab claw, drunken chicken, Japanese octopus

I loved the crispy roast suckling pig best though it was served lukewarm. The rest are pretty much stuff that appear at every other cold dish.

shark's fin

Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Shredded Crabmeat

At least we got to see the shark’s fin that went into the gooey starch soup.

pipa duck

Crispy Pi Pa Duck

Just roast duck if anything, crispy somewhat and tender meat.

cod

Steamed Black Cod ‘Hongkong’ Style

Chunks of steamed fish laden with Omega-3. The faint wrinkles and sagging skin have some help!

abalone

Braised Sliced Abalone with Spinach

Orh-dinary, at least abalone did not taste like cheap shellfish.

xo prawns

Wok Fried Prawn with X.O. Sauce

Prawns bouncy like fishballs, methinks it’s the generosity of the chef with his dashes of bicarbonate.

jade brocolli

Jade Broccoli with Shimeiji Mushroom in Brown Sauce

This, however, was a lot blander than the rest.

eefu

Braised Ee-fu Noodle with Straw Mushroom  and Yellow Chives

Not to be outdone, this was the blandest that even pickled chillis could not revive.

Chilled Mango Cream with Pomolo and Pearl Sago

Did not stay for this sick-looking dessert.

They could have changed chefs – we had a food and beverage manager making his rounds to check on our satisfaction. Sorry dude, food was really too bland. There is just something about their ballrooms – too pink maybe, that made the wedding less of one.

favours

Cute whiskey shot glasses as favours. 

Nonetheless, congrats J and J!

Wedding Dinner at Holiday Inn Orchard City Center

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

0 burps: