Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A VERY VEGETARIAN DINNER @ GRAND MARGHERITA HOTEL, KUCHING


We knew of this dinner coming months and months ago, as the mother of the groom had been meticulously planning it for the only son of two siblings. This dinner goes beyond your normal vegetarian meal; the bride not only adheres to a vegetarian regiment, she doesn't take glutton as well. That's a double whammy for us normal mortals. And it's a first for the hotel to be serving so many tables at one go, and not just an isolated few tables.



So when I met the chauffeur-designate at Sunny Hill over a cup of ice cream, we were pondering of the different permutations of
vegetables like broccoli, snow peas, cauliflower and the mushrooms that would be served, minus the gluten mock-meat or seafood; we can't imagine what the chefs will cook up with another restrictive barrier being put up: No gluten fake meat! So wonder no more...


Vegetarian Hot & Cold Combination

Vegetarian Hot & Sour Shrk's Fin Soup With Mushroom, Tofu, Bamboo Shoot & Black Fungus

Vegetable Roll With Asparagus, Mushroom & Vegetable Ham

Abalone Mushroom, Honey Dew & Green Vegetable With Honey Sauce

Fried Vegetarian Yam Fish With Thai Sauce

Four Seasonal Vegetable With Almond Flakes


Vegetarian Fried Rice With Egg In Lotus Leaf



Five Treasure Soup

Gorging on such quintessential meatless food for one night may be fine and dandy, but for Leonard and Wan Xin, my salute goes out to you both!

5 comments:

Nate-n-Annie said...

Interesting what you can come up with when you face such dietary restrictions. Overall the concoctions aren't too surprising, except for the mushroom and honeydew dish.


That Vegetarian Yam Fish dish didn't happen to have fish sauce in it, did it?

Kong-Kay said...

the fish has a fishy taste to it, i think seaweed is used as its skin. dunno 'bout the sauce, maybe soy is used; it has the normal hot and soury feel to it.

Anonymous said...

they don't serve meat but serve sharks fin? hhmm....

Kong-Kay said...

by name only; everything is not what it seems.
you're not versed in the art of vegetarian dining, hhmm...

Anonymous said...

oh phew! no im not

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