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What DOES a 17 course Chinese banquet look like?

Here we show you a typical Chinese banquet eaten in Hong Kong. These banquets are eaten at large party gatherings and special occasions.

1. BAMBOO FUNGUS WITH SPINACH

Okay, bamboo fungus sounds odd but it’s really nice and has a crispy and spongy texture.

1. BRAISED TOFU WITH CHINESE MUSHROOMS

Comes in a sizzling pot, tofu and mushrooms are really juicy and the sauce is thick and flavoursome.

3. KING PRAWN NOODLES

It’s all about the seafood. A massive prawn for every diner at the table.

4. LOBSTER NOODLES

At this restaurant you request lobster with noodles or lobster with cheese, both are absolutely delicious, but our party were noodle fans.

5. VEGETABLE FRIED RICE

Comes with crunchy, sweet, diced vegetables which taste delicious.

5. SUCKLING PIG

The one everyone waits for. Very crunchy skin and a little bit of meat. To be dipped in hoi sin sauce.

7. STIR FRIED CELERY AND PEPPERS WITH OCTOPUS AND PORK

8. FRIED SEAFOOD ROLL

A mix of minced seafood inside a fried roll. Served with mayonnaise.

9. (IMITATION) SHARK FIN SOUP*

*not real shark fin. The Chinese do love their shark fin soup that you’ll find imitation shark fin soup in restaurants now.

10. STEAMED GROUPER FISH WITH GINGER AND SPRING ONION

A really firm fleshed fish. The soy sauce, ginger and spring onion adds oodles of flavour to this dish.

11. STEAMED SCALLOPS WITH VERMICELLI NOODLES AND GARLIC

Really impressive and so tasty.

12. ABALONE WITH PAK CHOI AND DUCK FEET

Abalone are sea snails and are really expensive so this dish is quite the luxury.

13. ROASTED CHICKEN

14. STICKY RICE WITH SHRIMPS

Steamed and sticky and really tasty.

15. RED BEAN DESSERT SOUP

Comes in a giant bowl that the waiters dish out. Lovely and sweet and you know the banquet is almost ending.

16. FRUIT PLATTER

You got to have fruit at the end of a meal. But wait, we’re only on number 16!

17. LONGEVITY PEACH LOTUS PASTE BUNS

These are massive buns and area really only eaten at the end of banquets. Inside is lotus paste and an egg yolk, really tasty.




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