A month ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to ab ex-colleague’s wedding. She and her husband are both strict vegetarians. In the West, vegan food would most likely be simply loads of garden salad and vegetables. In the East, vegetarian food are very creative! The food at the wedding banquet was exquisite. They are strict vegans, so no alcohol was used in the cooking as well, on top of no garlic and onions. But somehow, I suppose through lots of seasoning, the food turned out really really well. Or perhaps we were just so hungry. Eating vegetarian food like this can be tiring…all that chewing! In any case, I was thankful to be able to grace this wonderful joyous event and experience something new at the same time. Feast for the eyes.

Starters: Lots of yummy mushroom and beancurd starters. The surprise were these cut fruits made to look like chips. The seasoning on them were divine!
Starters: Lots of yummy mushroom and beancurd starters. The surprise were these cut fruits made to look like chips. The seasoning on them were divine!
The mushroom starters...yummey
The mushroom starters…yummey
Supposed to be fish. It's actually delicious crispy fried beancurd.
Supposed to be fish. It’s actually delicious crispy fried beancurd.
Mushroom vegetarian soup ... mmmm...eaten with a splosh of black vinegar...
Mushroom vegetarian soup … mmmm…eaten with a splosh of black vinegar…
Peking duck vegetarian style...yums
Peking duck vegetarian style…yums
Loads of beancurd, and yams and other root vegetables inside the mould.
Loads of beancurd, and yams and other root vegetables inside the mould.Vegetrai